1966 Mustang Shelby Hertz Race Car Getting Ready For Some Thoroughbred Racing (Part 1) – San Diego, California

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to help put back together this beautiful 1966 Shelby Hertz. This Classic Shelby is one of many located at a private shop in Southern California. This Black GT350H with Wimbledon White Lemans stripes looks show ready, and is all business too. A limited number Shelby Hertz Mustangs were produced to help promote the Shelby American. In September of 1965, there was a deal struck between Shelby American’s General Manager Peyton Crame and Hertz. Giving birth to the “Rent-a-Racer” program that gave the average person the opportunity to own and drive a Shelby Race Car for couple of days, but you had to give it back when you were done. It proved to be a very successful promotional program. There were only 1,001 produced in 1966, and it only cost $17 per day and 17 cents a mile. Today, you can barely buy a stick of gum for 17 cents. The Shelby GT350H came with the Cobra 289 Hi-Po V8 engines that produced 306 hp and 329 lb-ft of torque at the crank.

The engine and T-10 Toploader is in, and all the supporting components are getting hooked up. 90 percent of the rear fastback panels are in, and the rear Lexan race window is in. This beautiful 1966 Shelby race car will be hitting the track soon. Look for more pictures as it nears it’s completion. Also, see below pictures for recently added video of engine break in. For more information about this Shelby Hertz project, or information about the shop please contact david@classicrestogarage.com.

Video of engine break in.

Customer Starting His 1966 Shelby Hertz Race Car For The First Time.

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