1966 Mustang Convertible Restoration

1966 mustang convertible

mustang convertible

1966 mustang

1966 mustang convertible

1966 mustang convertible side

1966 Ford Mustang Production Stats

Total Production: 607,568 units

Retail Prices: $2,652 Standard Convertible $2,416 Standard Coupe $2,607 Standard Fastback

Advertisements became popular reminders of the Mustang’s youthful spirit, such as one featuring two mature adults sitting in a new Mustang with the words, “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.” It was the car to have it you were seeking the fountain of youth. It was the car to have if you were looking to win over your neighbor or hit the road for fun and adventure.

1966 Model-Year Highlights

Model-Year Overview

In all, there were minimal changes to the Mustang in 1966. Production began in August of 1965 and featured a line up of: Coupe, Convertible, and Fastback. In all, Ford produced 607,568 total Mustangs in 1966. The car sported additional new colors, a redesigned grille, new instrument cluster, and new styled wheels. An automatic transmission became available for the “Hi-Po” V-8. Side scoops featured chrome trim with three wind-splits, and GT models received a new gas cap and driving lamps as standard equipment.

Ford offered a choice of four different engine configurations in 1966:

Vehicle Identification Number Decoder

Example VIN #6FO8A100005

6=Last digit of Model Year (1966)
F=Assembly Plant (F-Dearborn, R-San Jose, T-Metuchen)
08=Body Code (07-coupe, 08-convertible, 09-fastback)
A=Engine Code
100005=Consecutive unit number