What is there not to love about the 1966 Shelby GT350 Hertz edition? This beauty was designed and trimmed with Hertz Corporation colors of black and gold were built with this color scheme. This super beauty was pitched to Hertz for use in their rental program for the Sports Car Club. The Shelby is world renowned for its sporty design and performance.
The Shelby GT350 features a V8 engine with a 4736 displacement. A Borg Warner T-10 4 speed manual transmission was perfect for this car, and it had the loud and powerful roar you expect from a sport engine. When Hertz decided to promote this car it was presented as a “rent a racer”. This was a great way to build additional interest in the Shelby Mustang combination.
One of the features that made this vehicle a spectacular find was the dual point distributor. It was truly designed with the racer in mind. Although the car is far from being a comfortable drive, it is an excellent addition that any collector and avid car fan would love to have in their collection.
The Shelby GT350 Hertz edition uses a recirculating ball steering system. This operates differently from the standard Rack and Pinion steering, but recirculating ball steering is still quite common in many SUVs and trucks on the market today.
The steel and fiberglass body sits atop a unibody build. The suspension in the front has unequal arms with coil springs and adjustable tube arms. The 1966 Shelby also features an anti-sway bar. The rear suspension, in contrast operates with live axle, multi-leaf springs. It also features tube shocks.
Above all, the 1966 Shelby GT350 Hertz edition was known for performance. In its prime, it could go from 0 – 60 in 7.3 seconds and turned in quarter mile speeds of 15.6 seconds at 94 mph. The top speed was 124 mph at 7000 rpm.