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FORD
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Wanted: Pictures of VIN plates for all model years.
1965
First Digit: Second Digit:
Code Model Year Code Assembly Plant
5 1965 A Atlanta, GA
  B Oakville, Ont. Canada
D Dallas, TX
E Mahwah, NJ
F Dearborn, MI
G Chicago, IL
H Lorain, OH
J Los Angeles, CA
K Kansas City, KS
L Long Beach, CA
N Norfolk, VA
P Twin Cities, MN
R San Jose, CA
S Pilot Plant
T Metuchen, NJ
U Louisville, KY
W Wayne, MI
Y Wixom, MI
Z St. Louis, MO
 
Third & Fourth Digits:
Code Body Style Code Body Style
Falcon Standard Ford Custom 500
01 2 dr. Sedan 51 2 dr. Sedan
02 4 dr. Sedan 52 4 dr. Sedan
Mustang Ford Custom
07 2 dr. Fastback 53 2 dr. Sedan
08 2 dr. Hardtop 54 4 dr. Sedan
09 2 dr. Convertible Galaxie 500
Falcon Futura 62 4 dr. Sedan
11 2 dr. Hardtop RPO Bucket seats 64 4 dr. Hardtop
12 2 dr. Convertible RPO Bucket seats 65 2 dr. Convertible
15 2 dr. Convertible Bench seat 66 2 dr. Fastback
16 4 dr. Sedan Bench seat Galaxie 500 LTD
19 2 dr. Sedan Bench seat 60 4 dr. Hardtop
Station Wagon 67 2 dr. Fastback Bucket seats
21 2 dr. Wagon Galaxie 500XL
22 4 dr. Wagon 68 2 dr. Fastback Bucket seats
24 4 dr. Deluxe Wagon 69 2 dr. Convertible Bucket seats
26 Squire Station Wagons
Fairlane 71 4 dr. Ranch Wagon
31 2 dr. Sedan 72 6-Pass. 4 dr. Custom
32 4 dr. Sedan 74 9 Pass. 4 dr.
38 Ranch Wagon Country Squire Station Wagons
Fairlane 500 76 6 Pass. 4 dr.
41 2 dr. Sedan 78 9 Pass. 4 dr.
42 4 dr. Sedan Thunderbird
43 2 dr. Hardtop 81 2 dr. Landau Special
47 2 dr. Hardtop Bucket seats 83 2 dr. Hardtop
48 4 dr. Custom Ranch Wagon 85 2 dr. Convertible
  87 2 dr. Landau
 
Fifth Digit:
Code Engine Code Engine
2 6-200 1 bar. carb., Low Comp. K 8-289 4 bar. carb., Hi. perf.
3 8-289 Low Comp. L 8-427 4 bar. carb., OH cam
4 6-170 1 bar. carb., Low Comp. M 8-427 2-4 bar. carb., OH cam
5 6-240 1 bar. carb., Low Comp. P 8-390 4 bar. carb., Interceptor
9 8-390 4 bar. carb., Low Comp. R 8-427 2-4 bar. carb., Hi. perf.
A 8-289 4 bar. carb., Premium T 6-200 1 bar. carb.
B 6-240 1 bar. carb., Police U 6-170 1 bar. carb.
C 8-289 2 bar. carb., V 6-240 1 bar. carb.
D 8-289 4 bar. carb., Regular X 8-352 4 bar. carb.
E 6-240 1 bar carb., Taxi Z 8-390 4 bar. carb.
F 8-260 2 bar. carb.  
 
Last Six Digits:  
Production Numbers
100001/^
 
Location: 
Full Sized Ford - Stamped into the extension tab on the right side   
                              top of cowl under hood.
Thunderbird - Stamped into the top front fender cross-brace
                          on the right side of the hood lock plate.
Fairlane - Stamped into the left front inner fender apron
                   near top.
Falcon, Mustang- Stamped into the top of left front 
inner fender apron.
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