The Truth About Cars » Shelby Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Shelby Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-shelby-charger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-shelby-charger/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445925 Most folks think of Cobras or Mustangs when they think of the late Carroll Shelby, but don’t forget the Shelby Chryslers of the 1980s! Shelby cranked out a run of turbocharged front-drive Dodges that delivered amazing-for-their-time bang-for-buck performance, and they’ve remained quite affordable. So affordable, in fact, that Shelby Dodges are not uncommon sights in […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Most folks think of Cobras or Mustangs when they think of the late Carroll Shelby, but don’t forget the Shelby Chryslers of the 1980s! Shelby cranked out a run of turbocharged front-drive Dodges that delivered amazing-for-their-time bang-for-buck performance, and they’ve remained quite affordable. So affordable, in fact, that Shelby Dodges are not uncommon sights in self-service junkyards; just in the last couple of years, I’ve found this Daytona Shelby Z, this Omni GLH, and this Shelby Charger awaiting their appointments with The Crusher. Last week, I spotted another one in a Denver yard.
Yes, this car was based on a platform designed in France by Simca, and it’s true that the L-bodies were flimsy throwaway cars that tended to disintegrate in a hurry, but so what? 146 horsepower in a 2,350-pound car was ridiculous in 1985!
The Omni GLH and the Shelby Charger were more or less the same car beneath the skin, with the same 2.2 liter turbocharged engine under the hood.
This example is pretty much a thrashed-to-death basket case, though it doesn’t seem to be rusty. Will beat examples of Shelby Chargers ever be worth enough to be restorable?

17 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 01 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 02 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 03 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 04 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 05 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 06 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 07 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 08 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 09 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 10 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 11 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 12 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 13 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 14 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 15 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden 16 - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Phil Greden Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

The post Junkyard Find: 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-shelby-charger/feed/ 34
Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-daytona-shelby-z/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-daytona-shelby-z/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393192 174 horsepower in a 2,812-pound car was pretty good for 1987, and Carroll Shelby’s name on the decklid and doors ought to mean something… yet nobody seems to love the Daytona Shelby Z today. Witness this ’87, now moldering in a Denver self-service wrecking yard. At $12,749 (about 25 grand in 2011 dollars), the Shelby […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>

174 horsepower in a 2,812-pound car was pretty good for 1987, and Carroll Shelby’s name on the decklid and doors ought to mean something… yet nobody seems to love the Daytona Shelby Z today. Witness this ’87, now moldering in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

At $12,749 (about 25 grand in 2011 dollars), the Shelby Z wasn’t cheap; you could get the regular Daytona for $9,799… or head across the street to the Chevy dealer and get a new Z28 for $12,819.

I’m tempted to buy that hyper-80s boost gauge, just to frame on my wall.

Someday, the Shelby Chryslers might be the Next Big Thing in collectible classic automobiles. Not yet, though. If only that Lamborghini Jalpa-engined AWD Daytona had gone into production, Things Would Be Different Now.

DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-16 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-01 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-02 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-03 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-04 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-05 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-06 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-07 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-08 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-09 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-10 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-11 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-12 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-13 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-14 DOTJ-87DaytonaShelbyZ-15 Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

The post Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-daytona-shelby-z/feed/ 49