1969 Shelby GT350 H

in cars •  3 months ago 

RM Sotheby's continues to present new lots for their Monterey Sale this summer including his stunning 1969 Shelby GT350 H, the rent-a-racer.

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History of the Shelby GT350

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In 1964, Ford had a huge success with its new Mustang, but realized that they need to have a muscle model in order to compete in the US SCCA in the B production category, because :

"Winning races on Sunday is selling cars on Mondays."

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Ford asked to Carroll Shelby, winning partner of many races with his Ford-powered Cobra, to customize a Mustang. The first prototype Shelby GT 350 is made in December 1964. Two versions were produced :

  • R for Racing with 34 cars built for the competition,
  • S for Street with more comfort in order to satisfy their customers, only 562 examples.

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This GT350 H stands for Hertz, the rental cars company. In 1966, Peyton Cramer, the Shelby GM made a deal with Hertz to propose the GT350 as rental car in order to promote the car. You could rent the for $17 a day and 17 cents a mile. :-)

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Specification

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The Shelby GT350 has 351 cu Windosr V8 engine mateed to a three-speed automatic transmission producing 290 hp. Only 152 GT350s were be assigned to Hertz.

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Lot Auction

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Date :15-17 August 2019
Place :Monterey, US
Price :Unknown
Link :RM Sotheby's Monterey

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Sources

RM Sotheby's Monterey Sale
Lot : Shelby GT350 H

On Wiki :
Carroll Shelby
Shelby GT 350

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