2006 SHELBY GT-H CSM #002 - 186009Sold* at Las Vegas 2015 - Lot #736 2006 SHELBY GT-H CSM #002https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/186009/186009_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
2006 SHELBY GT-H CSM #002
Las Vegas 2015
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #736 - The Hertz Fun Collection was initiated in March 2006 to feature "fun-to-drive" vehicles such as the Nissan 350Z, PT Cruiser, Miata and Wrangler. In late 2005, Walt Seaman, vice president of Hertz Worldwide Fleet Operations, was looking for a special vehicle to be the focal point of the Fun Collection. The inspiration came from the 1966 Shelby GT350H, which was in the lobby of the Hertz Headquarters. He approached Ford Motor Company about producing 500 Mustang GT coupes as a 40th Anniversary of the GT350H "Rent A Racer" Program. The original thought was simply to do cosmetic changes, like the trademark gold stripes. Walt was not aware that Ford was already working with Shelby to develop some type of special car. Hertz, Shelby and Ford met, and in less than 90 days developed the Shelby GT-H Program. The car started as a black 2006 Mustang GT coupe. It was then shipped to Shelby in Las Vegas, where it received significant changes, such as a new front fascia, hood, side air scoops and a Ford Racing Performance Package. The parts used to modify the car were all Ford part numbered pieces, with the exception of the Shelby hood. For instance, the front fascia and side scoops were from a future Ford model called the "California Edition." This was important so that replacement parts would be readily available from Ford. The GT-H was introduced to the world at the New York Auto Show in April 2006. The used rental units were sold exclusively to Ford dealers at closed auctions. Shelby produced 496 automatic units for the Hertz rental fleet, of which 20 were purchased by Hertz executives and never rented. The other four units were stick-shift Mustang GTs with a factory 18" wheel Package (vs the 17" wheels on the automatics). The four 5-speed manual transmission units were never rented. CSM #06H001 went to Carroll Shelby. This car is CSM #06H002 and is owned by Walt Seaman. The other two went to Hertz vice presidents. The resale value of the GT-Hs is already increasing, because they are now owned by private individuals. Comes with Window Sticker and much original documentation, including MSO. 933 actual miles.
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