Fancy one of Carroll Shelby built Dodge and at the same time quite idiosyncratic Hot hatch? Then maybe you should this one Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS to buy. And exactly this copy even belonged to the tuning god himself Hot hatch segment and was away from the Ford brand. He rose at the competitor Chrysler a. And his own vehicle is now on Mecum Auctions auctioned. The Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS is actually based on a vehicle from the French manufacturer Simca as well as the brand Chrysler and its affiliate Talbot. In fact, it's that Talbot Horizon who came across the pond as the Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon. That is the basis for the conversion Model year 1985 with turbocharged 2,2 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with from 148 HP and the official nickname "Goes Like Hell".
Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS
Shelby upgraded its GLHS version ("Goes Like Hell S'More") with a Garrett turbocharger with maximum boost pressure of approx. 0,8 bar, One Intercooler, a new one Intake manifold, huge Bosch injection nozzles, improved Cooling and one revised Engine electronics File The result was 177 hp! They were still linked to that manual five-speed manual transmissionwho have favourited the Shelby Omni GLHS in 6,5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph (96,6 km / h) accelerated. So that the driving behavior was correspondingly sporty, there was Koni shock absorbers and 15 inch Shelby Centurion rims with Goodyear Gatorback VR tires. The latter are of course no longer built in, but through Dunlop 205/50 R15 tires contemporary replaced. The tuning classic shows itself optically front spoiler, side skirts and various Stickers.
black outside and gray inside
And there was the Shelby GLHS only with the paintwork shown and only with one gray interior. Inside only a few details show that it is can not be is a normal Dodge Omni. For example the Leather edging for the steering wheel in the human body and facts about the shift knob, a signature from Carroll and a new one speedometer, on its 85 mph scale (137 km / h) the No lock on the pointer. If you drive at full throttle, the speedometer needle simply moves on to 135 mph mark (217 km / h)that actually the 5 mph mark is. A sticker as a additional scale in the lower area of the speedometer had to be enough back then.
only 500 copies built
The Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS were only built 500 copies and the copy auctioned by Mecum Auctions is the Number 86. The hot hatch belonged to Carroll Shelby himself for many years and last was that Carroll Hall Shelby Foundation the official owner. According to estimates, the classic could be between 50.000 and 75.000 dollars to reach. If we get some information about the auction price achieved, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photo / s: Mecum Auctions
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Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS from Carroll Shelby!
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