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Interior Trim
1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau interior shown in White Pearl Vinyl with Burgundy appointments
1966 Thunderbird
America's Personal Luxury Car

Color-keyed trim selections in:
3 Sierra Pattern Cloth and Vinyl
4 Genuine Leather and Vinyl
10 All-Vinyl

36 total interior choices
Left: White Pearl Vinyl with Burgundy appointments (code P3)
ALL-VINYL BOLSTERS AND INSERTS
TRIM CODE

21/51
22/52
23/53
24/54
25/55
26/56
27/57
28/58
G1/P1
G2/P2
G3/P3
G4/P4
G6/P6
G7/P7
G8/P8
G9/P9

B2/K2

B3/K3

B4/K4

B6/K6
B7/K7

B8/K8

B9/K9
COLOR (All Bolsters and Inserts Match)

Silver Mink
Dark Blue
Burgundy
Emberglo
Red
Black
Aqua
Ivy Gold
White Pearl with Silver Mink appointments
White Pearl with Dark Blue appointments
White Pearl with Burgundy appointments
White Pearl with Emberglo appointments
White Pearl with Black and White appointments
White Pearl with Turquoise appointments
White Pearl with Ivy Gold appointments
White Pearl with Palomino (Medium Beige)
     appointments
Parchment (Light Beige) with Dark Blue
     appointments
Parchment (Light Beige) with Burgundy
     appointments
Parchment (Light Beige) with Emberglo
     appointments
Parchment (Light Beige) with Black appointments
Parchment (Light Beige) with Turquoise
     appointments
Parchment (Light Beige) with Ivy Gold
     appointments
Parchment (Light Beige) with Palomino
     (Medium Beige) appointments
1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible interior shown in Black Vinyl
Thunderbird Convertible interior shown above in Black Vinyl (code 56). 1966 would be the last year for a factory Thunderbird Convertible until the 2002-2005 Thunderbirds.
Note: The 1966 interior featured a pleated design at the top section of the seat backs, which extended about two thirds of the way down, terminating at a horizontal strap that extended from bolster to bolster. Below this strap, was a square biscuit design, with a button mounted where the seams intersect. The biscuit design was continued onto the seat cushion, without the buttons. Strangely, the pattern on the front seats does not exactly match the rear seats.

Note 2: The Hardtop model featured a traditional vinyl perforated headliner with polished roof rail moldings, color-keyed to the interior. The Town Hardtop and Town Landau had a two piece molded vinyl headliner with crater pattern with color-keyed moldings and a center roof console. For more information on the molded headliner, see our 1966 Thunderbird Contoured Headliner page for color availability, and 1966-67 Thunderbird Contoured Headliner Repair page for repair procedures (both links open in new window or tab).
Note: Trim codes listed above in bold denote trims for optional Reclining Passenger Seat with Adjustable Headrest.
What Are "Appointments"?
Appointments include the top section of the instrument panel and radio speaker/defroster grille assembly, coved section of the instrument panel, instrument cluster assembly, instrument panel upper moulding assembly, clock housing, console and console access panel assembly, glove compartment door, and carpeting. However, there are a few exceptions. The top section of the instrument panel and defroster grille assembly are always Black on White Pearl and Parchment interiors. These two color combinations also do not have carpeting on the bottom of the door panels. This is due to the assortment of different colors teamed with White Pearl and Parchment.

The White Pearl with Black and White appointments interior features a White console and console access panel assembly, and glove compartment door.

The Silver Mink, Red, Aqua, and Ivy Gold interiors all feature a darker shade on the top section of the instrument panel and defroster grille assembly, as well as the coved section of the instrument panel.
VINYL BOLSTERS WITH SIERRA CLOTH INSERTS
TRIM CODE

12/42
16/46
1D/4D
COLOR (All Bolsters and Inserts Match)

Dark Blue
Black
Parchment (Light Beige) with Palomino
     (Medium Beige) appointments*
1966 Thunderbird interior in Dark Blue Sierra Cloth and Vinyl
Sierra Cloth and Vinyl shown above in Dark Blue (code 12 or 42, depending on reclining seat installation). Click image above to view detail.
Note: Trim codes listed above in bold denote trims for optional Reclining Passenger Seat with Adjustable Headrest.

