Evaluation: From the McCarter collection. One of only about 1000 of these Hertz Rent-a-Racers total and represented as one of 20 Hertz prototype “brake test cars” used to test a power brake booster in an effort to alleviate issues on the road with the standard GT350’s race-oriented metallic-lined brakes. Other than the wheels it has no Hertz branding anywhere. Represented as “delivered new to Hi-Performance Motors in El Segundo, California,” so presumably it never entered the rental fleet, and then was restored in 2015.
Showing some age on the chrome and a scuff above the windshield but mostly solid paint. Original glass, seat belts, upholstery, and door panels. Correctly redone underneath with few signs of wear. Not overdone and a very rare car thanks to its early specs, colors (not black and gold), and its original 4-speed.
Bottom Line: Given a mild premium here for its 4-speed and its small part in the Hertz/Shelby story, this same car sold for at Worldwide Scottsdale two years ago for $156,750. It’s a big difference in just three years, but Indy is a bigger and (for a car like this) better venue and the market-wide heat-up over the past 24 months certainly hasn’t missed historic Shelbys.