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: Total series output was 607,568 units including both sixes and V-8s. 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. 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

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  
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