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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

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

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 Montego MX
Mercury Monterey 53D 4 dr. Sedan Hardtop
53B 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop 65D 2 dr. Hardtop
65B 2 dr. Hardtop 71K Sta. Wagon Villager
53F 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop Custom 71D Sta. Wagon
65F 2 dr. Hardtop Custom Montego Brougham
71B 6-Pass 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 53K 4 dr. Sedan Hardtop
Marquis 65K 2 dr. Hardtop
53H 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop Cougar
65H 2 dr. Hardtop 65F 2 dr. Hardtop XR-7
57H 4 dr. Hardtop Comet
71K 6-Pass 4 dr. Colony Park 54B 4 dr. Sedan
71H 6-Pass 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 62B 2 dr. Sedan
Brougham  
53K 4 dr. Pillar Hardtop
65K 2 dr. Hardtop
57K 4 dr. Hardtop
 
PAINT
Code Color Code Color
1C Black 4V Dark Yellow Green Met
1D Silver Metallic 4W Med Lime Yellow
1E Light Sliver Cloud Metallic 4Y Dark Ivy Bronze Metallic
1G Silver Metallic 5H Ginger Metallic
1H Med Slate Blue Metallic 5J Dark Ginger Metallic
2B Bright Red 5M Med Chestnut Metallic
2E Red 5Q Dark Brown Metallic
2G Med Red Metallic 5R Bright Gold Bronze Metallic
2M Med Red 5S Med Beige
3A Platinum 5T Saddle Bronze Met
3B Light Blue 5V Buff
3D Med Blue Metallic 5W Orange
3E Bright Blue Metallic 5Y Dark Copper Met
3G Bright Dark Blue Metallic 5Z Unique Gold Met
3L Silver Blue Metallic 6C Med Goldenrod
3M Silver Blue Metallic 6G Bright Yellow Gold Met
3N Light Grabber Blue 6F Bright Yellow Gold Met
3P Med Blue Metallic 6L Med Gold Metallic
3Q Pastel Blue 6M Med Dark Gold Metallic
4A Pastel Lime 6N Maize Yellow
4B Bright Green Gold Metallic 9C White Decor
4Q Dark Green Metallic 51 Ginger Bronze Met
4T Med Ivy Bronze Metallic 52 Copper Met
Paint Chip Palette Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Lincoln Montego
Code Color Code Color
BA,EA Black 5 CA,GA Black 5
FA,HA,EA,KA,BA Black 7 AA,BA,DA,EA,HA Black 6
JA Black 4 CB,GB Med Blue 5
BB,EB Blue 5 AB,BB,DB,HB,EB Med Blue 6
FB,EB,BB Blue 7 KB Med Blue 5, 6
ED Red 5 CR,GR Med Green 5
JD,KD Red 4 DR,ER,HR Med Green 6
ED Red 7 CU,GU Tan 5
BD Red 8 AU,BU,DU,HU Tan 6
BR,ER Green 5 CY,GY Gold 5
AR,BR Green 4 DY,HY Gold 6
FR,ER,HR,KR Green 7 KY Gold 5, 6
BY,EY Gold 5 CZ,GZ Saddle 5
JY,AY Gold 4 DZ,HZ,EZ Saddle 6
FY,HY,EY,KY,BY Gold 7 DW,HW White/Black 6
EU Tan 5 DQ,HQ White/Blue 6
BU Tan 7 D5,H5 White/Green 6
DU Tan 9 D8,H8 White/Gold 6
DW,BW White/Black 7 D9,H9 White/Tobacco 6
DQ,BQ White/Blue 7 Cougar
DN,BN White/Yellow 7 AA,BA Black 6
D5,B5 White/Green 7 FA,DA Black 7
D8,B8 White/Gold 7 EB Blue/Silver Blue 4
D9,B9 White/Saddle 7 AB,HB Blue/Silver Blue 6
BZ Saddle 5 DB,FB Blue/Silver Blue 7
FZ,EZ,BZ Saddle 7 ED Red 4
DZ Saddle 9 AD,HD Red 6
AH Cranberry 8 FD,DD Red 7
BE,EE Light Silver Blue 5 ER Green 4
JE,AE Light Silver Blue 4 AR,HR Green 6
FE,HE,EE,KE,BE Light Silver Blue 7 DR Green 7
JT Light Beige 4 EU Tan 4
HT,KT,ET Light Beige 7 AU,HU Tan 6
Mercury FU,DU Tan 7
CA,GA,KA,PA,RA,TA Black 5 EZ Saddle/Tan 4
DA,HA,LA,SA,ZA Black 6 AZ,HZ Saddle/Tan 6
CB,GB,KB,PB,RB,TB Med Blue 5 FZ,DZ Saddle/Tan 7
DB,HB,LB,ZB,SB,QB Med Blue 6 AW,HW White/Black 6
CR,GR,KR,PR,RR,TR Medium Green 5 FW,DW White/Black 7
DR,HR,LR,ZR,SR,QR Medium Green 6 AQ White/Blue 6
GT,KT,PT,RT,TT Beige 5 FQ White/Blue 7
HT,LT,ZT,ST Beige 6 A5 White/Green 6
GY,KY,PY,RY,TY Gold 5 F5 White/Green 7
HY,LY,ZY,SY Gold 6 AM White/Tan 6
CZ,GZ,KZ,PZ,RZ,TZ Saddle 5 FM White/Tan 7
DZ,HZ,LZ,ZZ,SZ,QZ Saddle 6 A9 White/Saddle 6
DU,LU,ZU,SU Tan 6 F9 White/Saddle 7
JU Tan 6, 7 Comet
FU Tan 7 BA Black 5, 6
ZQ,SQ White/Blue 6 HA,KA,LA Black 6
ZW,SW White/Black 6 JA Black 5
Z5,S5 White/Green 6 BB Medium Blue 5, 6
Z9,S9 White/Tobacco 6 HB,KB Medium Blue 6
Z9,S9 White/Gold 6 JB Medium Blue 5
  PE Silver Blue 6
HC,KC,LC Orange 6
BG Avocado 5, 6
HG,KG,LG Avocado 6
JG Avocado 5
BU Tan 5, 6
PU,HU,KU,LU Tan 6
JU Tan 5
 
Rear Axle
Regular Equa-Lock
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
2 2.75:1 K 2.75:1
3 2.79:1 L 2.79:1
5 3.07:1 E 3.07:1
6 3.00:1 O 3.00:1
7 3.40:1 R 3.25:1
9 3.25:1 S 3.50:1
A 3.50:1  
G 3.55:1
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3-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 1974 V.I.N information. 
 4- Velour

 5- Cloth
6- Vinyl

 7- Leather
 8- Silver luxury group

9- Gold luxury group
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
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