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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

 
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1961

Location: Attached to the left front body pillar, between
          the front door hinges.
          Comet: Attached to the left front door below
          the door lock.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine
1
1H82S
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
TRANS: Transmission Installed
6
AXLE: Rear Axle
6
 
Style
Lincoln
Mercury
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
53A 4 dr. Continental Sedan 54A 4 dr. Sedan
74A 4 dr. Continental Convertible 54A 4 dr. Meteor 800 Sedan
Comet
54B 4 dr. Monterey Sedan
54A 4 dr. Sedan 58A 4 dr. Meteor 600 Sedan
59A 2 dr. Sta. Wagon 62A 2 dr. Meteor 800 Sedan
62A 2 dr. Sedan 64A 2 dr. Meteor 600 Sedan
71A 4 dr. Commuter Wagon
6-9 Pass.
65A 2 dr. Meteor 800 Hardtop
  65B 2 dr. Monterey Hardtop
75A 4 dr. Meteor 800 Hardtop
75B 4 dr. Monterey Hardtop
76A 2 dr. Monterey Convertible
71A 4 dr. Commuter Wagon
6-9 Pass.
71B 4 dr. Colony Park Wagon
6-9 Pass.
 
PAINT
Code
Color
Code
Color
A Presidential Black N Platinum
B Royal Red Metallic P Executive Gray Metallic
C Turquoise Mist Q Sheffield Gray metallic
D Blue Haze R Columbia Blue Metallic
E Saxon Green Metallic S Green Frost
F Sunburst Yellow T Honey Beige
G Tawny Beige U Rose Glow Metallic
H Empress Blue Metallic V Summer Rose
I Green Velvet Metallic W Regency Turquoise Metallic
J Signal Red X Black Cherry Metallic
K Crystal Green Metallic Y Briar Brown Metallic
L Gold Dust Metallic Z Desert Frost
M Sultan White Paint Chip Palette
Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Mercury
Lincoln
Code
Color
Code
Color
01 Blue
5
11 Gray
5, 7
02,06,25 White/Black
5, 6
12,22 Blue
5, 7
03,08,27 Gold
5, 6
14,82 Blue
7
05,34 Blue
5, 6
20 White/Black
5, 7
09,29,30 Turquoise
5, 6
23 Green
5, 7
10 Green
5, 6
26 Black
5, 7
11,24 Blue
6
27 Turquoise
5, 7
12 White/Black
6
29 Rose
5, 7
13 White/Red
6
31 Gray
5
14 White/Gold
6
34 Fawn
5
15 Turquoise
6
83 Green
7
32,45 Red
6
84 Beige
7
33 Black
6
85 Red
7
35 White/Gray
5, 6
86 Black
7
36 Red
5, 6
87 Turquoise
7
37 Blue/Turquoise
5, 6
95 White/Red
7
43 Turquoise/Brown
5, 6
96 White/Black
7
44 Green
6
 
Comet
10
3
White/Black
5, 6
12
3
Blue
5, 6
13
3
Green
5, 6
15
3
Red/Black
5, 6
40 White/Blue-Green
5, 6
42 Blue/Blue-Green
5, 6
43 Green/Blue-Green
5, 6
45 Red/Red-Gray
5, 6
75
3
White/Red
6
76
3
White/Black
6
 
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
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 Standard
S/T
4 Dual Range Automatic
D/R
2 Overdrive
O/D
5 Automatic Single Range 3-Sp.
3 2 Sp. Automatic
2/S
 
 
Rear Axle
Regular
Locking
Code
Axle Ratio
Code
Axle Ratio
1 3.56:1 A 3.56:1
2 3.89:1 B 3.89:1
3 3.10:1 C 3.10:1
4 4.00:1 F 3.00:1
5 3.20:1 G 2.89:1
6 3.00:1 J 3.50:1
7 2.89:1  
8 2.91:1
13 3.11:1
 

1- See 1961 V.I.N information.

3- Deluxe RPO trim

5- Cloth

6- Vinyl

7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to be used if 1961 models exceed 12 months.
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you