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LINCOLN * MERCURY

Body Plate Identification

 
1968 Lincoln Body Data Plate
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1968

Location: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine
1
8Y82G
NUMBER: Production Sequence
1
813XXX
BODY: Body Style
53A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color
A
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used
AG
DATE: Production Date
04A
DSO: District Code, Order Location
A1
AXLE: Rear Axle
C
TRANS: Transmission Installed
U
 
Style
Lincoln
Mercury Monterey
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
53A 4 dr. Sedan 54A 4 dr. Sedan
Fixed Back Light
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 54B 4 dr. Sedan
Drop Back Light
Montego
57A 4 dr. Hardtop
54B 4 dr. Sedan 63A 2 dr. Hardtop
65B 2 dr. Hardtop
Formal Roof
76G 2 dr. Convertible
Brougham
Montclair
54C 4 dr. Sedan 54C 4 dr. Sedan
Fixed Back Light
65C 2 dr. Hardtop
Formal Roof
54D 4 dr. Sedan
Drop Back Light
Montego Comet
57B 4 dr. Hardtop
65A Sports Coupe 63B 2 dr. Hardtop
Montego MX
Parklane
54D 4 dr. Sedan 54E 4 dr. Sedan
Drop Back Light
65D 2 dr. Hardtop
Formal Roof
57F 4 dr. Hardtop
65E 2 dr. Hardtop
Formal Roof
63F 2 dr. Hardtop
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 76F 2 dr. Convertible
71C 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
Parklane Brougham
76D 2 dr. Convertible 54J 4 dr. Sedan
Drop Back Light
76B 2 dr. Convertible 57C 4 dr. Hardtop
Cyclone
Marquis
63A 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback 63D 2 dr. Hardtop
65F 2 dr. Hardtop
Formal Roof
Colony Park
65G 2 dr. Hardtop
Formal Roof 2
71A 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
10-Pass
63C 2 dr. Hardtop
Fastback 2
71E 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
6-Pass.
63H 2 dr. Hardtop
GT Fastback
Commuter
65H 2 dr. Hardtop
GT
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
6-Pass
Cougar
3
71C 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
10-Pass
65A 2 dr. Hardtop  
65B 2 dr. Hardtop
XR-7
65C 2 dr. Hardtop
Bench Seat
 
