The Best Rental Cars in Hertz | CarBuzz


Hertz’s history dates back to 1918 when it was founded as Rent-a-Car Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. Its first fleet consisted of 12 Ford Model T cars, which increased in 600 years to 600 rental vehicles. John D. Hertz, owner of Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company, purchased Rent-a-Car in 1923 and renamed it Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System. Three years later, Hertz sold the business to General Motors. Since then, it has been bought by John Hertz, then Ford before falling under the control of the Clayton, Dubilier & Rice consortium. Now that the car rental giant has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Hertz’s future is unclear.Over the decades, Hertz has grown into a huge global company. To advertise and attract more customers, he started playing with specialty cars in 1963. Later in the 1960s, Hertz also introduced his legendary “Rent-a-Racer” program, which was recently resurrected in 2016. Now that we can say goodbye to Hertz, we thought we should pay tribute by highlighting our favorites of the special cars that Hertz has rented to customers.


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