1966 Shelby GT350H

Mecum Indy 2022
Friday, 13 May - Saturday, 21 May 2022
Sale Price
$225,000 - $275,000
Est. Range
21 May 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
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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