You Need This: Very Clean 1986 Shelby GLH-S

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Aug 25, 2017 | Shelby

Last year RM Sotheby’s sold a 1986 Shelby GLH-S previously owned by the man himself for $27,500. Here’s a really, really clean one offered on eBay for $19,950.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/25/17 12:53 p.m.

And, I admit, that's not a cheap date. Still, the prices these are getting are intriguing.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
8/25/17 12:59 p.m.

I can't quite figure out who the collectors for these are. The one owned by CS makes sense to collect, but the regular ones.......
If you collect Shelby stuff this is about 40 cars down the list. If you collect Dodge stuff, maybe 30 cars down? I can see it being the crown jewel in an 80's crap box collection, but most of those seem to exist in fields at this point.
I love them, they're super cool, I'd love to stumble upon one at a car show, but I can't see wanting to pay actual dollars for one.

Stefan
Stefan GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/25/17 1:00 p.m.

I miss having one. They are just giggle generators.

Also, T-D folks are weird, so it doesn't surprise me that someone who is a fan and has deep pockets would pick one up.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
8/25/17 1:17 p.m.

Jay Leno had this car on his show recently pushing me to eBay and I saw this one. Pricey.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
8/25/17 1:49 p.m.

If that's too much for your budget, there's a '85 GLH Turbo on Atlanta Craigslist for $5000. It's got a bit more wear, and it's a GLH rather than a GLHS, but it's a quarter of the price. It's also been up there for a while. Evidently the seller hasn't figured out who the collectors for these are, either. Apparently he hasn't met spin_out's UPS guy.

There is also somebody selling both a GLHS and a Maserati Biturbo. OK, we've got a Biturbo, a turbo Dodge, and it's in Atlanta... fess up, which of you regulars is trolling us?

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
8/25/17 1:54 p.m.

Weird on those prices. I was guessing the perfect one we were being told about was like $5K.

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
8/25/17 2:49 p.m.

I knew I'd regret selling mine. It would have never been worth much being modded and all, but TONS of fun. Off to ebay and such now....

kazoospec
kazoospec SuperDork
8/25/17 4:02 p.m.

Here's someone who did the "build your own" option. Don't know enough about them to know whether it was done right, but only asking $4K.

Roll your own Shelby

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/25/17 4:23 p.m.
kazoospec wrote: Here's someone who did the "build your own" option. Don't know enough about them to know whether it was done right, but only asking $4K. Roll your own Shelby

Is that one VW powered?

Stefan
Stefan GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/25/17 4:38 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens:

No, but it appears to leverage preheated air before hearing it up further while compressing it. I'll never understand the lack of heat shields around open air filter elements.

Oh well. It's a great start to a fun project!

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