We're not asking a whole lot for a genuine Shelby car. And we suggest you dig deeper into this 1983 Dodge Charger Shelby, because this is a sleek coupe with a worthwhile pedigree and the right recent servicing to make it the best bang-for-your-buck you can find.
The Omni-based Chargers were of a different breed than the muscle car legends we associate with this name. These hatchbacks have a lightweight construction that Carroll Shelby used to the fullest - just what he did with a .....
little roadster from England. And just like how the AC Ace turned into the Cobra, when Shelby worked his magic on these cars, they got a far more aggressive appearance. The full body kit transforms this economy car into something much meaner. Plus, there's the polished wheels, louvered rear window, chrome exhaust tips, full width rear spoiler, and a terrific blue striping kit on top of the shining silver metallic paint.
Inside, the silver and blue theme continues to deliver an almost custom car look. This is well preserved, and so you can vividly see all the Shelby touches, like the custom Shelby logo embroidered in every headrest. There are nice comfort items, like an armrest center console, cup holders, and Chrysler's premium AM/FM/cassette stereo. This is also a classic you want to drive, and so it features the correct sports steering wheel and a full gauge panel with large speedo and tach. As a proper Shelby, you have a stick shift exactly where you want your right hand to be.
Under the hood is what is believed to be the original motor. That's a good thing, because it was massaged nicely by Shelby American. They worked on the cylinder bore of the 2.2-liter motor, raised the compression, and changed the timing. This became the kind of motor that could set its sights on the VW GTI. These were nice handling cars with a semi-independent rear end, and then Shelby tuned it further. Plus, there's power steering, power brakes w/discs up front, BF Goodrich gForce tires. And you get full control over this lively machine with the five-speed manual transmission.
Complete with service manuals, this is an interesting and affordable classic with a genuine Shelby history. But for the same reasons why it's attractive to you also makes it irresistible to others, too. So hurry if you want to take this one home. Call now!