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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975
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1971

Location: Attached to the rear face of driver door. Read left to right, top down.
V.I.N: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine 1 0H82S
BODY: Body Style 59A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color BA
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used 01
AXLE: Rear Axle 6
TRANS: Transmission Code 6
DSO: District Code, Order Location 12F
 
Style
Lincoln Montego MX
Code Body Style Code Body Style
53A 4 dr. Sedan 54B 4 dr. Sedan
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 65B 2 dr. Hardtop
Mercury Monterey 71A Sta. Wagon Villager
53B 4 dr. Sedan 71C Sta. Wagon
57B 4 dr. Hardtop Montego MX Brougham
65B 2 dr. Hardtop 54D 4 dr. Sedan
53F 4 dr. Sedan Custom 57D 4 dr. Hardtop
57F 4 dr. Hardtop Custom 65D 2 dr. Hardtop
65F 2 dr. Hardtop Custom Cyclone
71B 6-Pass 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 65F 2 dr. Hardtop
Marquis 65G 2 dr. Hardtop Spoiler
53H 4 dr. Hardtop Sedan 65H 2 dr. Hardtop GT
57H 4 dr. Hardtop Cougar
65H 2 dr. Hardtop 65D 2 dr. Hardtop
71K 6-Pass 4 dr. Colony Park 65F 2 dr. Hardtop XR-7 Luxury
71H 6-Pass 4 dr. 76D Convertible
Brougham 76F Convertible XR-7 Luxury
53K 4 dr. Hardtop Sedan Comet
57K 4 dr. Hardtop 54B 4 dr. Sedan
65K 2 dr. Hardtop 62B 2 dr. Sedan
Montego  
54A 4 dr. Sedan
65A 2 dr. Hardtop
 
PAINT
Code Color Code Color
1 Calypso Coral K Dark Slate Gray Met.
2 Light Tan L Light Gray Metallic
3 Bright Red M White
5 Med Ginger Metallic N Platinum
6 Bright Blue Metallic O Light Goldenrod Yellow
8 Light Gold P Med Green Metallic
39 Med Ginger Bronze Metallic Q Medium Blue Metallic
49 Med Ivy Bronze Metallic R Dark Brown Metallic
79 Med Ginger Bronze Metallic S Med Gray Gold Metallic
79 Med Ginger Bronze Metallic T Red
A Black U Grabber Orange
B Maroon Metallic V Light Pewter Met
C Dark Green Metallic W Yellow
D Bright Yellow X Dark Blue Met
E Med Goldenrod Yellow Y Bright Astra Blue Met
F Med Bright Aqua Metallic Z Grabber Green Metallic
G Dark Vintage Green C9 Med Red Metallic
H Light Green D9 Med Blue Metallic
I Bright Lime Green E9 Med Ivy Bronze Metallic
J Grabber Blue Paint Chip Palette
Paint Chip Palette  
 
