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This Half-Finished Mustang Shelby GT350H Project Car Is One Serious Barn Find

Road & Track logo Road & Track 6 days ago Brian Silvestro

Considering these things are worth nearly $150,000 in good condition, we'd say this is an impressive discovery.

Considering these things are worth nearly $150,000 in good condition, we'd say this is an impressive discovery.
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We've seen plenty of barn finds, but this has to be one of the coolest. It's a real, actual 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H "Rent-a-Racer" fastback that looks to have been stored in a garage for over 30 years, recently unearthed by a reader over at BarnFinds.com

BarnFinds.com was nice enough to let us use some of the photos of the car, which, as they speculate, looks to have been in some sort of wreck, and was in the middle of a restoration or repair. Some of the panels are a bit damaged, the right rear quarter window is missing, and the driver's side door is a different color entirely. At some point it seems the car was abandoned, and it's been sitting ever since.

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The GT350H was a purpose-built special edition GT350 designed to be offered by the Hertz rental company as one of its fleet cars. The goal was to get potential buyers for the normal GT350 behind the wheels to test it out before they committed to purchasing one. It came in one color scheme: Black with dual golden stripes, and stripes on either side. It made 306 horsepower and 329 lb.-ft. of torque from a Shelby-built Cobra 289 cubic-inch V8. Remember, this was 1966, so these were some serious numbers, especially from a rental car. Just over 1000 examples were built, but who knows just how many remain.

Hagerty estimates the average value for a genuine GT350H is around $143,000, which is a whole lot. Barn Finds wasn't able to get much info out of the person that supplied the pictures, but hopefully, this Mustang will get restored, and go to a good home. We'd love to see the finished product. Guess we'll just have to wait and see if it gets brought back to its former glory.

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