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In the 1960s, Hertz teamed up with Carroll Shelby for its Rent a Racer program that brought the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a muscle car to literally anyone that could rent a car. Although successful in bringing attention to both Hertz and Shelby, this program was rather brief and in all only 800 cars were made with the iconic black and gold livery and an automatic transmission.
Hertz issued the rental fleet Mustangs that were just like the production GT350s on the lot, including the K-Cobra 289 HO V8 engine, which was rated at 306-horsepower and 329 lbs-ft of torque. They were rated as being able to sprint to 60 mph in just 6.6-seconds, and could cover a quarter mile in a little over 15-seconds.
- Shelby Serial #SFM6S1796
- Delivered to Hertz in Cleveland by The Marshall Motor Co., in Mayfield Heights, Ohio on April 29, 1966
- Detailed ownership history documented in SAAC Registry
- Presented in Iconic Black-and-Gold Shelby Hertz livery
- Original Shelby VIN plate
- 289-inch High-Performance K Code V-8 engine
- Ford confidential serial numbers present, visible and verified by SAAC
- Ford 289 High Performance C-4 Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission
- 306 bhp @ 6000 rpm (non-supercharged)
- 9-inch rear end
- Original Shelby shipping and maintenance documents included
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