Carroll Shelby Foundation to Auction 2016 Prototype Shelby GT-H at Barrett-Jackson Mohegan Sun Auction

  • All-new 2016 Shelby GT-H prototype to be auctioned during
    Barrett-Jackson Mohegan Sun Auction, with proceeds benefiting Carroll
    Shelby Foundation
  • Shelby GT-H combines great performance in classic Shelby and Hertz
    livery
  • Shelby GT-H celebrates 50th anniversary of Ford ShelbyHertz
    GT350-H “Rent-A-Racer”

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carroll
Shelby Foundation
will auction the 50th anniversary Ford
Shelby GT-H prototype at the inaugural Barrett-Jackson
Mohegan Sun Auction in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Friday, June 24,
2016. Proceeds will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation, dedicated to
providing medical assistance and educational opportunities for children
and young people. Aaron Shelby, grandson of company founder Carroll
Shelby, will drive the car on the block.


The winning bidder of the Shelby GT-H prototype – selling at No Reserve
– will own a unique piece of history. The car debuted hanging on the
wall of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center during the 2016 New York
Auto Show.

“Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz made history when they
collaborated on their first Mustang-based car 50 years ago,” said Joe
Conway
, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Shelby
American, Co-Trustee of the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Board member
of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Not only does the 2016 Shelby GT-H
mark the 50th anniversary of the original 1966 Shelby Hertz
‘Rent-A-Racer’, it is the prototype for the newest generation car. This
is a rare opportunity to own a very special collector car and help fuel
the charity that Carroll Shelby founded.”

In 1966, Carroll Shelby approached Hertz with a unique opportunity to
put customers in the driver’s seat of high-performance special edition
Shelby’s. A collaborative effort, Ford supplied the new Mustangs, Shelby
added extra performance and style and Hertz gave the public access to a
unique driving experience. The three companies repeated the formula with
the Shelby GT-H program in 2006 and again in 2016 with the 50th
anniversary edition car.

“The Shelby GT-H represents a significant part of Shelby American’s
heritage as well as Carroll’s legacy,” said Neil
Cummings
, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Carroll
Shelby Licensing, Co-Trustee of the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Board
member of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “The Carroll Shelby Foundation
is pleased to work with great partners like Shelby American, Ford Motor
Company and Hertz to further Carroll’s vision to help kids.”

Based on the popular design of the Ford Mustang GT, the limited-edition
2016 Shelby GT-H was unveiled as part of a special 50 year celebration
during the New York Auto Show. In addition to the iconic Shelby and
Hertz livery, the car features a very classic, muscular look with more
performance capabilities.

“Shelby American is proud to be a part of the magic of building this
prototype 2016 Shelby GT-H,” said Keith
Belair
, COO and CFO of Shelby American. “Our team not only provided
many of the parts, but the time and labor to build this 50th
Anniversary edition Shelby GT-H. It will be exciting to see this
one-of-a-kind Shelby cross the block during Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural
Mohegan Sun auction in Connecticut to benefit the Foundation and the
young people they support.”

Sporting the iconic black and gold Shelby and Hertz livery, the 2016
Ford Shelby GT-H is instantly recognizable. Each Shelby GT-H will wear
black exterior paint, along with gold racing stripes, a hallmark of
Hertz vehicles dating back to the 1920s. In addition to Shelby’s
traditional “Le Mans” dual racing stripes, each car will sport a set of
rocker stripes that include special “Shelby GT-H” nomenclature.
Additional graphics include Hertz emblems on the front fenders, Hertz
Shelby GT-H sill plates and a numbered badge.

“I’m excited to be a part of this historic event,” said Aaron Shelby,
grandson of Carroll Shelby. “As a board member of the Carroll Shelby
Foundation, it’s extremely rewarding to see my grandfather’s legacy of
helping kids continue through the auction of the 2016 Shelby GT-H. I’m
confident he would have loved this car and what it represents for his
Foundation.”

From a performance standpoint, the Shelby GT-H receives a performance
cat-back exhaust courtesy of Ford Performance for that throaty sound
that will set this car apart as a Shelby Mustang GT-H. To put all of the
horsepower to the ground, the Ford Shelby GT-H also comes with the Ford
Racing Handling Pack, including special-tuned dampers, lowering springs,
sway bars and a staggered wheel kit that includes 19-inch aluminum
wheels wearing high performance Michelin rubber.

Under the hood, the Shelby GT-H sports Ford’s iconic 5.0 liter V8 motor.
To help with performance, the car is fitted with a unique
Shelby-designed vented hood, carbon fiber front splitter and rear
spoiler. Special badges appear in the front grille, rear faux gas cap
and trunk lid. Inside, Shelby GT-H logos are on the head restraint, sill
plates and floor mats.

“This auction will help the Carroll Shelby Foundation continue Carroll’s
legacy,” said Jenni Shreeves, Executive Director, Carroll Shelby
Foundation. “The money raised from this special Shelby will help provide
medical assistance and educational opportunities for children, young
people and those in need.”

Shelby American will build all 140 Hertz rental fleets cars at its
assembly facility in Las Vegas. The Ford Shelby GT-H’s will be available
for rent exclusively through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at select
locations in the United States. Join the Carroll Shelby Foundation,
Barrett-Jackson, Shelby American, Ford Performance and Hertz to make
history yet again and honor the legacy of Carroll Shelby.

For auction information, visit the Barrett-Jackson
website
or Facebook.

About The Carroll Shelby Foundation

The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and
automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena,
Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for
those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young
people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting
the Shelby Automotive Museum. For more information visit http://www.shelby.com.

Contacts

The Carroll Shelby Foundation
Aaron Cook, 214-520-3430
ACook@TPRM.com