A total of 500 coupes were built for rental through select Hertz locations in the United States during 2006 and 2007. On March 31, 2007, an agreement was announced to build 500 convertible Shelby GT-H rental cars.

The Shelby GT is Born

The strong demand of the GT-H, from over 3,000 dealers and thousands of enthusiasts nationwide, led to the birth of the Shelby GT. Much like the GT-H, the Ford Shelby GT Mustang continued where its predecessors left off almost 40 years ago.

Powered by Shelby and Ford Racing Performance Parts, the Ford Shelby GT boasted out-of-this-world handling, stick-to-the ground cornering and dust-the-competition acceleration. The pony car was equally at home on the track, a daily commute or out on the town. Each limited edition convertible and coupe has a serial number that is recorded in an official Shelby factory registry. Unlike the GT-H, both manual and automatic transmissions were available in the Shelby GT.

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The King of the Road Returns

In 1968, Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Company made the Mustang the “King of the Road” with the GT500KR. Shelby, SVT and Ford Racing have returned the Mustang to its throne with the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR. A car for the hardcore, it boasts even more horsepower, tighter suspension and bolder looks. The Ford Shelby GT500KR was built for the 2008 and 2009 model years only and was sold through Ford dealers in select markets worldwide.

Total Performance Reborn

In the 1960s, Shelby offered a myriad of parts to step up the prowess of their Mustang. Four decades later, Shelby Automobiles and Ford Racing teamed up again to give Shelby GT500, Mustang GT and Shelby GT owners the opportunity to customize their muscle cars. Installed by the Shelby factory, parts such as superchargers can turn up the wick on these cars to put them it in the world’s elite performance club.

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