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6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« on: October 15, 2021, 07:23:54 PM »
Link: https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1966-shelby-gt350h?utm_medium=Promoted%20Listing&utm_source=Classifieds&utm_campaign=1966-shelby-gt350h



Description:
VEHICLE LOCATION
Upland, California
VIN
SFM6S955
ODOMETER
66,672
ENGINE
289-cu.in. OHV V-8
TRANSMISSION
Automatic
EXTERIOR COLOR
Candy Apple Red
INTERIOR
Black vinyl
SELLER
Private
AUCTION TYPE
Reserve

Yes, this is an authentic 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H “Rent-a-Racer”— and yes, it’s documented, including a listing in the Shelby Registry. Its Shelby number is SFM65955. It was originally shipped to Muloon Motor Company, in Pensacola, Florida, in February 1966, for dealer prep prior to delivery to Hertz’s Pensacola outlet. After coming out of service in 1967, it was sold to the first registered owner, in Georgia, and converted to a four-speed. Dual quads were also added. The car was reportedly well used over the years, but not well preserved. Rust took hold and, in 2007, it was purchased by the second owner and treated to a “meticulous” rotisserie restoration, which included returning the car to its original induction system and automatic transmission. The seller of Shelby #5955 is its third owner.

POWERTRAIN
The K-code 289-cu.in. V-8 engine in this Hertz Shelby is believed to be original and has the correct CSAE-6015-E casting number and casting date code of 5K26. It was rebuilt to stock specifications and reportedly starts, idles, and runs well, with no smoke and no leaks. The original C4 three-speed automatic transmission was removed and discarded decades ago, but a correct replacement backs the 289 and is said to shift well, with only a “light film” of oil on the transmission pan. The rest of the drivetrain includes the correct 3.50-geared rear axle.

EXTERIOR
When the second owner had the car restored, the body was reportedly striped and soda-blasted, and all of the rusted metal cut out and replaced. The body was then painted the correct Candy Apple Red with gold stripes, with PPG basecoat/clearcoat materials. The seller reports the paintwork remains in “excellent” condition, with the only reported blemish being a small paint chip on the right corner of the trunk lid. All of the brightwork, glass, and seals are also reported to be in “excellent” condition and all of the exterior lighting is functional, according to the seller.

INTERIOR
Inside, the black vinyl interior was restored along with the rest of the car, and the seller notes almost all of the materials, from the seat covers to the carpet and door panels, were replaced with new components. There is little apparent wear in the interior since the restoration was completed and the seller reports no holes or tears in the carpet or seat covers. All of the trim is intact and all of the gauges are reported to work normally, but the original AM radio is nonfunctional.

CHASSIS
The chassis, suspension, and brake systems were restored what appears to be stock condition and remain in excellent-appearing condition, with no reported issues or needs. The chassis and suspension components are well detailed, with reproductions of factory markings. When it comes to the rolling stock, this Shelby rolls on the correct Magnum 500 wheels with Hertz center caps. They’re wrapped with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires that are said to show “98-percent” remaining tread.

DOCUMENTATION
The seller states that this vehicle will be sold on a clean California title in his name. Additional paperwork includes SAAC registration documents, including the build sheet, Shelby number verification, dealer delivery sheet, Shelby billing/delivery report, and a complete ownership history. There is also extensive photo documentation of the restoration. This 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H appears to be an authentic car with a documented history — and one of 1,002 “Rent-a-Racer” models produced for 1966.


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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 11:14:01 PM »
Thanks for sharing - one that I didn't have pictures of

Ca plates are a little deceiving IMHO but its not like others have not added them to cars later in life in hopes that it somehow improves something.

Looks like good documentation and a fair amount of pictures. Hope the owner gets out of the car what their looking for
« Last Edit: October 16, 2021, 12:14:08 AM by J_Speegle »
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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 12:02:16 AM »
"Noooooo!  Don't sell me!  After all these years?"
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2021, 01:16:45 PM »
Interesting welded rear traction bar brackets.
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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2021, 05:36:57 PM »
Ca plates are a little deceiving IMHO but its not like others have not added them to cars later in life in hopes that it somehow improves something.

Before California allowed retro-fitting the 60's style yellow on black plates, the phrase "CA black plate" meant something.  True, today, it does not mean much at all, unless the owner can back it up with all of the yearly renewal stickers.

