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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2007 Ford Shelby Mustang Hertz - One of 500 - 325hp 4.6L V8 - Iconic Black and Gold - Serial Number 07H044 - Future Collector Car - (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website, its possible that only some of our many photographs of this car are presented due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the photographs, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) The Rent-a-Racer idea of yesteryear came back 40 years after the first Hertz Mustangs were offered for rental. In 2007 the idea of offering a Hertz badged Mustang, that was modified from the factory specs of a Mustang GT came to fruition. The original Hertz Mustang catalog from 1966 mentioned that, These cars are available to business travelers who want a change in pace in motoring, by sports car owners away from home and by vacations who consider driving an enjoyable sport. Thats a pretty wordy explanation for such a unique program, that was wildly popular. To most car enthusiasts, a black Mustang finished with gold stripes and gold Shelby GT-H badges reminds them of the Hertz rent-a-racer cars, and Shelby GT350s and GT500s. The crazy idea of having a performance sports car that just anyone could rent from the famous Rental car company seemed to be something that wouldnt work. From a car enthusiasts standpoint, we are not surprised that the program was wildly popular. On the other hand it just seems odd that renting a high performance car to the average person was a good idea. Regardless, heres your chance to own one of the limited number Mustang Hertz cars with this 07 GT-H Shelby Mustang. On the exterior, the Gold stripes and Shelby GT-H badging give the game away that this is not your average Mustang. A further walk around the car reveals that in addition to the silver Hertz logos, the grille, exhaust pipes, 19 wheels, and a spoiler have been added to this unique pony car. Inside the car is a familiar Mustang interior, other than Shelby badging in a few places and a numbered Shelby plaque placed just above the radio. Fords 4.6L V8 has Ford Racings Power Pack installed to bump up the power 25 horsepower. Other changes to the V8 come in the form of a Ford Racing air intake, and free flowing exhaust. Not only did the engine end up with performance parts, but the suspension has been changed from the stock parts as well. Lowering springs that lower the car 1.5 have been added, an upper strut tower brace is easily visible under the hood, and 19 black wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich tires help get the power to the pavement. Being that these cars were built with the rental car business in mind, this Mustang has Fords 5-speed automatic transmission mated to the V8 and different rear end gears from the standard GT. 3.31:1 gears were replaced with 3.55:1 gears which are the same ratio as what was found in the Mach1 and Cobra in 2003 and 2004. This car is right up there for the 2007 Mustang lineup hierarchy of horsepower and performance factory options. The limited run, Shelby touches, and Hertz styling make this car unmistakable, and desirable. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
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