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MODEL YEAR
The numeral "0" designates 1960.

ASSEMBLY PLANT

Code Letter/Assembly Plant

A    Atlanta

C   Chester

D   Dallas

E   Mahwah

F   Dearborn

G   Chicago

H   Lorain

J   Los Angeles

K   Kansas City

N   Norfolk

P   Twin Cities

R  San Jose

S   Pilot Plant

U   Louisville

 

MODEL
The model code number indentifies the product line series and the particular body style: 
the first of the two digits shows the product line, and the second digit shows a two-door
style by and odd number or a four-door style by an even number.

Fairlane-Series 30

31.....2-Door Club Sedan

32.....4-Door Town Sedan

33….2-Door Business Sedan

Fairlane-Series 40

41.....2-Door Club Sedan

42.....4-Door Town Sedan

Galaxie-Series 50

51.....2-Door Club Sedan

52.....4-Door Town Sedan

54.....4-Door Town Victoria

Starliner

53….2-Door Club Victoria

Sunliner

55.....Sunliner Convertible

Station Wagons-Series 60

61.....2-Door Ranch Wagon

62.....4-Door Ranch Wagon

64.....4-Door 6-Passenger Country Sedan

66.....4-Door 9-Passenger Country Sedan

68.....4-Door 9-Passenger Country Squire

69.....2-Door Courier (Commercial Ranch Wagon)

 

ENGINE

Code

G…8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch (4-barrel Low
compression Export, 84 Octane)

T.....8-Cylinder 292 Cubic Inch (Dual Low
compression Export, 84 Octane)

V.....6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch 

W.....8-Cylinder 292 Cubic Inch (Dual)

X.....8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch (Dual)

Y.....8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)

CONSECUTIVE UNIT NUMBER
Each assembly plant. with each model year, begins with a consecutive unit number 10001
and continues on for each car built.

BODY

Fairlane

     58E ...............4-Door Town Sedan
     64F ...............2-Door Club Sedan
     64G................2-Door Business Sedan
Fairlane 500
     58A ...............4-Door Town Sedan
     64A ...............2-Door Club Sedan
Galaxie
     54A ...............4-Door Town Sedan
     62A ...............2-Door Club Sedan
75A…….……….4-Door Town Victoria
Starliner
     63A ...............2-Door Club Victoria
Sunliner
     76B ...............Sunliner Convertible
Station Wagons
     59C ...............2-Door Ranch Wagon
     59E ...............2-Door Courier (Commercial Ranch Wagon)
     71E ...............4-Door 9-Pass. Country Sedan
    71F ...............4-Door 6-Pass. Country Sedan
     71G ...............4-Door 9-Pass. Country Squire
     71H ...............4-Door Ranch Wagon

Color
Two-tone paint codes us the same symbols as the single colors except that two symbols are used. 
The lower body color will appear first in the warranty plate paint color space.

If a special paint is used, the paint color space will not be stamped.

Code   "M"Number    Color                Sales Name

A           M30J-1724     Black                Raven Black

C           M30J-1139      Lt. Aqua   Aquamarine

E           M30J-1225     Med.Blue Met  Belmont Blue

F           M30J-1226     Lt Blue              Sky Mist Blue

G          M30J-1231      Yellow         Yosemite Yellow

H           M30J-1230     Beige Met.     Beachwood Brown

J           M30J-1232      Red.                 Monte Carlo Red

K           M30J-1233     Turquise Met.  Sultana Turquiose

M          M30J-1238      White              Corinthian White

Q          M30J-1248       Lavender Met  Orchid Gray

T           M30J-1273      Med. Grn Met   Meadow Vale Green

W          M30J-1274      Light Green      Adriatic Green

Z           M30J-1287      Lt Gray Met.     Platinum

 

TRIM

31.....Vinyl & Gray Broadcloth

32.....Vinyl & Blue Broadcloth

33.....Vinyl & Green Broadcloth

34.....Vinyl & Beige Broadcloth

35.....Vinyl & Red Broadcloth

36.....Vinyl & Black Broadcloth

37.....Vinyl & Turquoise Broadcloth

38.....Vinyl & Yellow Broadcloth

39.....Vinyl & Lavender Broadcloth

42.....Blue - All Vinyl

43..….Green - All Vinyl

44..….Beige - All Vinyl

45..….Red - All Vinyl

46..….Black - All Vinyl

47..….Turquise - All Vinyl

48..…Yellow - All Vinyl

49..….Black - All Vinyl

62.....Vinyl & Blue Woven Plastic

63.....Vinyl & Green Woven Plastic

67,…..Vinyl & Turquise Woven Plastic



DATE
The code letters for the month are preceded by a numeral to show the day of the month when
the car was completed.  The second year code letters are to be used if 1961 model production
exceeds 12 months.


Month           First Model Year Second Model Year

January                   A                                    N

February                 B                                    P

March                      C                                   Q

April                         D                                   R

May                          E                                   S

June                         F                                   T

July                          G                                   U

August                     H                                   V

September              J                                    W

October                   K                                    X

November               L                                    Y

December               M                                   Z

TRANSMISSION

Code.....Type

1.....Standard

2.....Overdrive

3.....Fordomatic

4.....Automatic Cruise-O-Matic

AXLE
A number designates a conventional axle, while a letter designates an EquaLock differential.

Code.....Ratio

1.....3.56

2.....3.89

3.....3.10

4…..3.78

6…..3.22

8.....2.91

9…...3.70

A.....3.56

B.....3.89

C.....3.10