What Are Some Characteristics of the 1966 Ford Fairlane GT?

What Are Some Characteristics of the 1966 Ford Fairlane GT?

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.

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.