1988 CHRYSLER CSX SHELBY PROTOTYPE - 66267Sold* at Las Vegas 2008 - Lot #144.1 1988 CHRYSLER CSX SHELBY PROTOTYPEhttp://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/66267/66267_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1988 CHRYSLER CSX SHELBY PROTOTYPE
Las Vegas 2008
SEVENTIES & EIGHTIES CARS
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #144.1 - This Shelby CSX was a prototype used in the development of the Shelby CSX program with Chrysler. This amazing piece of Carroll Shelby history was purchased directly from Shelby at his "Garage Sale" in Newport Beach, California, in 1994. After the sale, Shelby signed the hood with a screwdriver that is documented with photos. Shelby had all of the Vehicle Identification Numbers removed prior to the sale and the car carries only the Shelby Prototype number HP42213X7 on a Shelby tag affixed under the hood. HP42213X7 runs and drives exceptionally with spectacular performance that surprised everyone but Carrroll Shelby. Included with the sale is a prototype aluminum head for the 2.2 Liter Shelby CSX. The 1988 Shelby CSX was introduced during the spring of 1987 and used most of the same suspension and brake upgrades as on the Lancer, but in a smaller, lighter package. The run of 750 cars had black with silver/gray air dam and lower body cladding. Blue insignia, a special grille opening, a boost gauge integrated into the dash, and painted insets in the Centurion wheels set this car off as subtle, but its performance was far from it. This user-friendly performance car won praise from those who drove it fast - especially those who had gotten used to the vices of the faster GLHS - quick reactions weren't necessary to keep a driver out of trouble on a bumpy track at race speeds, and the brakes inspired confidence. "Motor Trend" ran a press car up to top speed for a test and clocked it at 148 mph - a figure that today begs more questions than it answers.
***SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE and IS NOT STREET LEGAL***
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