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Hello all and thanks for looking at this. I thought I would poll an idea and question.

 

As most Shelby's that are tagged as Hertz Shelby's they were built specifically as that, however I was curious how anyone would feel extending this honor to a Shelby that was built and tagged as another model but started life as a factory purpose build for Hertz rental. I do have the Hertz title.

 

My car is a 2009 convertible that was purchased by Hertz originally for their Florida sun and fun rental program.

 

After it was done being a Hertz rental it was sold at dealer auction and I became the first private owner and it became a Shelby Terlingua immediately. Ironically the GT-H and Terlingua shared several parts.

 

So how would people feel about this being an Honorary Hertz Terlingua?

 

I would have no greater pride than to be able to have this designation, as well would love to use the car to promote all other GT-H's.

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Hello Thumper. I think the Hertz piece of history on your car is cool but if it was turned into a Terlingua by Shelby I do not think I would cloud it by adding GT-H accents if that is the intent. (I may be misunderstanding) To me its a former Hertz rental (non Shelby GT-H) and then purchased as the base car for a Terlingua conversion. Just my thought on it. Terlingua's are awesome. What you may want to do is add a HERTZ decal to the others on the front fenders. That may spark some discussion from on-lookers and set yours apart from other Terlinguas but seems to be very appropriate as it was a formal HERTZ rental. There is that connection. That said, your car do as you see fit.

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It's cool, but their are only 500 Hertz convertibles and my understanding is that your car is the only Terilingua convertible made. It's cool that it was a prior Hertz and I used to own one. I would make a poster or something showing the cars History. Question...do you have both CSM badges and how is it registered in the registry...as a Hertz or a Terlingua.

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These are great responses. I see the history of the car as being a Hertz rental Mustang that became transformed into a Shelby Terlingua Mustang at the SA shop. It was never a GT-H.

That's how read this from the original post as well and responded in post #2

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I must be having trouble following this thread, it appears to me this is just a Mustang that was a rental car that was purchased after it left the Hertz fleet and then had a Shelby Conversion. It was never a Hertz GT-H, so I am not following how it could be considered a Hertz Shelby Mustang at all either or am I missing something.

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I must be having trouble following this thread, it appears to me this is just a Mustang that was a rental car that was purchased after it left the Hertz fleet and then had a Shelby Conversion. It was never a Hertz GT-H, so I am not following how it could be considered a Hertz Shelby Mustang at all either or am I missing something.

You are following correctly in my opinion.

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It's cool, but their are only 500 Hertz convertibles and my understanding is that your car is the only Terilingua convertible made. It's cool that it was a prior Hertz and I used to own one. I would make a poster or something showing the cars History. Question...do you have both CSM badges and how is it registered in the registry...as a Hertz or a Terlingua.

There were two Terlingua convertibles built. This car was built and is listed in the SAI Registry as a Shelby Terlingua. It has no connection to the 2006-07 Shelby GT-H cars. Adding GTH fender badges as suggested does not make this Terlingua a Shelby GTH.

 

Every one of the 39 Shelby Terlinguas built ended up being a one of one car due to the body style, color and options of each car so I'm perplexed at the need to further separate oneself from others.

 

Steve

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