Purchased in 2008, the car was assembled from a rolling chassis. It has a "hipo" drive train, which was rebuilt in 2009 & includes most of the items on the original Shelby. In 1966, Shelby had 4 convertibles built to his specs, one for himself & the others for family & executives of Ford.
Very nice car, John! Can we see more pictures..? I suppose you know one of the origional cars was blue. .. Myself, I've already built a GT350H Fastback Clone about 17 years ago. I still own it. And I have recently picked up a 66 vert to build my own Shelby ragtop as well..I feel inspired..!! But funds are a major concern.. Being a contractor in California.. I am origionally from El Paso, Tx. Mabey we should move back..? This state is not now what it was.. Looking foward to some reply soon.? Thanks,.. Jack!
Thanks for your reply and the welcome!! I saw a feature on a red and gold Hertz car and I knew I wanted that color combo. And my car is an automatic so I assumed that a later colored hertz car would work nicely for that. Funny thing though after building the car myself it became known a the 49er car. And being origionaly from Texas I detested that team..! Now I have begun pulling for the 4ers and have gone to some games. But they still need more help than I can give them.. Back to the car...Another difficult thing about building the car was changing out the very nice origional black Pony Interior with air conditioning..For black 66 standard without air. But I had decided that I wanted the car to look as real as possible. Red oxide, Overspray, Undercarriage markings and all !! I even had a recked 66 parts car and changed every bolt that varied from 5-6 IE Fenders ect.. There are quite a few.. The only cosmetic variation from origional is the modern R-model front valence to help it run cooler. plus if it were available in 66 I believe Shelby himself would have used it.