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LINCOLN * MERCURY

1960 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975
Wanted: Pictures of VIN plates for all model years.

1961

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code Model Year Code Assembly Plant
1 1961 E Mahwah, NJ
  H Lorain, OH
J Los Angeles, CA
K Kansas City, KS
R San Jose, CA
W Wayne, MI
Y Wixom, MI
Z St. Louis, MO
 
Third & Fourth Digits:
Code Body Style Code Body Style
Comet Mercury
11 2 dr. Sedan 41 2 dr. Meteor Sedan 600
12 4 dr. Sedan 42 4 dr. Meteor Sedan 600
17 2 dr. Sedan S-22 51 2 dr. Meteor Sedan 800
21 2 dr. Station Wagon 52 4 dr. Meteor Sedan 800
22 4 dr. Station Wagon 54 4 dr. Meteor Hardtop 800
Lincoln 57 2 dr. Meteor Hardtop 800
82 4 dr. Continental Sedan 62 4 dr. Monterey Sedan
86 4 dr. Continental Convertible 64 4 dr. Monterey Hardtop
  65 4 dr. Monterey Convertible
67 2 dr. Monterey Hardtop
74 6-9 Pass. 4 dr. Commuter Wagon
76 6-9 Pass. 4 dr. Colony Park Wagon
 
Fifth Digit: Last Six Digits:
Code Engine Production Numbers
D 6-144 OHV, Lo. Comp., 84 octane Comet Lincoln Mercury
E 6-170 Low Comp., 84 octane 800001/^ 600001/^ 500001/^
H 8-430 2 bar. carb.  
K 8-430 2 bar. carb., Lo. Comp., 84 octane
R 8-292 2 bar. carb., Lo. Comp., before 1/1961
R 8-390 4 bar. carb., Lo. Comp., 84 octane
S 6-144 OHV
T 8-390 2 bar. carb., Lo. Comp., before 1/1961
T 8-292 2 bar. carb., Lo. Comp., 84 octane
U 6-170 OHV
V 6-223 1 bar. carb.
W 8-292 2 bar. carb.
X 8-352 2 bar. carb.
Y 8-390 4 bar. carb.
 
Location: 
Comet - Stamped into the top of the left brace from the top
              of the firewall to the left wheel base.
Lincoln - Stamped into the right front inner fender apron
               under the hood.
Mercury - Stamped into the top right frame side rail
                  forward of cowl under the hood.
/^ = and up  
1960 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975