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Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H Convertible 2008

Lightning has struck once more, the Ford Shelby GT-H "Rent-A-Racer" software from Ford Motor Company, Shelby Automobiles and The Hertz Corporation has lower back with a unique run of convertible variations of the overall performance-changed Ford Mustang GTs for hire solely thru Hertz. Unveiled and offered for $250,000 at the block on the Barrett-Jackson Auction in West Palm Beach, Fla., the groups introduced that about 500 convertibles, a primary for the GT-H software, might be to be had thru the Hertz Fun Collection at pick out airport places in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Hawaii, later this year. Proceeds of the sale will advantage the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation.

The Shelby GT-H Mustang software changed into released in 2006 to commemorate a plan through Carroll Shelby and The Hertz Corporation in 1966 to assist positioned excessive-overall performance, unique-version Shelby Mustang coupes into the palms of racing enthusiast-minded apartment clients. Ford provided the brand new Mustangs with V-eight engines and automated transmissions at the same time as Shelby brought greater overall performance and style. Hertz gave the general public get entry to to a completely unique using revel in. Those Shelby GT-H Mustang coupes are being retired from the fleet, and are withinside the procedure of being auctioned off to Ford dealers. Some of the early GT-H coupes to attain public sale have finished impressively excessive prices - withinside the variety of $60,000-$90,000 - which underscores the desirability of the Shelby GT-H software.

The software changed into so famous that Shelby, Ford and Hertz have once more teamed as much as create the primary Shelby GT-H Mustang convertibles. The 500 motors might be constructed at Shelby Auto's facility in Las Vegas for transport to Hertz.

"The Ford Shelby GT-H changed into a lot a laugh to force that humans actually begged us for greater," stated Carroll Shelby, CEO of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. "The Mustang software by no means stands still, so we created a Ford Shelby GT-H convertible that offers humans some other specific using revel in. It's a proper American pony automobile that can provide outdoors motoring."

Hertz Fun Collection

Highlighting its role as a pacesetter at U.S. airports withinside the entertainment automobile apartment market, Hertz's Fun Collection functions motors tailored for tourists in search of thrilling using studies. The Fun Collection, with motors that may be reserved through particular make and model, provides greater leisure to the using revel in as every automobile comes geared up with SIRIUS (Nasdaq: SIRI) Satellite Radio.

The 2008 Ford Shelby GT-H Mustang convertible might be to be had at pick out airport places that characteristic the Hertz Fun Collection which include Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Maui and Honolulu, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

"We're excited to be imparting a unique version Shelby GT-H Mustang convertible," commented Joe Nothwang, Executive Vice President and President of the Americas and Pacific for Hertz. "Customer response to ultimate year's Shelby GT-H Mustang changed into so fine that we felt it most effective herbal to provide but some other unique automobile thru Hertz's Fun Collection. Once once more, clients can revel in the joys of renting a excessive-overall performance automobile that offers the maximum in using studies at the same time as including a touch of a laugh with its open roof capabilities."

Consumers can check-out the Shelby GT-H convertible with the intention to be on show withinside the SIRIUS sales space, sales space CP-9 (Crystal Palace 9), on the New York International Auto Show April 6 - 15, 2007.

With the addition of the Shelby GT-H Mustang Convertible, Hertz now gives 14 Fun Collection motors that may be especially reserved. More than 40,000 Fun Collection motors are to be had at about 20 most important airport places withinside the United States.

Shelby Styling

Like its 2006 Shelby GT-H Mustang coupe, the 2008 convertible might be immediately recognizable. Clad in black outside paint activate with gold "Le Mans" twin racing stripes and "Shelby GT-H" rocker stripes, every will put on a Hertz Edition logo at the the front fenders and characteristic Hertz Shelby GT-H sill plates. A numbered sprint badge with Carroll Shelby's signature might be withinside the cockpit.

