SIGNED TWICE BY CAROLL SHELBY ON DASH AND GLOVE BOX IN ADDIITON TO THE LIMITED EDITION NUMBERED PLAQUE Up for auction is a truly special piece of Shelby history. A Shelby GLHS. In 1986, when Carroll Shelby decided to create a high performance car that could outrun far more expensive makes, he returned to the playbook that he used way back in the 60s for the Shelby GT350. He started with a Dodge platform that was shipped to his Shelby Skunkworks in Whittier California. He added adjustable Konis, special sway bars, quicker steering, a turbo charged and intercooled engine, a 5 speed manual transmission, leather Momo shift knob and steering wheel, special alloy wheels, performance alignment and Shelby graphics. As usual, Shelby wasn’t afraid to ruffle feathers and began running ads showing the GLHS outrunning Ferraris, Porsches and BMWs at Willow Springs Raceway. The magazines responding to the cries from some that it wasn’t a “real” Shelby, invited a race prepared Shelby GT350 to do battle with the GLHS at Willow-the GLHS was faster. The GLHS was one of the fastest cars available when introduced and remained a force to be reckoned with at road courses and autocrosses for decades after it was built. Only 500 were ever built and each featured a numbered dash plate with Shelby’s signature. This particular Shelby GLHS is well known in the Shelby Dodge and Shelby Ford communities. It has received special recognition from Mr. Shelby himself. It was invited to attend his Terlingua Reunion in 2008 and was transported to the event in the Shelby American 18 wheeler in the company of real Cobras, a GT40 and Shelby Mustangs. Quite a surprise when it was off loaded at the event. During the event, it continued to show that Shelby’s original vision was ahead of it’s time as it ran strongly among the latest cool offerings from Shelby American. Mr. Shelby himself commented about how well it ran and sat in the car to sign the dashboard-“Enjoy!  Carroll Shelby”. It’s the largest Shelby signature that I’ve ever seen! This GLHS has also been honored to have been one of only two GLHS cars to run the track events at the recent SAAC national convention at the California Super Speedway. Again, it acquitted itself very well.

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Location: Newhall, California, United States