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The 1986/1987 Shelby GLHS vehicles
The 1986/1987 Shelby GLHS vehicles
Published: 2007/11/27
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MotorWeek | Retro Review: '86 Chrysler Line
Published: 2015/03/17
Channel: MotorWeek
Omni GLH vs Roush Mustang Stage 3
Omni GLH vs Roush Mustang Stage 3
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: BoostedDrummer
Shelby Charger GLHS 1987 Turbo
Shelby Charger GLHS 1987 Turbo
Published: 2014/02/04
Channel: JunctionAutoSales
Reviving a 1986 Shelby GLHS Part 1
Reviving a 1986 Shelby GLHS Part 1
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: UniDrift
Turbo Dodge Omni GLH 5-Speed RECORD! 9.99 @ 143 MPH!
Turbo Dodge Omni GLH 5-Speed RECORD! 9.99 @ 143 MPH!
Published: 2015/09/23
Channel: 1320video
1986 Shelby GLHS Autocross
1986 Shelby GLHS Autocross
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: bwcordes
Curt
Curt's 87 Dodge Shelby Charger GLHS
Published: 2015/01/27
Channel: MrAmericanMotors1961
Dodge Charger Shelby GLHS
Dodge Charger Shelby GLHS
Published: 2013/06/30
Channel: mustangmaniacuk
Hollywood Hills Drive in a Shelby GLHS
Hollywood Hills Drive in a Shelby GLHS
Published: 2012/05/20
Channel: EllsworthC
IN-CAR CAMERA: 1986 SHELBY GLHS ROAD TEST #1
IN-CAR CAMERA: 1986 SHELBY GLHS ROAD TEST #1
Published: 2007/10/06
Channel: Marcus86GLHS
1987 GLHS Shelby
1987 GLHS Shelby
Published: 2013/07/16
Channel: Curt Raymond
85 Omni GLH vs 03 Evo
85 Omni GLH vs 03 Evo
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: sneakymikels1
Dodge Omni GLH 1984 commercial
Dodge Omni GLH 1984 commercial
Published: 2011/11/10
Channel: Scott Squires
IN-CAR CAMERA: 1986 SHELBY GLHS ROAD TEST #2
IN-CAR CAMERA: 1986 SHELBY GLHS ROAD TEST #2
Published: 2007/10/06
Channel: Marcus86GLHS
1986 Dodge Omni GLH vs 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
1986 Dodge Omni GLH vs 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: BoostedDrummer
MotorWeek | Retro Review:
MotorWeek | Retro Review: '85 Dodge Shelby Charger
Published: 2014/10/16
Channel: MotorWeek
Shelby Dodge OMNI GLH Commercial
Shelby Dodge OMNI GLH Commercial
Published: 2014/06/05
Channel: King Rose Archives
Shelby GLHS 1st-2nd shift burnout
Shelby GLHS 1st-2nd shift burnout
Published: 2012/08/09
Channel: 1982HondaATC70
Dad
Dad's Shelby Charger GLHS
Published: 2013/01/25
Channel: matt stracener
Shelby glhs walkaround
Shelby glhs walkaround
Published: 2014/05/08
Channel: mcoon1987
86 Shelby GLHS Omni on the dyno.
86 Shelby GLHS Omni on the dyno.
Published: 2009/04/04
Channel: DodgeZ
1987 Shelby GLHS (Dodge Charger) 4 cyl turbo #827
1987 Shelby GLHS (Dodge Charger) 4 cyl turbo #827
Published: 2010/08/30
Channel: Tidalwave125
Shelby GLHS 937 at Waterford Hills Raceway
Shelby GLHS 937 at Waterford Hills Raceway
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: bwcordes
Shelby GLHS
Shelby GLHS
Published: 2011/06/27
Channel: snooganzs
1987 Shelby Charger GLHS #477 - Engine Running (part 1) - SOLD BY OWNER - October, 2012
1987 Shelby Charger GLHS #477 - Engine Running (part 1) - SOLD BY OWNER - October, 2012
Published: 2012/10/12
Channel: Don Miller
Dodge Omni Shelby GLHS 1986
Dodge Omni Shelby GLHS 1986
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: WorldAutoMotors
My Classic Car Season 21 Episode 18 - Rare 80
My Classic Car Season 21 Episode 18 - Rare 80's Performance
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: MyClassicCarTV
1987 Shelby Charger GLHS #477 - 15 psi Turbo Boost - SOLD BY OWNER - October, 2012
