- Shelby GLHS

Shelby GLHS Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1986-1987 Assembly Belvidere, Illinois Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback (1987) 5-door hatchback (1986) Layout FF layout Platform L-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A525 manual Related Dodge Charger Dodge Omni Plymouth Horizon Plymouth Turismo The Shelby GLHS was a limited production sport compact automobile from the mid 1980s. The main differentiator of these cars from their regular Dodge versions was their use of what would become the intercooled Turbo II engine as well as Shelby Centurian wheels and Koni Adjustable shocks/struts, and changes to the alignment. 1986 The '1986 Shelby GLH-S' was a modified Dodge Omni GLH, with all changes made at the Shelby factory. They were retitled as Shelby Automobiles cars sold at select Dodge dealerships. GLH stood for "Goes Like Hell" and GLHS stood for Goes Like Hell Som'more. Just 500 were made. Edit: The GLH-S originally [read more...]

- AC Aceca

Aceca Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1954–1963 Class Grand tourer Engine 2.0 or 2.6 L I6 Transmission 4-speed manual Wheelbase 90 in (2286 mm) Length 153.5 in (3899 mm) Width 61 in (1549 mm) Curb weight 2120 lb (962 kg) The Aceca (pronounced "A-See-Ka") is a closed coupé from the British AC Cars company, produced from 1954 until 1963. The car originally had an AC engine but the similar Bristol-engined Aceca-Bristol was also available alogside the original from 1956 to 1963 when production of the engine ceased. A few cars were built from 1961 to 1963 with a 2553 cc tuned Ford Zephyr engine and sold as the Aceca 2.6. Based on the open two seat AC Ace, the Aceca was a hand-built grand tourer in the British tradition, with ash wood and steel tubing used in their construction. One notable feature was the hatchback at the rear, making the Aceca only the second car, after the 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4, to incorporate this element. 151 Acecas, 169 [read more...]

- Shelby Charger

Shelby Charger Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1987 Assembly Belvidere, Illinois Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform L-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A525 manual Wheelbase 96.5 in (2451.1 mm) Length 174.8 in (4439.9 mm) Width 66.1 in (1678.9 mm) Height 50.7 in (1287.8 mm) Related Dodge Charger Dodge Omni Plymouth Horizon Plymouth Turismo Shelby GLHS Shelby CSX The Shelby Charger was a modified 1980s Dodge Charger. Carroll Shelby had tuned the Dodge Omni-based Charger for Dodge from 1983 1/2 to 1987, with the resulting car sold as the Dodge Shelby Charger. When the Charger was discontinued, Shelby bought the last 1,000 and replaced the fuel intake and engine management system with the same high-performance one used in the 1986 Shelby GLHS. It had a blow-through long runner 2-piece intake, modified turbocharger (reclocked with a different compressor cover), and was [read more...]

- Shelby CSX

Shelby CSX Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Also called Shelby CSX-T Shelby CSX-VNT Production 1987-1989 Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback 5-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform P-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 2.2 L Turbo II I4 2.2 L Turbo IV I4 Transmission 5-speed A520 manual 5-speed A555 manual Related Dodge Shadow Plymouth Sundance The Shelby CSX(Carrol Shelby experimental) was a limited-production high performance automobile based on the turbocharged Dodge Shadow. These cars were offered by Shelby Automobiles Inc. from 1987 through 1989. CSX The first Shelby CSX appeared in 1987. Power came from Shelby's intercooled Turbo II 2.2 L I4, with 175 hp (130 kW) and 175 ft·lbf (237 Nm). Performance was good with a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 6.8 s. Shock absorbers and springs were replaced, and Daytona Shelby Z rear discs were added. Once again, Shelby used his own wheels. Outside badging was more restrained than other Shelby [read more...]

- Dax Cars

Dax Cars is a British sports car manufacturer founded in 1968 and based in Harlow, Essex, England. The company, whose official name is D.J. Sportscars International Ltd, started as a fibreglass moulding company before becoming the first British company to make a kit based replica of the AC 427 Cobra . Tojeiro In 1985 John Tojeiro, the original designer of the AC Ace chassis became a director of the company and the car was renamed the Dax Tojeiro. The Tojeiro has undergone continuous development and in 2008 was available with a choice of rear suspension and can accommodate most American V8 and Jaguar engines including the V12. Automatic or manual transmission can be used and power steering is another option. A leather trimmed interior kit is available. Rush The company also produce the Rush, a Lotus 7 type car. The main kit is based around the Ford Sierra and can even use the four wheel drive system from the Sierra 4x4. For extreme performance large V8 engines can also be fitted. [read more...]

- Shelby Daytona

The Shelby Daytona Coupe (also referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe) was a coupé based loosely on the AC Cobra roadster chassis and drive-train. It was built for auto racing, specifically to take on Ferrari in the GT class. Just six Daytona original coupes were built between 1964 and 1965. Shelby was reassigned to the Ford GT40 project after that to go compete at the 24 hours of Le Mans, again to beat Ferrari. Pete Brock designed the Daytona's aerodynamic bodywork, while Bob Negstad designed the car's suspension. Negstad also designed the chassis and suspension for the GT40 and the CSX 3000 series Shelby Cobra, often referred to as the "coil-Spring Cobra" chassis. Due to its slippery shape, with the same Ford 289 drive-train and chassis as the 289 Cobra roadster it was much faster at top speed. Racing success 1964 12 Hours of Sebring (GT class win, Dave MacDonald/Bob Holbert) 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans (GT class win, Dan Gurney/Bob Bondurant) 1964 RAC Tourist Trophy 1965 [read more...]

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