30 July 2019, By Mater Lotteries

About the Mustang Shelby GT Heritage Package

2 min read

The Mustang has close to the richest history of any car currently in production. But with history comes some confusion. So the team here at Mater Cars for Cancer have put together some answers to the most common questions about the Mustang Shelby.

What’s the difference between a Ford Mustang and Mustang Shelby?

The difference is one man – Carroll Shelby. If any car includes the name ‘Shelby’, it’s because this automotive genius was in some way involved.

In the ‘60s, this former F1 driver entered the automotive production space. His first challenge was to find a motor for AC’s Cobra. This was a British sports car that had everything going for it, except an engine.

Being the typical Texan he was, he decided that Ford’s monstrous V8 would be a fine fit for the plucky British convertible, and what became known as the AC Cobra (occasionally Shelby Cobra) was born.

Shelby turned his attention to Ford’s production line and refined a version of the Ford Mustang. His efforts were rewarded with his name being included in the name – the world’s first Shelby Mustang.

Sadly, Carroll passed away in 2012. But to honour his work bringing high-performance racing pedigree to commercial vehicles, his name is still used on select vehicles in the range.

So technically a Shelby Mustang is a Ford Mustang, but that doesn’t quite do justice to this motoring maestro.

What is the Mustang Shelby GT-H?

In the ‘60s, Ford and Shelby made a deal with Hertz Rent-a-Car to produce a select range of their Shelby Mustang GT models and rent them through the “Rent-a-Racer” promotion. Those vehicles all featured the classic black paint, jet black interior, and gold Le Mans stripe.

In 2006, the H stopped standing for ‘Hertz’ and started standing for ‘Heritage’. The latest releases of the Shelby Mustang GT-H have been an homage to their ‘60s ancestor, but they haven’t been available in the same rental regards.

The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT-H is available for purchase today with the same paintwork as the ‘60s version – the black finish, black interior, and gold stripe.

How can I score my own Shelby Mustang GT-H?

The Shelby Mustang GT-H has a whopping 10-speed transmission and 522kW of raw power from the supercharged 5.0L V8 engine.

But why buy one when you could win one?

By purchasing a ticket, you not only go in the draw to win a 2019 Mustang Shelby GT-H as well as up to $45,000 in cash and/or gold bullion*, but the proceeds help to raise much needed funds for ground-breaking research, exceptional care and education at Mater Brisbane.

In 2018, the Mater Foundation was able to provide $13.6 million for researching a variety of health issues. And with your help in 2019, we’re hoping to do even better. Read all a about how your support makes a difference here.

Buy your tickets today and go in the running to win this legendary Mustang!

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*Cash (up to the maximum value permitted by legislation under the laws of the State that the winner resides in); and gold bullion for any remaining balance.