Many people know the tales and allure that surround the odd partnership between the “go fast” Texan Carroll Shelby and the national car rental brand of Hertz. Shelby delivered right around 1000 of his race bred pony cars to the rental company throughout 1966. This fabled partnership however has its roots almost eight years prior in 1958 when Hertz began a national program entitled the “Hertz Sports Car Club”. The innovative new idea behind this club was to provide the traveler looking for rented transportation, a more exciting option then the standard array of droll four door sedans that are and were common place on most rental lots. The adventurous renter would have had his choice of a number of sporty two-door, low slung sport cars in the form of Triumphs, Jaguars as well as the Corvette. It was an innovative idea but the large upfront cost of purchasing the sports cars translated into increased rental costs, which unfortunately led to a decrease in the number of renters. The program struggled its way through many years barely hanging on, waiting for an infusion of excitement and power. It was in 1965, shortly after winning the SCCA B-Production Championship, that Shelby America
Description This highly desirable example of an FIA Shelby registered Fastback is a 1966 example presented in the correct Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes and FIA’d in April 2012 and thus is ready for the most prolific of race series’ including HSCC, Masters et al. Although not a matching numbers car we believe this may have been built originally as a GT350 and later re-shelled. However, we cannot confirm this and are selling this car as a GT350 recreation this is a cost effective way into the most prolific of race series’ notably the Spa 6hrs where in 2012 two GT350’s recorded a first and second in class. With the very best genuine Shelby GT350’s now commanding north of £200,000, this particular car represents fantastic value and will provide many seasons of fantastic racing for its new owner.
This stunning blue with white racing stripe Shelby GT350 is called a “Carry Over Shelby” and was built in 1965, but was held over, and titled as a 1966. It was dispatched 10/26/1965 to City Motors in National City, CA and its first owner was W. R. Evans. It has been set up for vintage racing with an R-Model apron, fuel cell, and fire system, as well as a race clutch and locker rear end. Even though it is driveable on the surface streets, it would not be as much fun. It is presently race prepped, and was race prepped before every race. It was repainted in 2001 and won 2nd place in the Shelby Competition class by popular vote at the SAAC-27 California Speedway in the summer of 2002. It ran the GT350/Trans Am Race at SAAC-27, and at the same event, it qualified 26th, finishing 22nd. It ran the high speed even at SAAC Does Vegas-8 in July of 2004, and the SAAC Does Vegas-10 in February 2006. Since 2001 it has raced at thirteen Coronado Speed Festival events (San Diego, CA); seven Wine Country Classics (Infineon Raceway); eleven Monterey Historic (Laguna Seca, CA); three Seattle Historic races (Pacific International Raceway Seattle, WA); two Portland Historics (Portland, OR); and multip