Jim Smart
August 1, 2008

'66 Mustang Factoid

  • Production began at Milpitas, California, and Dearborn, Michigan, on August 16, 1965
  • Production began at Metuchen, New Jersey, on August 25, 1965
  • Total Mustang production reached 1 million units on March 2, 1966
  • District Sales Office (DSO) coding changed on January 1, 1966
  • February 3, 1966 is the earliest documented Sprint 200
  • February 9, 1966 is the earliest documented '67 color on a '66 Mustang
  • On May 8, 1966, Ford went to rail-style rocker arms on the 289 along with pent roof valve covers
  • Milpitas production ended on Monday, July 29, 1966
  • Dearborn production ended on Friday, August 12, 1966
  • Metuchen production ended on Saturday, July 27, 1966