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I have a 1989 Dodge Shadow ES for sale, in USA - Washington State.

Mileage: 148,000 miles
Engine Size: 2.5L T1


Asking price is $2800



I have an 1989 Sunlight Yellow Shadow ES turbo for sale, in USA - Missouri.
Built Date: 1/16/89
Mileage: 148,000 miles
Engine Size: 2.5 T1 Turbo
Asking price is $4500.00
For sale is a very rare one year only color, 1989 Sunlight Yellow PJ3/HJ3/QJ3 Shadow ES 2.5L T1 Mitsu turbo with the A413 3 speed auto. Has the factory pop-up/removable glass sun roof. Clean title and April 2014 safety. Option Codes: AGN “ES” Package, GWB Sunroof – Glass – Removable, AJP Power Convenience Package Discount II, DGC 3-speed Automatic, PS, PB, A/C, power locks, power mirrors, cruise, Hella fog lights w/Hella covers, rear defrost, quartz interior. Very clean engine compartment; powder coated T1 one-piece intake, powder coated TURBO valve cover, Powder coated thermostat housing, Magnecor 8mm wires, MSD Blaster 2 coil. The Shadow has been garaged since 2010 and was originally sold new at Doug’s Dodge in Kansas City Mo. where it spent most of its life. Paint is the ORIGINAL Sunlight Yellow and has never been repainted. 15x6 Pumpers w/Dodge caps, (2) new Goodyear Viva 2 195/60/15's on the front and (2) B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A's on the back around 5/32" tread, additionally (1) full size 15x6 Pumper rim with a 195/60/15 Goodyear Eagle GT+4 tire mounted in the spare tire compartment. Interior is very nice; 6-way power driver seat w/three position lumbar seat back lever (JPS), has the original matching quartz front (CLA) and back (CLB) floor mats, sun visors w/Illum vanity mirrors (GNC), cargo tie down straps (CKS), sound system installed is an CDE-1245XM Alpine in-dash CD removable face plate with AUX/USB jacks, Infinity Kappa Series 572.1 5x7’s speakers in the rear, Polk Audio db 651 5 1/4" speakers in the front, 2-piece (allows the hood to be opened) MOPAR/Saddleman Inc. front end cover P/N 5249440 w/embroidered SHADOW on the hood cover, and last has a 2000 lb tow capacity, DRAW-TITE tow hitch. The Shadow runs great and can be driven anywhere cross country.
The 2.5L and engine compartment has been gone through top to bottom and I have listed what has been done. New FelPro 9296 PermaTorque head gasket and New Felpro head bolts (torqued 45-65-65-1/4 turn), rebuilt 782 TS swirl head with New Mopar Performance “I” & “E” keepers, New Mopar Viton oil seals, New timing belt, New Mopar fuel injectors P/N 4504322 from Cindy (FWD), New exhaust/intake gasket, Copper RTV sealed 2.5” swing valve and turbo hot section to exhaust manifold, New valve cover gasket, New Champion RN12YC’s, New Mobil 1 10W30 w/New Mobil 1 MA-102 oil filter, changed at 148,033, New TU blue silicone oil drain back hose, New OE 192 degree thermostat with drill hole mod, New O2 sensor, New coolant temp sensor, New passenger and front OE motor mounts, New power steering pump, New 4-seasons/climate control valve, New RCL 9004 8000K Halogen/HID bulbs, New H3 fog light bulbs, and more. All the maintenance performed above has recent 250 miles of break-in. Took the Shadow ES to a younger crowd local car meet last night and got lots of looks and compliments. Underneath car pictures speak for themselves, whereas the car was sprayed with under coating when new; E-brake looks good and is solid just surface rust, under doors are solid, under body GFX is solid, there is an area that did rust which is located on the left rear sheet metal panel that attaches where the rear side bumper bracket mounts. I have pictures of this area to view. IMO, very easy fix to cut out and clean-up, primer coat and apply sealer with yellow re-spray. Body is extremely straight, only a couple of slight bump dings that are not noticeable from far away, only up close.
Original “TURBO” bulge hood decals, dealer installed red (body line) pin-stripe all the way around. Hood has a slight dent near the Penstar emblem from PO front accident. Not sure what was hit, very minor in my opinion. The lower plastic front grill molding under the right headlight is cracked and pushed a little in the from the same accident explained above. I inspected the right bumper shock mount area underneath on the lower front radiator clip and it is a little bent. Another simple fix to make the bumper sit correctly and install a used “P” body grill and re-paint yellow.
The Shadow is located in St. Robert MO Zip is 65584 about an hour and a half from St. Louis. PM or email me for phone number if you have any questions or want more info. New owner could fly in and drive home. Looking for $4500, not interested in trades, low ballers need not apply. I have plent of hi-res pictures and I will answer any questions to serious inquiries.
 

