I loved watching The Price is Right as a kid in the 70s/80s. I had the misfortune of being in the studio audience on the day that Drew Carey took over. He was so rude and ignorant during question period. Bob would have never acted so terribly towards the audience!
If you want to make money on a car, you're probably kidding yourself. I'm not naïve enough to think I'll ever get my money back out of any car that I've worked on, so I just do whatever I want with them to make them better to drive. There are plenty of "collectible" cars out there that aren't even worth the price of a good paint job and upholstery, so restoring them to mint condition is pointless from a financial standpoint. Unless you're the shop charging $120 per hour to work on a car, about the only way to make money on a car is to buy a rare mint condition future collectible during the timeframe when it's just another used car and hope that not everybody else recognizes that it's a future collectible. Take all of the relatively worthless low-mileage "Anniversary Edition", "Collector's Edition", and "Indianapolis 500 Pace Car" Corvettes as examples of what not to buy.
2.41 gears? That's what the V6 cars got. The V8 cars usually got 2.14 or 2.29 gears. The only way you got 2.41, 2.56, or 2.73 gears with a V8 is if you got an overdrive transmission.
Yeah, American and Quality Control were not used in the same sentence in the 80's without also including the words "has no." My 85 Charger had several ridiculously poor construction defects. The engine finally died at just over 50,000 miles. What a shame for a car that cost the equivalent of $25000 today.
The "S" was for Supercharged. I also had an 86 Omni GLH Turbo, but the next year there was a special edition with more power. Also in 87 was a Shelby Charger GLHS. What I remember off the top of my head is that the turbo 2.2 liter four cylinder made 146 horsepower. The GLHS version of the engine was 175 horsepower. It is piddling, compared to modern cars, but at the time it was torque-steer fun! Tose little Omni GLH cars were fabulous autocross stars, too. I miss mine even more, now.