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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Red rear view mirror in Hertz
« on: May 11, 2020, 03:49:00 PM »
Just wondering, any idea what Hertz locations used this type of identification?

News from HQ / Re: Sad news - RIP member John Guinta - madeulook
« on: May 09, 2020, 06:26:04 PM »
So sorry for your loss. All the communication I had with him was always great.

Concours Talk / Re: how important is the date code in this case?
« on: May 03, 2020, 01:02:37 PM »
It is repairable with an experienced welder and can be made to be undetectable.  It is going to cost $$ but it is doable.  I have welded cast iron parts with great success and there are shops that do this.

A most likely the cost to repair might be less than buying a used.  You know what you have and as it was stated above the fix can be ‘undetectable’.

Good luck

Up For Auction / Re: C6OE-D FoMoCo fan blade for 1967 GT350. Ebay
« on: April 27, 2020, 08:00:17 PM »
The listing has ended.

The Lounge / Re: Made to order face mask
« on: April 13, 2020, 09:40:57 PM »
I want one.  Great idea. 

The Lounge / Re: My Apologies.
« on: March 17, 2020, 11:02:18 AM »

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: How many on this site have a red Hertz?
« on: February 17, 2020, 08:09:37 PM »
For a complete telling of the ’66 Hertz story, I would urge anyone interested to read the appropriate chapter in the 2011 ’65-‘66’67 Registry. But I can offer a definitive explanation of just the red cars here. One must remember that despite the fact that Shelby American pitched the program to Hertz as 1000 black and gold cars, when Hertz finally awarded a contract to Shelby in December of 1965, it was for 1000 cars equally divided in all five of the colors in which the ’66 GT350-black, red, white, blue and green. By then, Hertz had already changed their minds several times as to the color mix and the transmission types. Even after the contract had been finalized, Hertz continued, almost on a weekly basis, to change the requirements, and these changes have all been captured in Shelby American’s Staff Meeting Minutes.

Thanks for the update and glad that you have refreshed the story about the Red Hertz.  BTW I have #988 which was born without stripes.  Cheers,

Another factor must be understood to being the red cars question into focus was the means by which San Jose shipped cars to Shelby American for conversion into GT350s: they would run a batch of one color, ship Shelby’s allotment of that color, run another color, ship Shelby’s allotment of THAT color…and so on. The result was that Shelby received cars for GT350 conversion (for both Hertz and non-Hertz) in batches of like-colored cars. What happened in the case of the red Hertz cars was that two unrelated events occurred simultaneously: first, Hertz again flip-flopped on the subject of top stripes (please don’t call them “LeMans stripes”, Shelby American referred to them as “rally stripes” back in the day) and requested that rally stripes NOT be applied. Then, very shortly thereafter, Shelby American received a batch of red cars and began converting them into GT350Hs. Just as the red group as completed, guess what? Hertz again changed their mind and decided that all cars thereafter would have rally stripes. Thus, factory paperwork proves pretty conclusively that NONE of the red GT350Hs had top stripes. Hertz didn’t make a conscious decision to have their red cars lacking top stripes; it just turned out that way. Sometime afterwards, Hertz again flip-flopped and decided that the remainder of their fleet would be black with gold stripes, so the 50 or so red GT350Hs without top stripes were the only ones there would ever be.

I hope this clarifies this subject for the 99% percent…


1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: How many on this site have a red Hertz?
« on: February 15, 2020, 01:11:30 PM »
I have #988 in S.CA and it started out as Red no stripes.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Holiday wishes
« on: December 22, 2019, 03:26:53 PM »
Totally agree

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Holiday wishes
« on: December 20, 2019, 11:33:14 AM »
Below is a holiday message from our family to you and yours.
We hope you all have a peaceful Holiday Season and experience many blessings.

I leave you with a wonderful movie quote.  It is a beautiful sentiment.

“It’s Christmas Eve.  It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more.
For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”-Scrooged 1998

The Lounge / Re: The Shelby American 2019 Annual
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:32:01 PM »
Got mine today in Valencia, CA. THANKS to all who put it together.

So glad they had a classic Shelby on hand in the studio.  If you aren't excited by this movie, then it's time to take your pulse and make  sure you're not dead.

Love the Red GOLD stripped Shelby GT 350.  Most of the time they only show the White and Blue stripped GT350’s. If I was a guessing person I CBS staff person owned the Shelby.    Just my opinion.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Share a picture of your 66 GT350
« on: October 26, 2019, 08:06:49 PM »
I love Fredericksburg and have been there quite of few times buying parts for my 64 Tiger.  Even bought my Tiger from Bourne, TX. After seeing your photo I had to drive my 66 Hertz up the canyon in Valencia, CA.  Cheers

The Lounge / Re: The cost of gasoline last night
« on: October 03, 2019, 08:06:52 PM »
Always reminders of our cars show up in the most unlikely places.

TIMES TWO here in S. CA

The Lounge / Re: What will The Bullitt Mustang sell for?
« on: October 02, 2019, 04:50:44 PM »

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