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speaking of lost Shelbys;

Originally a white-with-blue-stripes ’65 Shelby, car #48 was pulled and repainted in Hertz black and gold for presentation to Hertz rental company. The car eventually was pressed into rental service in the New York area before being sold to the public after the program ended. The whereabouts of the car today are unknown, but it would be the only carryover ’65 Shelby in the Hertz lineup.
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2023, 02:57:49 PM »
Good question.  I never knew that there was a Hertz carryover. The car seems to have fallen off of the face of the Earth since 1967.  Intriguing to speculate what happened.
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2023, 07:24:26 PM »
Parked next to JM's car?
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023, 07:59:58 PM »
Good question.  I never knew that there was a Hertz carryover. The car seems to have fallen off of the face of the Earth since 1967.  Intriguing to speculate what happened.

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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2023, 08:30:49 PM »
It’s in a warehouse  with  100 vintage uncompleted cobra chassis……. :o

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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2023, 10:41:53 PM »
Parked next to JM's car?

possibly could be, I have always said that JMs car got recycled
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2023, 08:30:41 AM »
It’s in a warehouse  with  100 vintage uncompleted cobra chassis……. :o

LMAO now that is funny
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2023, 10:59:47 AM »
# 048
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2023, 02:21:21 PM »
# 048
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2023, 10:40:19 PM »
could this be car #048 in the earliest Hertz advertising  ?
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2023, 06:38:12 PM »
This is why we think this prototype Shelby Hertz # 048 is extremely  valuable :

First prototype presented to the Hertz Corporation in November 1965 for their Herzt Rent a Racer program

This commences the Ford  Shelby Hertz program

First Shelby to be converted into a Hertz rental car

First carryover for 1966

This is number 1 of the total 1,001 1966 GTHs

First Hertz four speed car

Was originally white,  repainted to the Hertz black and gold colors

Should have all the particular items of all 1965s but is a 1966 Hertz

Did we miss anything to make it the most valuable ?

Again all others, move over if this unicorn is ever found and goes to auction









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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2023, 06:13:41 AM »

" The first 252 1966 GT350s are known as “Carry-over” or “Left over” cars as they are 1965 chassis built into 1966 model year cars by Shelby, and as a result, a unique blend of 1965 and 1966 features. Today these carry over cars are the most desirable 1966 production GT350s and have a devout following. "
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 1965-66 Shelby GT350 Hagerty Media
https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/your-handy-1965-66-shelby-gt350-buyers-guide/#:~:text=The%20first%20252%201966%20GT350s
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Re: where is the lost 1965 / 66 Shelby Hertz GT350 car # 48 prototype ?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2023, 08:43:03 PM »
More information on this "unicorn"

Shelby Mustang History: 1966 GT350H The Starting Grid
https://www.diyford.com/shelby-mustang-history-1966-gt350h-starting-grid/
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