1966 Shelby Mustang

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Overview


Hertz exclusively owned 1,000 GT 350Hs and they came with gold stripes, except for early white Hertz cars which were produced with blue stripes. They came standard with chrome Magnum 500 wheels and the majority of them had the auto transmission.


Functional rear quarter-panel scoops were added to the '66 Shelby, and the stock Mustang air extractor louvers were now replaced with windows.

Hertz exclusively owned 1,000 GT 350Hs and they came with gold stripes, except for early white Hertz cars which were produced with blue stripes. They came standard with chrome Magnum 500 wheels and the majority of them had the auto transmission.

Only some of the '66 Shelbys came with completely steel hoods instead of the previous year's fiberglass/steel support hoods. The stock Mustang gas cap from '65 was replaced with a GT 350 cap.

Rear exiting exhaust systems were now employed replacing the side-exit exhausts from '65. The cars produced with the 3-speed auto came with a Ford 600 cfm carb, replacing the Holley 715.

Added to the options list were Koni shocks, Detroit Locker diff, as well as wood-rimmed steering wheel. More wheels were also available. Standard wheels on the later cars were silver painted 14in Magnum 500s, but the Hertz cars came with chrome versions.

Only six convertibles were produced, but none were offered to the public. All came with auto transmissions and air conditioning. The side scoops, however, were not functional.

In April of '66, the Paxton supercharger was listed as an option.

Production Numbers


GT 350 1,368
GT 350H 1,001
GT 350 Drag Cars 4
GT 350 Convertible 4
Total Production 2,377

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
289ci V8 289ci 1x4bbl 306 at 6000 rpm 329 lb-ft at 4200 5.7 sec 14.5 sec at 98 mph

Transmission


  • 4-Speed Manual
  • 3-Speed Automatic (H)

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Wimbledon White
Saphire Blue
Raven Black
Candy Apple Red
Ivy Green

Interior

Black

OEM Brochures


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