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Body Plate Identification

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1973

Location: Under the hood attached to the right or left fender, Cowl, or
                Radiator Cross member.  Read left to right bottom to top.
Line 1: Engine code
Digits 1-2-3
E63
Line 1: Transmission code
Digits 4-5-6
D11
Line 1: Car line
Digit 7
C
Line 1: Price class
Digit 8
E
Line 1: Body type
Digits 9-10
AF
Line 1: Engine code
Digit 11
L
Line 1: Model year code
Digit 12
3
Line 1: Assembly plant code
Digit 13
C
Line 1: Production sequence
Last six digits
XXXXXX
Line 2: Lwr body paint code
Digits 1-2-3
EW1
Line 2: Trim code
Digits 4-5-6-7
D11
Line 2: Price class
Digit 4
C
Line 2: Seat and fabric
Digit 5
E
Line 2: Interior color
Digits 6-7
A9
Line 2: Upper door frame color
Digits 8-9-10
Not Listed
Line 2: Month code
Digit 11
7
Line 2: Day of month code
Digits 12-13
A
Line 2: Production sequence
Last six digits
XXXXXX
Line 3: Upper body/vinyl color code
Digit 1-2-3
V1G
   
 
Car Line
Code
Make
Code
Make
C Chrysler S Chrysler Specialty
Y Chrysler Luxury  
 
Engine
Code
CID
Code
CID
E63 400 2-BC M 400 2-BC
E85 440 4-BC T 440 4-BC
E86 440 4-BC Hi-Perf U 440 4-BC Hi-Perf
 
Transmission
Code
Type
Code
Type
D13 3-spd Manual Flr. Shift D31 3-spd Automatic
D14 3-spd Manual Col. Shift D32 3-spd Automatic
D15 3-spd Manual Col. Shift D36 3-spd Automatic
D21 4-spd Manual  
 
Price
Code
Class
Code
Class
H High P Premium
L Low S Special
M Medium  
 
Body
Code
Type
Code
Type
23 2 dr. Hardtop 45 Sta. Wagon
2-seat
41 4 dr. Sedan 46 Sta. Wagon
3-seat
43 4 dr. Hardtop  
 
Assembly Plant
Code
Plant
Code
Plant
C Jefferson Ave, Detroit F Newark, DE
D Belvidere, IL R Windsor, Ontario CAN
 
Lower Body Paint
Code
Color
Code
Color
GB5 True Blue Metallic FQ5 Coral Turquoise Metallic
JA5 Slate Gray Metallic HT6 Mojave Tan Metallic
HB1 Blue Sky HT8 Chestnut Metallic
TB3 Basin Street Blue EW1 Spinnaker White
JB9 Regal Blue Metallic TX9 Formal Black
FE5 Rallye Red FY1 Lemon twist
GE7 Burnished Red Metallic DY2 Sunfire Yellow
GF3 Amber Sherwood Metallic JY3 Honey Gold
JF1 Mist Green JY6 Gold Haze Metallic
JF8 Forest Green Metallic JY9 Tahitian Gold Metallic
GK6 Autumn Bronze Metallic 999 Special Order
HL4 Sahara Beige  
 
Seat & Fabric
Code
Type
Code
Type
1 Cloth & Vinyl Bench B Cloth & Leather Bench Split Back
2 Vinyl Bench C Cloth & Leather Bucket
3 Cloth & Vinyl Bench Split Back D Cloth & Leather 50/50
4 Vinyl Bench Split Back E Cloth & Leather Special Design
5 Cloth & Vinyl Bucket H Vinyl Special Design
6 Vinyl Bucket L Leather 50/50
7 Cloth & Vinyl 50/50 M Leather Bench
8 Vinyl 50/50 P Leather Bench Split Back
9 Cloth & Vinyl Special Design R Leather Bucket
A Cloth & Leather Bench T Leather Special Design
 
Interior
Code
Color
Code
Color
A9 Gray L3 Parchment
B5 Medium Blue T5 Light Tan
B8 Dark Blue Y4 Gold
F6 Green YW Gold-Black-White
EW Red-Black-White X9 Black
KW Copper-Black-White XW Black & White
 
Month of Manufacture
Code
Month
Code
Month
1 January 7 July
2 February 8 August
3 March 9 September
4 April A October
5 May B November
6 June C December
 
Upper Body & Vinyl Roof
Code
Color
Code
Color
V01 Paint-mono tone V50 Moulding-protect. vinyl bdyside
V02 Paint-two tone V5X Black
V08 Paint, Trim&Vinyl Roof Waiver V60 Sport Stripes
V09 Paint Special Order V6W White
V10 Full Vinyl Roof V6X Black
V1B Blue V70 Accent Stripes
V1F Green V7W White
V1W White V7X Black
V1X Black V80 Sport Stripes
V1Y Gold V8W White
V21 Paint-Hood Performance V8X Black
V40 Halo Style Vinyl Roof V90 Hood Stripes
V4B Blue V9W White
V4F Green V9X Black
V4W White Paint Chip Palette
V4X Black  
V4Y Gold
 
 
 
 
 
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you