Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Class: 3-speed longitudinal automatic transmission
Similar: Turbo-Hydramatic (GM), TorqueFlite (Chrysler Corp)
The Ford C6 transmission was a heavy-duty automatic transmission built by the Ford Motor Company between 1966 and 1996 for use with large, powerful big-block V8 engines. It featured three forward speeds and reverse.
It was initially built at the Livonia Transmission Plant in Livonia, Michigan, but production was shifted to the Sharonville Transmission Plant near Cincinnati, Ohio during the mid-1980s.
It was very similar to the C4 transmission but could handle greater power. It was used primarily in trucks, although it was also used in some larger cars with big block engines (see Ford FE engine and Ford 385 engines). The transmission is very popular in drag racing today, with units equipped with manual valve bodies and transbrakes, some of which are air shifted.
1964–1970 Ford Fairlane
1966–1969 Mercury Comet
1966–1972 Mercury Meteor
1967–1978 Mercury Cougar
1968–1976 Mercury Montego
1968–1978 Ford Torino
1968–1979 Ford Thunderbird
1968–1996 Ford F-Series
1975–1980 Ford LTD
1977–1979 Ford Ranchero
1978–1991 Ford Bronco