Between acquisitions 100,000 Tesla and 65,000 Polestars, Hertz will provide options for those who prefer to rent a battery electric way. But it seems the agency still has in mind. Last week, the yellow car rental company tweeted something very similar to the return of the famous Hertz Shelby Mustangs. Caption on Twitter: “Get ready to get behind the wheel of an American driving badge. We’ll bring something big to life on May 10. Let’s go!” Drawing current Mustang the hood is equipped with an aggressive trio of vents and a hood pin with the inscription “Shelby”. More revealing color the scheme is black with a pair of gold stripes running in the middle.

The black Mustang with two gold stripes, a hood on the hood and studs on the hood were the key identifiers of the Shelby GT350-H, which launched the infamous “Rental Racers” program in 1966. Hertz bought 1,000 customized Shelby Mustangs, which he called “an opportunity given to working-class people to rent a dream sports cars through Hertz. ”The program lasted one year, if repair costs increased the estimated profit and then some. The tenants not only raced on the cars, but also undressed them; there were stories about the return of cars with insufficient power Ford engines instead of K-code 306-horsepower 289-ci V8, with which the cars left the Hertz party. What’s even more innocent, some drivers aren’t used to what kind of pressure they have to put into racing brakes in the GT350-H, which has resulted in many tenants keeping other cars. They go for six digits auctionwhich above attracts a high rate $ 120,000 at the 2013 Mecum auction before the jewels soared.

There there were about ten more connections since then for exclusive Hertz fleets such as the Fun Collection and Adrenaline Collection, for example, two more launches of the Shelby GT-H Mustangs in 2006 and 2016, as well as Corvette ZHZ in 2008 and 2009. The most recent was between Hertz and Hendrick Motorsports in 2020, which resulted in a special edition Camaro ZL1 and Camaro SS in the Navy. The image on Twitter looks like a stream Shelby GT500 with a pair of extra vents and an inscription on the hood pins. However, the program has had some improved Mustang GTs, so it could be a GT given the front conversion. We will find out on Tuesday.

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