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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Shelby GT-H Ford Mustangs Now Available for Memorial Day Weekend

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Let’s admit it. Many of us would like to own a sleek, powerful, and rare pony car, but sometimes life gets in the way. The barriers are many—garage space, time, money, and of course the need to shlep around a larger family. 
 
As it did in 1966 however, car rental company Hertz is making that dream a reality for Americans through the rental of its all-new 2016 Shelby GT-H Ford Mustangs, and it all kicks off this Memorial Day Weekend.

Beginning on Saturday, interested Hertz customers can sign out one of the 140 Shelby GT-H cars available through the company’s Adrenaline Collection, and located at select airports around the country. Business travel (and vacation travel) just got a lot more exciting.

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Having debuted at this year’s New York International Auto Show, the 2016 Shelby GT-H Ford Mustangs celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hertz’s Rent-A-Racer program, which put Shelby GT350H pony cars in the hands of average Americans. All for just $17 a day and 17 cents a mile.

The modern day program is admittedly a bit pricier than its 1966 counterpart, but the Shelby recipe hasn’t changed too much. These third-generation Hertz Shelby Mustangs (the second-generation was launched in 2006) are prepped using standard 2016 Ford Mustang GTs as a starting point. Shelby then adds a Ford Performance exhaust, Ford Racing handling pack (sportier springs, dampers, and sway bars), as well as unique 19-inch wheels.

The modern cars also stay faithful to the previous Hertz Shelby Mustangs, complete with the signature black-and-gold double racing stripes, unique Shelby vented hood, and for the new cars, a carbon fiber splitter and spoiler.



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From looking at the online rental website, rental pricing tends to change depending on how long, when, and where you book a Shelby GT-H; that said, availability for these 140 rare cars looks to be pretty slim, at least for its Memorial Day Weekend debut.
 
Looking to rent? The rarified Ford Mustangs are available at 17 airports nationwide, including locations in North Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Michigan, Florida, Nevada, California, Tennessee, Arizona, and Washington.