1966 Lincoln Continental
The 1966 Lincoln Contiental 2-door Hardtop Coupe

1966 Lincoln Continental

Every 1966 Lincoln Continental was designed to be a safer, more economical and enjoyable automobile. Protective items included front and rear seat belts, padded instrument panel and sun visors, deep-dish steering wheel, safety door latches, backup lights and much more. With safety features also came a new design. The front end styling include a new hood design and a new horizontal bar grille with parking and turn signal lights mounted in the bumper. The clean design carries over into the rear with taillights, back up lights and turn signals all incorporated in the rear bumper. Offered again was the 4-door sedan and convertible but now a 2-door hardtop coupe was added to the line up. Vinyl roof colors were available in black, white and ivy gold while Convertible top colors came in black, white or blue. A new, smoother Twin-range Turbo-drive Automatic transmission was available with 3-speed planetary gear set with a 6-poistion selector dial. A new 462 cu. in. V8 engine was also available with an advertised horsepower of 340 at 460 r.p.m and 485 lb-ft of torque at 2800 r.p.m.

1966 Lincoln Continental Production and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Continental Series
82 53A 4-dr Sedan - 6P $5,750 5,085 lbs 35,809
86 74A 4-dr Convertible - 6P $6,383 5,480 lbs 3,180
89 65A 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $5,485 4,985 lbs 15,766

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Continental 126 in 220.9 in 79.7 in 62.2 in 61 in 9.15 x 15

Vin Number Decoding - 1966 Lincoln

Location: Stamped on the right inner fender apron under hood.
First Symbol - Model Year
6 = 1966
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
Y = Wixom, MI.
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
82 = Continental Sedan 86 = Continental Convertible 89 = Continental Hardtop Coupe
Fifth Symbol - Engine
G = 462 - V8
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 400001

1966 Lincoln Options and Accessories

Description Description
Twin Range Turbo-Drive Automatic Transmission 462 cid V8 engine
Power Seats Power Windows
Power Brakes Power Steering
Air Conditioner Heater
Speed Control Tinted Glass
AM/FM Push Button Radio Power Trunk Lock
Automatic Headlight Dimmer Tilt Steering Wheel
Directed Power Differential Trip Odometer
Fuel Warning Light Map Lights
Front Disc Brakes Carpeting
Windshield Washer Vinyl Roof
Adjustable Front Seats Automatic Parking Brake Release
Front and Rear Center Armrests Remote Control Side View Mirror
Wheel Covers Keyless Door Locking System
Automatic Temperature Control System 6-way Power Seat
White Sidewall Tires Emission Control System

1966 Lincoln Continental Photos

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