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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

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

          1965 Mercury Body Data Plate
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1965

Location: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
BODY: Body Style 63E
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color 7
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used H6
DATE: Production Date 05L
DSO: District Code, Order Location 52
AXLE: Rear Axle 1
TRANS: Transmission Installed 6
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine 1 5J27A
NUMBER: Production Sequence 1 504XXX
 
Style
Lincoln Mercury Monterey
Code Body Style Code Body Style
53A 4 dr. Sedan 50A 4 dr. Sedan Reverse Back Window
74A 4 dr. Convertible 54A 4 dr. Sedan
Comet 57A 4 dr. Hardtop Fastback
54A 4 dr. Sedan 62A 2 dr. Sedan
62A 2 dr. Sedan 63A 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback
71A 4 dr. Wagon 63G 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback 2
Comet 404 76A 2 dr. Convertible
54B 4 dr. Sedan 76G 4 dr. Convertible 2
62B 2 dr. Sedan Mercury Montclair
62C 2 dr. Sedan 2 57B 4 dr. Hardtop Fastback
71B 4 dr. Wagon 60B 4 dr. Sedan Reverse Back Window
71C 4 dr. Wagon Villager 63B 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback
Comet Caliente Mercury Parklane
54C 4 dr. Sedan 2 50F 4 dr. Sedan Reverse Back Window
54D 4 dr. Sedan 57F 4 dr. Hardtop
63C 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback 2 63C 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback 2
63D 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback 63F 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback
76B 2 dr. Convertible 2 76C 2 dr. Convertible 2
76D 2 dr. Convertible 76F 2 dr. Convertible
Cyclone Mercury Colony Park
63E 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback 71A 6-Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
  71E 9-Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
Mercury Commuter
71B 6-Pass. 22C 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
71C 9-Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
 
PAINT
Lincoln Comet/Mercury
Code Color Code Color
4 Light Aqua 5 Dark Turquoise Metallic
A Black 7 Yellow Mist
B Dark Turquoise Metallic A Black
C Medium Ivy Gold Metallic C Medium Ivy Gold Metallic
E Medium Silver Mink Metallic D Medium Turquoise Metallic
F Light Blue F Medium Ivy Gold Metallic
G Light Ivy Gold H Dark Blue Metallic
H Dark Blue Metallic I Light Beige Metallic
J Red J Red
L Lilac Mist Metallic K Medium Gray Metallic
M White M White
N Platinum O Light Peacock
P Palomino Metallic P Palomino Metallic
Q Medium Blue Metallic R Dark Ivy Green Metallic
R Dark Ivy Green Metallic T Light Beige
S Dark Gray Metallic V Yellow
T Light Beige X Maroon Metallic
U Medium Turquoise Metallic Y Medium Blue Metallic
X Maroon Metallic  
Z Medium Beige Metallic  
Paint Chip Palette Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Mercury Comet
Code Color Code Color
03 Green 6 04 Beige 6
04 Beige 6 12,32,52 Blue 5, 6
12,52 Blue 5, 6 15,35,55 Red 5, 6
15,55 Red 5, 6 16,36 Black 5, 6
16,56 Black 5, 6 17,37 Turquoise 5, 6
17,57,97 Turquoise 5, 6 19,39 Palomino 5, 6
19,59 Palomino 5, 6 22,62,72 Blue 6
22,42,62 Blue 6 25,65,75 Red 6
25,45,65 Red 6 26,66 Black 6
26,36,86 Black 6 27,67 Turquoise 6
29,79 Palomino 6 28,38 Gold 5, 6
32,82 Blue 6 29,49,69 Palomino 6
33 Burgundy 6 42,G2,H2 White/Blue 6
35,85,Y5 Red 6 45,G5,H5 White/Red 6
37,87,K7 Turquoise 6 46,G6,H6 White/Black 6
38,48,68 Gold 6 48,G8,H8 White/Gold 6
39,49,69 Palomino 6 56,96 Black 5, 6
46,66,76,K6 Black 6 59,99 Palomino 5, 6
47,67,77 Turquoise 6 68,78,88 Gold 6
58 Gold 5, 6 76,86 Black 6
66 Black 5, 7 77,87 Turquoise 6
67 Aqua 5, 7 79,89 Palomino 6
68 Gold 5, 7 82,92 Blue 6
71 Silver 5, 7 85,95 Red 6
72,92,K2 Blue 6 F2 White/Red 5, 6
75,95,K5 Red 6 F5 White/Black 5, 6
78,K8 Gold 6 F6 White/Turquoise 5, 6
89,99 Palomino 6 F8 White/Gold 5, 6
93 Burgundy 5, 6 F9 White/Palomino 5, 6
96,Z6 Black 6 G7,H7 White/Turquoise 6
A9,P9 Palomino 5, 6 G9,H9 White/Palomino 6
B3,C3 Burgundy 7 Lincoln
B9,C9 Palomino 7 12 White/Blue 7
D6,E6,F6 White/Black 6 14 White/Beige 7
G6,L6,M6 White/Black 6 15 White/Red 7
E2,G2,L2 White/Blue 6 16,26,83 White/Black 7
E3,G3,L3 White/Burgundy 6 18 White/Gold 7
E5,G5,L5 White/Red 6 31 Sliver 5
E7,L7,G7 White/Turquoise 6 42,62,72 Blue 5, 7
E8,G8,L8 White/Gold 6 44,74 Beige 5, 7
E9,G9,L9 White/Palomino 6 46,66,73 Black 5, 7
K9,Y9,Z9 Palomino 6 50,80 Burgundy 7
  51,81 Silver 7
52,82 Blue 7
54,84 Beige 7
55,85 Red 7
56,86 Black 7
57,87 Aqua 7
58,88 Gold 7
59,89 Palomino 7
61,71 Sliver 5, 7
67,77 Aqua 5, 7
68,78 Gold 5, 7
99 Green 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 32 Cincinnati
12 3 Philadelphia 33 Cleveland
13 3 New York 34 Detroit
14 Washington 41 Chicago
15 New York 42 St. Louis
16 Philadelphia 44 3 St. Louis
17 4 Washington 45 Twin Cities
21 Atlanta 51 Denver
22 Dallas 52 Los Angeles
23 Jacksonville 53 Oakland
24 3 Jacksonville 54 Seattle
25 3 Memphis 81 Ford of Canada
26 Memphis 84 Home Office Reserve
31 Buffalo 90-99 Export
 
Rear Axle
Lincoln
Regular Equa-Lock
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
1 2.89:1 A 3.00:1
3 3.11:1 C 3.20:1
Mercury
1 3.00:1 A 2.89:1
3 3.20:1 C 3.11:1
4 3.25:1 D 3.25:1
5 3.50:1 E 3.50:1
6 2.80:1 F 2.80:1
8 3.89:1 H 3.89:1
9 4.11:1 I 4.11:1
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3-Sp. Manual 4 Twin Range Multi-Drive
2 3-SP Overdrive 5 4-Sp. Manual
4 3 3 Sp. Dual Range Automatic 6 C4 Automatic Dual Range
 
1- See 1965 V.I.N information.

2- Bucket Seats

3- Lincoln only
4- Mercury only

5- Cloth

6- Vinyl
7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to be used if
    1965 models exceed 12 months.
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
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