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1966 Shelby GT350H

Fastback
Mecum Indy 2022
Friday, 13 May - Saturday, 21 May
$214,500
Sale Price
$225,000 - $275,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
21 May 2022
Sold Date
S139
Lot Number
#2
Older restoration
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. SFM6S449. Wimbledon White with blue side stripes over black vinyl. 289/306hp, 4-speed, Magnum 500 wheels with Hertz badges, Goodyear Polyglas tires, hood pins, dash-mounted tach, woodrim steering wheel, factory radio.

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.

by Andrew Newton
28 May 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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