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1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Hertz Rent-a-Racer

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Sold pending confirmation: $81,000.00 to D****7
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  • Barnfind in Quitman, MS with 81,438 Miles
  • Hertz Sports Car Club members could rent for $17 a day and .17 a mile
  • Cobra 289 High-Performance V8
  • 306 HP and 329 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-6 in 6.6 seconds with and standing quarter mile in 15.2 seconds at 93mph
  • Impeccably restored with attention paid to the highest detail 
The 1966 Ford Shelby GT350-H became a legend from the moment it was introduced. It wasn?t just the design that created such a buzz ? it was also the incredible opportunity given to regular working-class people to be able to rent these dream sports cars through Hertz. 

Over 50 years ago, in September of 1965, the General Manager of Shelby American, Peyton Cramer, and the Hertz Corporation came to a brilliant business agreement: They would offer the 1966 GT350-H as a rental car through the now-famous Hertz Rent-a-Racer Program. This deal created 1,000 Shelby Mustang GT350-Hs for use in the Hertz rental fleet, allowing customers to do more than just rent a standard rental vehicle for their needs.

A brochure from 1966 introduced the cars to eager renters, These cars are available to business travelers who want a change of pace in motoring, by sports car owners away from home and by vacations who consider driving an enjoyable sport.

The Rent-a-Racer Program inspired more customers to rent with Hertz (who wouldn?t jump at the opportunity to rent their dream car for the weekend), while also creating more potential buyers for Shelby Mustang ? talk about a genius business idea.

Members of the Hertz Sports Car Club in 1966 who were 25 years of age or older would simply pay $17 per day and 17 cents per mile (a pretty great deal for the time) and get to drive away from the Hertz lot in a performance 306 horsepower Mustang fastback. For most drivers, this was a chance to sit in the driver?s seat of a luxurious and powerful vehicle for a great deal?when purchasing that model may have been out of their price range.

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1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Hertz Rent-a-Racer
1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Hertz Rent-a-Racer
Lot number: 127
Seller: The VaultMS.com
Event: Classic Car Christmas
Ends: Thursday, December 5 | 3:54 PM  Central

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