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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

 
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1971

Location: Attached to the rear face of driver door.
          Read left to right, top down.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine
1
0H82S
BODY: Body Style
59A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color
BA
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used
01
AXLE: Rear Axle
6
TRANS: Transmission Code
6
DSO: District Code, Order Location
12F
 
Style
Lincoln
Montego MX
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
53A 4 dr. Sedan 54B 4 dr. Sedan
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 65B 2 dr. Hardtop
Mercury Monterey
71A Sta. Wagon
Villager
53B 4 dr. Sedan 71C Sta. Wagon
57B 4 dr. Hardtop
Montego MX Brougham
65B 2 dr. Hardtop 54D 4 dr. Sedan
53F 4 dr. Sedan
Custom
57D 4 dr. Hardtop
57F 4 dr. Hardtop
Custom
65D 2 dr. Hardtop
65F 2 dr. Hardtop
Custom
Cyclone
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
6-Pass
65F 2 dr. Hardtop
Marquis
65G 2 dr. Hardtop
Spoiler
53H 4 dr. Hardtop Sedan 65H 2 dr. Hardtop
GT
57H 4 dr. Hardtop
Cougar
65H 2 dr. Hardtop 65D 2 dr. Hardtop
71K 4 dr. Colony Park
6-Pass
65F 2 dr. Hardtop
XR-7 Luxury
71H 4 dr.
6-Pass
76D Convertible
Brougham
76F Convertible
XR-7 Luxury
53K 4 dr. Hardtop Sedan
Comet
57K 4 dr. Hardtop 54B 4 dr. Sedan
65K 2 dr. Hardtop 62B 2 dr. Sedan
Montego
 
54A 4 dr. Sedan
65A 2 dr. Hardtop
 
PAINT
Code
Color
Code
Color
1 Calypso Coral K Dark Slate Gray Met.
2 Light Tan L Light Gray Metallic
3 Bright Red M White
5 Med Ginger Metallic N Platinum
6 Bright Blue Metallic O Light Goldenrod Yellow
8 Light Gold P Med Green Metallic
39 Med Ginger Bronze Metallic Q Medium Blue Metallic
49 Med Ivy Bronze Metallic R Dark Brown Metallic
79 Med Ginger Bronze Metallic S Med Gray Gold Metallic
79 Med Ginger Bronze Metallic T Red
A Black U Grabber Orange
B Maroon Metallic V Light Pewter Met
C Dark Green Metallic W Yellow
D Bright Yellow X Dark Blue Met
E Med Goldenrod Yellow Y Bright Astra Blue Met
F Med Bright Aqua Metallic Z Grabber Green Metallic
G Dark Vintage Green C9 Med Red Metallic
H Light Green D9 Med Blue Metallic
I Bright Lime Green E9 Med Ivy Bronze Metallic
J Grabber Blue Paint Chip Palette
Paint Chip Palette  
 
