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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

 
 
1963 Lincoln body plate
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1963

Location: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
BODY: Body Style
53A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color
X
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used
71
DATE: Production Date
10F
DSO: District Code
45
AXLE: Rear Axle
1
TRANS: Transmission Installed
4
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine
1
3Y82N
NUMBER: Production Sequence
1
411XXX
 
Style
Lincoln
Mercury
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
54A 4 dr. Sedan 54A 4 dr. Sedan
57C 4 dr. Hardtop 54B 4 dr. Sedan Custom
74A 4 dr. Convertible 62A 2 dr. Sedan
Comet
63A 2 dr. Fastback Hardtop
54A 4 dr. Sedan 63B 2 dr. Fastback Hardtop Custom
54B 4 dr. Sedan Custom 63C 2 dr. S-55 Fastback Hardtop
59A 2 dr. Sta. Wagon 65A 2 dr. Hardtop
59B 2 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom 65B 2 dr. Hardtop Custom
62A 2 dr. Sedan 65C 2 dr. S-55 Hardtop
62B 2 dr. Sedan Custom 71B 4 dr. Colony Park Wagon
6 Pass.
62C 2 dr. Sedan
S-22
71D 4 dr. Colony Park Wagon
9 Pass.
63B 2 dr. Hardtop 75A 4 dr. Hardtop
63C 2 dr. Hardtop
S-22
75B 4 dr. Hardtop Custom
71A 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 75C 4 dr. Hardtop
S-55
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom 76A 2 dr. Convertible
71C 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Villager 76B 2 dr. Convertible
S-55
71D 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Villager
2
Meteor
76A 2 dr. Convertible 54A 4 dr. Sedan
76B 2 dr. Convertible
S-22
54B 4 dr. Sedan Custom
  62A 2 dr. Sedan
62B 2 dr. Sedan Custom
65A 2 dr. Hardtop Custom
65B 2 dr. Hardtop Custom
S-33
71A 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom
8 Pass.
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
6 Pass.
71C 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
8 Pass.
71D 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Country Cruiser
6 Pass.
71E 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Custom
6 Pass.
71F 4 dr. Sta. Wagon Country Cruiser
8 Pass.
 
PAINT
Lincoln
Mercury
Code
Color
Code
Color
A Black Satin A Presidential Black
C Oxford Gray B Peacock Turquoise
D Riviera Turquoise D Ocean Turquoise Metallic
E Bermuda Blue E Pacific Blue Metallic
G Silver Mink F Sea Blue
H Nocturne Blue H Blue Satin Metallic
I Polynesian Gold I Castilian Gold
L Teaberry J Carnival Red
M Ermine White K Light Aqua
N Platinum M Sultana White
O Inverness Green P Scotch Green
P Scotch Green Q Sheffield Gray Metallic
Q Spanish Red R Jamaica Yellow
R Premier Yellow T Champagne
S Highlander Green W Pink Frost
T Nassau Beige X Black Cherry Metallic
V Chestnut Y Cascade Blue
W Rose Metallic Z Desert Frost Metallic
X Burgundy Frost Paint Chip Palette
Z Autumn Frost
Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Mercury
Comet
Code
Color
Code
Color
03 Green
6
12,42 Blue
5, 6
04,54 Beige
6
14,44 Beige
5, 6
05,55 Red
6
15,45 Black/Red
5, 6
10 Rose
5, 6
16,46 Black/White
5, 6
12,22 Blue
5, 6
17,47 Turquoise
5, 6
14,24 Beige
5, 6
52,72,82 Blue
6
16,26 Black
5, 6
54,74,84 Beige
6
17,27 Turquoise
5, 6
55,85 Red
6
18 Gold
5, 6
56 Black/Beige
6
50 Rose
6
57,77 Turquoise
6
52 Blue
6
58,78 Gold
6
56 Black
6
75 White/Red
6
57 Turquoise
6
76,86 White/Black
6
58 Gold
6
Lincoln
Meteor
30 Blue
5
03 Green
6
64 Beige
5, 7
04,36,54 Beige
6
66 Black
5, 7
05,35,55 Red
6
67 Turquoise
5, 7
12,42 Blue
5, 6
70 Silver Blue
5, 7
14,44 Beige
5, 6
71 Rose Beige
5, 7
15,45 Red/Black
5, 6
72 Blue
5, 7
16,46 Black
5, 6
76 Black/White
5, 7
17,47 Turquoise
5, 6
78 Gold
5, 7
34,56 Black
6
81 Rose Beige
7
52 Blue
6
82 Blue
7
57 Turquoise
6
84 Beige
7
58 Gold
6
85 Red
7
  86 Black
7
87 Turquoise
7
88 Gold
7
96 White/Black
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 35 Pittsburgh
12 Philadelphia 41 Chicago
13 New York 43 Kansas City
14 Washington 44 St. Louis
21 Atlanta 45 Twin Cities
22 Dallas 51 Denver
24 Jacksonville 52 Los Angeles
25 Memphis 53 Oakland
31 Buffalo 54 Seattle
32 Cincinnati 75 Phoenix
33 Cleveland 81 Ford of Canada
34 Detroit 84 Home Office Reserve
  90-99 Export
 
Rear Axle
Regular
Locking
Code
Axle Ratio
Code
Axle Ratio
1
Lincoln
2.89:1 A
Lincoln
2.89:1
1 3.00:1 A 3.00:1
2 3.10:1 B 3.10:1
3 3.20:1 C 3.20:1
4 3.25:1 D 3.25:1
5 3.50:1 E 3.50:1
7 3.80:1 G 3.80:1
8 3.89:1 H 3.89:1
9
Comet
4.00:1 I
Comet
4.00:1
9 4.11:1 I 4.11:1
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 3-Sp. Standard
3/S
4 Dual Range Automatic
D/R
2 Overdrive
O/D
5 4-Sp. Standard
4/S
3 2 Sp. Automatic
2/S
 
 

1- See 1963 V.I.N information.

2- Bucket Seats

5- Cloth

6- Vinyl

7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to be used if 1963 models exceed 12 months.
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you