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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

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1963 Lincoln body plate
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1963

Location: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
BODY: Body Style 53A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color X
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used 71
DATE: Production Date 10F
DSO: District Code 45
AXLE: Rear Axle 1
TRANS: Transmission Installed 4
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine 1 3Y82N
NUMBER: Production Sequence 1 411XXX
 
Style
Lincoln Mercury
Code Body Style Code Body Style
54A 4 dr. Sedan 54A 4 dr. Sedan
57C 4 dr. Hardtop 54B 4 dr. Sedan Custom
74A 4 dr. Convertible 62A 2 dr. Sedan
Comet 63A 2 dr. Fastback Hardtop
54A 4 dr. Sedan 63B 2 dr. Fastback Hardtop Custom
54B 4 dr. Sedan Custom 63C 2 dr. S-55 Fastback Hardtop
59A 2 dr. Sta. Wagon 65A 2 dr. Hardtop
59B 2 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom 65B 2 dr. Hardtop Custom
62A 2 dr. Sedan 65C 2 dr. S-55 Hardtop
62B 2 dr. Sedan Custom 71B 6 Pass. 4 dr. Colony Park Wagon
62C 2 dr. Sedan S-22 71D 9 Pass. 4 dr. Colony Park Wagon
63B 2 dr. Hardtop 75A 4 dr. Hardtop
63C 2 dr. Hardtop S-22 75B 4 dr. Hardtop Custom
71A 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 75C 4 dr. S-55 Hardtop
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom 76A 2 dr. Convertible
71C 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Villager 76B 2 dr. S-55 Convertible
71D 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Villager 2 Meteor
76A 2 dr. Convertible 54A 4 dr. Sedan
76B 2 dr. Convertible S-22 54B 4 dr. Sedan Custom
  62A 2 dr. Sedan
62B 2 dr. Sedan Custom
65A 2 dr. Hardtop Custom
65B 2 dr. Hardtop Custom S-33
71A 8 Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom
71B 6 Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
71C 8 Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
71D 6 Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Country Cruiser
71E 6 Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom
71F 8 Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Country Cruiser
 
PAINT
Lincoln Mercury
Code Color Code Color
A Black Satin A Presidential Black
C Oxford Gray B Peacock Turquoise
D Riviera Turquoise D Ocean Turquoise Metallic
E Bermuda Blue E Pacific Blue Metallic
G Silver Mink F Sea Blue
H Nocturne Blue H Blue Satin Metallic
I Polynesian Gold I Castilian Gold
L Teaberry J Carnival Red
M Ermine White K Light Aqua
N Platinum M Sultana White
O Inverness Green P Scotch Green
P Scotch Green Q Sheffield Gray Metallic
Q Spanish Red R Jamaica Yellow
R Premier Yellow T Champagne
S Highlander Green W Pink Frost
T Nassau Beige X Black Cherry Metallic
V Chestnut Y Cascade Blue
W Rose Metallic Z Desert Frost Metallic
X Burgundy Frost Paint Chip Palette
Z Autumn Frost
Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Mercury Comet
Code Color Code Color
03 Green 6 12,42 Blue 5, 6
04,54 Beige 6 14,44 Beige 5, 6
05,55 Red 6 15,45 Black/Red 5, 6
10 Rose 5, 6 16,46 Black/White 5, 6
12,22 Blue 5, 6 17,47 Turquoise 5, 6
14,24 Beige 5, 6 52,72,82 Blue 6
16,26 Black 5, 6 54,74,84 Beige 6
17,27 Turquoise 5, 6 55,85 Red 6
18 Gold 5, 6 56 Black/Beige 6
50 Rose 6 57,77 Turquoise 6
52 Blue 6 58,78 Gold 6
56 Black 6 75 White/Red 6
57 Turquoise 6 76,86 White/Black 6
58 Gold 6 Lincoln
Meteor 30 Blue 5
03 Green 6 64 Beige 5, 7
04,36,54 Beige 6 66 Black 5, 7
05,35,55 Red 6 67 Turquoise 5, 7
12,42 Blue 5, 6 70 Silver Blue 5, 7
14,44 Beige 5, 6 71 Rose Beige 5, 7
15,45 Red/Black 5, 6 72 Blue 5, 7
16,46 Black 5, 6 76 Black/White 5, 7
17,47 Turquoise 5, 6 78 Gold 5, 7
34,56 Black 6 81 Rose Beige 7
52 Blue 6 82 Blue 7
57 Turquoise 6 84 Beige 7
58 Gold 6 85 Red 7
  86 Black 7
87 Turquoise 7
88 Gold 7
96 White/Black 7
 
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 35 Pittsburgh
12 Philadelphia 41 Chicago
13 New York 43 Kansas City
14 Washington 44 St. Louis
21 Atlanta 45 Twin Cities
22 Dallas 51 Denver
24 Jacksonville 52 Los Angeles
25 Memphis 53 Oakland
31 Buffalo 54 Seattle
32 Cincinnati 75 Phoenix
33 Cleveland 81 Ford of Canada
34 Detroit 84 Home Office Reserve
  90-99 Export
 
Rear Axle
Regular Locking
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
1 Lincoln 2.89:1 A Lincoln 2.89:1
1 3.00:1 A 3.00:1
2 3.10:1 B 3.10:1
3 3.20:1 C 3.20:1
4 3.25:1 D 3.25:1
5 3.50:1 E 3.50:1
7 3.80:1 G 3.80:1
8 3.89:1 H 3.89:1
9 Comet 4.00:1 I Comet 4.00:1
9 4.11:1 I 4.11:1
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3-Sp. Standard 3/S 4 Dual Range Automatic D/R
2 Overdrive O/D 5 4-Sp. Standard 4/S
3 2 Sp. Automatic 2/S  
 
1- See 1963 V.I.N information.

2- Bucket Seats
5- Cloth

6- Vinyl
7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to be used if
    1963 models exceed 12 months.
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
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