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

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

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.


Vehicle Data

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.



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) 

S55 (Bucket)

49                                    *63G                   2-Door Hardtop (Fastback) 

46                                     *76G                  2-Door Convertible 

Montclair (Bench)

54                                      54B                  4-Door Sedan 

57                                      63B                  2-Door Hardtop (Fastback) 

58                                      57B                  4-Door Hardtop (Fastback) 

Parklane (Bench)

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 

Parklane (Bucket)

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 

-Colony Park-

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.

CodeTrim Schemes

  Colonnade Vinyl Bolster Mayfair Fabric Insert

12 Blue 

15 Red 

16 Black 

17 Aqua 

19 Parchment 

  Colonnade Vinyl Bolster Shadow Stripe Vinyl Insert

72 Blue 

75 Red 

76 Black 

7D Parchment 

  Crinkle Vinyl Bolster Crinkle Vinyl Insert

22 Blue 

25 Red 

26 Black 

2D Parchment 

D6 White 

42 Blue 

45 Red 

46 Black 

47 Aqua 

48 Ivy Gold 

4D Parchment 

E6 White 

62 Blue 

65 Red 

66 Black 

67 Aqua 

68 Ivy Gold 

6D Parchment 

F White 

A3 Burgundy 

82 Blue 

85 Red 

86 Black 

M6 White 

92 Blue 

94 Emberglow 

95 Red 

96 Black 

G White 

  Crinkle Vinyl Bolster Mosaic Fabric Insert

31 Silver 

32 Blue 

36 Black 

37 Aqua 

38 Ivy Gold 

39 Parchment Palomino 

  Silk Chord Fabric Bolster Brocarre Fabric Insert

51 Silver 

52 Blue 

53 Burgundy 

56 Black 

57 Aqua 

58 Ivy Gold 

5D Parchment 


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.

District Code


11   Boston

15 New York

16 Philadelphia

17 Washington

21  Atlanta

22  Dallas

23 Jacksonville

26 Memphis

31  Buffalo

32  Cincinnati

33  Cleveland

34  Detroit

41  Chicago

42 St. Louis

51  Denver

52  Los Angeles

53  Oakland

54  Seattle

81  Ford of Canada

84  Home Office Reserve





1    3.00:1

4   3.25:1

5   3.50:1

6  2.80:1


A    3.00:1

D   3.25:1

E   3.50:1

F   2.80:1





1   3-Speed Manual-Shift

4   Automatic C-6

5   4-Speed Manual-Shift

8   Automatic (Multi Drive)



Code  Assembly Plant

S   Pilot Plant 

W   Wayne

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