213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
As it turns out, not every survivor-grade fastback with the Shelby name is a six-figure car. 1986 Dodge Charger Shelby is a sleek turbocharged and fuel-injected with coupe that was lost to history for a while, and has now been resurrected properly so that you can enjoy a budget-priced fun classic that also gets some extra attention.
The Omni-based Chargers were of a different breed than the muscle car legends we associate with this name. But they may just fit into the Shelby lifestyle better than some of its Hemi brothers. Carroll Shelby loved better motors in lightweight packages, and this is the right place to start. Plus, the long hood and hatchback profile were just begging for some speedy style. It has an exclusive nose treatment that added more emphasis to both the steeper slope of the inner hood and the offset power bulge for the turbo. There's also a full ground effects body kit and a well-integrated spoiler. The blue and silver take full advantage of the two-tone to really show off these special pieces as much as possible. Not only is a well-coordinated racing stripe package an expensive kind of paint theme to create at a factory, but also this is believed to be original to the car! The low odometer even is believed to reflect the car's actual mileage. We could tell you that it averaged only about 1,400 miles annually, but really, this one was off the road and hidden away in a climate-controlled garage years. It was correctly resurrected in 2008, and so you have hints of a barn find story with this Shelby!
There's more great preservation inside. And just like the exterior it's an impressive two-tone blue and silver presentation on the seats, panels, and carpeting. Even the hatchback's trunk is done to match and looking fantastic. So you know you'll love showing off every inch inside (especially the Shelby logo embroidered in every headrest.) There are nice comfort features like an armrest console, rear defroster, and Chrysler's premium AM/FM stereo w/equalizer, but what you'll really like is the true driver experience. You get a high-back bucket seat with good bolstering, a grippy steering wheel that also gives you a good view to the full gauges, and the stick shift fees substantial in your hands.
When you open the hood, your eyes gravitate to the bright head cover in the middle that says everything you want to know: TURBO. The 2.2-liter fuel-injected motor was turbocharged to nearly 150 horsepower, which was quite good during the low-power era of the '80s. And more importantly, the lightweight package gives this coupe 0 to 60 times that rival some established Europeans of the day. When this was resurrected from its slumber, there were new driver's side CV joints added (and the passenger side ones come with the sale.) Add in the five-speed manual transmission, front disc brakes, a semi-independent rear suspension, and sporty Dunlop tires, and this is some nimble fun for very little cash.
Complete with maintenance records and title documentation, this is a sleek Shelby with a great originality and a ton of fun to drive. That all makes for an exceptional package at any price. Don't miss this hot hatch, call today!!!
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