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1966 Lincoln Continental
Standard Equipment

Image: 1966 Lincoln Continental Coupe


462 Cubic Inch V-8 Engine*
Power Steering
Power Front Disc Brakes, Self Adjusting
Power Side Windows (except Vent Windows)
Twin-Range Turbo-Drive Automatic Transmission
Two-Way Power Seat*
Heater-Defroster System
Dual Exhaust System with Aluminized and Stainless Steel Mufflers
Variable-Speed Windshield Wipers
Windshield Washers
Automatic Parking Brake Release
Interior Lights:
Map Light
Glovebox Light
Ashtray Lights
Rear Reading Lights (in Sedan and Coupé)
Trunk Light

Low Fuel Light
Rear Door Ajar Light (Front Door on Coupé)
Engine Temperature Light*
Oil Pressure Light*
Alternator Output Light*
Folding Center Armrests—Front and Rear
Cut Pile Carpeting
Trip Odometer
Fully Lined Trunk Compartment
Factory-Applied Undercoating
Remote Control Side View Mirror
Vanity Mirror—Right Visor
Electrically Wound Clock
Wheel Covers
55-Ampere Alternator
Door Panel Wood-Toned Appliqués
Keyless Door Locking System*
Madrigal Cloth with Leather and Vinyl Trim in 8 colors
Rivard Fabric with Leather and Vinyl Trim in 8 colors
Color-Keyed Retractable Front Seat Belts
Color-Keyed Rear Seat Belts*


Totally Automatic, Fully Retractable, Self-Storing Convertible Top
Glass Rear Window in Convertible*
Remote Control Deck Lid Release for Convertible*
Trunk Open Light*
Leather Trim

*New for 1966.

Note: A Six-Way Power Seat was standard in 1965, and gauges were provided for engine temperature, oil pressure, and amperage.

Image: 1966 Lincoln Continental

Above: New styling graced the 1966 Lincoln Continental. Standard features shown include the Continental Star ornament on front fenders; back-up lights, spring-loaded stand-up Continental Star hood ornament, and full wheel covers. The white sidewall tires shown were optional at extra cost.

Image: 1966 Lincoln Continental Sedan

Left: Standard equipment on every 1966 Lincoln Continental included a full assortment of power accessories, including Power Steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, Power Side Windows, and Two-Way Power Seat.

A new high performance 462 cubic inch V-8 engine developed 340 horsepower and was the largest Lincoln V-8 engine to date. A Twin-Range Turbo-Drive Automatic Transmission provided an alternate drive range for slick roads to improve traction.

Other standard features shown at left include new linear taillamps that are almost two feet in length for maximum visibility when braking or signaling a turn. The highly polished full wheel covers include the Continental Star emblem stamped into the center of the cover.

A new Continental Star emblem on the deck lid is hinged to conceal the trunk lock on Sedan and Coupé models. A new exterior, remoted control key-operated switch opens and closes the rear deck lid on the Convertible, eliminating the need to enter the car and turn on the ignition to access the luggage compartment. This switch is conveniently located just to the rear of the fuel filler access door on the left rear fender.

The Lincoln luggage compartment is fit for the finest luggage. Comprising 18 cubic feet of usable space, the trunk is fully lined and carpeted, and is automatically lit whenever the deck lid is open. The Convertible offers 12 cubic feet of luggage space with the top in the raised position.