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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

1960 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975
Wanted pictures of body plates

1961

Location: Attached to the left front body pillar, between the front door hinges.
              Comet: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine 1 1H82S
NUMBER: Production Sequence 1 800001
BODY: Body Style 59A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color BA
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used 01
DATE: Production Date 12F
TRANS: Transmission Installed 6
AXLE: Rear Axle 6
 
Style
Lincoln Mercury
Code Body Style Code Body Style
53A 4 dr. Continental Sedan 54A 4 dr. Sedan
74A 4 dr. Continental Convertible 54A 4 dr. Meteor 800 Sedan
Comet 54B 4 dr. Monterey Sedan
54A 4 dr. Sedan 58A 4 dr. Meteor 600 Sedan
59A 2 dr. Sta. Wagon 62A 2 dr. Meteor 800 Sedan
62A 2 dr. Sedan 64A 2 dr. Meteor 600 Sedan
71A 6-9 Pas. 4 dr. Commuter Wagon 65A 2 dr. Meteor 800 Hardtop
  65B 2 dr. Monterey Hardtop
75A 4 dr. Meteor 800 Hardtop
75B 4 dr. Monterey Hardtop
76A

2 dr. Monterey Convertible

71A 6-9 Pass. 4 dr. Commuter Wagon
71B 6-9 Pass. 4 dr. Colony Park Wagon
 
PAINT
Code Color Code Color
A Presidential Black N Platinum
B Royal Red Metallic P Executive Gray Metallic
C Turquoise Mist Q Sheffield Gray metallic
D Blue Haze R Columbia Blue Metallic
E Saxon Green Metallic S Green Frost
F Sunburst Yellow T Honey Beige
G Tawny Beige U Rose Glow Metallic
H Empress Blue Metallic V Summer Rose
I Green Velvet Metallic W Regency Turquoise Metallic
J Signal Red X Black Cherry Metallic
K Crystal Green Metallic Y Briar Brown Metallic
L Gold Dust Metallic Z Desert Frost
M Sultan White Paint Chip Palette
Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Mercury Lincoln
Code Color Code Color
01 Blue 5 11 Gray 5, 7
02,06,25 White/Black 5, 6 12,22 Blue 5, 7
03,08,27 Gold 5, 6 14,82 Blue 7
05,34 Blue 5, 6 20 White/Black 5, 7
09,29,30 Turquoise 5, 6 23 Green 5, 7
10 Green 5, 6 26 Black 5, 7
11,24 Blue 6 27 Turquoise 5, 7
12 White/Black 6 29 Rose 5, 7
13 White/Red 6 31 Gray 5
14 White/Gold 6 34 Fawn 5
15 Turquoise 6 83 Green 7
32,45 Red 6 84 Beige 7
33 Black 6 85 Red 7
35 White/Gray 5, 6 86 Black 7
36 Red 5, 6 87 Turquoise 7
37 Blue/Turquoise 5, 6 95 White/Red 7
43 Turquoise/Brown 5, 6 96 White/Black 7
44 Green 6  
Comet
10 3 White/Black 5, 6
12 3 Blue 5, 6
13 3 Green 5, 6
15 3 Red/Black 5, 6
40 White/Blue-Green 5, 6
42 Blue/Blue-Green 5, 6
43 Green/Blue-Green 5, 6
45 Red/Red-Gray 5, 6
75 3 White/Red 6
76 3 White/Black 6
 
Date
Code Month Code Month
A January N 8 January
B February P 8 February
C March Q 8 March
D April R 8 April
E May S 8 May
F June T 8 June
G July U 8 July
H August V 8 August
J September W 8 September
K October X 8 October
L November Y 8 November
M December Z 8 December
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 Standard S/T 4 Dual Range Automatic D/R
2 Overdrive O/D 5 Automatic Single Range 3-Sp.
3 2 Sp. Automatic 2/S  
 
Rear Axle
Regular Locking
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
1 3.56:1 A 3.56:1
2 3.89:1 B 3.89:1
3 3.10:1 C 3.10:1
4 4.00:1 F 3.00:1
5 3.20:1 G 2.89:1
6 3.00:1 J 3.50:1
7 2.89:1  
8 2.91:1
13 3.11:1
 
1- See 1961 V.I.N information.

3-  Deluxe RPO trim
5- Cloth

6- Vinyl
7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to be used if
    1961 models exceed 12 months.
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
1960 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975