Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Burlington, NC 27215
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I'd argue the "C/S" meaning. I do believe it is "Carroll Shelby", not "Competition Sport"! The CS package was first used on the '86 Daytona TurboZ, as a handling package that was "inspired by Carroll Shelby" per the early magazine articles. Motor week video review also refers to it as being an acronym for Carroll Shelby. (YouTube MotorWeek Daytona)
And no, these were not modified by Shelby's merry men in California, there are not real numbered Shelby vehicles. Carroll was very involved with the Gbody development though. His Daytona Superlite concept was essentially the preproduction concept for the "CS" package Daytona's. Light weight, all the performance hardware, none of the frills. The Superlite was a TurboZ, with no sound deadening or backseat, no power options, the then prototype Turbo2 engine, all the CS suspension parts, prototype rear discs, and 16"wheels. It even had a rollbar installed.
Get on shelby-dodge.com and do some reading. They have lots of magazine articles and brochures to read!