Back in 1965, the Shelby GT350 Mustang was first introduced, and it became an instant sensation on and off the track. Fast forward to September of that same year, Hertz and Peyton Cramer, Shelby American General Manager, collaborated on a 1966 Shelby GT350H as a rental car to attract potential buyers. Hertz Sports Car Club members were able to rent one for $17 a day and .17 cents a mile. Only 1,001 of these cars were produced, and only 800 were Raven Black with gold striping. The Vault is excited to offer this stunning and rare 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Hertz.
Clad in the distinctive black with gold Le Mans stripes, the body of this Shelby Mustangs appears in show-worthy condition. Pulled from a barn in Quitman, Mississippi with 81,438 miles on the clock, this GT350H example was given a full and meticulous restoration with no stone left unturned.
Stuffed inside the engine bay is a Cobra 289 high-performance V8 engine capable of 306-horsepower and 329 lb/ft of torque. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and conquer the quarter mile in 15.2 seconds at 93 miles per hour.
Renting a Shelby GT350H was extremely popular among racing enthusiasts. Many would take it to the drag strip for a weekend of fun, but it would be returned in need of repairs. Others would remove the engine and stuff it inside their personal cars as to not damage the body of the rental. Before return, the high-performance engine was stuffed back inside the Hertz Shelby and returned.
If this is the rare Shelby Mustang GT350H that you've been searching for, look no further. Check out The Vault as it will be going to online auction August 28th through September 11th. If you're in the area or looking to travel to check it out for yourself, the site is open from 9am to 5pm CST, or go ahead and schedule an appointment for a weekend or holiday. The car is listed at $225,000.
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