1966 Mustang VIN Decoder

1966 Mustang VIN Decoder

Last Updated February 26, 2024 | Kevin Brent

If you want help restoring your Mustang without getting lost or making expensive mistakes down the line, then knowing what came stock on your 1966 Mustang is key. Fortunately, finding this information is as simple as referencing a few numbers.

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By decoding your 1966 Mustang's VIN number and data plate codes, you can find out all about its history. For example: what body style it has, color codes for paint finishes and trims, axle ratio, transmission, and more.

If you'd rather just type in your data plate information instead of looking through the tables below, use our classic Mustang data plate decoder.

1966 Mustang VIN Number Location

The easiest place to find the VIN for your 1966 Mustang is under the hood on the driver's side fender apron. If the VIN is not visible there, try removing the fender. You might find a second one just behind the location of the one shown in our image, but underneath the fender.

VIN number stamped into the front fender apron of a classic Mustang

1966 Mustang Data Plate Location

The data plate is found attached to the inside of the driver's side door and contains the vehicle's VIN as well. The top line of the data plates displays the categories of each code. These categories are: body, color, trim, date, DSO, axle ratio, and transmission.

Door tag containing data plate information on the driver's side door of a classic Mustang

1966 Mustang Body Codes
Body CodeDescription
63A 2-Door Fastback, Standard Bucket Seats
63B 2-Door Fastback, Luxury Bucket Seats
65A 2-Door Hardtop, Standard Bucket Seats
65B 2-Door Hardtop, Luxury Bucket Seats
65C 2-Door Hardtop, Standard Bench Seats
76A 2-Door Convertible, Standard Bucket Seats
76B 2-Door Convertible, Luxury Bucket Seats
76C 2-Door Convertible, Standard Bench Seats
1966 Mustang Paint Codes
Paint CodeColor NameSample
A Raven Black
F Arcadian Blue
G Sapphire Blue
H Sahara Beige
K Nightmist Blue
M Wimbledon White
P Antique Bronze
R Ivy Green
T Candyapple Red
U Tahoe Turquoise
V Emberglo
X Vintage Burgundy
Y Silver Blue
Z Sauterne Gold
4 Silver Frost
5 Signal Flare Red
8 Springtime Yellow
Special Edition Timberline Green
Special Edition Columbine Blue
Special Edition Aspen Gold
Special Edition Anniversary Gold
1966 Mustang Interior Codes
CodePrimary Color/MaterialTrim Color/MaterialNotes
22 Light Blue Crinkle Vinyl and Medium Blue Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
22A Light Blue Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
25 Red Crinkle Vinyl and Red Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
25A Red Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
26 Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
26A Black Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
27 Light Aqua Crinkle Vinyl and Medium Aqua Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
27A Light Aqua Crinkle Vinyl and Medium Aqua Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
2DA Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
32 Light Blue Crinkle Vinyl and Medium Blue Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
35 Red Crinkle Vinyl and Red Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
36 Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
35 Red Crinkle Vinyl and Red Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
36 Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Rosette Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
62 Light Blue and White Crinkle Vinyl Light Blue Luxury/Pony Interior
62A Light Blue and White Crinkle Vinyl Light Blue Bench Seat
Pony Interior
64 Medium Emberglo and Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Emberglo Luxury/Pony Interior
64A Medium Emberglo and Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Emberglo Bench Seat
Luxury/Pony Interior
65 Red Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Luxury/Pony Interior
65A Red Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
Luxury/Pony Interior
66 Black Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Luxury/Pony Interior
66A Black Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
Luxury/Pony Interior
67 Light Aqua and White Crinkle Vinyl Light Aqua Luxury/Pony Interior
67A Light Aqua and White Crinkle Vinyl Light Aqua Bench Seat
Luxury/Pony Interior
68 Light Ivy Gold and White Crinkle Vinyl Light Ivy Gold Luxury/Pony Interior
68A Light Ivy Gold and White Crinkle Vinyl Light Ivy Gold Bench Seat
Luxury/Pony Interior
C2 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Blue Bench Seat
C3 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Burgundy Bench Seat
C4 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Emberglo Bench Seat
C6 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Black Bench Seat
C7 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Aqua Bench Seat
C8 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Ivy Gold Bench Seat
C9 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Palomino Bench Seat
D2 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Blue
D2A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Blue
D3 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Burgundy
D3A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Burgundy
D4 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Emberglo
D4A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Emberglo
D6 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Black
D6A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Black
D7 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Aqua
D7A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Aqua
D8 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Ivy Gold
D8A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Ivy Gold
D9 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl and Parchment Rosette Vinyl Palomino
D9A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Palomino
F2 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Blue Deluxe Bucket Seat
F2A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Blue Deluxe Bucket Seat
F3 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Burgundy Deluxe Bucket Seat
F3A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Burgundy Deluxe Bucket Seat
F4 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Emberglo Deluxe Bucket Seat
F4A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Emberglo Deluxe Bucket Seat
F6 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Black Deluxe Bucket Seat
F6A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Black Deluxe Bucket Seat
F7 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Aqua Deluxe Bucket Seat
F7A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Aqua Deluxe Bucket Seat
F8 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Ivy Gold Deluxe Bucket Seat
F8A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Ivy Gold Deluxe Bucket Seat
F9 Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Deluxe Bucket Seat
F9A Parchment Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Deluxe Bucket Seat