1987 Shelby Charger GLHS #477 - 15 psi Turbo Boost - SOLD BY OWNER - October, 2012
Published: 2012/10/12
Channel: Don Miller
1986 Shelby GLHS | Short Cuts | Autoblog
1986 Shelby GLHS | Short Cuts | Autoblog
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: Autoblog
Forza Motorsport 4 Top Gear Power Laps: 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS
Forza Motorsport 4 Top Gear Power Laps: 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS
Published: 2012/01/03
Channel: testdrive426
Shelby Charger GLHS TIII Engine Swap
Shelby Charger GLHS TIII Engine Swap
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: Gina Knight
1986 Shelby glhs #68 running
1986 Shelby glhs #68 running
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: John Struble
Shelby Dodge Omni GLH Commercial
Shelby Dodge Omni GLH Commercial
Published: 2014/06/06
Channel: King Rose Archives
Shelby GLHS 937 Autocross
Shelby GLHS 937 Autocross
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: bwcordes
GLHS Shelby Charger #742 of 1000 made
GLHS Shelby Charger #742 of 1000 made
Published: 2007/09/16
Channel: mike JOHNSON
SRT-4 Dodge Omni swap pt1 GLH SRT4 Neon
SRT-4 Dodge Omni swap pt1 GLH SRT4 Neon
Published: 2008/11/26
Channel: wwwturbogodstoyscom
GLHS VS LS1 CAMARO
GLHS VS LS1 CAMARO
Published: 2007/02/21
Channel: TwistedXT
1986 Dodge Omni Shelby GLHS
1986 Dodge Omni Shelby GLHS
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: Auto Slideshow
1987 Shelby Charger GLHS #477 - SOLD BY OWNER - Drive off - October, 2012
1987 Shelby Charger GLHS #477 - SOLD BY OWNER - Drive off - October, 2012
Published: 2012/10/14
Channel: Don Miller
Dodge Shelby GLHS 1/24 Scale Model
Dodge Shelby GLHS 1/24 Scale Model
Published: 2012/07/18
Channel: HighBalling
Curtis
Curtis' 1987 dodge Shelby charger glhs
Published: 2013/07/16
Channel: ramblertwin2
1987 Shelby Charger GLHS #477 - Engine - SOLD BY OWNER - October, 2012
1987 Shelby Charger GLHS #477 - Engine - SOLD BY OWNER - October, 2012
Published: 2012/10/12
Channel: Don Miller
Dodge Shelby 1986 GLHS Down Phoenix Street Turbo POV
Dodge Shelby 1986 GLHS Down Phoenix Street Turbo POV
Published: 2012/11/26
Channel: Wallace Ladmo
Shelby Omni GLHS on The Nurburgring: Forza 4 Track Day Event. Clean Lap!
Shelby Omni GLHS on The Nurburgring: Forza 4 Track Day Event. Clean Lap!
Published: 2013/03/09
Channel: jfrawley28
MARKS SHELBY GLHS VS DODGE NEON SRT4
MARKS SHELBY GLHS VS DODGE NEON SRT4
Published: 2007/10/06
Channel: Marcus86GLHS
Shelby GLHS Down Deronda
Shelby GLHS Down Deronda
Published: 2009/03/04
Channel: EllsworthC
Shelby GLHS water toss
Shelby GLHS water toss
Published: 2010/07/09
Channel: bwcordes
Pizza Planet 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS at Fujimi Kaido (Stage B) - Forza Motorsport 4
Pizza Planet 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS at Fujimi Kaido (Stage B) - Forza Motorsport 4
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: SoCalCoaster521
Worlds Fastest Turbo Dodge Shelby Charger 8v 4cyl Omni
Worlds Fastest Turbo Dodge Shelby Charger 8v 4cyl Omni
Published: 2012/10/02
Channel: dougkol1
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Overview
Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation
Shelby
Production 1986-1987
Assembly Belvidere, Illinois
Body and chassis
Class Sport compact
Body style 3-door hatchback (1987)
5-door hatchback (1986)
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive
Platform L-body
Related Dodge Charger
Dodge Omni
Plymouth Horizon
Plymouth Turismo
Powertrain
Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4
Transmission 5-speed A525 manual

