18: Dodge Shelby CSX-VNT
From the onset, the Shelby CSX looks like a Dodge Shadow, and you’d be correct in asserting that this is indeed a Dodge Shadow. But Carroll Shelby had forged a relationship with Chrysler during this time period and created quite a few special cars. The CSX was one of these special-edition sports cars, and performed beautifully. The exterior was not much to look at but you could tell that the car wasn’t your average Shadow.
The CSX benefitted from the fact that the Shadow had a good basic platform to build on. The lightweight compact car was one of the most popular variations of the K-Car platform and Chrysler managed to advertise it well. Nevertheless, the Shelby CSX has become a forgotten relic of the ’90s.