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1966 Buick Wildcat Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1963 - 1970
Price : $3,230-$3,700
Weight : 4071 lbs | 1846.575 kg

Power

V 8
Displacement : 6571 cc | 401.0 cu in. | 6.6 L.
Power : 325 BHP (239.2 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 4.2 in | 106 mm.
Stroke : 3.6 in | 92 mm.
Compression : 10.25:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter 4-barrel carburetor
V 8
Displacement : 6965 cc | 425.0 cu in. | 7.0 L.
Power : 340 BHP (250.24 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 4.3 in | 109 mm.
Stroke : 3.6 in | 92 mm.
Compression : 10.25:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Rochester 4MC 4-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
3 Manual , Automatic Super Turbine

Production Figures

Total Buick Production for 1966 : 553,870
1966 Buick Wildcat
Convertible 2 dr. 6 P : 2,690
Custom Convertible 4 dr. 6 P : 2,790
Custom HardTop Coupe 4 dr. 6 P : 10,800
Custom HardTop Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 13,060
Hardtop Coupe 2 dr. 6 P : 9,774
Hardtop Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 15,081
Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 14,389

Handling

Recall

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

Manufacturer

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Mfr Report Date19650801
NHTSA Campaign ID76V160000
NotesCHEVROLET CAMPAIGN NO.66C12.BUICK CAMPAIGN NO.66C1.POSSIBILITY THAT THEFUEL INLET PLUG ON ROCHESTER QUADRAJET CARBURETOR MAY FAIL WHICH COULD RESULTIN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.THIS CONDITION, IF IT EXISTS, COULD CAUSE INJURYFROM FIRE OR FROM LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING ANDINSTALLING A SPECIAL BRACKET ON THE CARBURETOR TO PREVENT LOSS OF FUEL INLETPLUG).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021
1966 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $2,650
Avg. Household Income : $6,900
Avg. Home : $14,200
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.32


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