MODEL YEAR
The numeral "1" designates 1961.

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

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

53.....2-Door Club Victoria Starliner

54.....4-Door Town Victoria

55.....Sunliner Convertible

57.....2-Door Club Victoria

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

67.....4-Door 6-Passenger Country Squire

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

61.....2-Door Courier (Commercial Ranch Wagon)

 

ENGINE

Code

R.....8-Cylinder 292 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)

Z.....8-Cylinder 390 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
     58F ...............2-Door Custom 300 Sedan
     64F ...............2-Door Club Sedan
     64H ...............2-Door Custom 300 Sedan
Fairlane 500
     58A ...............4-Door Town Sedan
     64A ...............2-Door Club Sedan
Galaxie
     54A ...............4-Door Town Sedan
     62A ...............2-Door Club Sedan
     63A ...............2-Door Club Victoria Starliner
     65A ...............2-Door Club Victoria
     54A ...............4-Door Town Victoria
     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
     71J...............4-Door 6-Pass. Country Squire

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. Turquoise   Met.Aquamarine

D           M30J-1361      Lt. Blue            Starlight Blue

E           M30J-1364     Med.Green      Met.Laurel Green

F           M30J-1366     Yellow              Desert Gold

H          M30J-1367      Dark Blue        Met.Chesapeake Blue

J           M30J-1232      Red.                 Montecarlo Red

K           M30J-1369      Bronze Met.    Algiers Bronze

M          M30J-1238      White              Corinthian White

Q          M30J-1371        Lt. Gray           Met.Silver Gray

R           M30J-1372      Med. Blue        Met.Cambridge Blue

S           M30J-1373      Lt.Green           Mint Green

W          M30J-1385      Turquoise        Met.Garden Turquoise

 

TRIM

04.....Brown Strawprint - All Vinyl

11.....Gray Stripe Fabric & Vinyl

12.....Blue Stripe Fabric & Vinyl

13.....Green Stripe Fabric & Vinyl

21.....Gray Slat Fabric & Vinyl

22.....Blue Slat Fabric & Vinyl

23.....Green Slat Fabric & Vinyl

24.....Brown Slat Fabric & Vinyl

27.....Turquoise Slat Fabric & Vinyl

30.....Black Shimmer Fabric & White Vinyl

32.....Blue Shimmer Fabric & Vinyl

33.....Green Shimmer Fabric & Vinyl

34.....Brown Shimmer Fabric & Vinyl

35.....Red Shimmer Fabric & Vinyl

37.....Turquoise Shimmer Fabric & Vinyl

38.....Black Shimmer Fabric & Yellow Vinyl

51.....Gray - All Vinyl

62.....Blue Woven Plastic & Vinyl

63.....Green Woven Plastic & Vinyl

72.....Blue Block Fabric Fabric & Vinyl

73.....Green Block Fabric Fabric & Vinyl

77.....Turquoise Block Fabric Fabric & Vinyl

84.....Brown Stripe Tweed Vinyl

85.....Red Stripe Tweed Vinyl

92.....Blue Morocco - All Vinyl

94.....Brown Morocco - All Vinyl

95.....Red Morocco - All Vinyl

96.....Black Morocco - All Vinyl

97.....Turquoise Morocco - All Vinyl

98.....Yellow Morocco - All Vinyl

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

8.....2.91

A.....3.56

B.....3.89

C.....3.10