Ford Thunderbird Convertible, 1966 MY

Ford Thunderbird Convertible is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 6.4 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 315 bhp (319 PS/235 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 579 N·m (427 lb·ft/59 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine powers the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox.

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Key facts

Ford Thunderbird Convertible, 1966 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5217 mm
What size engine?
6.4 litre, 6387 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
319 PS / 315 bhp / 235 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
579 Nm / 427 ft.lb / 59 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Ford Thunderbird models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4601 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1724 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1604 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1610 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1604 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1739 kg
Ford Thunderbird SC -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3791 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1710 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1947 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1945 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1867 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7038 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7010 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 2128 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5769 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1837 kg

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 6710 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 6710 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6292 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6292 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6292 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6292 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6387 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6551 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6970 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6970 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6970 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6970 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6970 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6970 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6970 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6970 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6970 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6970 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6970 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6970 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6970 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6970 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6970 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6970 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6466 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 2023 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6286 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6286 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6554 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6564 cm3 338 PS 333 bhp 248 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6564 cm3 338 PS 333 bhp 248 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6554 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6564 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6564 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6564 cm3 338 PS 333 bhp 248 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6564 cm3 338 PS 333 bhp 248 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6564 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6564 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6564 cm3 338 PS 333 bhp 248 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6564 cm3 338 PS 333 bhp 248 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6554 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6554 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6554 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6554 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6564 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6564 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1652 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1650 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6554 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6554 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW 1672 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6554 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1642 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6554 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6554 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW 1686 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6554 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1653 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6554 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6554 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1672 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6554 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1686 kg
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6362 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1542 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6554 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6554 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6554 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5812 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2870 mm 113 inches
Track/tread (front) 1549 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1524 mm 60 inches
Length 5217 mm 205.4 inches
Width 1963 mm 77.3 inches
Height 1354 mm 53.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83.3 litres 18.3 UK Gal 22 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6.4 litre
6387 cc
(389.759 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 102.9 × 96 mm
4.05 × 3.78 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
319 PS (315 bhp) (235 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
49.3 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
579 Nm (427 ft·lb) (59 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
90.65 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1139.2 kPa (165.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 798.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½ x 15
Wheel size rear 5½ x 15
Tyres front 8.15 x 15
Tyres rear 8.15 x 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.00
general
Carfolio.com ID479215
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible added 2016-04-17.
Last modified 2016-04-17.