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[edit]

The '1986 Shelby GLH-S' was a modified Dodge Omni GLH, with 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 S'more. Just 500 were made.

Dash plaques used a 3-digit serial numbering system (as only 500 were made).

The Turbo I engine was modified with pre-production pieces from what would become the Turbo II inline-four engine. These changes included an intercooler, plus other changes to produce 175 hp (130 kW) and a flat 175 ft·lbf (237 N·m) torque curve. Not included were any of the durability changes to the short block (forged crank, full floating pin, stouter connecting rods, etc.) of the 1987 Chrysler Turbo II engine. Luckily, the Shelby engines have proved to be reliable even without the durability enhancements of the production Turbo II. Performance was impressive, with just 6.5 s needed for 0–60 mph (97 km/h) and 14.8 s for the quarter mile (402 m) run. Top speed was 130 mph (209 km/h).

Shelby Automobiles received the first T-2 induction pieces (prior to Dodge/Chrysler), and installed them on the 500 GLH cars that shipped to the Whittier factory. Engine mods. included: New T-2 fuel rail, T-2 injectors, wiring harness, larger throttle body, bigger turbo, tuned intake & exhaust manifolds, intercooler/rad. & fan assemblies, induction hoses, T-2 airbox, GLHS specific logic module, CS-Shelby-CS windshield decal, & tape graphics pkg. Interestingly, there was a Dodge emblem left on in production. A black/yellow overlay sticker was placed at the bottom of the speedometer to read to 135 mph (217 km/h). A Momo leather-wrapped shifter knob, Izumi leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shift pattern sticker were also installed. A Use only Mobil 1 in your GLHS plaque was affixed to the front of the standard production valve cover.

The primary differences between the Shelby engine and the Chrysler Turbo II engine are the torque: Shelby's unique engine computer shaved the torque to save the stock Omni transaxle, Chrysler Turbo II engines had 200 lb·ft (270 N·m) of torque; the trimetal bearings, forged crank and extra oil passages weren't present; and the wiring harness is a conglomeration of original Turbo I, with splicings for the heated oxygen sensor.

All-in-all this was a very formidable car, especially on short tracks. In SCCA Solo competition, it was never allowed a place in the stock categories because it failed to meet the required 1000 unit a year production quota. It also was significantly faster In the quarter mile than the Chevrolet Camaro with the 305 V8, Pontiac's Firebird/Trans Am with the 305 V8 and pre-1987 302 V8 Mustangs, and equal or slightly faster than the 1987–1993 V8 Ford Mustangs and Corvettes.

1987[edit]

1987 Shelby GLHS

The 1987 Charger GLHS was based on the 1987 Shelby Charger. Shelby Automobiles purchased the last 1000 of these & they were shipped to the Whittier factory for modification. Shelby modified the Charger using the same pieces as the 1986 GLHS with some changes. These included a non EGR turbo, Shelby valve cover, wider Shelby windshield decal (no CS logos), different & more extensive tape graphics package, no reference to Dodge on the outer body, black/white speedo overlay, a 4-digit serial numbering system on the dash plaque, wider Mobil 1 plaque installed on the radiator support, & Centurian II wheels.

Notes:

The 1987 Charger GLHS uses 1986 electronics & fault codes.

The dash plaque on 1987 GLHS Chargers read "Shelby Automobiles Inc", "Carroll Shelby" autograph and "Charger GLH-S ####".

Some early (low s/n) Charger GLHS's came with a shortened 1986 GLHS windshield decal (CS logos removed).

All 1986 & 1987 GLHS's were first run using conventional oil for engine break-in, then filled with Mobil 1 oil. All transaxles came filled with 5-30W engine oil.

All GLHSs came from Dodge in single stage black (no clearcoat).

There is at least one odd ball that was painted above the Shelby Factory strobe stripe by a dealership because the car wouldn't sell making it a "Dealer option" much like the Yenko cars of the 60's and 70's. It's almost hard to believe 'Dealer options' on those cars have added more than 10X the value over the factory production cars. The dealer had red paint added over the black. Because of their close proximity to the Whittier Shelby plant, Anaheim Dodge had at least six 87 GLHS's on the lot at one time. They sold slowly and in October 1988 they tried this repaint idea to move their very last unit. This vehicle is owned by the California Shelby Dodge Club president. All had the same options which included a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, air conditioning, sunroof, non-armrest center console and KONI struts/shocks on all four corners. There was also an allowance made for the 85 mph (140 km/h) speedometer in the form of a sticker which extended the range of the speedometer to an indicated 125 mph (200 km/h). By the time the speedometer had wrapped fully around to the "5 mph" mark, the car would have been going at 135  mph (217 km/h). There was also a new version of the Shelby "Centurion" wheel that looked very similar to the Centurion wheels on the 1986 Omni GLHS, but had the "blades" turning in the opposite direction. These are commonly known as Centurion II wheels.

Accessories[edit]

One of the most popular performance upgrades for both of these vehicles is the MOPAR Performance Stage II Computer (Logic Module). This increased the boost to 14.7 psi under wide-open throttle, and output was raised to a claimed 205 hp and 246 lb·ft (334 N·m) of torque. Another popular mod was the "super 60 kit", which was named so because at full output the fuel pump as part of this kit could pump 60 gallons per hour. It included a computer, fuel pump, injectors, turbocharger and camshaft. The fuel injectors were highly sought after by not only GLH/S and later on SRT4 owners, but for Corvette, Camaro and Mustang owners because they were far better than anything that was offered on the market and were a direct fit.

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