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.