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Rent to Own

Bid on the Shelby GT-H prototype at the Barrett Jackson auction in June

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company and Shelby American

On Monday we learned that Ford, Hertz and Shelby celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Shelby GT350-H rental car with the introduction of a 2016 Shelby GT-H at the New York International Auto Show. Starting this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll be able to take a summer road trip in style by renting one at a participating airport rental counter. If you would rather own one, however, that opportunity is coming in June.

Wearing the signature Hertz black paint and gold stripes the 2016 Shelby GT-H prototype set for auction wears a vented hood, a carbon-fiber front splitter and special GT-H badges on the grille and fenders. Setting the stance over the staggered wheel and tire combo is a Ford Performance Handling Pack.
Wearing the signature Hertz black paint and gold stripes the 2016 Shelby GT-H prototype set for auction wears a vented hood, a carbon-fiber front splitter and special GT-H badges on the grille and fenders. Setting the stance over the staggered wheel and tire combo is a Ford Performance Handling Pack.

Sure the 140 GT-H rental cars will eventually hit the resale market after they age out of the rental fleet. However, if you can’t wait that long or you would rather own the rarest of the bunch, Shelby is auctioning off the prototype version that hung on the wall at NYIAS.

“Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz made history when they collaborated on their first Mustang-based car 50 years ago,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Shelby American, Co-Trustee of the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Board member of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Not only does the 2016 Shelby GT-H mark the 50th anniversary of the original 1966 Shelby Hertz ‘Rent-A-Racer,’ it is the prototype for the newest generation car. This is a rare opportunity to own a very special collector car and help fuel the charity that Carroll Shelby founded.”

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