Who said I sold the Barracuda?
I bought one new in 1988 for 12,500. It was in the shop 7 times. Chrysler bought it back because they couldn't find out what was wrong with it. It would just die and not start. When it did run however, it ran! I beat everything on the street at the time; 5.0L Iroc GN's, everything. I wish I had one now. I don't remember what number I had, but I still have a set of keys for it.
With a 0-60 time of 6.7 seconds, you were beating a GN with a 5.8 0-60? That's a neat trick. Even the 5.0 Mustang had you by 1/2 a second to 60 in 1987 (through '93 as well).
This was a fast little car, don't get me wrong, but it was not the fastest around, in its day, by any means. Usually either the other driver can't drive, or they were just toying with you so you'd come onto every forum and say how you beat them (ha ha ha)...
Look at the actual specs for the faster car (that were attained by professional driver's testing the cars), and stop going by what you did out on the street against Joe Blow... or whomever. I've blown by Lamborghini's in my Honda too; should I post that the Honda is a faster car?
I've owned an Omni GLH non-turbo, 2 Omni GLH turbos, and still drive my '87 Shelby Charger GLHS. I've embarrassed cars costing ten times more than these gems in both autocross and at the stoplight. I've had the GLHS since new and it still puts a smile on my face every time I release the clutch.
This car is great. I am the proud owner of a very rare car. It's great on gas, it runs 14 seconds in the quarter mile bone stock, its all black, its numbered, its signed by Carroll Shelby, it has koni's, it's easy to work on, replacement parts are fairly cheap. The list could go on and on but I don't have all day. :}
You need to understand, that the GLHS was offered de-tuned. You are hard pressed to find one on the street that doesn't have at least the Stage II logic module upgrade. A GN, Mustang, no problem. In other words, you're likely to get shutdown by a GLHS in even today's hotest cars.
I recently had a Z06 that ended up leaving this earth sadly, and in browsing for another car I found a 1986 Shelby Charger. Though the mileage was inaccurate (guy didn't know it rolled over once already), it still runs great. To date I have 195,000 miles on it and in the last 15,000 miles that I've owned it I changed one brake caliper and a gas cap. It isn't the fastest car on the road, but the turbo and short gear ratios make it a blast to drive. The guy I bought it from said that most people who have one end up having 3 or 4 of them, and I can see why! It's a car with personality. Plus, even approaching the 200k mark, it isn't showing signs of being tired.
Had an 87 GLHS years ago. Just saw #611 sitting in a shop parking lot with no plates this week, reminded me how much I miss that car. Was an awesome DD in nice weather.
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