<b>1982 Dodge Shelby Charger Prototype</b><br />VIN. 1B3BZ44B4CD278674
Lot 145
From the Private Collection of Carroll Shelby
1982 Dodge Shelby Charger Prototype
Sold for US$ 23,520 inc. premium

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1982 Dodge Shelby Charger Prototype
VIN. 1B3BZ44B4CD278674

2,213cc SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
107bhp at 5,600 rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Front MacPherson Strut with Semi-Trailing Arm Rear Suspension
Front Ventilated Discs with Drum Rear Brakes

*From the personal collection of Carroll Shelby
*One of a kind prototype
*The first of the Shelby Mopars
*Brilliant Santa Fe Blue Paint


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

In 1983, Carroll Shelby and the Lee Iacocca would renew their storied partnership, this time within the MOPAR family. The very first product of this reunion would be a performance tuned variant of the Omni based Charger model. Shelby's first effort on the ubiquitous Chrysler 2.2 inline 4-cylinder involved increasing the compression ration to 9.6:1 and installing a more aggressive camshaft. A modest increase of 13hp brought the grand total to 107hp and 127lb-ft of torque. Also aiding in the endeavor of increased acceleration was a close ratio 5-speed transaxle and a top gear ratio of 2.78. Lastly, a free-flowing exhaust system provided the coupe with a more aggressive growl. The consequence of these upgrades was a sub 10 second 0-60 time, an impressive statistic for the era, and a top speed of 117mph.

Despite all of this attention being spent under the hood, the real focus of the project was placed on making the vehicle handle with greatly increased precision and response. The difference behind the wheel was immediately noticeable thanks to a faster 14:1 power steering system. The suspension was treated to shorter stiffer springs all around that lowered the car roughly an inch. Low profile 195 section Goodyear Eagle GT tires provided increased grip and vented front disc brakes thoroughly reigned in the added speed.

The exterior was also graced with a brand new body kit. A functional front air dam, ground effect skirts and ducktail spoiler all aided increasing the aerodynamic balance of the sporty coupe. Beyond those additions the vehicle was instantly recognizable as a Shelby owing to decals and special paint options.

The vehicle present here is the one of a kind prototype model built in 1982 as a test bed to develop the full production models. Having covered fewer than 13,500 miles, it has remained in the personal ownership of Carroll Shelby as documented by the Shelby vehicle authenticity certificate and represents an important milestone in the amazing story of the man's life.

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