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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

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

Location: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine 1 8H82S
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 Mercury Monterey
Code Body Style Code Body Style
53A 4 dr. Sedan 54A 4 dr. Sedan Fixed Back Light
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 54B 4 dr. Sedan Drop Back Light
Montego 57A 4 dr. Hardtop
54B 4 dr. Sedan 63A 2 dr. Hardtop
65B 2 dr. Hardtop Formal Roof 76G 2 dr. Convertible
Brougham Montclair
54C 4 dr. Sedan 54C 4 dr. Sedan Fixed Back Light
65C 2 dr. Hardtop Formal Roof 54D 4 dr. Sedan Drop Back Light
Montego Comet 57B 4 dr. Hardtop
65A Sports Coupe 63B 2 dr. Hardtop
Montego MX Parklane
54D 4 dr. Sedan 54E 4 dr. Sedan Drop Back Light
65D 2 dr. Hardtop Formal Roof 57F 4 dr. Hardtop
65E 2 dr. Hardtop Formal Roof 63F 2 dr. Hardtop
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 76F 2 dr. Convertible
71C 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Parklane Brougham
76D 2 dr. Convertible 54J 4 dr. Sedan Drop Back Light
76B 2 dr. Convertible 57C 4 dr. Hardtop
Cyclone Marquis
63A 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback 63D 2 dr. Hardtop
65F 2 dr. Hardtop Formal Roof Colony Park
65G 2 dr. Hardtop Formal Roof 2 71A 10-Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
63C 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback 2 71E 6-Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
63H 2 dr. Hardtop GT Fastback Commuter
65H 2 dr. Hardtop GT 71B 6-Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
Cougar 3 71C 10-Pass. 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
65A 2 dr. Hardtop  
65B 2 dr. Hardtop XR-7
65C 2 dr. Hardtop Bench Seat
 