Trim
Lincoln Montego
Code Color Code Color
1A,AA,6A,3A Black 5, 6 1A,5A,4A Black 5, 6
KA,7A,4A Black 6, 7 2A,6A,UA,RA,GA,KA Black 6
1B,3B Dark Blue 5, 6 1B,4B,5B Medium Blue 5, 6
KB,7B,4B Dark Blue 6, 7 2B,6B,RB,GB Medium Blue 6
1D,3D Dark Red 5, 6 2E,RE Vermillion 5, 6
KD,7D,4D Dark Red 6, 7 GE,6E Vermillion 6
1R,3R Dark Green 5, 6 2F,RF Medium Ginger 5, 6
KR,7R,4R Dark Green 6, 7 6F,GF Medium Ginger 6
AK Light Aqua 5, 6 1R,5R Medium Green 5, 6
KK,4K Light Aqua 6, 7 2R,6R,GR,RR Medium Green 6
AP,3P Medium Gray 5, 6 2W,UW,RW,6W White 6
KP,4P Medium Gray 6, 7 1Y,4Y,5Y Light Gray Gold 5, 6
KW,3W,7W,2W White 6, 7 2Y,UY,KY,6Y Light Gray Gold 6
AY,3Y Light Gray Gold 5, 6 Cougar
KY,4Y Light Gray Gold 6, 7 3A,7A Black 5, 6
1Z Dark Tobacco 5, 6 1A,5A Black 6
KZ,4Z Dark Tobacco 6, 7 6A Black 6, 7
KW,7W,4W White 6, 7 1D,5D Dark Red 6
AF Medium Ginger 5, 6 6D Dark Red 6, 7
KF,4F Medium Ginger 6, 7 3F,7F Medium Ginger 5, 6
Mercury 5F Medium Ginger 6
1A,KA,7A,5A,ZA,3A Black 5, 6 6F Medium Ginger 6, 7
4A,VA,2A,9A,6A Black 6 3R,7R Medium Green 5, 6
7B,5B,3B,1B,KB,ZB Med Blue 5, 6 1R,5R Medium Green 6
2B,9B,VB,4B,6B Med Blue 6 6R Medium Green 6, 7
1D,KD,7D,5D,3D,ZD Dark Red 5, 6 3B,7B Medium Blue 5, 6
4D,VD,2D,9D,6D Dark Red 6 1B,5B Medium Blue 6
1R,3R,5R,7R,KR,ZR Medium Green 5, 6 6B Medium Blue 6, 7
4R,2R,6R,9R,VR Medium Green 6 1W,5W White 6
3F Medium Ginger 5, 6 6W White 6, 7
2F,4F,6F,9F,VF Medium Ginger 6 Comet
1Y,5Y,7Y,ZY,KY Light GrayGold 5, 6 3A,2A Black 5, 6
2Y,4Y,6Y,9,VY Light gray Gold 6 1A,5A,8A Black 6
2W,6W,KZ,4W White 6 1B,3B Medium Blue 5, 6
5Z,7Z,ZZ Dark Tobacco 5, 6 5B,8B Medium Blue 6
VZ,9Z Dark Tobacco 6 3E,9E Vermillion 5, 6
Cyclone 5E,8E Vermillion 6
WA,DA Black 5, 6 2Y,3Y,9Y Light Gray Gold 5, 6
8A,MA,KA Black 6 1Y,5Y,8Y Light Gray Gold 6
WB,DB Med Blue 5, 6  
8B,MB Med Blue 6
WE Vermillion 5, 6
8E Vermillion 6
WF Medium Ginger 5, 6
8F Medium Ginger 6
WR Medium Green 5, 6
8R Medium Green 6
KY Light Gray Gold 5, 6
8W White 6
 
Rear Axle
Regular Equa-Lock
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
2 2.75:1 K 2.75:1
3 2.79:1 M 2.80:1
4 2.80:1 O 3.00:1
5 2.83:1 R 3.25:1
6 3.00:1 S 3.50:1
7 3.10:1 X 2.33:1
8 3.20:1 V 3.91:1
9 3.25:1 W 4.30:1
A 3.50:1 Y 4.11:1
B 3.07:1  
C 3.08:1
F 2.33:1
G 3.55:1
O 2.50:1
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3-Sp. Manual W C-4 Automatic
5 4-Sp. Manual Wide Ratio U C-6 Automatic
6 4-SP Manual Close Ratio X Automatic FMX
V Semi-Automatic Stick Shift Z C-6 Automatic Special
 
District Codes
Code District Code District
11 Boston 34 Detroit
15 New York 41 Chicago
16 Philadelphia 42 St. Louis
17 Washington 46 Twin Cities
21 Atlanta 51 Denver
22 Dallas 52 Los Angeles
23 Jacksonville 53 Oakland
26 Memphis 54 Seattle
31 Buffalo 84 Home Office Reserve
32 Cincinnati 90 Export
33 Cleveland  
 
1- See 1971 V.I.N information. 
 5- Cloth
6- Vinyl 
 7- Leather
 
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1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975