Carroll Shelby is famous for the Ford-powered Shelby Cobra and his special variations of the Ford Mustang, however a lesser-known fact about Shelby is that he was a good friend of former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca. When Iacocca was fired from Ford and headed to Chrysler, he brought Shelby with him, spawning numerous Shelby badged Chrysler performance cars.
One of those cars was the Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS, one example of which was the recent subject of Jalopnik’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe evaluation. The car in question, which is for sale in Long Island, New York, appears to be in near-perfect condition, however at $11,500, it’s a pricey proposition for anyone who doesn’t know what the GLH is all about.
To create the Omni GLH (which stands for ‘Goes Like Hell’) Shelby took a slightly modified version of Chrysler’s 2.2-liter turbocharger four-cylinder engine along with some beefed up suspension and brake components and fitted them to the compact Dodge Omni. He took it one step further to create the GLHS (which stands for ‘Goes Like Hell S’more’) using a more powerful version of the 2.2-liter mill that churned out a healthy 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
Today the GLHS benefits from its boxy 1980s throwback looks and unrefined yet charming turbocharged power delivery, which might just find this example a buyer at the seller’s asking price, even though Jalopnik’s readers labeled it ‘Crack Pipe’ in their voting. But if we had $11,500 laying around we’d almost certainly be driving a certain clean black Shelby home from New York by tomorrow morning, how about you?