Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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2006 Ford Mustang Shelby GT H In September of 1965, Shelby American General Manager Peyton Cramer struck up a deal with Hertz to offer the 1966 GT350H Mustang as a rental car. The program was a clever one for Ford and Shelby as it worked to promote the Shelby Mustang to potential buyers. Thats right; if you were a Hertz Sports Car Club member back in 1966 (and 25 years of age), you could drive off the rental car lot in a performance 306hp Mustang fastback. Total cost: $17 a day and 17 cents a mile. Not a bad deal by todays standards and not a bad deal back then. Resurrecting the idea of Rent a Racer program Ford and Hertz teamed up with an offering not unlike 1966 where this time (2006) they produced 500 black and gold painted and badged GT350 H (for Hertz) cars for rental. They then sold these to the public. We give you for consignment a very nice very low mileage #177 of 500 examples from 06, and a two-owner car, the first being Hertz. Exterior With shades of OJ Simpson high stepping his way through the Newark airport, this gold striped black painted beauty with laser straight panels, pristine paint, and a rear spoiler we are now in Hertz rent a racer heaven. Front fog lamps, dual power sport mirrors, and premium painted cast aluminum wheels this car is all original, just like one you could get by stepping up to the counter. Integrated bumpers also sporting the ends of the gold stripes, give this car a low, mean look. The hockey stick cove is gone but is now mimicked by a bump out cove on the front of the rear quarters which butts up to a flat paneled door. Interior With a swing of the door we are met with black leather trimmed high backed sport buckets. The drivers seat is 6-way power and there is a split fold 2 plus 2 rear seat setup. A center console splits the buckets and houses a futuristic T handled cast aluminum shifter. Deep round gauges are attached to a center square cluster and have nice shiny bezels to highlight them in their black backgrounds. White backlight gives them a sense of glowing and make them pop out of the dash at you. This all original interior is in beautiful condition and could be showroom ready. Dont forget the Shaker audio system that has a 6-CD player and an aftermarket MP3 setup. Touchdown! Drivetrain The big 4.6 Liter 3 valve V8 is tucked into the clean engine bay. It is fed by electronic fuel injection and has a 5R55S 5-speed automatic transmission on back. For the pumpkin it is 8.8 inches and has 3.55 gears and TracLoc axle. Now thats what I call Juice! Undercarriage The consigner tells us this car was never driven in bad weather, and the undercarriage proves this true, with nary a drip mark underneath. Independent coil spring suspension is up front and there is 3-link rear suspension is seen. Power disc brakes are all around, and a dual exhaust works its way from front to rear. Drive-Ability With low mileage cars we dont like to fool around too much on the test drive, but we can report all is well with starting, idling, running fast and slow and the 5-speed automatic is smooth as a babys behind. Please stand for the National Anthem.... Number 177 of 500 2006 foray into the rental car biz, this GT350-H low mileage is a fantastic example 2 owner car. A piece of history if you will, showroom condition, well cared for and now could be your black and gold H fantasy. Hes at the 30, the 20, the 10, look at that S.O.B. go!!! VIN Decode 1ZVFT82H565226532 1ZV-Auto Alliance International, Ford Passenger Car F-Front Air Bags, Manual Belts T82-GT/SC Coupe H-4.6L V8 325hp 5-Check Digit 6-2006 5-AAI Flat Rock, MI Assy Plant 226532-Sequential Unit Number Door Sticker EXT PNT UA-Black INT TR KW-Dark Charcoal Leather AXLE CG-3.55 TracLoc TR L-5R55S 5 Speed Automatic
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