* *This same vehicle was placed up for auction a few weeks ago but the winning bidder failed to followup on the auction. There was no communication back from them nor was there ever a deposit made. I'm having to relist it due to that issue* *
I'm helping a local friend sell this 1985 Shelby Charger that he purchased a few years back. It was purchased in addition to another vehicle and mechanical repairs and upgrades were already made but not finished.
He's currently downsizing his Shelby Dodge collection to better focus on only two main project vehicles. We're located in Jacksonville, Florida which is just below the Florida/Georgia border off I-95.
The previous owner spent a lot of money in locating a very original vehicle with an excellent interior and upgraded drivetrain to obtain the better performance but it still required additional work when he decided to sell.
The last few months we got the best local Shelby Dodge wrench turners and they made numerous repairs and got it where it now runs great and drives extremely well.
Recently, I've seen some earlier year carburated Shelby Charger's going up for auction but the later model turbo editions are of much higher performance since the stock models with a carburetor are only factory rated at 107 horsepower. The 1985-87 turbo models are factory rated at 146 horsepower. This vehicle's engine was already gone through by the previous owner so it should be higher than the factory rating.
Being it's an older vehicle with multiple owners the true mileage cannot be guaranteed but judging by appearance it may actually be 84,765 since when you click the vehicle history tab the previous owners show similar numbers plus the interior is so clean.
Unlike most sellers we're providing an exceptional amount of large sized, high quality photos from all angles including a complete set of the undercarriage. You'll be able to see exactly what your getting so there will be no surprises later.
The interior cleaned up extremely well and is in exceptional condition. Body-wise it has a very small amount of rust on one of the rear quarters but surprising no rust on the far more common area in L bodies along the floorboard or drip trough area on the roof edging.
The outer body does have an assortment of small dings and dents on the fenders, doors and hood. The passenger side rear quarter has a dent by the marker light but it's in a location that's quite fixable. On the opposite side rear quarter there is some slight rust bubbling through but it easily repaired as well.
The rear bumper covers on Shelby Charger's are usually prone to getting wavy or pitted from age and sun exposure but this one is extremely straight and flat.
As far as the work done on it over the last few months the brake system was completely replaced with brand new rotors, calipers, rubber lines and pads on the front. The rear received brand new drums, shoes and rubber lines plus the bearings were replaced and repacked. A new master cylinder and fresh fluid was installed to complete the brake maintenance.
On the exhaust system the cat was already removed but there were some exhaust leaks and a misalignment so a section of new pipe was welded in and it was rehung properly along with a fresh donut and hangers. It appears to be maintaining a stock muffler.
For those familiar with L bodies you'll be aware of the issues that the factory nylon ends on the mechanical shifter rods can cause with looseness and overall breakage. The previous owner had already made the needed performance upgrade to the new heim shifter rod ends.
Under the hood it received a fresh timing belt, new starter, new spark plugs, new distributor cap, new O rings on the fuel injectors, a new thermostat and the vacuum lines were repaired and replaced. A brand new passenger side CV joint was installed (along with fresh fluid install).
Speaking of fluids the motor oil & filter was also changed as well as the old gasoline was drained from the tank and a new fuel pump was installed with new hoses and clamps.
The soldered connections on the instrument cluster were freshened up which is a known repair to keep the gauges (especially the tachometer) to read properly. They seem to read fine now.
While a large amount of maintenance and repairs were just performed there is a few more things that a new owner should do like update the rubber sway bar bushings, get a front end alignment and flush out the cooling system with fresh anti-freeze. The glass on the side view mirrors are broken and will need need new glass (or can be replaced as a whole).
The buyer will be provided with a clear Missouri title and like any other 34 year old car it's being sold as is. While a lot of maintenance was recently done and it is now runs pretty well you may still want to bring it home with a trailer or contact a vehicle transport company.
The large amount of detailed photos from all angles should answer most questions about the overall condition but if you have any other questions please feel free to inquire.
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| Year: || 1985 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 1B3BZ64E0FD324043 |
| Mileage: || 84765 || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |
| Make: || Dodge || Transmission: || 5 speed |
| Model: || Shelby Charger || Body Type: || Hatchback |
| Engine: || 2.2 turbo T1 || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Drive Type: || FWD || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Exterior Color: || garnet red & silver |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Interior Color: || gray cloth |