PAINT
Code Color Code Color
2 Rose Metallic M White
3 Vermilion N Platinum
5 Low Gloss Black O Light Green
6 Light Beige P Pewter Metallic
A Black Q Medium Blue Metallic
B Maroon R Dark Green Metallic
D Bright Blue Metallic S Iris Metallic
E Medium Beige Metallic T Red
F Bright Aqua Metallic U Medium Aqua Metallic
G Medium Green Metallic V Light Blue
H Light Green W Yellow
I Lime Metallic X Dark Blue Metallic
J Dark Aqua Metallic Y Nugget Gold Metallic
L Silver Metallic Z Dark Gray Metallic
Paint Chip Palette Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Mercury Montego/Cougar
Code Color Code Color
1A,5A,9A Black 5, 6 1A,5A,7A Black 5, 6
2A,4A,6A Black 6 2A,3A,4A Black 6
7A,CA,DA Black 6 6A,8A Black 6
9A,BA,EA Black 5, 6 9A,HA,LA Black 6
1B,2B,3B Blue 5, 6 1B,3B,5B Blue 5, 6
2B,4B,6B Blue 6 2B,3B Blue 6
5B,9B,BB Blue 5, 6 7B,KB,8B Blue 5, 6
7B,HB Blue 6 4B,6B Blue 6
1D,3D,9D Red 5, 6 9B,HB,LB Blue 5, 6
2D,4D,6D Red 6 2D,3D,4D Red 6
7D,HD Red 6 5D,7D Red 5, 6
1G,2G Gold 5, 6 6D,8D Red 6
3G Gold 5, 6 9D,HD,LD Red 6
6G,7G,FG Gold 6 2F,6F Saddle 6
9G,BG,EG Gold 5, 6 8F Saddle/Black 6
1K,3K,5K Aqua 5, 6 1K,2K,4K Aqua 6
4K,6K,RK Aqua 6 6K,8K,HK Aqua 6
4K Nugget/Black 6 5K,7K,EK Aqua 5, 6
9K,EK,SK Aqua 5, 6 1G,3G,5G Gold 5, 6
1U,2U Parchment 5, 6 2G,4G,6G Gold 6
4U,7U,DU Parchment 6 7G,KG Gold 5, 6
1Y,3Y,5Y Nugget 5, 6 8G,HG Gold 6
2Y,4Y,6Y Nugget 6 1U,3U Parchment 5, 6
9Y,BY Nugget 5, 6 2U,4U,6U Parchment 6
BD,ED,KD Red 5, 6 5U,KU Parchment 5, 6
CB,DB,FB Blue 6 8U,9U,BU Parchment 6
CD,DD,FD Red 6 1Y,2Y,4Y Nugget 6
CU Parchment/Black 6 3Y,5Y,7Y Nugget 5, 6
CY,FY,RY Nugget 6 6Y,8Y Nugget 6
EB,SB,ZB Blue 5, 6 9Y,AY,HY Nugget 6
EY,KY,SY Nugget 5, 6 AA,FA,UA Parchment/Black 6
FA,HA,NA Black 6 AB,FB,UB Parchment/Blue 6
FU,HU Parchment 6 AD,FD,UD Parchment/Red 6
KB Blue 5, 6 AF,FF,UF Parchment/Saddle 6
KG,SG,ZY Gold 5, 6 AG,FG,UG Parchment/Gold 6
LE Beige 6 AK,FK,UK Parchment/Aqua 5, 6
NB,PB,RB Blue 6 CU,HU,DU Parchment 6
ND,PD,RD Red 6 EU,FU,JU Parchment 6
NU,PU,RU Parchment 6 FY,UU,UY Parchment/Nugget 6
PA,RA Black 6 LU,MU,OU Parchment 6
PG,RG,HG Gold 6 MA,QA,RA Black 6
Lincoln MB,QB,RB Blue 5, 6
1A,4A,6A Black 5, 6 MD,RD Red 6
AA,JA Black 5, 6 QU,RU,TU Parchment 6
2A,5A,7A Black 7 YU,ZU Parchment 6
KA,RA Black 7  
1B,AB,JB Blue 5, 6
2B,4B,5B Blue 7
KB,RB,SB Blue 7
7B,BB Blue 7
1D,4D Red 5, 6
2D,5D Red 7
1G,4G Gold 5, 6
AG,JG Gold 5, 6
2G,5G,7G Gold 7
BG,KG Gold 7
RG,SG Gold 7
2F,5F Saddle 7
AK,JK Aqua 5, 6
2K,5K Aqua 7
2U,5U,7U Parchment 7
KU,RU Parchment 7
AY,JY Nugget 5, 6
2Y,5Y Nugget 7
AL,JL Silver 5, 6
KL,RL Silver 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 46 Twin Cities
15 New York 51 Denver
16 Philadelphia 52 Los Angeles
17 Washington 53 Oakland
21 Atlanta 54 Seattle
22 Dallas 84 Home Office Reserve
23 Jacksonville 90-99 Export
26 Memphis Ford of Canada
31 Buffalo B1 Central
32 Cincinnati B2 Eastern
33 Cleveland B3 Atlantic
34 Detroit B4 Midwestern
41 Chicago B6 Western
42 St. Louis B7 Pacific
 
Rear Axle
Regular Equa-Lock
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
1 2.75:1 A 2.75:1
2 2.79:1 C 2.80:1
3 2.80:1 E 3.00:1
4 2.83:1 F 3.20:1
5 3.00:1 G 3.25:1
6 3.20:1 H 3.50:1
7 3.25:1  
8 3.50:1
9 3.10:1
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3-Sp. Manual X Automatic FMX
5 4-Sp. Manual Y Automatic MX
W C-4 Automatic XP3 Z C-6 Automatic XPL Special
U C-6 Automatic XPL  
 
1- See 1968 V.I.N information.

2- Bucket Seats
3- Options- GT, GTE, 
    Dan Gruney XR7-G

5- Cloth
6- Vinyl

7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to be used if
    1968 models exceed 12 months.
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975