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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. As Ford puts it, “The idea was to put high-performance, special-edition Shelby Mustang coupes into the hands of racing enthusiast-minded rental customers.” That’s right, if you were a http://www.shelbyforums.com/forums/shelby-memorabilia-artwork-posters-model-cars-more/6942-hertz-sports-car-club-membership-card.html back in 1966 (and 25 years of age), you could drive off the rental car lot in a performance 306 hp mustang fasback. 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.

 

2016 will be the 50th anniversary. I hope to see the GT350H / 2006-2007 GT-H be recognized and maybe a marque for some events. Maybe a HERTZ Rent-A-Racer reunion could be considered. Chime in on the idea and share your thoughts.

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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. As Ford puts it, “The idea was to put high-performance, special-edition Shelby Mustang coupes into the hands of racing enthusiast-minded rental customers.” That’s right, if you were a http://www.shelbyforums.com/forums/shelby-memorabilia-artwork-posters-model-cars-more/6942-hertz-sports-car-club-membership-card.html back in 1966 (and 25 years of age), you could drive off the rental car lot in a performance 306 hp mustang fasback. 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.

 

2016 will be the 50th anniversary. I hope to see the GT350H / 2006-2007 GT-H be recognized and maybe a marque for some events. Maybe a HERTZ Rent-A-Racer reunion could be considered. Chime in on the idea and share your thoughts.

 

 

+1 ... awesome idea and I would be in for sure.

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