With travel across the country being limited right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not a huge surprise to hear the Hertz has found itself in a pretty sticky situation. While the company attempts to navigate a bankruptcy filing, they have decided to sell off a huge swath of their rental fleet for a much needed capital injection. While a bunch of rental cars hitting the used car market might not sound exciting, the sales include a good number of Chevrolet Performance cars.
As the folks over at Jalopnik have pointed out, there are currently over 20 Hertz Edition C7 Corvette Z06’s listed for sale on Autotrader. The C7 Z06 might be old news when compared to the C8 model, but it remains a tremendously capable sports car thanks to the 650 horsepower 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8. That is especially true when you consider that most of these Hertz Edition Corvettes are listed for sale in the low $60,000-range – C8 money – with some higher-mileage examples asking for even less.
All of the Hertz C7 Corvette Z06’s listed on Autotrader are equipped with the 8-speed automatic, which is understandable considering their previous life as a rental car. The cars also carry a uniquely bright yellow paint job with black stripes, which is inspired by the Hertz logo. Don’t let the color trip you up however, as we all know how easily that can be changed with a wrap nowadays.
What the folks over at Jalopnik failed to mention however, is the fact that the Corvettes aren’t the only Chevrolet Performance cars Hertz is off-loading. A quick search on Autotrader shows that a number of Hertz Edition Camaro muscle cars have also been listed recently, in both SS and ZL1 trim. Unlike the C7 Z06’s, these Hertz Edition Camaros are far from stock. Both models have been tweaked by Hendrick Motorsports exclusively for Hertz, and feature some pretty slick custom touches.
The Hertz Edition Camaro SS features a cold air intake system and an upgraded cat-back dual exhaust system, which help bump the power output to 480hp. Inside there are unique headrests embroidered with the No. 24 logo & William Byron’s signature. The ZL1 models share the same interior treatments, but get a much larger boost in power thanks to the Callaway SC750 Supercharger Package. The result is 750 horsepower, or 110 more than the ZL1 comes with from Chevrolet. Both Camaro models wear a black and yellow paint scheme that is a bit more egregious than the one found on the Corvette.
We found a low-mileage example of the Hertz Edition Camaro SS listed for $50,299, which is pretty reasonable for a lightly-modified example. Should the ZL1 be more your speed, this 3,300 mile example is currently listed for only $77,849. Regardless of whether it is a Camaro or a Corvette, we don’t think you could go wrong buying one of these Chevrolet Performance cars from Hertz.