1966 Ford Mustang Sprint 200

1966 Ford Mustang

Technical specifications of Ford Mustang 1966

Price: US $105.50
Condition: Used
Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: 2DR
Trim: ----------
Year: 1966
Mileage: exempt
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: REAR WHEEL
Interior color: --------------
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

History Profile: The 1966 Ford Mustang Sprint 200 1966 mustang coupe for saleGOOD BODY for restore projectENGINE RUNS Needs exhaustWill need to be towed Ford's Gets Creative to Boost 6-Cylinder Sales

The year was 1966. Ford had no problem selling their 289 cid V8 Mustangs. In fact, he cars were so popular dealers couldn't keep them on their lots. Of course, his resulted in more than a few disappointed customers. How to remedy the problem? Ford executives got creative. One car that was not selling that well was Ford's 6-cylinder Mustang. The 200 cid powered inline-6 pony was in dire need of a kick start, nd Ford had just the plan.

Enter the Sprint 200, .k.a. the Springtime Sprint. This "limited-edition" 1966 Ford Mustang, which was introduced as part of a springtime sales promotion, onsisted of an inline-6 cylinder Mustang equipped with a chrome air cleaner, special Sprint 200 air-cleaner decal, nd painted side accent stripes. Ford's demographic for the Sprint 200 was women. As such, he marketing tagline, Six and the Single Girl", as used to promote 6-cylinderMustangs, ncluding the special edition Sprint 200.

Two versions of the Sprint 200 were available; an "A" Package and a "B" Package. The "A" Package featured a manual transmission, here the "B" package featured an automatic. Both Sprint packages came with deluxe wire-style hubcap wheel covers, side accent paint stripe (with quarter trim delete) which matched the car's interior color, nd a center console with courtesy lights. Of note, print 200s did not feature 3-Prong Tri-bar side moldings, ike those found on other 1966 Mustangs.

In all, he Sprint 200 was available in three body styles: Coupe, onvertible, nd Fastback.

The convertible option was the last to become available. It entered the market in March of 1966. That said, astback models are some of the rarest models. In addition, he majority of cars sold, hich were coupes, eatured the "B" Package with a C4 Cruise-O-Matic transmission.

As for interior options, uyers were able to choose from either Standard or Deluxe Pony Interiors, ith Standard being the most popular option. The Sprint 200s were also equipped with Ford's Safety Equipment group, omething that was standard on most 1966 Mustangs. According to reports, ll three Ford plants (Dearborn, etuchen, nd San Jose) produced Sprint 200 Mustangs.

Pricing of the 1966 Sprint 200 "A" package was set at $39.63 over the base 6-cylinder suggested retail price ($2,398.43 for coupe). The "B" Package with automatic transmission cost $163.40 more than the base vehicle.

Sprint Option Group

  • Body side accent stripes
  • Chrome air cleaner
  • Sprint 200 air-cleaner decal
  • Wire-style wheel covers
  • Center console

    Safety Equipment Group

  • Padded instrument panel and sun visors
  • Four-place seatbelts
  • Emergency Flashers
  • Backup Lights
  • Windshield Washer
  • Outside Rearview Mirror

    In the end, he Sprint 200 package was a lucrative deal for buyers looking to purchase a well equipped Ford Mustang. It might not have been a V8, but the car was a sure deal for buyers. Even better, he car truly did become a special limited-edition Ford Mustang in time.

    These days, print 200 Mustangs are widely discussed by Ford Mustang enthusiasts and historians.

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