What Are Some Characteristics of the 1966 Ford Fairlane GT?


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Some characteristics of the 1966 Ford Fairline GT include clean, freshly sculpted lines, a minimum amount of trim and curved side glass, all of which give the car a sleek, well-tailored look, says HowStuffWorks. Another characteristic is the available convertible option, a first for the Fairline model.

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The 1966 Ford Fairline GT came with a number of new performance and handling options, which changed the public perception of the car from what most people still viewed as a family transportation vehicle. The 1966 Fairline features a sleek look, with stacked quad headlights, tall vertical taillights, upswept quarter panels and low-profile 14-inch tires. Other characteristics of the GT include bold triple racing stripes, nonfunctional hood vents that display engine displacement and a rear-deck emblem. The GT also has a special black-out crossbar-style grille.

In terms of performance, the Fairline GT carries a Thunderbird-inspired V8 engine pushing 335 horsepower. Its high-lift cam and big Holley four-barrel carb are all dressed in chrome, as is the engine. While a three-speed gearbox comes standard, a four-speed one is an option. Tight handling, stiff springs and a thick front stabilizer are also characteristic of the 1966 Fairline GT. Its Firestone 7.75 x 14 whitewalls are rated for 125 miles per hour.

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