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Obscure Vehicle History: Dodge Omni Shelby GLHS

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The Dodge Shelby GLHS was a shelby-tuned Dodge Omni GLH produced only for the 1986 model year, and only 500 were produced. Interesting fact: GLH stood for Goes Like Hell, and GLHS stands for Goes Like Hell S'more! What awesome names!

The Omni GLH was modified at the Shelby factory to become the GLHS. As only 500 of these things were made, they used a three digit serial number.

The power for this awesome automobile comes from a modified Turbo I engine, which would later become the Turbo II engine. Modifications included an intercooler and some other goodies. All these modifications made the 2.2L 4-cylinder engine in the GLHS produce 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Not bad for a car that only weighs 2205 pounds, giving the car a 12.6 horsepower/pound ratio. Not too shabby!

The transversely mounted engine was paired with a 5-speed manual, and power was sent through the front wheels, for extra front burnout goodness. All of this made the Shelby have pretty formidable performance, sprinting from 0-60 in just 6.5 seconds! From some context, here are some other cars with that performance; 1996 BMW M3 Luxury, 1987 Camaro Iroc-Z, 1972 DeTomaso Pantera, and the 2012 Mustang V6 Convertible. That's a competitive list for sure! Let's not forget the car did the 1/4 mile in 14.8 seconds, which is nothing to laugh at either.

You want to buy one of the best sleepers the world has to offer, which is pretty understandable since this thing is so dang cool. Luckily for you, there's one up on BringaTrailer right now! Current bid is $4,000 with 7 days remaining.

But wait, there's more! One sold in August 2016 in Monterey at the RM Sotheby's auction for $27,500. Classiccars.com has a listing for $24,995 with 51,000 original miles. There's one for sale on Hemmings for $25,000, and there's one on RKmotors.com for $31,900. This one only has 13,839 original miles!

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