Like Valiant, the Barracuda received a mild facelift for its third year, 1966. The sporty bucket seats, a fold-down rear seat, and floor shift continued as standard equipment. The two 273s continued in two- and four-barrel form, with horsepower unchanged. Front disc brakes became a factory Barracuda option for 1966, at $82.
Available again was the Formula “S” option that included a 150-mph speedometer, handling package, and other sporty amenities. Production fell to 38,029 for ’66. The Barracuda needed more power and a wider choice of body styles if it was to compete with the Mustang and the new GM pony cars due in ’67.
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