<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021

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Lot 146
From the Private Collection of Carroll Shelby
1989 Dodge CSX VNT

Sold for US$ 22,400 inc. premium
1989 Dodge CSX VNT
VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021

2,213cc SOHC Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
175bhp at 5,300 rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Front MacPherson Strut with Semi-Trailing Arm Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*From the personal collection of Carroll Shelby
*The 1st of only 500 produced with less than 7,200 miles
*Formula 1 based Variable Nozzle Turbo technology
*The final direct collaboration between Carroll Shelby and Dodge


SHELBY CSX VNT

Limited to just 500 models, the 1989 CSX was a technological tour-de-force featuring not one, but two important innovations. The '89 CSX was one of the very first petrol powered production cars to feature a Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT); a technology that reduced turbo lag thanks to movable vanes which manipulated the exhaust flow depending on engine speed, a technology that Porsche has more recently adopted. The "Fiberide" wheels mark the other key development Shelby brought forth with the CSX VNT. These utilized a fiberglass reinforced plastic construction in order to provide a stronger and lighter rims than those built of aluminum. Beyond these technical innovations, the car relied on the tried-and-true 2.2-liter four cylinder found in the other Shelby creations of the era. However, with the trick turbo and aluminum air-to-air intercooler, an impressive 205ft-lbs became available as low as 2100rpm and was maintained all the way through the rev-range. Within the handling dimension, gas charged Monroe
Formula GP coilovers, which lowered the car roughly an inch, and upgraded anti roll bars on both axles worked in combination with Kelsey-Hayes brakes to create a much more responsive vehicle.

The exterior was also extensively refreshed for the final model year, and a Kaminari built body kit offered a cleaner aerodynamic profile thanks to a reshaped front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and rear wing. Exotic Red paint with gold decals and wheels completed the bold look and was the only color available for the '89 model year.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is the very first 1989 Shelby CSX VNT built, 001. 001 has spent its entire life under the ownership of Carroll Shelby and is said to have been specially tuned to his liking. On a recent test drive, the car performed incredibly well and was a real joy to drive.

The 1989 CSX marks the final direct collaboration between Carroll Shelby and Dodge. A fitting send-off, this sporting compact offered outstanding innovations and incredible performance. Offered with a Shelby vehicle authenticity certificate certifying that the car was owned by Carroll Shelby, this limited production model is sure to continue to attract the attention of collectors for decades to come.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note title is in transit – Following the sale, this vehicle will be shipped back to Gardena California where it is scheduled to be inspected by the CHP on June 16th, 2018. Following its inspection, the DMV will produce a title in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. All additional shipping and storage costs resulting from the car's transfer to California will be paid for by the seller.
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<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
<b>1989 Dodge CSX VNT</b><br />VIN. 1B3BP94A5XN645021
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