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Ford Mustang: 1966 Mustang Coupe

The Best Selling Mustang of All Time


1966 Ford Mustang Coupe

1966 Ford Mustang Convertible from the book Mustang - Forty Years

Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company/David Newhardt

Production Stats

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
Standard Coupe: 422,416 units
Luxury Coupe: 55,938 units
Coupe w/Bench Seats: 21,397 units

Total Production: 499,751 units

Retail Price: $2,416 Standard Coupe

In 1966, Ford produced 499,751 Mustang coupes. As such, this model-year Mustang has been widely popular, with many 1966 Mustangs still on the road today. In fact, the 1966 coupe is the best selling Mustang of all time.


  • New Wheels
  • New Grille Pattern
  • New Instrument Cluster
  • New Rocker-panel molding
  • Revised Side Scoops

The 1966 coupe featured a redesigned grille, new instrument cluster, and new styled wheels. An automatic transmission became available for the "Hi-Po" V8. Side scoops featured chrome trim with three wind-splits, and driving lamps were offered as optional equipment.

The coupe Mustang, as with all Mustangs, other than the GT, featured the Mustang Pony emblem directly behind the front wheel wells. Those coupes equipped with the high-performance 289 engine featured a special Hi-Po 289 emblem on the fenders.

    Engine Offerings

  • Engine Code T: 200 cubic inch I-6 engine @ 120hp w/9.2:1 compression and a one-barrel carburetor
  • Engine Code C: 289 cubic inch V-8 engine @ 200hp w/9.3:1 compression and two-barrel carburetor
  • Engine Code A: 289 cubic inch V-8 engine @ 225hp w/10.0:1 compression and a four-barrel carburetor
  • Engine Code K: 289 cubic inch V-8 engine @ 271hp w/10.5:1 compression and a four-barrel carburetor

Exterior Colors: Antique Bronze, Arcadian Blue, Brittany Blue, Candy Apple Red, Dark Moss Green, Emberglo, Ivy Green Metallic, Light Beige, Maroon Metallic, Medium Palomino Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic, Nightmist Blue, Raven Black, Sahara Beige, Sauterne Gold, Signalflare Red, Silver Blue, Silver Blue Metallic, Silver Frost, Springtime Yellow, Tahoe Turquoise, Vintage Burgundy, Wimbledon White

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