Old rental cars often make the least appealing used the cars, but there is a very big exception to this rule: the 1966 Shelby GT350H.
"Rent-a-Racer" was a run of special editions built for Hertz by Carrol Shelby, based on his high-performance Shelby GT350 version of the Ford Mustang.
Together with two prototypes, only 999 were made, and most of them were finished in Hertz's signature black and gold color scheme, but some were painted other colors.
Some were literally driven by tenants from the agency to racing courts. They eventually became retired and resellers for about two big each, but took months to settle, for even a car like this could not throw that car rental stigma.
But as with all GT350s, they are the survivors among the most sought after Mustangs today and sell at prices from $ 100,000 to $ 250,000 depending on their condition.
One that probably is not worth so much right now, but could be, was recently found in a "little old lady garage", where it sat for 30 years.
According to BarnFinds.com, Coupe seems to have undergone a restoration that was never completed. It has a side door of a red door, and the tail lights and rear bumper removed. But most of its important components, including the 289 V8 engine, are still with it. It also looks like it has a four speed manual transmission, making it one of the rare of the rare if it's original equipment. Just a handful of GT350Hs came with one, the rest got three-speed automation.
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The man who found and bought it has not revealed how many miles it has on it, what he paid for it or even where he thinks his options go forward. But as they say in the public car world, "he knows what he has", and it's a small black and gold mine.
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