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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 05:48:35 PM »
Before California allowed retro-fitting the 60's style yellow on black plates, the phrase "CA black plate" meant something.  True, today, it does not mean much at all, unless the owner can back it up with all of the yearly renewal stickers.

Of course the renewal stickers can be there on any used plate taken from the original car so not sure how good an indicator is. I first start with the sequence and where the car was delivered to at least rule out many as a start. But when a car is documented like many of our Shelby's are as to where they were delivered, and later sold (including dates) to that often helps allot like in this case.
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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2021, 09:57:33 AM »
Bid to $130,000.00 by 10/25/21. 

I am not familiar how the Hemmings Auction works, but I assume it didn't meet reserve, because it is now for sale at $154,000.00

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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2022, 09:57:55 AM »
6S955 is now listed on Bring A Trailer.

Link: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1966-shelby-mustang-hertz-gt350h-12/

Auction description:

This 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H is number 955 of approximately 1,000 examples produced for the model year and was delivered new to Muldon Motor Company of Pensacola, Florida. The car was part of a partnership between Ford and the Hertz car rental company and is finished in candy apple red with gold stripes over a black interior. Power is provided by a replacement HiPo 289ci V8 paired with a three-speed C4 automatic transmission. Features include a four-barrel carburetor, PerTronix electronic ignition, hood and side scoops, latch-and-link harnesses for both occupants, 14″ Magnum 500-style wheels, front disc brakes, a dash-mounted tachometer, an AM radio, and rubber floor mats. The car was rotisserie refurbished under previous ownership and was acquired by the seller in 2013. This GT350H is offered with a letter from SAAC, a copy of the Shelby order sheet, memorabilia, parts documentation, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

The car was refinished under previous ownership in red with gold stripes. Features include chrome bumpers, a hood scoop, quarter windows, and side scoops. The paintwork and exterior trim are shown up close in the photo gallery below.

Chrome-finished 14″ Magnum 500-style wheels wear Hertz “Sports Car Club” center caps and are mounted with Coker Classic Goodyear white-letter tires. Braking is provided by Kelsey-Hayes front discs and rear drums.

The cabin features front bucket seats trimmed in black vinyl and a folding rear bench with textured inserts. A Ford-branded AM radio is mounted in the center of the dashboard and additional equipment includes 3-inch lap belts, crank windows, and rubber floor mats.

The three-spoke steering wheel fronts a 140-mph speedometer, auxiliary gauges, and a dash-mounted tachometer. The odometer shows 67k miles, approximately 3,200 of which have been added by the seller.

The replacement 289ci Windsor V8 has been fitted with a four-barrel carburetor and PerTronix electronic ignition. An oil change was performed in December 2021.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a C4 three-speed automatic transmission and a 9-inch rear axle.

A copy of the order sheet for Hertz Corporation indicates optional equipment and a total price of $3,792. A serial number verification letter from Shelby American Automobile Club and a copy of the 2016 Art of the Mustang book which features this Shelby will accompany the car.


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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2022, 10:27:11 AM »
Should we assume the present condition is the "concours" restoration noted in the registry?
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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2022, 12:08:57 PM »
Before California allowed retro-fitting the 60's style yellow on black plates, the phrase "CA black plate" meant something.  True, today, it does not mean much at all, unless the owner can back it up with all of the yearly renewal stickers.

Of course the renewal stickers can be there on any used plate taken from the original car so not sure how good an indicator is. I first start with the sequence and where the car was delivered to at least rule out many as a start. But when a car is documented like many of our Shelby's are as to where they were delivered, and later sold (including dates) to that often helps allot like in this case.
.     Old service records/registration cards/smog check records,etc. are also a good way to tell how long long a particular car has had the plates as well…. ;)

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Re: 6S955 - Hemmings Auction
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2022, 12:16:04 PM »
I found this site with more information on the car.  Many restoration photos too.

https://myshelbygt350.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15094044&siteId=14208784&locale=en-US

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2022, 02:05:23 PM »
Must have been a very rusty car based on all of the firewall ,floor pan etc.panel replacement . What with what looks like good workmanship skills and with apparent historical details attempted to recreate, it is a shame that the restorer didn't have better factory build technique knowledge. A lot of big mistakes can be seen in the pictures for those wanting original details. He was proud of his work which the pictures showcase but he didn't know what he didn't know. That is why this forum and others are invaluable to those needing insight for historical build techniques.
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