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GLH Flipper #2708536
10/20/19 12:19 PM
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Never, ever argue with an IDIOT. They will drag you to their level and then beat you with their years of experience
Re: GLH Flipper [Re: oldjonny] #2708542
10/20/19 12:57 PM
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No, I don't either. Somewhere around half that or slightly more.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: larrymopar360] #2708553
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" Very rare unmolested condition...car has not been modified from its original state when it rolled off the assembly line"

So how do they explain the later Daytona wheels and the missing original red decals on the front of the hood and on the hatch back? Wonder if it's been repainted.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: Butterscotch71] #2708604
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Originally Posted by Butterscotch71
" Very rare unmolested condition...car has not been modified from its original state when it rolled off the assembly line"

So how do they explain the later Daytona wheels and the missing original red decals on the front of the hood and on the hatch back? Wonder if it's been repainted.
Technicalities laugh


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: larrymopar360] #2708613
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wasnt their glh stickers near the rear wheel ?

Re: GLH Flipper [Re: theraif] #2708626
10/20/19 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by theraif
wasnt their glh stickers near the rear wheel ?
I don't think they all did.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: larrymopar360] #2708753
10/21/19 06:32 AM
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I am amazed at how enthusiastic some people are about these though. Know one guy who just goes nuts over them, regardless of condition. He has some friends around the country the same way.

I always tell him they were junk when new and haven't gotten better with time.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: peabodyracing] #2708771
10/21/19 07:55 AM
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I'm with ya on that - a rabbit body with a mitsu engine didn't excite me then and still doesn't.


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76 Daytona - tweaked
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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: RWG75] #2708779
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They are kinda cool in an eighties sort of way. You have to understand how bad it was. From 1975-1983 we had nothing performance-wise in new cars. Just stickers added to older cars with safety bumpers and smog motors putting out low horsepower. Very bad years for new cars. This car marks the return of fun performance. Yes, it is a serious joke by today's standards but back in 1985 it was significant. I purchased a 1985 Shelby Charger with the 2.2 turbo new and it was a fun car at the time. Of course, I had three 70 Challengers for when I wanted real performance. smile


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: RWG75] #2708816
10/21/19 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by RWG75
I'm with ya on that - a rabbit body with a mitsu engine didn't excite me then and still doesn't.


NOT a Rabbit body and NOT a Mitsu engine. The 2.2 is all Chrysler...and shares NOTHING with the 2.6.

Re: GLH Flipper [Re: Jim_Lusk] #2708904
10/21/19 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim_Lusk
Originally Posted by RWG75
I'm with ya on that - a rabbit body with a mitsu engine didn't excite me then and still doesn't.


NOT a Rabbit body and NOT a Mitsu engine. The 2.2 is all Chrysler...and shares NOTHING with the 2.6.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: oldjonny] #2708910
10/21/19 02:37 PM
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My brother has owned 3 of them. I got drive 2 of the three for quite some time. Yes, they are complete piles. Horribly built with all sorts of problems, BUT they are like go-carts. Super fun to drive! I recommend everyone drive one at least once.

Re: GLH Flipper [Re: jeff968] #2709277
10/22/19 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff968
They are kinda cool in an eighties sort of way. You have to understand how bad it was. From 1975-1983 we had nothing performance-wise in new cars. Just stickers added to older cars with safety bumpers and smog motors putting out low horsepower. Very bad years for new cars. This car marks the return of fun performance. Yes, it is a serious joke by today's standards but back in 1985 it was significant. I purchased a 1985 Shelby Charger with the 2.2 turbo new and it was a fun car at the time. Of course, I had three 70 Challengers for when I wanted real performance. smile
Exactly right! Performance was dead during this time. If you look at 0-60 and 1/4 mile times on these, VERY respectable if not actually legit performance cars! Granted, not RWD V8 like I demand and many of you too I'm sure, but these were dead years.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: larrymopar360] #2709596
10/23/19 04:50 PM
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I had a GLH turbo back in the late 80,s . It was a blast to drive. I used to autocross it and I still have the trophies that it won. I have been looking for another clean one or a GLHS also. Hard to find but a blast.

I had that car and also a regular 89 and a 90 Horizon. Great cars and mine where super reliable. drove then both into the ground and they never left nme stranded.

Re: GLH Flipper [Re: Abodysforever] #2709599
10/23/19 04:59 PM
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I had never read or heard they were junk before this thread. I didn't expect they were of stellar quality, but definitely never heard them get slammed, especially for something of that period. A casual friend had one back in the 90's and he loved it. Wish I had asked for a ride.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: larrymopar360] #2709600
10/23/19 05:06 PM
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"Hot Rod declared that the little Omni was two full seconds faster than the GT-350 over a side by side lap at Willow Springs, and one second faster in the quarter-mile than a 1966 Shelby Mustang. The official GLHS numbers were quarter-mile in 14.7 seconds, 0-60 in 6.5 sec, and .88g on the skidpad. Bite was improved tremendously over the GLH, but at a cost — a slightly harsher ride, and care had to be taken when pushing the car quickly over surfaces that were less than ideal, as the little Omni could lose grip going over bumps"

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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: larrymopar360] #2709604
10/23/19 05:20 PM
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I was a dealer tech in the time these cars were new. So have driven a bunch of them. Both turbo and non.
The non turbo cars are pretty boring ,Where as the turbo cars , especially the intercooled cars ( GLHS ) were an absolute blast to drive. In a hard turn the rear will come loose out from under you if your not careful,,,just gotta feed the loud pedal a little more to pull out if it
( Im saying another word in that regard whistling )

I can honestly say with experience for the time period they were amazing.
And on occasion I have thought about trying to find a clean one for a daily driver . Especially if I could find a black one with red interior. One of my concerns is / would be parts availability in general.Such as switches or sensors etc etc . But the price point for this one if way above my daily driver budget .
The dealership I used to work for had a regular cust who had a spotless GLH Omni. ( and it was black with red int. ) I told the guy years ago if he ever wanted to sell it let me know..I wanted the car.
BUT, the Last I heard about him/it was maybe 3 or 4 years ago , he still owned it and the car only had something like 50K, maybe 60k miles on it. ,,,and it was still not for sale .

Re: GLH Flipper [Re: gtx6970] #2709794
10/24/19 01:35 PM
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My first car was a 87 Shelby Z and I now own a very nice stock 88 Shelby CSX-T. They are tough, fun cars that are super easy to make serious power with. They get a bad wrap with being "wrong wheel drive" I feel they are one of the "if you know, you know" type cars. I will say the CSX-T gets as much if not more attention at cruise night than my 69 Dart did while sitting next to it.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: racerx20] #2709800
10/24/19 01:53 PM
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I had a Santa Fe Blue GLH Turbo back in the day and absolutely loved the car. Handled like a go-cart and was generally a blast to drive.


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Re: GLH Flipper [Re: Butterscotch71] #2709833
10/24/19 04:07 PM
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This one listed on CL looks to be very nice, BUT...for that much, I would expect the mileage to be around 10-15k original miles.... twocents


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1971 Plymouth Duster...360 4bbl (SOLD)
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1969 Dodge Dart...440 Big Block (SOLD) Burn't up in a fire
1969 Chrysler 300 Convertible...440 TNT Big Block
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