The 1966 Ford Fairlane saw many changes from the older Fairlane
versions. Thie 1966 model incorporate a more streamlined and eye
pleasing design featuring long sloping A pillars and slightly curved
(coke bottle) quarter panel curves. The new car also included a
redesigned dash and a body that was noticeably void of the bright
chrome trim that was prominent on older Fairlane models. Ford's
new middleweight Fairlane also meant it could fit a 390 cid big
block. In fact, Ford even built approx. 60 Fairlane's with the 427cid
side oiler motor.
The Fairlane came in a variety of models including base, 500, XL,
and GT versions. the GT version was part of the "fancy"
500/XL lines and included more refined interiors, bucket seats,
and additional chrome trim. GT and GTA models included a special
hood, engine dress up parts, striping, heavier duty suspension,
disc brakes, console, bucket seats, and sports car inspired steering
wheel. The available motors were a 6 cylinder, 289 cid, 390 cid,
or even the extremely rare 425 hp 427 cid engine.