I present my 1965 Mustang GT350H Hertz “Rent a Racer” Tribute
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
Raven Black with Black Interior
A Brief History as Follows:
From Wikipedia and From Hemmings
A tribute to the famous Shelby Hertz rental car deal where they were advertised as ``Rent-a-Racer`` cars. “The deal with the Hertz Corporation to offer ~1,000 GT350s for rental that, after their rental-car lives were finished, were returned to Ford, refurbished, and sold to the public as "GT350H" models. The first 85 Hertz cars were available with four-speed manual transmissions and Hertz advertised them as "Rent-a-Racer" cars. Most Hertz cars were black with gold LeMans stripes and rocker panel stripes, although a few were white with blue stripes. During the rental, these cars were sometimes used as production class cars at SCCA events or used at the drag strip for a weekend of fun and rumored to have been returned to Hertz with evidence of roll bars being welded in. When the Hertz cars were returned to Ford to be prepared for sale to the public, the high-performance parts were often ``lost`` (presumably at the manufacturer) before the final sale. Classic car collectors have seen the Shelby GT350-H Mustang become a highly sought-after vehicle. If you can find one of the 1,001 made today, it'll cost upwards of six figures - a far cry from the original $17 a day rental fee.”
This vehicle is a genuine A-Code numbers matching 289ci V8 – 10.0 Compression c/w 4 Barrel Carburetor originally produced 225 hp @ 4,800 RPM / Torque 305 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM. Originally came Raven Black paint, Black Trim, Air conditioning, Power Steering, and Std Brakes and an Automatic Transmission (Was told that the original dealer swapped out the Automatic for a 4-Speed Manual). This vehicle was imported from California in 2007 to Canada with an Original California Title (Which I have) so to import back to the US is a simple formality at the border. Note in photos, the photo of the vehicle in California. This vehicle passed a BC Motor Vehicle Inspection at 35,590 miles when imported in 2007. The current mileage is 38,754mi. The vehicle is a100% original body, no rust or vehicle repairs, and in pristine condition. You could own a True Classic Tribute at a fraction of the price of the original Hertz “Rent a Racer.” You will enjoy a five-speed and AC that was not available in the original vehicle.
R- San Jose, California assembly plant
09- Two door fastback
A- 289 CID V8 with 4 bbl carburetor
160444- Basic production number
BODY NUMBER PLATE DECODE
Body 63A- Two door fastback
Color A- Raven Black original exterior color
Trim 26- Black vinyl interior trim
Date 30L - November 30, build date
DSO 13- Domestic special ordered for the New York District
Axle 1- 3.00-1 ratio non-locking rear axle
Transmission 6- C4 dual range automatic original transmission
The body is completely rust free and was re-painted in Raven Black with gold GT 350H stripe package added. The striping was painted correctly flat to adjoining black and not painted as an overly. A Shelby GT-350 fiberglass hood was installed, added GT side scoops fitted, and clear rear vent windows
A GT-350 style dash with sweep speedometer, and Sunpro period correct gauges were installed. The steering wheel is a Shelby wood grained slotted wheel. A period correct racing M&R SFI rated lap belts are securely mounted. The AC works well blowing cold air. The stock AM radio has been retrofitted with modern technology AM/FM radio inside keeping the original looking face plate. All seats are on perfect condition with the rear Luggage Shelf freshly re-carpeted
The engine is the genuine A-Code numbers matching 289ci V8 – 225 HP. The engine was rebuilt in California in 2007 with new bearings at 010’ over at 35027mi. At the same time a new AC Pump was added along with new Starter, rebuild on Power Steering, Vehicle has Offenhauser Dual Port Aluminum Intake manifold, topped with Edelbrock Carb and Valve Covers with “Cobra” stamping. I purchased the vehicle in 2016 removed the top loader and the driveshaft, added a new Tremec 5 speed c/w new clutch / pressure plate and driveshaft. New dual exhaust with Flow Master Mufflers.
Suspension and Brakes:
The front suspension has the new big one-inch front sway bar. The front and rear suspension has new KYB Shocks. I have also installed new disk brakes up front and drums on rear including a new Master cylinder and Wilwood adjustable proportioning valve.
The Mustang developed in record time on a shoe-string budget, Ford introduced the 1965 Mustang at the World's Fair on April 17, 1964, to instant acclaim. Ford planned for 100,000 first-year sales, but dealers sold 22,000 on the first day. The Ford Mustang launched a whole new genre of automobiles, known as pony cars
This 1965 Mustang GT350H Tribute drives and sounds like a True Muscle Car Should.
You too can be part of the history with this Nov 30, 1964 build fastback.
Love the view out of the windshield (See photo)
This 1965 Mustang GT350H Tribute has lots of ponies (HP), it drives and sounds like a True Muscle Car should. Is one of finest 65 Mustangs around and attracts a lot attention at every car show it is entered in. You will be the hit as everyone thinks this is the real deal.