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1966 Ford Mustang
1966 Ford Mustang

1966 Ford Mustang

Not much changed in 1966 for the Mustang, as it continued in production with much sales success and only minor restyling that included the emblem in the center of the grille. Now a "floating" mustang with no more horizontal or vertical dividing bars. Also new was trim on the rear fender that featured three chrome pieces that led into the simulated  side scoop. This was also the first year for federally mandated safety and the new '66 mustang was factory equipped with front and rear seat belts. Also standard was; padded instrument panel, emergency flashers, electric wipers and windshield washers, emergency flashers, buckets seats, sporty steering wheel, heater/defroster, carpeting, five dial instrument cluster, driver side mirror, back-up lamps, door courtesy lights, full wheel covers, rocker moldings, and 3-speed manual transmission.

 

 

1966 Ford Mustang Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Mustang Series
N/A 65A (07) 2-dr Hardtop Cpe - 4P $2,416 2,488 lbs 499,751
N/A 63A (09) 2-dr FastBack Cpe - 4P $2,607 2,519 lbs 35,698
N/A 76A (08) 2-dr Convertible - 4P $2,653 2,650 lbs 72,119

Notes:

  1. Total series output was 607,568 units including both sixes and V-8s.
  2. Series output includes 55,938 Luxury hardtops; 21,397 hardtops w/ bench seats; 7,889 Luxury fastbacks; 15,520 Luxury convertibles and 3,190 convertibles w/ bench seats.
  3. In figures rounded off to the nearest 100, the output included 253,200 sixes and 354,400 V-8s.

Body Type Identification

63A = 2+2 Fastback 65C = 2 Dr. Hardtop
63B = 2+2 Fastback 76A = Convertible
65A = 2 Dr. Hardtop 76B = Convertible (Luxury Trim)
65B = 2 Dr. Hardtop 76C = Convertible

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Mustang 108 in 181.6 in 68.2 in 56 in 56 in 6.95 x 14/7.00 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 Mustang Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Last letter in the serial number. Look toward the back of the engine block on the right hand side, above the starter. You will find the casting number at this location.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
T 6-200 120 190 Cruise-O-Matic 1 BC
C 8-289 200 282 Cruise-O-Matic 2 BC
A 8-289 225 305 Cruise-O-Matic 4 BC
K 8-289 271 312 4-Speed Manual 4 BC

1966 Ford Mustang Options

Description Description
Challenger 289-cid V-8 (2 barrel carb.) Full-Width Front Seat w/ Armrests (65A & 76A only)
Challenger 289-cid V-8 (4 barrel carb.) Rear Deck Luggage Rack
High Performance 289-cid V-8 Radio & Antenna
Cruise-O-Matic Transmission Accent Stripping
4-Speed Manual Transmission Full-Length Center Console
Power Brakes Console (for use w/ air conditioning)
Power Steering Deluxe Steering Wheel (simulated wood grain)
Power Convertible Top Interior Decor Group
Heavy-Duty 55-Amp Battery Vinyl Top (hardtop only)
Manual Disc Brakes Simulated Wire Wheel Covers
GT Equipment Group Wheel Covers w/ Simulated Knock-Off Hubs
Limited-Slip Differential Closed Crankcase Emissions System
Rally Pack Instrumentation 6.95 x 14 Whitewall Tires
Special Handling Package 6.95 x 14 Nylon Blackwall Tires
Styled Steel Wheels (14") 6.95 x 14 Nylon Whitewall Tires
2-Speed Electric Wipers 6.95 x 14 Nylon Dual Red Band Tires
Tinted-Banded Windshield Magic-Aire Heater Delete
Tinted Windows (all glass) Stereo Tape Player
Deluxe Retractable Seat Belts & Warning Light Ford Air Conditioner
Visibility Group  

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual Not Available
Overdrive Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case) Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (aluminum case) Not Available
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
2 Overdrive
4 Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
5 4-Speed Manual
6 Cruise-O-Matic (aluminum 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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