Hertz and Shelby celebrate the Rent-A-Racer anniversary with a newÂ GT-H
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Itâ€™s hard to believe that itâ€™s been 50 years since Ford,Â Shelby and Hertz made the brilliant idea of being able to rent a Shelby Mustang a reality when the companies introduced the 1966 Shelby GT350-H. Today the companies celebrated that anniversary at the New York International Auto Show as they took the wraps off the third Shelby rental in the lineageâ€”the 2016 Shelby GT-H.
â€œFor nearly 100 years, understanding our customersâ€™ needs and interests has remained at the forefront of our business,â€ Matt Jauchius, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Hertz Global Holdings, said. â€œThis special 50th anniversary edition of the Ford Shelby GT-H not only underscores our commitment to deliver a fun and personalized rental experience, but it also has helped Hertz become the premium brand it is today. Itâ€™s sure to be an exhilarating drive for anyone who has the chance to get behind the wheel of this one-of-a-kind ride.â€
Like the original and the redux in 2006, the latest Shelby GT-H will wear black paint plusÂ the signature gold Le Mans stripes and GT-H rocker stripes. In addition to the stripes, each car will wear a Hertz Edition emblem, Hertz Shelby GT-H sill plates and numbered badges.
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