1969 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350 HERTZ RENT A RACER
Why This Vehicle is Special
If you know the history of Carroll Shelby and his Cobra’s and Mustangs, you will know that Shelby wanted to increase his brand and model exposure through fleet sales, so he approached Hertz with the idea of customers renting his modified Mustangs, as sort of a Rent-A-Racer program.
And Hertz bought in. For a few dollars a day, Hertz customers could rent a GT350 and get a taste of Shelby-powered Mustang performance, and maybe even opt to purchase one. The program began in 1966 with the establishment of the Hertz Sports Car Club and by 1969 just 5%, only 152 cars, were Hertz-bound and part of an exceedingly rare group.
This 1969 Shelby GT350 Hertz Rent-A-Racer we have at Skyway Classics isn’t black! It is 1of 12 special order, Grabber Yellow paint, Shelby Rent-A-Racer’s ever made and is a Numbers Matching, Documented and Listed in Shelby Registry, signed by Carroll Shelby #2043, and fully documented by the Deluxe Marti Report.
1969 Shelby GT350 Hertz Rent-A-Racer
Numbers Matching 351W cubic inch
FMX Cruise-O-Matic 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Shelby parts such as the 4-barrell carb setup with the aluminum finned Shelby open element air cleaner system
Shelby finned aluminum Cobra valve covers
Documented and Listed in Shelby Registry
Signed by Carroll Shelby #2043
Black Clarion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl Hi-Back Bucket Seats
Traction Lock Differential
Sport Deck Rear Seat
Deluxe Belts/Warning Light
Tachometer and Trip Odometer
Front Disc Brakes
Rear Drum Brakes
This Shelby has the completely rebuilt 351W cubic inch, numbers matching, immaculate engine paired with a FMX Cruise-O-Matic 3-Speed Automatic Transmission. It has all the correct Shelby parts such as the 4-barrell carb setup with the aluminum finned Shelby open element air cleaner system, matching Shelby finned aluminum Cobra valve covers, A/C- Selectaire air conditioning, Power Steering, Power Brakes with Front Disc Brakes and Rear Drum Brakes, the rare Traction Lock Differential and sits it a spectacular engine compartment.
It rides on Goodyear Polyglass GT Tires and the factory Shelby chrome styed steel wheels to give it that factory Shelby appearance and ride.
Open the door see for yourself this correct original interior with black bucket seats w/knit vinyl, wood trim and molded door panels, black carpeting, red floor mats, pushbutton radio, wood Mustang sport steering wheel, wood grain dash with all the correct factory gauges, chrome shifter, and the matching rear seat.
It is fully optioned with factory A/C, power steering, power front disc/rear drum brakes, FMX Automatic transmission, sport deck (fold down) rear seat, tachometer and trip odometer, and deluxe seatbelts with warning light.
This Shelby GT350 Hertz Rent-A-Racer isn’t black as it is 1of 12 that were special ordered in Grabber Yellow paint and it has been repainted in that color and has not only a great shine but the correct black Shelby stripes, decals, NASA ducted Shelby hood, hood locks, blacked out front grill, rear deck spoiler, side scoops, and all on its Sports Roof fastback body.
Ford and Shelby both added numerous visual and performance enhancing items such as competition suspension, Shelby centered chrome exhaust tips, and the iconic front grill.
When is the last time you have seen a “real” verified 1969 Shelby GT350 Hertz Rent-A-Racer like we have at Skyway Classics.
There are so many reasons to buy this Shelby like, it isn’t black, it is 1of 12 that was special ordered Grabber Yellow paint Shelby Rent-A-Racer’s ever made, is Numbers Matching, is Documented and Listed in Shelby Registry, signed by Carroll Shelby #2043, and fully documented by the Deluxe Marti Report.
Those cars are desirable collector items today and this 1969 Shelby Rent-A-Racer will only skyrocket in price in the future.
Come buy it before it leaves our stable.
Call us at 941-254-6608.
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