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Are they really "one-of-a-kind," as stated by Kruse on its official auction page, if there are 25 of them going up for auction on the same day? That's not to say getting one of the 500 Hertz Shelby Mustang GT-H Convertibles (sheesh, that's a mouthful!) that were built in 2007 is a bad thing, but nobody really knows if these vehicles will ever really gain in value over more pedestrian versions of Ford's iconic pony car like their forebears have. Rest assured, though, you are not going to be bidding the same $250,000 that collector Ron Pratte paid for serial #001. For reference, the last batch of rent-a-racers that were auctioned off managed about $33K per unit.

The car itself is powered by a 319-horsepower version of Ford's ubiquitous 4.6-liter three-valve V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission -- perfect for the kind of top-down summer cruising that these vehicles are likely to see. If you want one of the 25 going up for auction, they'll be at the Kruse Select Auction in Monterey, CA next week.

[Source: Kruse via Jalopnik]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      What are the cables on the hood for? I've always assumed they were in case of a latch-busting explosion under the hood.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I guess to hold the hood closed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks, in this case, as hoods shouldn't just fly open on production cars. The idea is that the hood has those pins as a secondary tie down in case the thing opens while you're driving. You pull the pins on the thing on top of the hood to open it. That is on race cars with sketchy hood mechanisms though, not on lightly modified (with paint!) production cars they make by the thousands.
      patwms123
      • 1 Year Ago
      oh and my shelby is signed and numbered ^_~
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is one of the only special edition mustangs that I actually liked.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, and they'll have another ONE HUNDRED of them at Auburn. Plus a handful from private sellers.

      Better hurry before someone buys all the used Mustangs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I live in Monterey, there are tons of those out here. I see one every day. I am also seeing the Hertz corvettes about twice a week. Its possible I'm seeing the same car with a different driver though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yay for buying used rental cars at inflated prices!
        • 6 Years Ago
        to jdarby.

        I know. and I wont be bidding on them
        • 6 Years Ago
        who knows how badly they've been flogged...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks totally badass!

      Does anyone know ifthese are Zero mile models or rental used models. If there's no miles they may not be a bad deal.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, and they'll have another ONE HUNDRED of them at Auburn. Plus a handful from private sellers.

      Better hurry before someone buys all the used Mustangs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't worry there will be another special edition released next week.
      patwms123
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a shelby GT-H 2007 convertible black and gold for sale
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is actually one of the few variants that may increase in value after 30 years.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Probably not, it's not like Hertz is going to sell just a few of these things. But as far as the innumerable variants of the mustang go, this will probably place near the top in terms of value, that's true. But increase? I doubt it.
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