About 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback
Many fans of Mustangs know of the long connection between the car and designer Carroll Shelby. One of the first collaborations between the two is the 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback. The two-door Fastback is notable for its unique ventilation louvers on the sides of the car and its sloped-back rear window. Otherwise, the Mustang Fastback is the same mechanically as other 1966 Mustangs. Four engines choices were available, from the 170-cubic inch, 2.8-liter Thriftpower inline-6 one barrel engine capable of 105 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque at 2,400 revolutions per minute on the low end to the 289cu Windsor HiPro V8 four-barrel engine that achieves 271 hp and 312 lb-ft of torque at 3,400 rpms. Each engine mates with either a three- or four-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission. Some Fastbacks are 2+2 coupe models, meaning that the car has two seats in the front and two smaller seats in the back. All of the typical 1966 Ford Mustang colors are available for the Fastback model, such as forest green, navy blue, red, white, and black. Fans of the car can also find several different die-cast models as part of the vast inventory on eBay, making it possible for everyone to enjoy a car that had a limited run, but live on in the hearts of Mustang fans.