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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1974 - 1975
Wanted pictures of body plates

1973 Under Construction Data Is Incorrect

Location: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine 1 9H82S
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
DSO: District Code, Order Location 12F
AXLE: Rear Axle 6
TRANS: Transmission Installed 6
 
Style
Lincoln Continental/Mark III Montego MX
Code Body Style Code Body Style
53A 4 dr. Sedan 54C 4 dr. Sedan Formal 4
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 65C 2 dr. Hardtop 4
Brougham 4 54D 4 dr. Sedan
53C 4 dr. Hardtop Sedan 65D 2 dr. Hardtop Formal
57C 2 dr. Hardtop 65E 2 dr. Hardtop
65C 2 dr. Hardtop Formal 71A Sta. Wagon (Woodgrain)
Marquis U.S./Brougham Canada 71C Sta. Wagon
53F 4 dr. Hardtop Sedan 76B 2 dr. Convertible
57F 4 dr. Hardtop 76D 2 dr. Convertible
65F 2 dr. Hardtop Formal Cyclone
76F 2 dr. Convertible 63A 2 dr. Hardtop
Marquis Canada only 63C 2 dr. Hardtop
53M 4 dr. Hardtop Sedan 63H 2 dr. Hardtop GT Cyclone CJ
57M 4 dr. Hardtop Mercury Marauder
65M 2 dr. Hardtop Formal 63G 2 dr. Hardtop Tunnel Roof
Montego Comet 63H 2 dr. Hardtop Tunnel Roof
54A 4 dr. Sedan Cougar Standard, 9
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 65A 2 dr. Hardtop 3
Mercury Monterey 65C 2 dr. Hardtop
54A 4 dr. Sedan 76A 2 dr. Convertible
57A 4 dr. Hardtop Monterey
65A 2 dr. Hardtop Formal 71B 2-Seat. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
76G 2 dr. Convertible 71C 3-Seat. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
Montego Monterey Custom
54B 4 dr. Sedan 71F 2-Seat. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
65B 2 dr. Hardtop Formal 71G

3-Seat. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon

71B Station Wagon Marquis Colony Park
Monterey Custom 71A

3-Seat. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon

54C 4 dr. Sedan 71E 2-Seat. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
57B 4 dr. Hardtop  
65B 2 dr. Hardtop Formal
 
PAINT
Code Color Code Color
2 Light Ivy Yellow J Dark Aqua Metallic
3 Calypso Coral K Dark Orchard Metallic
4 Medium Emerald Metallic L Light Gray Metallic
6 Medium Blue Metallic M White
7 Light Green Metallic N Platinum
8 Light Blue P Medium Blue Metallic
9 Red Primer Q Medium Blue Metallic
9 Gray Primer R Light Gold
A Black S Medium Gold Metallic
B Maroon T Red
C Dark Ivy Green Metallic U Medium Aqua Metallic
D Pastel Gray V Light Aurora Copper Metallic
E Light Aqua W Yellow
F Dark Aqua Metallic X Dark Blue Metallic
G Medium Orchid Metallic Y Burnt Orange Metallic
H Light Green Z Dark Gray Metallic
I Medium Lime Metallic Paint Chip Palette
Paint Chip Palette

 

