DETROIT -- Ford dealers will get a retail version of the Shelby GT-H -- the
325-horsepower Hertz Mustang rent-a-racer announced at the New York auto
show in April.
The retail car will be called the Shelby GT and will be available for the
2007 model year, say Ford dealers who were told about the car at dealer
meetings last week in Las Vegas. Ford executives also told dealers that
production versions of the Ford Fairlane and Lincoln MKS concept vehicles
are on their way.
Volume numbers for the new Shelby GT haven't been finalized, but Ford plans
to distribute at least a few thousand, a Ford source said.
The Shelby GT will be available in black or white paint with silver stripes.
It will have similar features to the Hertz Mustang including hood pins and
special side scoops.
The cars will be finished at Carroll Shelby's shop in Las Vegas, the Ford
source said. That shop is making 500 units of the 2006 Shelby GT-H for