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FORD
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Wanted: Pictures of VIN plates for all model years.
1973
First Digit: Second Digit:
Code Model Year Code Assembly Plant
3 1973 A Atlanta, GA
  B Oakville, Ont. Canada
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 Allen Park Pilot plant
T Metuchen, NJ
U Louisville, KY
W Wayne, MI
X St. Thomas, Ont., Canada
Y Wixom, MI
Z St. Louis, MO
 
Third & Fourth Digits:
Code Body Style Code Body Style
Mustang Ford
01 Hardtop 53 4 dr. Sedan Custom 500
02 Sportsroof 54 4 dr. Sedan Galaxie 500
03 Convertible 56 4 dr. Hardtop Galaxie 500
04 Hardtop Grande 58 2 dr. Hardtop Galaxie 500
05 Sportsroof Mach I 62 2 dr. Hardtop LTD
Pinto 63 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop LTD
10 2 dr. Sedan 64 4 dr. Hardtop LTD
11 3 dr. Runabout 66 4 dr. Hardtop Pillar LTD Brougham
12 2 dr. Sta. Wagon 67 4 dr. Hardtop LTD Brougham
Torino 68 2 dr. Hardtop LTD Brougham
25 4 dr. Hardtop 72 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom Ranch 500
27 2 dr. Sedan Hardtop 74 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Country Sedan
30 2 dr. Hardtop Gran Torino 76 Sta. Wagon Country Squire
31 4 dr. Sedan Hardtop Gran Torino Thunderbird
35 2 dr. Fastback Gran Torino Sport 87 2 dr. Hardtop
38 2 dr. Hardtop Gran Torino Sport Maverick
40 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 91 2 dr. Sedan Standard
42 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Gran Torino 92 4 dr. Sedan Standard
43 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Torino Squire 93 2 dr. Sport Sedan Grabber
 
Fifth Digit:
Code Engine Code Engine
3 6-250 1 Bar. Carb., 1 N 8-429
A 8-460 4 Bar. Carb. Q 8-351 4 Bar. Carb. CJ
C 8-460 4 Bar. Carb., Police R 8-351 H.O.
F 8-302 2 Bar. Carb. S 8-400 2 Bar. Carb.
H 8-351 2 Bar. Carb. T 6-200 1 Bar. Carb.
L 6-250 1 Bar. Carb. W 4-91 1 Bar. Carb. 1600cc
  X 4-122 2 Bar. Carb. 2000cc
 
Last Six Digits:  
Production Numbers
100001/^
 
Location: 
Top of left dash board. Visible through the windshield.
/^ = and up

1- Low compression export
 
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