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FORD
1960 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975
Wanted: Pictures of VIN plates for all model years.
1961
First Digit: Second Digit:
Code Model Year Code Assembly Plant
1 1961 A Atlanta, GA
  C Chester, PA
D Dallas, TX
E Mahwah, NJ
F Dearborn, MI
G Chicago, IL
H Lorian, OH
J Los Angeles, CA
K Kansas City, KS
N Norfolk, VA
P Twin Cities, MN
R San Jose, CA
S Pilot Plant
T Metuchen, NJ
U Louisville, KY
Y Wixom, MI
 
Third & Fourth Digits:
Code Body Style Code Body Style
Fairlane Galaxie
31 2 dr. Club Sedan 51 2 dr. Club Sedan
32 4 dr. Town Sedan 52 4 dr. Town Sedan
Fairlane 500 53 2 dr. Starliner Club Victoria
41 2 dr. Club Sedan 54 4 dr. Town Victoria
42 4 dr. Town Sedan 55 2 dr. Sunliner Convertible
Falcon 57 2 dr. Club Victoria
11 2 dr. Sedan Station Wagons
12 4 dr. Sedan 61 2 dr. Ranch Wagon
17 2 dr. Futura 62 4 dr. Ranch Wagon
21 2 dr. Wagon 64 6 Pass. 4 dr. Country Sedan
22 4 dr. Wagon 66 9 Pass. 4 dr. Country Sedan
26 4 dr. Counrty Squire Wagon 67 6 Pass. 4 dr. Country Squire
29 Falcon Sedan Delivery 68 9 Pass. 4 dr. Country Squire
  69 2 dr. Commercial Ranch Wagon, Futura
Thunderbird
71 2 dr. Hardtop
73 2 dr. Convertible
 
Fifth Digit: Last Six Digits:
Code Engine Production Numbers
D 6-144 OHV Lo. Comp. 84 octane 100001/^
E 6-170 OHV Lo. Comp.  
R 8-390 4 bar. carb., Lo Comp. Export, 84 octane
S 6-144 OHV
T 8-292 2 bar. carb., Lo Comp. Export, 84 octane
U 6-170 OHV
V 6-223
W 8-292 2 bar. carb.
X 8-352 2 bar. carb.
Z 8-390 4 bar. carb.
Z 8-390 hp,4 bar. carb.
Z 8-390 hp 2-4 bar. carb.
Z 8-390 4 bar. carb. Police
 
Location: 
Full Sized Ford - Stamped into the frames top right side-rail 
                              forward of the front suspension member.
Thunderbird - Stamped into the top front fender cross-brace
                          on the right side of the hood lock plate.
Falcon - Stamped into left brace from the top of the firewall 
               to the left front wheelhouse.
/^ = and up  
1960 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975