Trim
Continental/Mark II Montego
Code Color Code Color
1A,4A Black 5, 6 1A Black 5, 6
2A,3A,5A Black 6, 7 2A Black 6
6A,AA Black 5, 6 1B Blue 5, 6
7A,KA,LA Black 6, 7 2B Blue 6
1B,AB,JB Blue 5, 6 1Y Nugget 5, 6
2B,5B,KB Blue 6, 7 2D Red 6
3B,LB Blue 6, 7 2Y Nugget 6
7B,BB,SB Blue 6, 7 Monterey Custom
1D Red 5, 6 3A Black 5, 6
2D,5D Red 6, 7 4A Black 6
2F,5F Saddle 6, 7 3B Blue 5, 6
1G,4G Gold 5, 6 4B Blue 6
2G,5G,KG Gold 6, 7 3G Gold 5, 6
3G,LG Gold 6, 7 4G Gold 6
7G,3G,LG Green 6, 7 3K Aqua 5, 6
1K,AK Aqua 5, 6 3Y Nugget 5, 6
2K,5K Aqua 6, 7 4Y Nugget 6
1P Gray 5, 6 4D Red 6
2P Gray 6, 7 4W White 6
2U Parchment 5, 6 Monterey Custom Wagon
2W,5W,KW White 6, 7 3Y Nugget 5, 6
7W,3W,LW White 6, 7 4A Black 6
1Y,AY,JY Nugget 5, 6 4B Blue 6
2Y,5Y Nugget 6, 7 4D Red 6
AG,JG Gold 5, 6 4G Gold 6
BG,SG,7G Gold 6, 7 4Y Nugget 6
CG,TG Gold 6, 7 Marquis Colony Park Wagon
CG,TG Green 6, 7 3Y,CY,7Y Nugget 5, 6
KL,AL Silver 6, 7 4A,DA,VA Black 6
Monterey 4B,DB,VB Blue 6
1A Black 5, 6 4D,DD Red 6
2A Black 6 4G,DG,VG Gold 6
1B Blue 5, 6 4Y,DY,VY Nugget 6
2B Blue 6 Marquis
1G Gold 5, 6 5A,EA,ZA Black 5, 6
2G Gold 6 6A,FA,VA Black 6
1K Aqua 5, 6 RA,HA Black 6, 7
1Y Nugget 5, 6 5B,EB,ZB Blue 5, 6
2Y Nugget 6 6B,FB,VB Blue 6
2D Red 6 6D Red 6
2W White 6 5D,ED Red 5, 6
Marauder RD,HD Red 6, 7
1A Black 5, 6 5G,EG,ZG Gold 5, 6
2A,8A,VA Black 6 6G,FG Gold 6, 7
1B Blue 5, 6 RK,EK Aqua 5, 6
2B,8B,VB Blue 6 6K Aqua 6
2D,8D Red 6 5Y,EY Nugget 5, 6
2W,8W,VW White 6 6Y,VY Nugget 6
1G Gold 5, 6 6W,FW,VW White 6
2G,8G Gold 6 RW,HW White 6, 7
1K Aqua 5, 6 Montego Comet
1Y Nugget 5, 6 kA Black 5, 6
RA Black 6, 7 KB Blue 5, 6
RD Red 6, 7 KY Nugget 5, 6
RW White 6, 7 Marquis Brougham
VY Nugget 6 kA Black 5, 6
  KB Blue 5, 6
KD Red 5, 6
KG Gold 5, 6
KY Nugget 5, 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
 
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 90-99 Export
33 Cleveland  
 
Rear Axle
Regular Equa-Lock
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
1 2.50:1 J 2.50:1
2 2.75:1 K 2.75:1
3 2.79:1 L 2.79:1
4 2.80:1 M 2.80:1
5 2.83:1 N 2.83:1
6 3.00:1 O 3.00:1
7 3.10:1 P 3.10:1
8 3.20:1 Q 3.20:1
9 3.25:1 R 3.25:1
A 3.50:1 S 3.50:1
B 3.07:1 T 3.07:1
C 3.08:1 U 3.08:1
D 3:91:1 V 3.91:1
E 4:30:1 W 4.30:1
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3-Sp. Manual U C-6 Automatic
5 4-Sp. Manual Wide Ratio X Automatic FMX
6 4-SP Manual Close Ratio Y Automatic MX
W C-4 Automatic Z C-6 Automatic Special
 
1- See 1969 V.I.N information.

2- Bucket Seats

3- Option- Eliminator
4- Brougham option

5- Cloth
6- Vinyl

7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to be used if
    1969 models exceed 12 months.

9- Option- Spoiler
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1974 - 1975