The Patent Plate is attached to the left front door pillar.

The Patent Plate is attached to the left front door pillar.

VEHICLE DATA
Example (Fig 1):
65A    FM    12   21H     1    3

65A.....2-Door Club Victoria

FM.....Light Blue and White

12.....Blue Venice Fabric and Vinyl

21H.....21st day August

1.....3.00:1 Ratio Axle

3.....Fordomatic

 

MODEL YEAR
The numeral "2" designates 1962.

ASSEMBLY PLANT

Code Letter

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

W   Wayne

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.

Galaxie-Series 50

51.....2-Door Club Sedan

52.....4-Door Town Sedan

Galaxie-Series 60

61.....2-Door Club Sedan

62.....4-Door Town Sedan

63.....2-Door Club Victoria 

64.....4-Door Town Victoria

65.....2-Door Convertible

Station Wagons-Series 70

71.....4-Door Ranch Wagon

72.....4-Door 6-Passenger Country Sedan

74.....4-Door 9-Passenger Country Sedan

76.....4-Door 6-Passenger Country Squire

78.....4-Door 9-Passenger Country Squire

 

ENGINE

Code

M.....8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (6-barrel High Performance)

Q.....8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (4-barrel High Performance)

R.....8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (4-barrel Low
compression Export, 84 Octane)

T.....8-Cylinder 292 Cubic Inch (2-barrel Low
compression Export, 84 Octane)

V.....6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch 

W.....8-Cylinder 292 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)

X.....8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)

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

Galaxie

     54B ...............4-Door Sedan
     62B ...............2-Door Sedan    
Galaxie 500
     54A ...............4-Door Sedan
     62A ...............2-Door Sedan
     65A ...............2-Door Club Victoria
     75A ...............4-Door Town Victoria
     76A ...............2-Door Convertible
Station Wagons
     71A ...............4-Door 9-Pass. Country Squire
     71B ...............4-Door 6-Pass. Country Sedan
     71C ...............4-Door 9-Pass. Country Sedan
     71D ...............4-Door 6-Pass. Ranch Wagon
     71E ...............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

D           M30J-1451    Med. Turq Met.         Ming Green

E           M30J-1448    Med Blue Met.          Viking Blue

F           M30J-1449    Lt Blue                       Baffin Blue

H          M30J-1477     Dark Blue Met          Oxford Blue

J           M30J-1515     Red.                         Rangoon Red

M          M30J-1238    White                  Corinthian White

P           M30J-1454    Med Green Met.       Silver Moss  

Q          M30J-1371     Lt. Gray Met               Silver Gray

R           M30J-1456   Yellow                     Tuscon Yellow

T           M30J-1543   Honey Beige        Sandshell Beige

V           M30J-1470    Chestnut Met              Chestnut

Z          M30J01427    Beige Met.            Fieldstone Tan

 

TRIM

12.....Blue Venice Fabric & Vinyl

13.....Green Venice Fabric & Vinyl

14.....Beige Venice Fabric & Vinyl

15.....Red Venice Fabric & Vinyl

16.....Black Venice Fabric & Vinyl

17.....Turquoise Venice Fabric & Vinyl

19.....Chestnut Venice Fabric & Vinyl

21.....Gray Basket Fabric & Vinyl

22.....Blue Basket Fabric & Vinyl

23.....Green Basket Fabric & Vinyl

24.....Beige Basket Fabric & Vinyl

25.....Red Basket Fabric & Vinyl

27.....Turquoise Basket Fabric & Vinyl

32.....Blue Crush - All Vinyl

34.....Beige Crush - All Vinyl

35.....Red Crush - All Vinyl

37.....Turquoise Crush - All Vinyl

39.....Chestnut Crush - All Vinyl

45.....Red Venice Fabric & Red Vinyl

62.....Blue Thong Plastic & Vinyl

63.....Green Thong Plastic & Vinyl

72.....Blue Pogo Stick Plastic & Vinyl

73.....Green Pogo Stick Plastic & Vinyl

74.....Beige Pogo Stick Plastic & Vinyl

75.....Red Pogo Stick Plastic & Vinyl

77.....Turquoise Pogo Stick Plastic & Vinyl

85.....Red Tweed - 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.....3-Speed Manual-Shift

2.....Overdrive

3.....Fordomatic

4.....Cruise-O-Matic

5.....4-Speed Manual-Shift

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

Code.....Ratio

1.....3.00:1

6.....3.56:1

8.....3.89:1

A.....3.00:1

F.....3.56:1

H.....3.89:1