1966 Harley Shovelhead Description, Price & Production Data

The Harley-Davidson Shovelhead, Harley’s third generation production OHV motorcycle (following the Knucklehead and Panhead), was manufactured and sold from 1966 through 1984 production years. 

1966 Harley Shovelhead - Police Motorcycle

Here is some basic information on the 1966 Harley Shovelhead models and quantities.

1966 Production Year

66-FLHFB Electra Glide Super Sport: 74 cubic inch, OHV V-twin with foot-shifted four-speed transmission. Retail price $1,610. Unknown motorcycle production. 

66-FLHB Electra Glide Super Sport: 74 cubic inch, OHV V-twin with hand-shifted four-speed transmission. Retail price $1,610. 5,625 motorcycle production. 

66-FLFB Electra Glide Super Sport: 74 cubic inch, OHV V-twin with foot-shifted four-speed transmission. Retail price $1,545. Unknown motorcycle production. 

66-FLB Electra Glide Super Sport: 74 cubic inch, OHV V-twin with hand-shifted four-speed transmission. Retail price $1,545. 2,175 motorcycle production. 

1966 Harley Paint Color Options

Black with White tank panels.

Indigo Metallic with White tank panels.

Birch White (Police only).

Hi-Fi Blue with White tank panels (Special Option at extra cost).

Sparkling Burgundy with White tank panels (Special Option at extra cost). 

1966 Harley Model First or Only Year Items

Update of the Electra Glide with new 74 cubic inch Shovelhead OHV motor.

New cylinders.

Rocker boxes similar to the ones used on the Sportster engine enclosing new rockers, rocker shafts and exhaust valves.

Redesigned aluminum cylinder heads.

Redesigned pushrods.

Redesigned right crankcase.

Linkert DC carburetor.

Tillotson carburetor (late in the production year).

“Ham can” air cleaner.

Revised ignition timer.

Gear covers are finless and without overhead oil line passage bolt hole.

Two different keys, one for ignition and one for steering head lock.

Seven-tooth speedometer drive gear.

Shifter gear is notched at neutral position in the rim.

Rectangular floorboards.

Fuel petcock was below the left gas tank.

New left gas tank was without older-style fuel valve on the top.

Rubber fuel line.

Hexagonal tank badge.

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