The Shelby GT-H Mustang convertible might be geared up with a completely unique hood with pins and a brushed aluminum grille with strolling horse logo. A specific the front fascia with included decrease grille, in addition to a hard and fast of frame aspect scoops might be incorporated. The GT-H's 18-inch black aluminum wheels might be shod with P235/55ZR18 overall performance rubber. To supply the auto extra stiffness, a elegant mild bar and supplemental bracing can also be brought to the convertible.

Thundering Ponies

Ford Racing Performance Group's Power Pack (FR1) will kick up the 4.6L V-eight/Five-velocity computerized transmission powertrain to 319 horsepower. To positioned that greater energy to the ground, the Ford Shelby GT-H will characteristic the Ford Racing Handling Pack (FR3) which include unique-tuned dampers, reducing springs, sway bars and a strut tower brace - plus a 3.55:1 ratio rear axle meeting for added off-the-line acceleration.

"Any Mustang touched through Carroll Shelby has a head begin on turning into a legend, and a exceptionally applicable collectible, however they may be all designed to be seen, heard and pushed hard" stated Cisco Codina, institution vice president, Ford North America Marketing, Sales and Service. "That's why call for is so excessive in our showrooms, and at the public sale block."

With general manufacturing anticipated to variety most effective 500 devices solely for Hertz apartment fleets, this unique-version Shelby GT-H Mustang convertible will supply Hertz clients a simply unique using revel in.

"This GT-H task changed into a super achievement and call for for the attractive pony automobile led Shelby Autos and Ford to provide a retail model to the general public," stated Amy Boylan, president, Shelby Automobiles Inc. "Working collectively with Ford and Hertz, we look ahead to developing records with the primary Shelby GT-H Mustang convertible. This automobile will supply the seems and overall performance anticipated of a excessive-overall performance Shelby-ized Ford Mustang. It will supply Hertz clients the possibility to revel in an extraordinary muscle automobile with actual top-down using excitement."

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  • Color
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$60,000 - $80,000


  • No. 194 of 500 produced
  • 26,442 original miles
  • 4.6L V-8 engine
  • Whipple supercharger
  • Professionally converted to a 5-speed manual transmission
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power windows, locks and driver's seat
  • AM/FM/CD stereo
  • Power convertible top
  • Roll bar
  • Black with Gold striping
  • 18 inch Black alloy wheels

When the Shelby GT-H “rent-a-racer” coupe of 2006 proved wildly popular among both renters and collectors, Hertz and Shelby American decided to raise the fun factor for 2007 by offering the second year of the Hertz Shelby as a convertible. Like 2006, only 500 were built by Shelby American for rental in major markets to qualified renters. No. 194 of the 500 produced, this convertible is uniquely equipped. Showing only 26,442 miles, the black and gold GT-H’s 4.6L three-valve V-8 has been updated with a Whipple supercharger, and the automatic transmission has been replaced by a 5-speed manual, both of these modifications performed by a Ford technician. More than simply gold stripes on black paint, the 2007 Shelby GT-H featured a number of performance and visual upgrades. Starting life as new GT convertibles with leather upholstery, black alloy 18-inch wheels and California Special front fascia, the cars were delivered to the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas, where two-man production teams converted the V-8 Mustangs into Shelbys, starting by updating the exterior with a vented “deep-draw” hood with click-pins, a handsomely plain grille with the running-horse badge offset on the driver’s side, a convertible light bar and bold Shelby block letters on the trunk lid. Functionally, each 2007 Shelby GT-H was equipped with Ford Racing’s Handling Pack that added a strut-tower brace, larger sway bars, lowered springs and firmer ride tuning. Low-restriction Ford Racing mufflers and an X-shape crossover pipe provided the growl, while 3:55:1 rear gearing supplied improved torque multiplication. A Ford Racing cold-air kit and tuning upped the factory horsepower rating to 325 HP, but that is a non-factor for this GT-H convertible that pumps out much more with its Whipple supercharger and low-restriction air cleaner. Like all 2007 Hertz Shelbys, this unique 5-speed, supercharged car is equipped with an AM/FM/CD stereo, power convertible top and power windows, door locks and driver’s seat.