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How many Sunlight yellows do you remember came down the line or how many did you paint? I am looking for the advertisement Dodge put out to advertise their "Spring Sale" for the Sunlight yellow color in 1989. I believe the cars were only available to order for a three month period in '89, like March, Apply, May were the months. Do you know where a scan or a picture might be found of the original advertisement?
 

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We would run them in batches. They ran two shifts at that time. I was on the afternoon shift. Color changes would waste paint, so you would see four or five in a row in one color. Except for model change over. When that happened, most of the first vehicles would be white, red, or black, for fleet use. And they would run those three colors for days at a time.
I do remember a lot of the dark burgundy color that year. Yellow was a limited time. As was the two tone cars. Two tone always had to be run twice through two paint booths. Once with only the lowered sprayed, then taped. Then ran again through one of the two paint booths. I remember the Shelby Shadow CSX red coming through. That was a nice color to see when spraying. I remember seeing those cars going out the door to Shelby for final assembly. Black steel wheels and special handeling stickers all over them.
Most of the Yellows were ES cars. I think the ES version was limited to White, Yellow, Black and maybe Red. I always thought those looked the best going through final inspection and roll test.
 

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I believe there might of been two yellow colors offered throughout the run. One was a little more intesnse than the one you have. I'm sure it was only a shade or two off. All of the cars came through paint with a code on the right or left front of the radiator support in the corner. M4- Burgundy B5 Black W7 White ect. I cant remember Yellow. Its on your Vin tag though.
Do you have a build date code on your drivers door?
 

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I believe there might of been two yellow colors offered throughout the run. One was a little more intesnse than the one you have. I'm sure it was only a shade or two off. All of the cars came through paint with a code on the right or left front of the radiator support in the corner. M4- Burgundy B5 Black W7 White ect. I cant remember Yellow. Its on your Vin tag though.
Do you have a build date code on your drivers door?
I own the other yellow one. My build date was Jan 13, 1989. PJ3 is Sunlight yellow paint code on my fender tag and VIN check through Mopar. However 89 FSM claims HJ3 is Sunlight yellow? So your memory could very well be correct. Maybe there was a couple different yellows. My memory of these Shadows only remembers the lighter yellow which Bill and I have. Anyone else notice some of the VW bugs are pretty close to this color. Also Chevrolet's Daytona yellow from around 69 is awfully close too.
 

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Not sure Chevorlet made a Daytona.
There is a 50% chance I sprayed your car. Like I said, there were two color booths the vehicles went through on two shifts. But I did a lot of overtime in those days. So chances are good.
 

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Not sure Chevorlet made a Daytona.
There is a 50% chance I sprayed your car. Like I said, there were two color booths the vehicles went through on two shifts. But I did a lot of overtime in those days. So chances are good.
Chevrolet's yellow that was close to the Mopar Sunlight yellow was called Daytona yellow. It was most commonly on Camaros & Corvettes.
Thanks for the info on the Mopar assembly line. It looks like mine and Bill's car were made about 157 cars apart.
 

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Flying to Ca or Wa or Or is only about 10% of the problem, the other 90% is 3 days drive back home to Fl, Ga, Al, Ky, NC, etc. That is 3-days of lost wages as well.

I would definitely drop the cash if it were closer.

Good Luck w/your sale
 

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TTT. The Shadow ran great driving around in 90+ degree weather today passing a couple stranded cars on the side of the freeway. Fly-n-drive home today.
 
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