The Warranty plate is located on the rear (lock) face of the left front door panel.
The official Vehicle Identification Number for title and registration purposes is stamped on a tab attached to the top right side (weld flange) of the dash panel in the engine compartment (see below). Do not use the "Vehicle Warranty" plate for title or registration purposes.
The vehicle data appears in a line across the top of the warranty plate. The first two letters and a number
identify the Body Style. The following one or two letters identify the Exterior Paint Color. The next code
consisting of two numbers, or a letter and a number, identifies the Interior Trim. The Date Code showing
the date the car was manufactured follows the Trim Code and consists of two numbers and a letter. The
next code gives the district in which the car was ordered and consist of two numbers. The next to the last
code is the Axle Ratio Code and is designated by a number for a conventional axle or a letter for an
Equa-Lock axle. The last code in the vehicle data is the Transmission Code and consist of one number.
The charts that follow, list in detail the various vehicle data codes.
VEHICLE WARRANTY NUMBER
The vehicle warranty number is the second line of numbers and letters appearing on the Warranty Plate.
The first number indicates the model year. The letter following the model year indicates the assembly plant
at which the car was manufactured. The next two numbers designate the Body Serial Code. The letter
following the Body Serial Code designates the Engine Code. The remaining numbers indicate the
Consecutive Unit Number. The charts that follow, list in detail the various Vehicle Warranty Number codes.
The numeral "5" designates 1965.
Body Serial Code | Body Style Code | Body Type
44 54A 4-Door Sedan
43 62A 2-Door Sedan
42 50A 4-Door Sedan (Rev. B/Lite)
47 63A 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
45 76A 2-Door Convertible
48 57A 4-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
49 *63G 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
46 *76G 2-Door Convertible
54 54B 4-Door Sedan
57 63B 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
58 57B 4-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
62 50F 4-Door Sedan (Rev. B/Lite)
68 57F 4-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
67 63F 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
65 76F 2-Door Convertible
67 63C 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
65 76C 2-Door Convertible
Station Wagons (Bench)
72 71B 4-Door 6 Passenger
72 *71C 4-Door 9 Passenger
76 71E 4-Door 6 Passenger
76 *71A 4-Door 9 Passenger
*Merchandised as options
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-30-J No. /Color /Sales Name
A 1724 Black Onyx
C 1900 Dk Gray Met Coventry Gray
F 1226 Med. Blue Tiffany Blue
H 1912 Lt BeigeSandstone
K 1903 Dk Blue Met Caspian Blue
M 1619 White Polar White
P 1910 Med. Palomino Bronze
R 1879 Dk Green Olive Mist
T 2008 Red Cardinal Red
V 1921 Burnt Orange Emberglo
X 1632 Maroon Met. Burgandy
Y 1269 Lt Blue Met Ice Blue
Z 1915 Med Sage Gold Sage Gold
2 1907 Dk Turquoise Met Palisade Turquoise
4 1901 Med Silver Met Sheffield Silver
8 1955 Yellow Jamaican Yellow
*"M-32-J" Acrylic Paint Alternate with "M-30-J"
Deviation trim sets will use existing trim codes plus a suffix. A trim code with a numerical
suffix is not serviced, while a trim code with an alphabetical suffix is serviced.
Colonnade Vinyl Bolster Mayfair Fabric Insert
Colonnade Vinyl Bolster Shadow Stripe Vinyl Insert
Crinkle Vinyl Bolster Crinkle Vinyl Insert
48 Ivy Gold
68 Ivy Gold
Crinkle Vinyl Bolster Mosaic Fabric Insert
38 Ivy Gold
39 Parchment Palomino
Silk Chord Fabric Bolster Brocarre Fabric Insert
58 Ivy Gold
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 1963 model production
exceeds 12 months.
Month 1st Model Yr 2nd 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
Domestic Special Orders, Foreign Special Orders, and Pre-Approved Special Orders
have the complete order number recorded in this space. Also to appear in this space
is the two-digit code number of the district which ordered the unit. If the unit is regular
production, only the District code number will appear.
15 New York
42 St. Louis
52 Los Angeles
81 Ford of Canada
84 Home Office Reserve
1 3-Speed Manual-Shift
4 Automatic C-6
5 4-Speed Manual-Shift
8 Automatic (Multi Drive)
Code Assembly Plant
S Pilot Plant
Z St. Louis
H 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (2-barrel Special)
Y 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)
M 8-Cylinder 410 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)
Q 8-Cylinder 428 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)
P 8-Cylinder 428 Cubic Inch (8-barrel High Police)
8 8-Cylinder 428 Cubic Inch (4-barrel, Low Compression)
* Low Compression