1966 Ford Thunderbird 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
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody
Production Years for Series : 1964 - 1966
Price : $4,393-$4,843
Weight : 4385 lbs | 1989.003 kg
MPG City : 14
MPG Highway : 16

Performance

0-60 mph : 11 seconds.

Power

V 8 | Serial number codes 'Y' or Special: 'H'
Displacement : 6391 cc | 390.0 cu in. | 6.4 L.
Power : 275 BHP (202.4 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 103 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 2-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial Number Code 'Z'
Displacement : 6391 cc | 390.0 cu in. | 6.4 L.
Power : 315 BHP (231.84 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 103 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 10.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial Number Code 'S'
Displacement : 6391 cc | 390.0 cu in. | 6.4 L.
Power : 335 BHP (246.56 KW) @ 4800 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 103 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 11.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial Number Code 'Q'
Displacement : 7014 cc | 428.0 cu in. | 7.0 L.
Power : 345 BHP (253.92 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 105 mm.
Stroke : 4.0 in | 101 mm.
Compression : 10.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial number code 'W'
Displacement : 6997 cc | 427.0 cu in. | 7.0 L.
Power : 410 BHP (301.76 KW) @ 5600 RPM
Bore : 4.2 in | 107 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 11.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial number code 'R'
Displacement : 6997 cc | 427.0 cu in. | 7.0 L.
Power : 425 BHP (312.8 KW) @ 6000 RPM
Bore : 4.2 in | 107 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 11.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | hemispherical combustion chambers w/ohv & ohcamshafts for each engine bank
Displacement : 6997 cc | 427.0 cu in. | 7.0 L.
Power : 616 BHP (453.376 KW) @ 7000 RPM
Bore : 4.2 in | 107 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 12.1:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Hemispherical Combustion Chambers w/ohv & ohcamshafts for each engine bank
Displacement : 6997 cc | 427.0 cu in. | 7.0 L.
Power : 657 BHP (483.552 KW) @ 7500 RPM
Bore : 4.2 in | 107 mm.
Stroke : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Compression : 12.1:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
2 Holley 4-barrel carburetors
Transmission:
Manual , 3 Automatic Cruise-O-Matic (C-6)

Production Figures

Total Ford Production for 1966 : 2,212,415
Total 1966 Thunderbird production : 69,176
1966 Ford Thunderbird
Convertibles : 5,049
Hardtop Coupes : 13,389
Hardtop Town Sedans : 15,633
Landaus : 35,105

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity : 21.5 Gal
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.4 in | 5217 mm.
Width : 70.3 in | 1786 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.2 in | 2875 mm.
Hardtop Town Sedan
Price : $4,450
Weight : 4358 lbs | 1976.756 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.4 in | 5217 mm.
Width : 70.3 in | 1786 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.2 in | 2875 mm.
Landau
Price : $4,550
Weight : 4365 lbs | 1979.931 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.4 in | 5217 mm.
Width : 70.3 in | 1786 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.2 in | 2875 mm.
Convertible
Price : $4,843
Weight : 4494 lbs | 2038.444 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.4 in | 5217 mm.
Width : 70.3 in | 1786 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.2 in | 2875 mm.

Handling

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 8.15 x 15 Four-Ply Tubeless Blackwall

1966 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,650
Avg. Household Income : $6,900
Avg. Home : $14,200
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.32

The 1966 Ford Thunderbird measures 70.30 inches in width, 205.40 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 113.20 inches.

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