My Car Quest

May 23, 2019

The H is for Hertz – 1966 Shelby GT 350H

by Mike -  Was the Shelby GT 350H really a good idea for Hertz? They bought 1,002 Shelby GT 350H cars for use in the Hertz rental fleet. As you can see in the advertisement below from July 1966 they were eager to rent them. They also pointed out … [Read more...]

Fake Cars Can Be A Big Problem In The Collector Car World

by Mike - When a classic car model reaches a value level where creating a fake car can be profitable then dishonest people may take dishonest action by passing off a fake as a real car. Barn Finds The growth in the "barn find" … [Read more...]

Do You Know The Answers To These Questions?

by Mike - Below are the DeLorean DMC-12, BMW M1 and Lotus Esprit Turbo sitting next to each other at the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance recently. What do these three cars have in common? 1965 and 1966 Shelby GT350 What is at least … [Read more...]

The Monterey Collector Car Auctions – My Thoughts

by Mike - I noticed a few things today when I was scanning the auction company web sites for the auctions at the upcoming Monterey Car Week, which is only seven weeks away. Below are the number of cars listed by auction company as of … [Read more...]

A 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang – A Double Digit Car

by Mike - In 1964 Ford asked Carroll Shelby to transform the Ford Mustang from a "secretary's car" into a race car. He did that and in 1965 the Shelby GT350 Mustang won the SCCA B/Production Class championship. There were 562 1965 GT 350s … [Read more...]

It’s Kind Of A Magical Car … This 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 R

by Mike - If you want a 1960s era race car this is the one to have. It is one of the very rare 1965 Shelby GT350 R code race cars. RM says this, Est. 450 bhp, 289/293 cu. in. OHV V-8, Holley 4756 “double pumper” 4V carburetor, … [Read more...]