PAINT
Code
Color
Code
Color
2 Rose Metallic M White
3 Vermilion N Platinum
5 Low Gloss Black O Light Green
6 Light Beige P Pewter Metallic
A Black Q Medium Blue Metallic
B Maroon R Dark Green Metallic
D Bright Blue Metallic S Iris Metallic
E Medium Beige Metallic T Red
F Bright Aqua Metallic U Medium Aqua Metallic
G Medium Green Metallic V Light Blue
H Light Green W Yellow
I Lime Metallic X Dark Blue Metallic
J Dark Aqua Metallic Y Nugget Gold Metallic
L Silver Metallic Z Dark Gray Metallic
Paint Chip Palette Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Mercury
Montego/Cougar
Code
Color
Code
Color
1A,5A,9A Black
5, 6
1A,5A,7A Black
5, 6
2A,4A,6A Black
6
2A,3A,4A Black
6
7A,CA,DA Black
6
6A,8A Black
6
9A,BA,EA Black
5, 6
9A,HA,LA Black
6
1B,2B,3B Blue
5, 6
1B,3B,5B Blue
5, 6
2B,4B,6B Blue
6
2B,3B Blue
6
5B,9B,BB Blue
5, 6
7B,KB,8B Blue
5, 6
7B,HB Blue
6
4B,6B Blue
6
1D,3D,9D Red
5, 6
9B,HB,LB Blue
5, 6
2D,4D,6D Red
6
2D,3D,4D Red
6
7D,HD Red
6
5D,7D Red
5, 6
1G,2G Gold
5, 6
6D,8D Red
6
3G Gold
5, 6
9D,HD,LD Red
6
6G,7G,FG Gold
6
2F,6F Saddle
6
9G,BG,EG Gold
5, 6
8F Saddle/Black
6
1K,3K,5K Aqua
5, 6
1K,2K,4K Aqua
6
4K,6K,RK Aqua
6
6K,8K,HK Aqua
6
4K Nugget/Black
6
5K,7K,EK Aqua
5, 6
9K,EK,SK Aqua
5, 6
1G,3G,5G Gold
5, 6
1U,2U Parchment
5, 6
2G,4G,6G Gold
6
4U,7U,DU Parchment
6
7G,KG Gold
5, 6
1Y,3Y,5Y Nugget
5, 6
8G,HG Gold
6
2Y,4Y,6Y Nugget
6
1U,3U Parchment
5, 6
9Y,BY Nugget
5, 6
2U,4U,6U Parchment
6
BD,ED,KD Red
5, 6
5U,KU Parchment
5, 6
CB,DB,FB Blue
6
8U,9U,BU Parchment
6
CD,DD,FD Red
6
1Y,2Y,4Y Nugget
6
CU Parchment/Black
6
3Y,5Y,7Y Nugget
5, 6
CY,FY,RY Nugget
6
6Y,8Y Nugget
6
EB,SB,ZB Blue
5, 6
9Y,AY,HY Nugget
6
EY,KY,SY Nugget
5, 6
AA,FA,UA Parchment/Black
6
FA,HA,NA Black
6
AB,FB,UB Parchment/Blue
6
FU,HU Parchment
6
AD,FD,UD Parchment/Red
6
KB Blue
5, 6
AF,FF,UF Parchment/ Saddle
6
KG,SG,ZY Gold
5, 6
AG,FG,UG Parchment/Gold
6
LE Beige
6
AK,FK,UK Parchment/Aqua
5, 6
NB,PB,RB Blue
6
CU,HU,DU Parchment
6
ND,PD,RD Red
6
EU,FU,JU Parchment
6
NU,PU,RU Parchment
6
FY,UU,UY Parchment/ Nugget
6
PA,RA Black
6
LU,MU,OU Parchment
6
PG,RG,HG Gold
6
MA,QA,RA Black
6
Lincoln
MB,QB,RB Blue
5, 6
1A,4A,6A Black
5, 6
MD,RD Red
6
AA,JA Black
5, 6
QU,RU,TU Parchment
6
2A,5A,7A Black
7
YU,ZU Parchment
6
KA,RA Black
7
 
1B,AB,JB Blue
5, 6
2B,4B,5B Blue
7
KB,RB,SB Blue
7
7B,BB Blue
7
1D,4D Red
5, 6
2D,5D Red
7
1G,4G Gold
5, 6
AG,JG Gold
5, 6
2G,5G,7G Gold
7
BG,KG Gold
7
RG,SG Gold
7
2F,5F Saddle
7
AK,JK Aqua
5, 6
2K,5K Aqua
7
2U,5U,7U Parchment
7
KU,RU Parchment
7
AY,JY Nugget
5, 6
2Y,5Y Nugget
7
AL,JL Silver
5, 6
KL,RL Silver
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 46 Twin Cities
15 New York 51 Denver
16 Philadelphia 52 Los Angeles
17 Washington 53 Oakland
21 Atlanta 54 Seattle
22 Dallas 84 Home Office Reserve
23 Jacksonville 90-99 Export
26 Memphis
Ford of Canada
31 Buffalo B1 Central
32 Cincinnati B2 Eastern
33 Cleveland B3 Atlantic
34 Detroit B4 Midwestern
41 Chicago B6 Western
42 St. Louis B7 Pacific
 
Rear Axle
Regular
Equa-Lock
Code
Axle Ratio
Code
Axle Ratio
1 2.75:1 A 2.75:1
2 2.79:1 C 2.80:1
3 2.80:1 E 3.00:1
4 2.83:1 F 3.20:1
5 3.00:1 G 3.25:1
6 3.20:1 H 3.50:1
7 3.25:1  
8 3.50:1
9 3.10:1
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 3-Sp. Manual X Automatic
FMX
5 4-Sp. Manual Y Automatic
MX
W C-4 Automatic
XP3
Z C-6 Automatic
XPL Special
U C-6 Automatic
XPL
 
 

1- See 1968 V.I.N information.

2- Bucket Seats

3- Options- GT, GTE, Dan Gruney XR7-G

5- Cloth

6- Vinyl

7- Leather

8- Two year code letters to be used if 1968 models exceed 12 months.
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you