Trim
Lincoln
Montego
Code
Color
Code
Color
1A,AA,6A,3A Black
5, 6
1A,5A,4A Black
5, 6
KA,7A,4A Black
6, 7
2A,6A,UA,RA,GA, KA Black
6
1B,3B Dark Blue
5, 6
1B,4B,5B Medium Blue
5, 6
KB,7B,4B Dark Blue
6, 7
2B,6B,RB,GB Medium Blue
6
1D,3D Dark Red
5, 6
2E,RE Vermillion
5, 6
KD,7D,4D Dark Red
6, 7
GE,6E Vermillion
6
1R,3R Dark Green
5, 6
2F,RF Medium Ginger
5, 6
KR,7R,4R Dark Green
6, 7
6F,GF Medium Ginger
6
AK Light Aqua
5, 6
1R,5R Medium Green
5, 6
KK,4K Light Aqua
6, 7
2R,6R,GR,RR Medium Green
6
AP,3P Medium Gray
5, 6
2W,UW,RW,6W White
6
KP,4P Medium Gray
6, 7
1Y,4Y,5Y Light Gray Gold
5, 6
KW,3W,7W,2W White
6, 7
2Y,UY,KY,6Y Light Gray Gold
6
AY,3Y Light Gray Gold
5, 6
Cougar
KY,4Y Light Gray Gold
6, 7
3A,7A Black
5, 6
1Z Dark Tobacco
5, 6
1A,5A Black
6
KZ,4Z Dark Tobacco
6, 7
6A Black
6, 7
KW,7W,4W White
6, 7
1D,5D Dark Red
6
AF Medium Ginger
5, 6
6D Dark Red
6, 7
KF,4F Medium Ginger
6, 7
3F,7F Medium Ginger
5, 6
Mercury
5F Medium Ginger
6
1A,KA,7A,5A,ZA, 3A Black
5, 6
6F Medium Ginger
6, 7
4A,VA,2A,9A,6A Black
6
3R,7R Medium Green
5, 6
7B,5B,3B,1B,KB, ZB Med Blue
5, 6
1R,5R Medium Green
6
2B,9B,VB,4B,6B Med Blue
6
6R Medium Green
6, 7
1D,KD,7D,5D,3D, ZD Dark Red
5, 6
3B,7B Medium Blue
5, 6
4D,VD,2D,9D,6D Dark Red
6
1B,5B Medium Blue
6
1R,3R,5R,7R,KR, ZR Medium Green
5, 6
6B Medium Blue
6, 7
4R,2R,6R,9R,VR Medium Green
6
1W,5W White
6
3F Medium Ginger
5, 6
6W White
6, 7
2F,4F,6F,9F,VF Medium Ginger
6
Comet
1Y,5Y,7Y,ZY,KY Light GrayGold
5, 6
3A,2A Black
5, 6
2Y,4Y,6Y,9,VY Light gray Gold
6
1A,5A,8A Black
6
2W,6W,KZ,4W White
6
1B,3B Medium Blue
5, 6
5Z,7Z,ZZ Dark Tobacco
5, 6
5B,8B Medium Blue
6
VZ,9Z Dark Tobacco
6
3E,9E Vermillion
5, 6
Cyclone
5E,8E Vermillion
6
WA,DA Black
5, 6
2Y,3Y,9Y Light Gray Gold
5, 6
8A,MA,KA Black
6
1Y,5Y,8Y Light Gray Gold
6
WB,DB Med Blue
5, 6
 
8B,MB Med Blue
6
WE Vermillion
5, 6
8E Vermillion
6
WF Medium Ginger
5, 6
8F Medium Ginger
6
WR Medium Green
5, 6
8R Medium Green
6
KY Light Gray Gold
5, 6
8W White
6
 
Rear Axle
Regular
Equa-Lock
Code
Axle Ratio
Code
Axle Ratio
2 2.75:1 K 2.75:1
3 2.79:1 M 2.80:1
4 2.80:1 O 3.00:1
5 2.83:1 R 3.25:1
6 3.00:1 S 3.50:1
7 3.10:1 X 2.33:1
8 3.20:1 V 3.91:1
9 3.25:1 W 4.30:1
A 3.50:1 Y 4.11:1
B 3.07:1  
C 3.08:1
F 2.33:1
G 3.55:1
O 2.50:1
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 3-Sp. Manual W C-4 Automatic
5 4-Sp. Manual
Wide Ratio
U C-6 Automatic
6 4-SP Manual
Close Ratio
X Automatic
FMX
V Semi-Automatic Stick Shift Z C-6 Automatic
Special
 
District Codes
Code
District
Code
District
11 Boston 34 Detroit
15 New York 41 Chicago
16 Philadelphia 42 St. Louis
17 Washington 46 Twin Cities
21 Atlanta 51 Denver
22 Dallas 52 Los Angeles
23 Jacksonville 53 Oakland
26 Memphis 54 Seattle
31 Buffalo 84 Home Office Reserve
32 Cincinnati 90 Export
33 Cleveland  
 
1- See 1971 V.I.N information.
5- Cloth
6- Vinyl
7- Leather
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