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1966 Ford

Fairlane

1966 Ford

Fairlane

The Fairlane was restyled and revised in 1966. The appearance was changed to match the full-size Ford, which had been restyled in the 1965 model year. The front end featured vertically stacked dual headlights. The XL, GT and GTA packages were introduced, as well as a convertible to join the existing range of sedans, hardtops and station wagons. The "K-code" 289 CID engine was dropped this year. The GT featured a 390 CID FE V8 as standard, while the GTA also included the newly introduced Sport Shift Cruise-o-Matic automatic transmission. The GT/GTA 390 CID engine developed 335 bhp with higher compression, and had a four-barrel carburetor. Standard features included in the Fairlane Package at no extra cost included padded instrument panel and sun visors, windshield washers, emergency flashers, and seat belts.

Mid year, Ford produced 57 special Fairlane 500 two-door hardtops with "R-code" 427 CID V8s rated at 425 bhp and equipped with Ford's "Top-Loader" four-speed manual transmission. Built to qualify the engine/transmission combination for NHRA and IHRA Super Stock racing, they were white and had fiberglass hoods with a forward-facing hood scoop which ended at the edge of the hood. The Fairlane Squire wagon was reintroduced for 1966.



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Performance Specs

Available Engines
200 Six

200ci

1x1bbl

120 hp

190 lb-ft

289ci V8

289ci

1x2bbl

200 hp

280 lb-ft

390ci V8

390ci

1x2bbl

265 hp

401 lb-ft

390ci V8

390ci

1x4bbl

335 hp

427 lb-ft

427

427ci

2x4bbl

425 @ 6000

480 @ 3700

Transmissions
  • Manual Three Speed
  • Manual Four Speed
  • Cruise-O-Matic
  • Sport Shift Cruise-O-Matic
Engine
0 to 60 MPH
Quarter Mile
Source

289ci

6.6

15.2

Ford

390ci

6.4

15.0

Ford

Paint & Color

Exterior Colors

Arcadian Blue

Emberglo

Sahara Beige

Vintage Burgundy

Nightmist Blue

Silver Blue

Wimbledon White

Sauterne Gold

Antique Bronze

Silver Frost

Ivy Green

Signal Flare Red

Candyapple Red

Springtime Yellow

Tahoe Turquoise

Raven Black

Interior Colors

White

Med. Palomino

Med. Silver

Med. Blue

Palomino

Med. Green

Med. Aqua

Dark Beige

Dark Green

Lt. Blue

Parchment

Dark Green

Lt. Turquoise

Lt. Ivy Gold

Dark Emberglo

Dark Turquoise

Lt. Silver Mink

Burgundy

Dark Blue

Med. Silver Mink

Med. Emberglo

Med. Beige

Dark Silver Mink

Red

Med. Ivy Gold

Lt. Silver

Black

Production Numbers

Fairlane (Total)

317,274

club cpe

13,498

sdn 4d

26,170

wgn 4d

12,379

500 XL GT htp cpe, V8

33,015

500 club cpe

14,118

500 sdn 4d

68,635

500 htp cpe

75,947

500 XL GT conv cpe

4,327

500 conv cpe

9,299

500 XL conv cpe

23,942

500 Deluxe wgn 4d

19,826

500 Squire wgn 4d

11,558

Total Production

629,988

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