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Shelby, Hertz team up on throwback Mustang

Forty years ago the only way to get behind the wheel of a 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H special-edition was to visit your local Hertz car rental store, sign on the dotted line (this would have been a great time to pay extra for the rental insurance), and drive away to the nearest racetrack.

Though there is little evidence any of the cars actually made it to the track, that is not stopping Ford, Shelby and Hertz from reigniting the urban myth with 500 black-and-gold 2006 Shelby GT-H modelsódebuting at the New York show and available later this year as Hertz rental cars only. The GT-H gets a boost from the Ford Racing Performance Parts bin, resulting in a 20-hp, 10-lb-ft increase in power from the 4.6-liter V8 (up to 325 hp and 330 lb-ft).

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