*This is the only Parchment interior trim code that is correct with carpeting on the door panels; all of the vinyl and leather trims in this color have parchment vinyl instead of carpeting at the bottom of the panel.
ALL-LEATHER BOLSTERS AND INSERTS
TRIM CODE

62
65
66
L2
L3
L4
L6
L7
L8
L9
COLOR (All Bolsters and Inserts Match)

Dark Blue
Red
Black
Parchment (Light Beige) with Dark Blue
Parchment (Light Beige) with Burgundy
Parchment (Light Beige) with Emberglo
Parchment (Light Beige) with Black
Parchment (Light Beige) with Turquoise
Parchment (Light Beige) with Ivy Gold
Parchment (Light Beige) with Palomino (Medium
     Beige)
1966 Thunderbird interior in Black Leather
Optional Black Leather and Vinyl interior (code 66) shown above. The Reclining Passenger Seat option was provided with all leather trim installations.
Note: Reclining Passenger Seat with Adjustable Headrest was a mandatory option with Leather trim, and was included in the $147.03 additional cost of Leather.
Ford's exclusive reversible ignition and door keyThe standard vinyl trim used in 1966 was a soft, expanded vinyl. While this material is very close to genuine leather in appearance and feel, it does not have the healed scars that are inherent with this natural material. Automotive Mileposts recommends you thoroughly research any car before purchasing it. Look closely to determine if the material truly is leather. Genuine Leather trim was not a popular option on these cars, partially due to the deceiving nature of the standard vinyl trim.
Caution: Several sources list White Leather as a trim option for 1966 Ford Thunderbirds. These same sources also fail to list Parchment Leather as a trim option. To the best of our knowledge, White Leather was not available as a regular production option. It is possible that a few cars may have been equipped with White Leather as a Special Order, but we have never documented any. We have been inside hundreds of 1966 Thunderbirds over the years, and have come across a few with Parchment Leather, but never any with White Leather.
CONVERTIBLE TOP COLORS
TOP CODE

S
T
V
TOP COLOR (Availability)

Black (Available with all interior and exterior color combinations)
White (Available with all interior and exterior color combinations)
Blue (Available with Dark Blue, White Pearl with Blue, and Parchment with
     Blue interiors, except with Exterior Color Code "A" Raven Black)
Note: All convertible tops were constructed of heavy, satin-grained vinyl, two layers of cotton fabric and butyl rubber adhesive film. Main seams were "heat-sealed" bonded. Interior top lining and top frame remained black.  This would be the last year for the convertible model.
VINYL ROOF COLORS
1966 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau in Ivy Green Metallic with Black Vinyl Roof
Town Landau shown above with Black Vinyl Roof.
ROOF CODE

2

3

7
8
COLOR (Availability)

Black (Available with all interior and exterior
     color combinations)
White (Available with all interior and exterior
     color combinations)
Sage Gold (See below)
Parchment (See below)
SAGE GOLD

Interior Color


Ivy Gold
White Pearl with
     Ivy Gold
Parchment with
     Ivy Gold
Exterior Color Availability

Wimbledon White, Sauterne Gold, or Honeydew Yellow
Sauterne Gold or Honeydew Yellow

Sauterne Gold or Honeydew Yellow

PARCHMENT

Interior Color


Silver Mink Vinyl
Dark Blue Cloth
Dark Blue Vinyl
Dark Blue Leather
Burgundy Vinyl
Emberglo Vinyl
Red Vinyl
Red Leather
Black Cloth

Black Vinyl
Black Leather
Ivy Gold Vinyl
Parchment Cloth

White/Burgundy Vinyl
White/Emberglo Vinyl
White/Black & White Vinyl
White/Palomino Vinyl
Parchment/Burgundy
Parchment/Emberglo
Parchment/Black
Parchment/Ivy Gold
Parchment/Palomino
Exterior Color Availability

Raven Black or Wimbledon White
Wimbledon White
(Same as for Dark Blue Cloth)
(Same as for Dark Blue Cloth)
Raven Black, Sundust Beige, Sahara Beige, Wimbledon White, or Vintage Burgundy
Raven Black, Sahara Beige, Wimbledon White, or Emberglo
Raven Black, Wimbledon White, or Candyapple Red
(Same as for Red Vinyl)
Raven Black, Sundust Beige, Sahara Beige, Wimbledon White, Antique Bronze,
     Ivy Green, Candyapple Red, Emberglo, or Vintage Burgundy
(Same as for Black Cloth)
(Same as for Black Cloth)
Raven Black, Wimbledon White, or Ivy Green
Raven Black, Sundust Beige, Sahara Beige, Wimbledon White, Antique Bronze,
     Ivy Green, Candyapple Red, Emberglo, or Vintage Burgundy
Vintage Burgundy
Emberglo
Raven Black or Wimbledon White

Sundust Beige, Sahara Beige, or Antique Bronze
Silver Rose (Special Order) or Vintage Burgundy
Emberglo
Raven Black or Wimbledon White
Ivy Green
Sundust Beige, Sahara Beige, or Antique Bronze
Interior trim colors listed above in bold apply to all-vinyl as well as genuine leather trims.
Levant grain vinyl was used on all Town Landau models for 1966, with a specific seam pattern that featured seams located at the edge of the roof, instead of having them located somewhat towards the center of the roof as in years past. This seam style, for some reason, is difficult to duplicate when installing a new vinyl roof today. Makes you wonder what Ford had that could do it in 1966 that isn't available today!


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