1987-1988 Shelby Z

87-88 Shelby Z

Used Shelby-modified parts, but were not overseen by Carroll Shelby

1987

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The Daytona received a number of changes in 1987 as well as the introduction of the performance-tuned Daytona Shelby Z which replaced the Turbo Z. The new body styling included pop-up headlamps, chin spoiler, broad-banded taillights and wrap-around rear spoiler.

The interior was changed slightly for a more modern look and feel. The cockpit-style dash design was dominated by a standard electromechanical instrument cluster.

The Shelby Z’s came standard with a recalibrated multipoint electronic fuel injection inter-cooled 2.2-liter Turbo I for faster acceleration and quicker starts. This, combined with the new high capacity five-speed close-ratio Getrag gear set manual transaxle produced power of 175 hp at 4800 rpm, with 200 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm.

The compression ratio was 8.1:1. The ’87 Shelby Z went from 0-50 in 5.0 seconds.Vented four-wheel disc brakes provided safe, sure stops and a maximum performance suspension for the lowest body roll of the three Daytona models.

15 x 6.5 inch five-stud cast aluminum wheels with P225/50VR15 unidirectional performance handling steel-belted radials.

EXTERIOR COLORS

Black, Ice Blue, Radiant Silver, White, Flash Red, Charcoal Pearl Coat and Twilight Blue Pearl Coat

INTERIOR COLORS

Almond, Blue, Cordovan, Charcoal

INTERIOR TRIM

Standard on Shelby Z: Cloth low-back bucket performance seats with reclining seatbacks. Increased lateral supports, inertia latches and four-way adjustable head restraints.

Optional: Cloth with vinyl trim. Enthusiast bucket seats. Driverís seat has 14-way power for thigh, lumbar, seatback supports and lateral adjustments. Front seats have four-way adjustable head restraints and manual seatback recliners.

Optional: Corinthian leather with vinyl trim. Enthusiast bucket seats. Driverís seat has 14-way power, thigh, lumbar, seatback supports and lateral adjustments. Front seats have four-way adjustable head restraints and manual seatback recliners. Rear seats are simulated leather.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Floor Mats — carpeted, color-keyed
Steering Wheel — Euro-sport three-spoke; leather-wrapped
Wiper — Liftback

RADIOS

AM/FM Premium Stereo — Electronic tuning, seek-and-scan, Dynamic Noise Reduction, cassette tape player with automatic reverse, six-speaker sound, integral digital clock

AM/FM Stereo 36-Watt Ultimate Sound System — Electronic tuning, memory scan, up-and-down scan, cassette player with automatic reverse and metal tape capability and Dolby B Noise Reduction, DNR, five-band graphic equalizer, joystick balance/fader control, six-speaker sound, ambience sound control, integral digital clock

OPTIONAL PACKAGES

Sun-Sound-Shade Discount Package — AM stereo/FM stereo premium radio with cassette tape player, six speakers and integral digital clock — rear window louvers — sun roof with storage bag and cargo area tie-down straps

Premium Cargo Treatment Package — Additional cargo compartment carpeting on wheel housings — rear sun visors — special sound insulation — tie-down straps — tonneau cover

Automatic Transaxle Package (no-charge option on the Shelby Z) — 2.2-liter EFI Turbo I engine — electronic speed control — three-speed automatic transaxle

Daytona Shelby Z Popular Equipment Discount Package — air conditioning — dual power remote control heated aero-style mirrors — power door locks — power windows

T-Bar Roof Package — Additional black trim around windshield and doors — driver and passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors — dual map/reading lights (std on Shelby Z) — dual power remote control heated mirrors — power windows — special cloth-covered headliner — removable glass roof panels with antitheft locks with special cargo area tie-down straps 

1988

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This was the last year the “Z” model was offered. It remained mostly unchanged from the previous year. The interior was equipped with the new Chrysler Infinity I Sound System with cassette tape player.

A sports steering wheel was also new and available in all Daytona models.Standard on the Shelby Z was the new 2.2-liter multipoint electronic fuel injection inter-cooled Turbo II with the high-capacity five-speed close-ratio manual overdrive.

Horsepower remained unchanged from the previous year. It delivered 174 hp @ 5200 rpm with 200 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm, compression ratio of 8.0:1.The 2.2-liter multipoint electronic fuel injection Turbo I with three-speed automatic was a no-cost option on the “Z”.

It produced 146 hp @ 5200 rpm with 170 lb-ft torque at 2400 rpm.The Shelby’s performance suspension featured race-tuned springs and specially tuned gas-charged shocks.

Moreover, the P225/60R15 unidirectional, speed-rated, performance handling radials were mated to 15-inch by 6.5-inch aluminum road wheels.

EXTERIOR COLORS

Black, Daytona Blue, Radiant Silver, Bright White, Flash Red

INTERIOR COLORS

Charcoal, Bordeaux, Taupe

INTERIOR TRIM

Standard on the Shelby Z — same as 1987

Optional:  Cloth with vinyl trim. Enthusiast bucket seats. Driverís seat has 18-way power for thigh, lumbar, seat back supports and lateral adjustments.  Front seats have four-way adjustable head restraints and manual seatback recliners.

Optional: Corinthian leather with vinyl trim. Enthusiast bucket seats.  Driverís seat has 18-way power, thigh, lumbar, seatback supports and lateral adjustments. Front seats have four-way adjustable head restraints and manual seatback recliners. Rear sears are simulated leather. Leather-wrapped steering wheel.

EXTERIOR COLORS

Black, Daytona Blue, Radiant Silver, Bright White, Flash Red

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Compact Disc Player (CD) — Operates through radio (cup holders deleted)
Electronic Speed Control
Steering Wheel — Euro-sport three-spoke, leather-wrapped
Rear Window Louvers 
Wiper — Liftback

RADIOS

Standard on the Shelby Z: Chrysler Infinity I Sound System — AM/FM stereo, electronic tuning with memory scan, up-and-down seek-and-scan, DNR, electronic cassette tape player, Infinity equalizer eight-speaker system, integral digital clock

Optional: Chrysler Infinity II Sound System — includes all the features of the Chrysler Infinity I Sound System plus a five-band electronic graphic equalizer and Dolby B Noise Reduction

OPTIONAL PACKAGES

Sun/Sound/Shade Discount package — Not available with rear wiper/washer option
Chrysler Infinity II sound system — rear window louvers — sun roof
Premium Cargo Treatment Package — Same as 1987
Auto Transaxle Package — Same as 1987
Daytona Shelby Z Popular Equipment Discount Package — Same as 1987 with the addition of fitted front floor mats
T-Bar Roof Package — Same as 1987

Production: 7,580

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