Some opportunities you just can’t pass up. Being a gearhead of the Mustang persuasion, when offered a chance to "deliver"a 2006 Hertz Shelby GT-H Mustang to NorCal, it didn’t take much arm twisting.
The 2006 model is the reincarnation of the ’66 Shelby Mustang GT350H that you could rent from a participating Hertz location in 1966 for $17 a day and 17 cents a mile. Carroll Shelby persuaded the Hertz folk back then they needed to liven it up a bit so they took delivery of a total of 936 special edition GT350′s in Hertz company colors of black with gold stripes. This was the Mustang fastback which in its Ford incarnation came with the 271 horsepower Hi Performance 289. Shelby’s magic brought it up to 306 h.p. via a big 715 cfm carburator, Cobra high rise intake, Tri-Y headers and improved exhaust. Plus enhanced suspension bits, stiffer springs and shocks tostraighten curves and brake upgradesto bring some more "whoa" with the go. And of course, some cool gauges… Read More