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1966 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang set sales record when it was introduced on April 17th of 1964, at the New York World's Fair. It not only took the world by storm and caused a sensation, but created an entirely new market segment affectionately dubbed Pony Cars. Its styling inspired by European cars featured a long hood and a short deck. For 1966, styling changes were few and little was needed as sales were still strong (for 1966 it was the third best-selling name plate in the United States and accounted for 7.1 percent of all automobiles sold in the United States). Changes were made to the grille which had a floating Mustang emblem in the center. ON the rear fender was new trim, with three chrome steps within the simulated scoop.

Safety features were added for 1966 to comply with regulations, including seat belts, emergency flashers, windshield washers, electric wipers, and a padded instrument panel.

The base engine was a 200 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine offered 120 horsepower. The 289 cubic-inch V8, depending on configuration, produced between 200 and 275 horsepower. Body styles included a fastback coupe, hardtop coupe, and a convertible. The most popular was the hardtop coupe which accounted for 499,751 sales. It had a base price of $2,415. 72,119 examples of the convertible were built and 35,698 of the fastback coupe. Standard equipment included a three-speed manual transmission, rocker panel moldings, full wheel covers, front bucket seats, Sports-type steering wheel, five dial instrument cluster, and pleated vinyl upholstery.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019

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The Mustang was introduced at the 1965 New York Worlds Fair, Mustang Mania instantly swept the country, and a new automotive market segment was created - the 22 or better known as the ponycar. Though its mechanical underpinnings descended from the Falcon, the Mustang was completely different. It was a compact, tight, clean package weighing in at a modest 2,550 pounds - a departure from the ever-enlarging....
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The Ford Mustang first appeared in 1964 and was immediately popular for its style and its capabilities. The largest engine offering of the time was the 289 V-8 K-code small block engine which was sufficient but enthusiasts wanted and demanded more power. The base engine was a six-cylinder power plant. The body style configurations included coupe, convertible and fastback. In its first year of....
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A pillar of American automotive lore, the Mustang is the vehicle the brought sporting dash and styling at a price that almost everyone could afford. Always extraordinarily attractive, the Mustang has been capturing the hearts of drivers for nearly 40 years. Introducing a whole new breed of automobile, the pony car, Ford wasnt content to stand on the sidelines while others jumped ahead. Rather than....
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1966 Vehicle Profiles

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Convertible

When it was introduced in mid-year 1964 the Ford Mustang set sales records that have yet to be equaled. Simply stated, the car took the motoring world by storm and captured the hearts of thousands of drivers.....[continue reading]

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Convertible

Styling changes were few on the 1966 Mustang, but few changes were need, as sales were still strong. In 1966, Mustang scored a unique achievement - the third best-selling name plate in the United States auto industry. And this was a car that had been....[continue reading]

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Fastback Coupe

The drag race world was on fire in the 1960s. The Chrysler backed altered wheelbase cars would ignite the fire with their radically designed cars and the world was taken by storm. ....[continue reading]

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Fastback

Chassis Num: 6F07K319819

Jim Whelan purchased this car, in the fall of 1965, from Tousley Ford in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Jim worked for them as their high performance advisor for Shelby products and Tousley Ford sponsored his racing. The car was immediately taken to t....[continue reading]

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Convertible

When Ford introduced the Mustang on April 17, 1964, at the New York World's Fair, they not only took the world by storm, but created an entirely new market segment affectionately dubbed Pony Cars. With a stylish short deck and long hood inspired by s....[continue reading]

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Hardtop Coupe

This red 1966 Ford Mustang is 1 of 5,469 'K Code' Mustangs produced. GT package includes front disc brakes, heavy-duty suspension, fog lamps, dual exhaust through the rear valance and a quick response steering box.....[continue reading]

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 6F08C18332

This 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 Sports and Classic Car Auction presented by The Worldwide Group, in Hilton Head Island, SC where it was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $35,000. It was offered without reserve. It ....[continue reading]

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Hardtop Coupe

Chassis Num: 6R09A185328

The 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback finished in white with a black interior was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction held on Hilton Head Island where it was estimated to sell between $30,000-$40,000. It is equipped with the A-code 289 V8 ....[continue reading]

1966 Ford Mustang vehicle information

Convertible

Purchased in Florida in 2003 by its current owner, this Mustang was shipped to Canada and put into heated storage until 2013, when it was decided that restoration should begin. The goal was to have the world's best-quality Mustang, and as a result, a....[continue reading]

Convertible
 
Convertible
 
Fastback Coupe
 
Fastback
Chassis #: 6F07K319819 
Convertible
 
Hardtop Coupe
 
Convertible
Chassis #: 6F08C18332 
Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: 6R09A185328 
Convertible
 

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