Learn more about your 1966 Mustang's interior trim and materials.

1966 Mustang Date Codes
Date CodeDescription
xxA Day | January
xxB Day | February
xxC Day | March
xxD Day | April
xxE Day | May
xxF Day | June
xxG Day | July
xxH Day | August
xxJ Day | September
xxK Day | October
xxL Day | November
xxM Day | December
1966 Mustang District (DSO) Codes
District CodeDescription
11 Boston
12 Buffalo
13 New York
14 Pittsburgh
15 Newark
21 Atlanta
22 Charlotte
23 Philadelphia
24 Jacksonville
25 Richmond
26 Washington
31 Cincinnati
32 Cleveland
33 Detroit
34 Indianapolis
35 Lansing
36 Louisville
41 Chicago
42 Fargo
43 Rockford
44 Twin Cities
45 Davenport
51 Denver
52 Des Moines
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
55 St. Louis
61 Dallas
62 Houston
63 Memphis
64 New Orleans
65 Oklahoma City
71 Los Angeles
72 San Jose
73 Salt Lake City
74 Seattle
81 Ford of Canada
83 Government
84 Home Office Reserve
85 American Red Cross
89 Transportation Services
90-99 Export
1966 Mustang Rear Gear Ratios
Axle CodeRear Gear RatioNotes
1 3.00
2 2.83
3 3.20
4 3.25
5 3.50
6 2.80
8 3.89
A 3.00 Limited Slip Differential
C 3.20 Limited Slip Differential
D 3.25 Limited Slip Differential
E 3.50 Limited Slip Differential
F 2.80 Limited Slip Differential
H 3.89 Limited Slip Differential
L 2.83 Limited Slip Differential

Learn more about your Mustang's rear gear ratio to see if changing the axle ratio is right for your build.

1966 Mustang Transmission Codes
CodeDescription
1 3 Speed Manual
3 3 Speed Manual
5 4 Speed Manual
6 C-4 Automatic
Model Year
CodeDescription
6 1966
1966 Mustang Assembly Plants
CodeDescription
F Dearborn, MI
R San Jose, CA
T Metuchen, NJ
1966 Mustang Body Style Codes
CodeDescription
07 2-Door Hardtop
08 2-Door Convertible
09 2-Door Fastback
1966 Mustang Engine Codes
Engine CodeDisplacementBoreStrokeCompression RatioHorsepowerTorqueCarburetor
A 289 CID 4.00" 2.87" 10.0:1 225 hp @ 4,800 RPM 305 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM 4-Barrel
C 289 CID 4.00" 2.87" 9.3:1 200 hp @ 4,400 RPM 282 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM 2-Barrel
K 289 CID 4.00" 2.87" 10.5:1 271 hp @ 6,000 RPM 312 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM 4-Barrel
T 200 CID 3.68" 3.13" 9.2:1 120 hp @ 4,400 RPM 190 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM 1-Barrel

Compare the engine specs for all classic Mustangs in our first-gen Mustang engine guide.


Use Our 1966 Mustang VIN Decoder to Jumpstart Your Restoration

Now that you have the tools to decode your 1966 Mustang's VIN, you should know what your 1966 Mustang was like when it rolled off the assembly line.

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If you want to see what came stock on other first-gen Mustangs, check out the VIN and data plate information for these Mustang years: 1964.5, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973.

Image Credit:1966 Mustang neg CN3806-63, Ford Motor Company | Mustang | coupe

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