Shelby #397 of 1,000 examples of a piece of Carrol Shelby history
Price: - Item location: Champlain, New York, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Shelby
- Model: GLH-S
- Type: Fastback-Hatchback
- Trim: GLHS
- Year: 1987
- Mileage: 29,795
- VIN: 1b3bz64e2hd559630
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 2.2 turbo intercooled
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 5 speed manuel
- Drive type: front wheel
- Interior color: Cool Grey
- Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1987 Shelby GLH-SHello,
If your considering this vehicle, hen you know what it is and little introduction is needed. Here's your chance at owning a piece of Shelby automotivehistory.This one is serial number 397 of only 1000 made. I'm the second owner of thisFloridacar oringanlly Purchased at Jim Peacock Dodge in Daytona. I purchased it Spring 2006 with 21,000 miles now with 29,795 miles!
Comes with original documentatio, indow invoice etc... see pictures.
This GLHS is almost 100% original except for the exhaust and the battery (I have the original battery, uffler andcatalyticconverter). The car was beautifully repainted(window, oldings etc... removed)with 3 coats of paint and 3 coats of clear with an extra coat on the top and hood then wet sanded and buffed to a glass like finish. Interior is in excellent condition.
What needs to be done:
-The A/C was working when I purchased thecarbut ithas a leak. I removedit since I wasn't using it and reinstalled it for the sale. It will need to be converted toR134a.
-The radio works except for the preset station functions. Need to refurbish or find one on the net.
- Steering wheel is tired and a little dry from its life in Florida
A beautiful example ofa fun to drive collectible.
NADA Price guide links:https://sites.google.com/site/thesteelcityoutlaws/project-blogs/shelbynadareferenceguideSome history I got of the web:
by Barry KluczykMore from Author
Goes Like Hell S’moreThe words Carroll Shelby and front-wheel drive seem about as compatible as, ay, date between Nancy Pelosi and Rush Limbaugh, ut the mid-1980s were a strange, ransitional time in America’s history of performance. It saw European cars like the Volkswagen GTI making surprisingly strong inroads with performance-minded customers who were hungry for any sort of driving fun. What most of those cars lacked in sheer horsepower was made up for with lively, ngaging driving experiences.
Carroll Shelby applied that philosophy to the Omni/Charger platform to create the 1983.5 Shelby Charger and Omni GLH (GLH stood for Goes Like Hell). The Shelby Charger was normally aspirated, ut the Omni GLH had a 146-horsepower, urbocharged version of Chrysler’s ubiquitous 2.2-liter four–with the Charger receiving the turbo engine in 1985.The Shelby/Dodge experiment culminated with the unexpectedly brilliant 1987 Shelby Charger GLH-S.
Shelby’s company purchased the last 1,000 Chargers produced by Chrysler to turn them into the GLH-S models, ach identically outfitted in basic black with silver graphics. There was a specific front air dam, nd a hood that carried a heat vent and offset blister. Inside, helby-logo embroidery was added to the front and rear seats, nd a serialized plaque was added to the right-hand corner of the dashboard.
With even the plainest of plain-Jane family cars these days offering 300 horsepower, ou’d think the GLH-S’s 175 horses wouldn’t be exciting. You’d be very wrong. The Charger GLH-S weighs only about 2,500 pounds, o the power-to-weight ratio is about 14.3 to 1. That’s not too far removed from a new Mustang GT, nd it enabled the car to run to 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds and through the quarter-mile in the high 14s. A same-year Camaro IROC 350 ran high-6 seconds to 60, nd 15-second quarter miles!
There’s considerable turbo lag, ut a satisfying and very fun feeling of acceleration when the boost kicks in. The car just plain picks up andgoes. It’s also a reasonably smooth engine that is tractable at both high and low speeds. Unfortunately, he rest of the performance features aren’t quite as engaging: The manual transmission is notchy, nd the shift feel is rubbery. The minimalist gauges are laughably small, nd the steering wheel looks like something from a go-kart.
On the road, he GLH-S is quite pleasant to drive. Its 15-inch wheels (which look larger on the comparatively small car) and chunky tires deliver commendable grip, ith cornering quite good for an early front-driver. All production models came with air conditioning, sunroof, nd other amenities that are appreciated on long drives. And that brings us to one of the best reasons we can think of toinvestin one of these quintessential pocket rockets: Cheap thrills. Buy-in prices are low, ut with only 1,000 built, hey’re extremely rare sights on the road or at a car show. So, ou’ve got a conversation piece that’s an easy driver, nd one whose value won’t be affected by adding mileage during the summer.
Many of the cars have been modified with later turbo engine parts, o be wary of buying someone else’s hot rod. Also, here are basically no resto parts for the GLH-S, o many enthusiastsresortto cannibalizing wrecked or worn-out donors. The 27,000-mile, ll-original example in our photos is a great example of what to look for–it’s clean, nmodified, nd runs perfect. If you never thought you could afford an honest-to-goodness Shelby, his is it.
Number Built– 1,000
Construction– Unitized body and chassis
Engine– 135-cubic-inch, HC, urbocharged four-cylinder
Power/Torque– 135-cubic-inch turbo four, 75 horsepower, 75 lb-ft torque
Transmission– Chrysler A525 five-speed manual
Suspension front– Independent, ith MacPherson struts, oil springs, nd stabilizer bar
Suspension rear– Semi-independent beam axle with trailing arms, hocks, oil springs, nd stabilizer bar
Brakes– Front disc/rear drum
Length/width/height– 174.4/66.1/50.2 inches
Wheelbase– 96.5 inches
Weight– 2,500 lbs. (approx.)
0-60/quarter mile– 6.7 seconds, 4.7 seconds at 94 mph (Hot Rod, pril 1986) (Omni GLHS with identical powertrain)
Top speed– 134 (manufacturer’s claim)
MPG– 17 - 25 est.
Surprisingly quick and competent performance car
The Shelby aura, ith 1-of-1,000 rarity
Powertrain has proven quite bulletproof over the years
Please ask all the questions you'd like before bidding!
Will help with transport arrangement and/ordrive to the Champlain boarder for an autohauler to pickup from their to reduce freight costs if needed.
$500.00 deposit must be sent immediately upon buying it now or offer being excepted.
Good luck bidding!