Monster Omni: 1986 Shelby GLH-S

This 1986 Shelby GLH-S is a no-reserve project car that is one of just 500 made. Basically a spicier version of the already punchy Omni GLH, the GLH-S featured fairly raucous performance in an economy car wrapper. This project grade example has plenty of issues of both the cosmetic and mechanical sort, but it’s a chance to own an icon on the cheap. Find the GLH-S here on eBay with bidding at $2,275.

The seller notes the title paperwork reflects one of the key ways the GLH-S was different from the Omni GLH: it was actually sold and titled as a Shelby vehicle, offered at Dodge dealerships. The engines were modified to churn out an impressive 175 b.h.p., which included the addition of an intercooler and larger throttle body, among numerous other tweaks.

The interior is far from perfect but certainly usable as-is. The seller notes that rust repair is needed in the front floor, despite being given one of the popular rust preventative treatments underneath the car when new. Bucket seats and a factory radio remain in place, but it does appear the horn pad is missing. The seller includes a picture of the numbered plaque in the listing.

Several desirable upgrades have been performed, and it appears the GLH-S may have been poised for a track car build at one time. Some the performance enhancements include an upgraded computer, three-inch exhaust, forged internals, Koni adjustables, and a full roll cage that is included with the sale. These are seriously quick cars, and this one deserves saving.

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Comments

  1. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Sleeper potential here if this is your type car.

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  2. Farhvergnugen

    I like the Shadow. Not the Dodge Shadow, but the seller’s shadow on the engine. Looks like he’s making wiggly antler horns at the car, or pulling his ears.

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    • John D.

      LOL, it does look that way. This verifies my rule for taking pictures of cars, Make sure you are not in the picture. I don’t remember where I got that from, but it is a good reminder to have a critical eye when your are composing the picture through the view-finder or behind your phone

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  3. djjerme

    These things are capable track cars. Some day, they’ll be held in the same regard as other factory hot hatches, but unfortunately, there is still too many people who remember the non-Shelby version as cheap crap cans.

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  4. 71FXSuperGlide

    I can only imagine they paid Shelby a *boatload* of $$ to put his name on these.

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      Probably no more than what Ford had to pay. These are true Shelby automobiles with real performance and were built by Shelby.

      The naysayers would be shocked at what these things could do.

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  5. James

    G – goes
    L – like
    H – hell
    S – shelby

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    • jwzg

      Actually it meant Goes Like Hell S’more.

      There was a GLH before the S with 146 hp. These had 174 (maybe underrated).

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  6. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Boy did I ever want one of these back then. Instead I had to “settle” for the GLH-T.

    True, they sold them at Dodge Dealers, but only select few throughout the U.S. (maybe Canada too?). The closest one near me was Fitzgerald – Hicks in Laconia. I still remember wanting to make the drive, but found the T at a dealer in Nashua.

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  7. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Interesting project, but this one has been beat to the ground. The roll bar and engine modifications say a lot about this car’s past.

    I would love to get ahold of one, but it needs to be a better one, and in stock form.

  8. Danh

    Can’t afford a Delta Integrale? Buy this!

  9. stillrunners

    Getting hard to find good one’s – agree on find a better one – they were just not the save car of the day as apposed to the Buick’s GSX ?

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