Mustang Shelby GT H
2006 Ford Mustang Shelby GT H
2006 Ford Mustang Shelby GT H
In September of 1965, Shelby American General Manager Peyton Cramer struck up a deal with Hertz to offer the 1966 GT350H Mustang as a rental car. The program was a clever one for Ford and Shelby as it worked to promote the Shelby Mustang to potential buyers. That's right; if you were a Hertz Sports Car Club member back in 1966 (and 25 years of age), you could drive off the rental car lot in a performance 306hp Mustang fastback. Total cost: $17 a day and 17 cents a mile. Not a bad deal by today's standards and not a bad deal back then.
Resurrecting the idea of “Rent a Racer” program Ford and Hertz teamed up with an offering not unlike 1966 where this time (2006) they produced 500 black and gold painted and badged GT350 “H” (for Hertz) cars for rental. They then sold these to the public. We give you for consignment a very nice very low mileage #177 of 500 examples from 06, and a two-owner car, the first being Hertz.
With shades of OJ Simpson high stepping his way through the Newark airport, this gold striped black painted beauty with laser straight panels, pristine paint, and a rear spoiler we are now in Hertz rent a racer heaven. Front fog lamps, dual power sport mirrors, and premium painted cast aluminum wheels this car is all original, just like one you could get by stepping up to the counter. Integrated bumpers also sporting the ends of the gold stripes, give this car a low, mean look. The hockey stick cove is gone but is now mimicked by a bump out cove on the front of the rear quarters which butts up to a flat paneled door.
With a swing of the door we are met with black leather trimmed high backed sport buckets. The driver's seat is 6-way power and there is a split fold 2 plus 2 rear seat setup. A center console splits the buckets and houses a futuristic “T” handled cast aluminum shifter. Deep round gauges are attached to a center square cluster and have nice shiny bezels to highlight them in their black backgrounds. White backlight gives them a sense of glowing and make them pop out of the dash at you. This all original interior is in beautiful condition and could be showroom ready. Don't forget the Shaker audio system that has a 6-CD player and an aftermarket MP3 setup. Touchdown!
The big 4.6 Liter 3 valve V8 is tucked into the clean engine bay. It is fed by electronic fuel injection and has a 5R55S 5-speed automatic transmission on back. For the pumpkin it is 8.8 inches and has 3.55 gears and TracLoc axle. Now that's what I call Juice!
The consigner tells us this car was never driven in bad weather, and the undercarriage proves this true, with nary a drip mark underneath. Independent coil spring suspension is up front and there is 3-link rear suspension is seen. Power disc brakes are all around, and a dual exhaust works its way from front to rear.
With low mileage cars we don't like to fool around too much on the test drive, but we can report all is well with starting, idling, running fast and slow and the 5-speed automatic is smooth as a baby's behind. Please stand for the National Anthem….
Number 177 of 500 2006 foray into the rental car biz, this GT350-H low mileage is a fantastic example 2 owner car. A piece of history if you will, showroom condition, well cared for and now could be your black and gold H fantasy. He's at the 30, the 20, the 10, look at that S.O.B. go!!!
1ZV-Auto Alliance International, Ford Passenger Car F-Front Air Bags, Manual Belts T82-GT/SC Coupe H-4.6L V8 325hp 5-Check Digit
5-AAI Flat Rock, MI Assy Plant
226532-Sequential Unit Number
EXT PNT UA-Black
INT TR KW-Dark Charcoal Leather
AXLE CG-3.55 TracLoc
TR L-5R55S 5 Speed Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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