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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

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

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
TRANS: Transmission Code 6
AXLE: Rear Axle 6
DSO: District Code, Order Location 12F
 
Style
Lincoln Montego
Code Body Style Code Body Style
53A 4 dr. Sedan Hardtop 53B 4 dr. Sedan Hardtop
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 65B 2 dr. Hardtop
65D 2 dr. Hardtop Mark IV 63R 2 dr. Fastback GT
Mercury Monterey Montego MX
53B 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop 53D 4 dr. Sedan Hardtop
65B 2 dr. Hardtop 65D 2 dr. Hardtop
53F 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop Custom 71K Sta. Wagon Villager
65F 2 dr. Hardtop Custom 71D Sta. Wagon
71B 6-Pass 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Montego MX Brougham
Marquis 53K 4 dr. Sedan Hardtop
53H 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop 65K 2 dr. Hardtop
65H 2 dr. Hardtop Cougar
57H 4 dr. Hardtop 65D 2 dr. Hardtop
71K 6-Pass 4 dr. Colony Park 65F 2 dr. Hardtop XR-7
71H 6-Pass 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 76D Convertible
Brougham 76F Convertible XR-7
53K 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop Comet
65K 2 dr. Hardtop 54B 4 dr. Sedan
57K 4 dr. Hardtop 62B 2 dr. Sedan
 
PAINT
Code Color Code Color
1A Light Gray Metallic 4U Bright Lime Gold Met
1C Black 5A Pewter Metallic
1D Silver Metallic 5D Ginger Bronze Metallic
2B Bright Red 5F Dark Brown Metallic
2C Red Metallic 5H Ginger Metallic
2G Med Red Metallic 5J Med Ginger Metallic
2J Maroon 5K Dark Gold Metallic
2K Fuschia 5L Tan
3A Platinum 5M Med Chestnut Metallic
3B Light Blue 5N Med Orange Metallic
3D Med Blue Metallic 5P Copper Metallic
3G Bright Dark Blue Metallic 6B Light Goldenrod
3K Bright Blue Metallic 6C Med Goldenrod
3L Silver Blue Metallic 6D Yellow
4B Bright Green Gold Metallic 6E Med Bright Yellow
4C Ivy Bronze Metallic 6F Bright Yellow Gold Met
4D Dark Ivy Bronze Metallic 6G Bright Yellow Gold Met
4N Med Aqua 6L Med Gold Metallic
4P Med Green Metallic 9A White
4Q Dark Green Metallic 9C White
4S Light Green Paint Chip Palette
Paint Chip Palette  
 
Trim
Lincoln Montego
Code Color Code Color
AA,BA,CA Black 5, 6 AA,CA,GA Black 5, 6
DA,EA,HA Black 7 JA,DA,BA,HA,EA,FA Black 6
GA Black 4 AB,CB,GB Med Blue 5, 6
AB,BB,CB Dark Blue 5, 6 JB,DB,BB,EB,FB,HB Med Blue 6
DB,EB,BD Dark Blue 7 JF,DF,EF,FF,HF Medium Ginger 6
AD Dark Red 5, 6 AR,CR,GR Med Green 5, 6
DD,ED,BD Dark Red 7 JR,DR,BR,ER,FR,HR Med Green 6
BR,CR,DR,BL Dark Green 5, 6 CT,DT,GT Beige 5, 6
DR,ER Dark Green 7 JT,HT,ET,FT Beige 6
AY,CY,BY,FY Light Gold 5, 6 CZ,GZ Dark Tobacco 5, 6
DY,EY Light Gold 7 LY Maize Gold 5, 6
BZ,CZ,DZ Dark Tobacco 5, 6 DW,HW White/Black 6
DZ,EZ Dark Tobacco 7 DQ,HQ White/Blue 6
DW,EW,BW,DQ,EQ,BQ White 7 D5,H5 White/Green 6
D9,E9,B9,D5,E5,B5 White 7 D9,H9 White/Tobacco 6
AF,FF Med Ginger 5, 6 Cougar
DF,EF,BF Med Ginger 7 BA,EA Black 5, 6
AH Cranberry 4 AA,CA Black 6
AP,BP,FP,CP Light Silver Blue 5, 6 DA Black 7
GP Light Silver Blue 4 BF,EF Medium Ginger 5, 6
DP,EP,HP Light Silver Blue 7 CF,AF Medium Ginger 6
GT Light Beige 4 DF Medium Ginger 7
DT,ET,HT,BT Light Beige 7 BR,ER Medium Green 5, 6
Mercury/Monterey AR,CR Medium Green 6
JA,CA,NA,GA,KA,MA Black 5, 6 DR Medium Green 7
HA,DA,LA,SA,ZA Black 6 BB,EB Medium Blue 5, 6
JB,CB,NB,GB,KB,MB Med Blue 5, 6 AB,CB Medium Blue 6
HB,DB,LB,ZB,SB Med Blue 6 DB Medium Blue 7
JR,CR,GR,KR,NR,MR Medium Green 5, 6 BG,EG Avocado 5, 6
HR,DR,LR,SR,ZR Medium Green 6 AG,CG Avocado 6
LF,SF,ZF Medium Ginger 6 DG Avocado 7
CT,GT,KT,JT,NT,MT Light Beige 5, 6 AW,CW White/Black 6
DT,HT,LT,ST,ZT Light Beige 6 DW White/Black 7
KZ,JZ,NZ,MZ Dark Tobacco 5, 6 AQ,CQ White/Blue 6
LZ,ZZ,SZ Dark Tobacco 6 DQ White/Blue 7
ZQ,SQ White/Blue 6 A3,C3 White/Ginger 6
ZW,SW White/Black 6 D3 White/Ginger 7
Z5,S5 White/Green 6 A6,C6 White/Avocado 6
Z9,S9 White/Tobacco 6 D6 White/Avocado 7
Comet  
JA,BA Black 5, 6
HA,KA,LA Black 6
JB,BB Medium Blue 5, 6
LB,HB,KB Medium Blue 6
JF,BF Medium Ginger 5, 6
HF,KF,LF Medium Ginger 6
BG,JG Avocado 5, 6
HG,KG,LG Avocado 6
HC,KC,LC Orange 6
PU Tan 6
BT,JT Beige/Beige 5, 6
HT,KT,LT Beige/Beige 6
B3,J3 Beige/Ginger 5, 6
H3,K3 Beige/Ginger 6
 
Rear Axle
Regular Equa-Lock
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
2 2.75:1 K 2.75:1
3 2.79:1 O 3.00:1
6 3.00:1 R 3.25:1
9 3.25:1 S 3.50:1
A 3.50:1  
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3-Sp. Manual V C-3 Automatic
5 4-Sp. Manual X Automatic FMX
W C-4 Automatic Z C-6 Automatic Special
U C-6 Automatic  
 
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 1973 V.I.N information. 
 4- Velour

 5- Cloth
6- Vinyl 
 7- Leather
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
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