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The Cars => 1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H => Topic started by: s2ms on July 10, 2018, 02:22:30 PM

Title: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: s2ms on July 10, 2018, 02:22:30 PM
Re-posting these pics since the original thread was lost in the forum crash...

This Hertz was rented in Seattle in the summer of 66, the owner was kind enough to let me borrow and scan them. He said him and his buddies rented the same car twice.

Dave

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Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: gt350cs on July 10, 2018, 02:34:02 PM
Dave,

I have been trying to identify the VIN on this car for my original license plate data base. Does anyone happen to know the VIN?.

You can PM me if you do not want to post here.

By the way, when I was in boot camp at Ft Lewis in March-April 1968 someone drove a black and gold GT350H all the time that I was there. Sure made me homesick for my car.

Thanks,

Dennis
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: FL SAAC TONY on July 10, 2018, 03:09:43 PM
Dave, great pictures and thanks for bringing back / rebuilding what was lost
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: Bob Gaines on July 10, 2018, 03:28:36 PM
Re-posting these pics since the original thread was lost in the forum crash...

This Hertz was rented in Seattle in the summer of 66, the owner was kind enough to let me borrow and scan them. He said him and his buddies rented the same car twice.

Dave

Dave ,thank you very much for posting those pictures for all of us. Those pictures have been very helpful to evolve my own understanding and validate info I had previously given doubting others . 
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: Craner on July 10, 2018, 09:04:57 PM
I think I can help you narrow down the Shelby Serial Number.
I have serial number SFM6S1632. 
I have photos and Washington State paper work for my car. Tag number ANI953
Registered by Hertz in Washington State:
Titled May 6th 1966
DMV June 3rd 1966
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: Side-Oilers on July 10, 2018, 09:08:56 PM
I wonder why there appears to be red tape on the front side of the interior rearview mirror, in the second photo? 

That particular Hertz office's lot number maybe?

Optical illusion?
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: J_Speegle on July 10, 2018, 10:01:42 PM
I wonder why there appears to be red tape on the front side of the interior rearview mirror, in the second photo? 

That particular Hertz office's lot number maybe?

Optical illusion?

Each district was allowed to place identification on each car assigned to their district so you got allot of different methods used. Not sure if the mirror is such on this example since the car has an ID label attached on the radiator support. Labeling methods and examples were posted on Forum v.1

Maybe something else?  Don't know. There was a similar red back side of the interior rear view mirror discussed on the old forum also. We never came to a conclusion if it was a reflection, optical illusion or something else. In that picture the shape was not so geometric
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: gt350cs on July 11, 2018, 11:03:48 AM
Craner,

Thank you for posting the information on your license plates. Yours is the first that we have been able to confirm. According to my current records there were 22 cars delivered to Hertz in Washington State in four separate shipments.

Your car was one of five cars recorded as being delivered on 04/07/66. Since the plate were usually assigned in groups, therefore I believe we can narrow down the car in the picture to be one of the following:

6S1609, 6S1621, 6S1622 or 6S1639.

If anyone has information regarding the above VINs, please let me know.

I am continuing to search for and archive this information and would appreciate any information regarding first issue plates for all states for 1963 through 1970 Shelby production.

Thanks,

Dennis
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: tesgt350 on July 11, 2018, 11:29:39 AM
Why no Hood Pin Lanyards?
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: s2ms on July 11, 2018, 11:34:03 AM
I wonder why there appears to be red tape on the front side of the interior rearview mirror, in the second photo? 

That particular Hertz office's lot number maybe?

Optical illusion?

As Jeff mentioned there was a discussion on Forum 1.0 about the red paint on the rear view mirror backside. IMO it is clearly paint based on a few period photos plus there was a member here who posted pics of his original mirror which had red paint on it, hopefully he is still on the forum and will chime in. Don't believe there was any conclusion on it's meaning.

Dave
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: s2ms on July 11, 2018, 11:40:54 AM
I think I can help you narrow down the Shelby Serial Number.
I have serial number SFM6S1632. 
I have photos and Washington State paper work for my car. Tag number ANI953
Registered by Hertz in Washington State:
Titled May 6th 1966
DMV June 3rd 1966

Craner,

Thanks for the info!

Does 6S1632 have shock tower reinforcement washers? Just asking because that number, and the numbers Dennis listed, fall in the cluster of cars where many did not have them. Can't tell for sure but I believe the car in the photo does have the washers. There were gaps of course, probably because all my info is based on Shelby VIN, not Ford VIN.

Dave
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: gt350cs on July 11, 2018, 12:19:40 PM
When I bought my car the lanyards were also missing. I suspect that it was not uncommon for these to be removed very early on. Not a very good design. I also installed locks very soon after buying the car knowing how easy it was to access the motor.
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: Bob Gaines on July 11, 2018, 12:34:40 PM
When I bought my car the lanyards were also missing. I suspect that it was not uncommon for these to be removed very early on. Not a very good design. I also installed locks very soon after buying the car knowing how easy it was to access the motor.
Lanyards where not a original detail on 65/66 GT350. You probably meant click pins.  65/66's came with just the click pins. FYI R models and 66 TA cars had the lanyards connected to the click pins and 67 Shelby's used the exact same design. The lanyards are common modification to help to remember to install the click pins . More click pins are forgotten and lost then were ever stolen IMO . It still happens today. Don't ask me how I know. ::)
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: gt350cs on July 11, 2018, 01:00:11 PM
Bob,

Thanks for the clarification. I assumed by the question that they were standard. Glad to know that they were NOT missing in action.
Title: Re: 66 GT350H Period Pics - Forum Crash Repost
Post by: Shelby_0022 on July 11, 2018, 07:27:40 PM
Man, what I wouldn’t give to have been of age during the mid 60s.

...renting a Shelby to go (what looks like) diving / surfing?  Heck yeah!!!