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1966 Ford Fairlane Convertible
1966 Ford Fairlane Convertible

1966 Ford Fairlane

The Fairlane GT convertible came standard with bucket seats, sporty console, sport GT identification and wheel covers, 390 cu. inc V8 and also the GTA option with a Cruise-O-Matic sport shift automatic transmission. Also new is the XL convertible, and Squire Wagon with Magic Doorgate. The Fairlane 500 offers a hardtop, convertible, club coupe and 4 door sedan. There is also the Fairlane Club coupe and 4 door sedan plus three smart wagons.

As mentioned, the standard engine on the Fairlane GT and GTA is the 335-hp Thunderbird Special V8. Standard engines on all other models included the 120-hp Fairlane Six while the standard transmission was a 3 speed manual. Optional transmissions included a Cruise-O-Matic, 4 speed manual and overdrive.


1966 Ford Fairlane Production and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Fairlane Six-Cyl Series
T 54 4 Dr Sedan $2,280 2,792 lbs Note 1
T 62 2 Dr Sedan $2,240 2,747 lbs Note 1
T 71 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,589 3,182 lbs Note 1
Fairlane V-8 Series
N/A 54A 4 Dr Sedan $2,386 2,961 lbs 26,170
N/A 62A 2 Dr Sedan $2,345 2,916 lbs 13,498
N/A 71D 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,694 3,351 lbs 12,379
Fairlane 500 Six-Cyl Series
T 54B 4 Dr Sedan $2,357 2,798 lbs Note 1
T 62B 2 Dr Sedan $2,317 2,754 lbs Note 1
T 63B 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,378 2,856 lbs Note 1
T 76B 2 Dr Convertible $2,603 3,084 lbs Note 1
T 71B 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,665 3,192 lbs Note 1
T 71E 4 Dr Squire Station Wagon $2,796 3,200 lbs Note 1
Fairlane 500 V-8 Series
N/A 54B 4 Dr Sedan $2,463 2,967 lbs 68,635
N/A 62B 2 Dr Sedan $2,423 2,923 lbs 14,118
N/A 63A 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,484 3,025 lbs 75,947
N/A 76B 2 Dr Convertible $2,709 3,253 lbs 9,299
N/A 71B 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,770 3,361 lbs 19,826
N/A 71E 4 Dr Squire Station Wagon $2,901 3,369 lbs 11,558
Fairlane 500XL Six-Cyl Series
T 63C 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,543 2,884 lbs Note 1
T 76C 2 Dr Convertible $2,768 3,009 lbs Note 1
Fairlane 500XL V-8 Series
N/A 63C 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,649 3,053 lbs 23,942
N/A 76C 2 Dr Convertible $2,874 3,268 lbs 4,560
N/A 63D 2 Dr GT Hardtop Coupe $2,843 3,493 lbs 33,015
N/A 76D 2 Dr GT Convertible $3,068 3,070 lbs 4,327

Notes:
  1. Total series output was 65,844 units including ALL Fairlane sixes.

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Fairlane 116 in 197 in - - - 6.95 x 14
Fairlane Station Wagon 113 in 199.8 in - - - 7.75 x 14

Vin Number Decoding - 1960 - 1969 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960 1 = 1961 2 = 1962 3 = 1963 4 = 1964 5 = 1965 6 = 1966 7 = 1967 8 = 1968 9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta L = Michigan Truck
B = Oakville N = Norfolk
C = Ontario P = Twin Cities
D = Dallas R = San Jose
E = Mahwah S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn T = Metuchen
G = Chicago U = Louisville
H = Lorain W = Wayne
J = Los Angeles Y = Wixom
K = Kansas City Z = St. Louis
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 52 = Ford 2 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 57 = Ford Convertible (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
22 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Bucket Seats) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 63 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback Coupe
32 = Fairlane Station Wagon 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 65 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500) 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
36 = Fairlane Convertible (500) 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
37 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
38 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
40 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 XL) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
41 = Fairlane Convertible (500 XL) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
42 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
43 = Fairlane Convertible (500 GT) 76 = Fairlane Convertible
47 = Fairlane Ranchero 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
48 = Fairlane Ranchero (500) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
49 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
A = 8-289 Q = 8-427
B = 6-240 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 S = 8-390
E = 6-240 T = 6-200
F = 8-260 U = 6-170
J = 8-302 V = 6-240
K = 8-289 W = 8-427
L = 8-221 X = 8-352
M = 8-390 Y = 8-390
N = 8-429 Z = 8-390
P = 8-428  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

