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1966 Mercury Comet
1966 Mercury Comet

1966 Mercury Comet

Again in 1966 there were four body styles offered under the Comet marquee: 202, Capri, Caliente and Cyclone. However this year the Comet grew in stature from a compact to mid-sized car. The 289 or 390 cu. in. V8 engine was available with all models. Similar to its Ford counterpart, the Fairlane, the Comet was a contender in competing with GM & Chrysler models.

 

1966 Mercury Comet Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Comet 202 Series
202 01 2-dr Sedan - 6P $2,206 2,779 lbs 35,964
202 02 4-dr Sedan - 6P $2,263 2,823 lbs 20,440
Comet Station Wagon Series
N/A 06 4-dr Voyager Station Wagon - 6P $2,553 3,201 lbs 7,595
N/A 16 4-dr Villager Station Wagon - 6P $2,780 3,244 lbs 3,880
Comet Capri Series
N/A 12 4-dr Sedan - 6P $2,378 2,844 lbs 15,635
N/A 13 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $2,400 2,876 lbs 15,031
Caliente Series
N/A 22 4-dr Sedan - 6P $2,453 2,846 lbs 17,933
N/A 23 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $2,475 2,882 lbs 25,862
N/A 25 2-dr Convertible - 6P $2,735 3,143 lbs 3,922
Caliente Series
N/A 26 2-dr GT Convertible - 5P $2,700 3,074 lbs 6,889
N/A 27 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 5P $2,961 3,321 lbs 1,305
N/A 28 2-dr GT Coupe - 5P $3,152 3,595 lbs 2,158
N/A 29 2-dr Convertible - 5P $2,891 3,315 lbs 13,812

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Comet 116 in 203 in - - - 6.95 x 14
Comet Station Wagon 113 in 199.9 in - - - 7.75 x 14

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1966 Mercury

 
Location: left inner fender of Comets and Meteors and on the right cowl tab on other models.
 
First Symbol - Year
6 = 1966
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta, GA. N = Norfolk, VA.
B= Oakville, Canada P = St. Paul, MN.
D = Dallas, TX. R = San Jose, CA.
E = Mahwah, NJ. S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn, MI. T = Metuchen, NJ.
G = Chicago, IL. W = Wayne, MI.
H = Lorain, OH. Y = Wixom, MI.
J = Los Angeles, CA. Z = St. Louis, MO.
K = Kansas City, KS.  
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Comet 2 Dr Sedan 44 = Monterey 4 Dr Sedan
02 = Comet 4 Dr Sedan 45 = Monterey 2 Dr Convertible
06 = Comet Voyager 4 Dr Station Wagon 46 = Mercury S-55 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
12 = Comet Capri 4 Dr Sedan 47 = Monterey 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
13 = Comet Capri 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 48 = Monterey 4 Dr Hartdop Sedan
16 = Comet Villager 4 Dr Station Wagon 49 = Mercury S-55 2 Dr Convertible
22 = Caliente 4 Dr Sedan 54 = Montclair 4 Dr Sedan
23 = Caliente 2 Dr Hardtop 57 = Montclair 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
25 = Caliente 2 Dr Convertible 58 = Montclair 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
26 = Cyclone 2 Dr GT Convertible 62 = Park Lane 4 Dr Breezeway
27 = Cyclone 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 65 = Park Lane 2 Dr Convertible
28 = Cyclone 2 Dr GT Coupe 67 = Park Lane 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
29 = Cyclone 2 Dr Convertible 68 = Park Lane 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
42 = Monterey 4 Dr Breezeway 72 = Mercury 4 Dr Station Wagon (Commuter)
43 = Monterey 2 Dr Sedan 76 = Mercury 4 Dr Station Wagon (Colony Park)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
2 = 6-200 P = 8-428
3 = 8-289 Q = 8-428
8 = 8-428 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 T = 6-200
H = 8-390 Y= 8-390
M = 8-410  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 500001


1966 Mercury Comet Photos


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