Illustration for article titled This 16k mile Dodge Shelby Charger is too cheap: Holy crap its NA!

This is probably too good to be true, and therefore will be gone by tomorrow morning if it is real. I am documenting this through the medium of Oppositelock before it disappears.

The seller is a little long winded in his description so here is the basics.

  • 1983 model
  • 16,000 miles showing
  • dash plaque with 005/100 Shelby Dodge Automobile Club 1984 engraved on it
  • very clean interior
  • very clean exterior with rare silver and blue color

And the price? $7,890!

Illustration for article titled This 16k mile Dodge Shelby Charger is too cheap: Holy crap its NA!
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So I am not very knowledgeable about this uniquely 80s machine, sot let me paste some of the selling dealer’s enthusiastic description. He also appears to not be well acquainted with the machine, but is at least enthusiastic.

Neat Genuine Shelby Charger! This one is looking & running super nice in and out and is a limited production factory high-output 2.2L 5-Spd cruiser! This factory limited production car is 1 of 3,069 silver with blue stripe cars and has a # 5 out of 100 Shelby-Dodge Automobile Club badge on dash. Not sure what that represents none the less its on dash! This little fella has lots of documentation with 2 full size framed info from Shelby press photo kit to several articals & badging & shop manual! This car was a collaboration between Dodge and Carroll Shelby, as respected a name in the aftermarket industry as has ever existed, gave rise to this 1983 Dodge Charger Shelby. It’s a veritable early ‘80s automotive piece of history that’s looking sharp and running strong!

Illustration for article titled This 16k mile Dodge Shelby Charger is too cheap: Holy crap its NA!

The Shelby Charger’s drivetrain modifications included an enhanced 2.2-liter, H.O 4 cylinder OHC engine with chrome valve cover with a revised camshaft and 9.6:1 compression ratio. Upgrade 5-speed transaxle blended with closer gear ratios for an overall top gear ratio of 2.78. These changes turned out 107 hp at 5600 rpm, 13 hp more than the standard 2.2. Torque peak was 127 lb-ft at 3600. The Shelby Charger went from 0-60 in 9.0 seconds and had a 16.8 second ET at 82 mph; top speed was 117 mph!

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Whoa, you have a stroke or did the shift key get stuck?

And was this really that slow? 107 horsepower from a naturally aspirated 2.2?

UPDATE: Turns out this was still pretty respectable for 1983, roughly equivalent in performance to the early Pontiac Fiero.

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Illustration for article titled This 16k mile Dodge Shelby Charger is too cheap: Holy crap its NA!

The silver metallic paint draped over its memory-invoking exterior adds a touch of modernity to the mix and, due to a freshening up over the years, it’s looking nice and sharp. The array of painted blue accents amps up its vintage ‘80s vibe and it, too, is looking particularly vibrant - the edges where gray gives way to blue are very sharp and the Dodge lettering on the hood really pops. While its scarcity provides this Dodge with built in collectability, it’s actually more than a mere conversation piece meant to languish in the garage - it’s very much in road-ready condition. Well over thirty years after this seldom seen automotive collaboration first hit the streets, its body alignment is still holding firm - it’s got an undeniably straight look to it and its doors, hood and rear hatch all open and close well.

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This gushing is difficult to read and doesn’t say much at all. Also, this is optimistic to say the least.

Illustration for article titled This 16k mile Dodge Shelby Charger is too cheap: Holy crap its NA!
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Oh, there is the twist. The odometer rolled over. Still, it is a testament to the careful care this car received that it could pass as a 16,000 mile car.

The reassuringly solid condition of the drivetrain reinforces the notion that this vintage Dodge is very much ready for the road as soon as you bring it home. Miles listed in ad at 16xxx are what are showing on its 5 diget odometer. We feel miles have turned past 99,999 once based on vin history, records and condtion. It will be sold miles exempt in excess of mech limits! It has new clutch, timing belt & head gasket done at 112k! Its transverse-mounted HO 2.2 liter 4 cylinder engine starts right up, runs very smooth and sits in an engine bay that’s obviously received plenty of attention over the years to maintain its well-detailed appearance. The compact powerplant teams with a 5 speed manual transmission with a surprisingly easy action to it. Power brakes, including discs up front, power steering makes it a breeze to navigate on its 15 stock rims outfitted with BF Goodrich G-Force tires. This 1983 Dodge Charger Shelby is a well-up-dat

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Illustration for article titled This 16k mile Dodge Shelby Charger is too cheap: Holy crap its NA!
Illustration for article titled This 16k mile Dodge Shelby Charger is too cheap: Holy crap its NA!
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So this is the best interior pic we get?

Whataya think? Does the extra 100k spell a crack pipe for this ludicrous compact rocketship snail?

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