On the 4th anniversary of the GT350H program, Modded Mustangs covered the production and subsequent shipment of 500 Shelby Mustang GT-H (aka Rent-a-Racer) Mustangs being shipped to selected Hertz rental locations across the country. We would like to inform you there was a mistake made. Only 499 of them were actually shipped.
One GT-H was spared, and is likely to be the lowest mileage GT-H to be auctioned off (Hertz plans to auction all GT-H models after approximately 16k – 18k miles). The 2006 Shelby GT-H edition Mustang was auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson auctioneer “Spanky”, Carroll Shelby, and Edsel Ford at the annual ‘Gathering of Eagles’ fundraiser. The winning bid? A cool $250,000.
“Ford Motor Company’s support of EAA and its programs, in partnership with Hertz and Shelby Automobiles, is supplying a truly dazzling addition to this year’s Gathering of Eagles auction,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. “Aviation enthusiasts enjoy performance both in the air and on the ground, and the Shelby GT-H Mustang was a spectacular highlight of the evening.”
“Being the first to auction the new GT-H is history in the making and we felt this was an incredible opportunity for Ford and EAA AirVenture Oshkosh,” said Jill Fannon, manager of Ford Events. “Ford wanted to do something special to support EAA’s programs that build aviation’s future, and what better way than with the hottest Mustang on the street.”