1966 Ford Axle Codes

 
 
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio
1 A 3.00
2 B 2.83
3 C 3.20
4 D 3.25
5 E 3.50
6 F 2.80
8 H 3.89
9 I 4.11

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Raven Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Duco® Code - 44
Dulux® Code - 93-005

Q - Brittany Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4485L
Duco® Code - 4485
Dulux® Code - 181-96928

B - Sundust Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4739L
Duco® Code - 4739
Dulux® Code - 181-97778

R - Ivy Green
Lucite® Code - 4611L
Duco® Code - 4611
Dulux® Code - 181-97327

E - Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code -4280
Duco® Code - 4280
Dulux® Code - 181-95602

T - Candyapple Red
Lucite® Code - 4737LH
Duco® Code - 4737H
Dulux® Code - 93-97902M

F - Arcadian Blue
Lucite® Code - 4070L
Duco® Code - 4070
Dulux® Code - 93-94122

U - Tahoe Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4297L
Duco® Code - 4297
Dulux® Code - 181-17008

G - Sapphire Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4735L
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97774

V - Emberglo
Lucite® Code - 4700LH
Duco® Code - 4700H
Dulux® Code - 181-97770H

H - Sahara Beige
L Lucite® Code - 4740L
Duco® Code - 4740
Dulux® Code - 93-97779

X - Vintage Burgundy
Lucite® Code - 4490LM
Duco® Code - 4490H
Dulux® Code - 181-96933H

K - Nightmist BLue
Lucite® Code - 4734LH
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97773

Y - Silver Blue
Lucite® Code - 4692L
Duco® Code - 4692
Dulux® Code - 181-97547

L - Honeydew Yellow (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4743L
Duco® Code - 4743
Dulux® Code - 93-97782

Z - Sauterne Gold
Lucite® Code - 4742L
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97781

M - Wimbledon White
Lucite® Code - 4780L
Duco® Code - 4780
Dulux® Code - 93-96923
2 - Mariner Turquoise (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4436L
Duco® Code - 4436
Dulux® Code - 181-97775
N - Diamond Blue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 2770L
Duco® Code - 2770
Dulux® Code - 93-830203H
4 - Silver Frost
Lucite® Code - 4733L
Duco® Code - 4733
Dulux® Code - 181-97772
O - Silver Rose (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4744L
Duco® Code - 4744
Dulux® Code - 181-97783
5 - Signal Flare Red (Mustang only)
Lucite® Code - 4741LH
Duco® Code - 4741
Dulux® Code - 93-97905
P - Antique Bronze
Lucite® Code - 4738L
Duco® Code - 4738
Dulux® Code - 181-97777
8 - Springtime Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4699L
Duco® Code - 4699
Dulux® Code - 93-97769
NOTE: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination YM on a Ford would indicate the body finished in Silver Blue and the roof area in Wimbledon White.) Paint code for all models are shown on the plate on the rear face of the left front door.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

White
Lucite® Code - 9138L (semi-gloss)

Light Ivy Gold
Lucite® Code - 9266LH (semi-gloss)

Parchment
Lucite® Code - 9263L (semi-gloss)

Medium Ivy Gold
Lucite® Code - 9136LH (semi-gloss)

Palomino (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9134L (semi-gloss)

Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 9093LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Palomino
Lucite® Code - 9137LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Green (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9267LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Beige
Lucite® Code - 9051LH (semi-gloss)

Light Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9144LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Beige (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9155L (semi-gloss)

Medium Aqua
Lucite® Code - 9154LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Emberglo
Lucite® Code - 9260LM (semi-gloss)
Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9153LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Emberglo
Lucite® Code - 9259LM (semi-gloss)
Light Blue
Lucite® Code - 9147LH (semi-gloss)
Light Silver
Lucite® Code - 9265L (semi-gloss)
Medium Blue
Lucite® Code - 9135LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Silver
Lucite® Code - 9264LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 9152LH (semi-gloss)
Light Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9143LH (semi-gloss)
Red
Lucite® Code - 9262LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Silver MInk (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9151LH (semi-gloss)
Burgundy
Lucite® Code - 9261LM (semi-gloss)

Dark Silver Mink (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9150LH (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)

NOTE: To obtain a gloss comparable to the original interior finish add approximately 1 oz DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.


Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Turquoise 389-262


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