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« on: September 05, 2017, 08:25:12 AM »

This was in the trunk of my car when I got it in 1971. It is one of the original Hertz Center caps. The decal appears to be a clear thicker plastic with the words Sports Car Club and a checkered flag motif in black and Hertz in red background with black letter. The cap also seems to make a gold foil insert beneath the Hertz decal.
Has any one else seen one of these



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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 08:26:57 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 01:44:30 PM »

This was in the trunk of my car when I got it in 1971. It is one of the original Hertz Center caps. The decal appears to be a clear thicker plastic with the words Sports Car Club and a checkered flag motif in black and Hertz in red background with black letter. The cap also seems to make a gold foil insert beneath the Hertz decal.
Has any one else seen one of these
The red hertz background type is what is considered correct. That style has been reproduced by a few. Shelby Parts and Restoration (Jim C) is one shop that carries them for sale.

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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 01:49:48 PM »

Steve,

Thanks for sharing those pictures!


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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 03:10:50 PM »

The red hertz background type is what is considered correct. That style has been reproduced by a few. Shelby Parts and Restoration (Jim C) is one shop that carries them for sale.
I've gotten several sets from Jim, they are really really nice, but this is the only original? one ive ever seen. the fact that it seems to be made of two pieces, gold foil underlay and clear plastic top piece with the Hertz logo on it. I was just wondering if anyone else had seen one. I've seen a lot of the gold logo inserts and I've even had people argue that the ones on my car are wrong because they aren't gold  ( this is over and above the arguments with "experts" that it not a real Shelby because all Shelby's were 4 speeds not automatic )
Just wondering if anyone else has had one of these or even a gold original, if they exist.
Anyone on the forum rent back in the day and remember what the original caps looked like?

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 03:50:38 PM »

   Steve,
      I have original standard GT350 emblems that are the same way . Clear plastic covering over foil emblem. So few  cars have original emblems any more and service replacements ( read NOS over the counter) have been made "not assembly line correct" for OVER 40 years. People assumed the OTC parts were the same as SAI supplied. I say "not". IIRC I mentioned this to Bob and Jeff some years back and they had never heard of this style emblem. I held off on sending one of mine to them thinking it "might" have been an add on even though I have more than just four . Now I may have to send one for validation. It's all about turning the clock back and unfortunately 50 years have passed. Hard to "hook up" with the original vendor for the emblems ( IF they are even in business anymore). It "might" have been ACSCO , but I can't honestly remember.
   Thanks for posting your findings.
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 04:19:58 PM »

After reading Chuck Cantwell's book I think a lot of parts and pieces were not the same even from shift to shift. heck my car has one Impact and one Ray Brown seat belt. As for service replacement parts, working in a dealer back then and lots of "service parts" weren't like the originals in some cases, others were exactly like originals. it is amazing how even after 50 years we still find new things to talk about.
Still trying to track down the story on the painted inside rear view mirrors  (mine is red)

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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 05:11:21 PM »

I find all the variation with vendors and shifts interesting. Does anyone have info on the steering wheel cap for the 66? I heard the original vendor made a blank chrome surround and then installed a cobra emblem at Ford/San Jose?

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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 05:40:29 PM »

I have my original cap I'll look at it tomorrow

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 06:18:14 PM »

I have my original cap I'll look at it tomorrow

I have my original one too, it's got Fomoco and C6OA-3655-A on the back and another number I can't read without taking it apart. Let me know what you find Steve.

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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 07:18:43 PM »

Ive seen the Hertz emblems over the top of the stock GT350 cap decal

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 08:02:33 PM »

This is from a set of photos taken by a guy who rented a GT350H in summer 1966, he let me borrow and scan them...

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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 06:36:47 AM »

Dave,

Would love to see the pictures from the day the car was being rented by Hertz. Do you know which location that he rented from. Would be great to hear his impressions at the time.

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, 07:20:23 AM »

   The steering wheel cap is a '66 Fairlane part with a GT350 center in it. Probably done by the same vendor as the Fairlane part. They were not "made" at San Jose .

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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 09:04:08 AM »

Dave,

Would love to see the pictures from the day the car was being rented by Hertz. Do you know which location that he rented from. Would be great to hear his impressions at the time.

Thanks,

Dennis

Dennis,

The car was rented in Seattle. What I remember is the guy who took the photos and his buddies were so impressed with it they rented the same car twice. There are a couple of the photos already posted on the forum;

Engine compartment photo in this thread: http://saacforum.com/index.php?topic=14744.0

Red mirror mystery mentioned by Steve posted in this thread: http://saacforum.com/index.php?topic=36632.0

I'll post the others when I get home from work...

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