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LINCOLN * MERCURY

VEHCILE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1961

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code
Model Year
Code
Assembly Plant
1 1961 E Mahwah, NJ
  H Lorain, OH
J Los Angeles, CA
K Kansas City, KS
R San Jose, CA
W Wayne, MI
Y Wixom, MI
Z St. Louis, MO
 
Third & Fourth Digits:
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
Comet
Mercury
11 2 dr. Sedan 41 2 dr. Meteor Sedan
600
12 4 dr. Sedan 42 4 dr. Meteor Sedan
600
17 2 dr. Sedan
S-22
51 2 dr. Meteor Sedan
800
21 2 dr. Station Wagon 52 4 dr. Meteor Sedan
800
22 4 dr. Station Wagon 54 4 dr. Meteor Hardtop
800
Lincoln
57 2 dr. Meteor Hardtop
800
82 4 dr. Continental Sedan 62 4 dr. Monterey Sedan
86 4 dr. Continental Convertible 64 4 dr. Monterey Hardtop
  65 4 dr. Monterey Convertible
67 2 dr. Monterey Hardtop
74 4 dr. Commuter Wagon
6-9 Pass.
76 4 dr. Colony Park Wagon
6-9 Pass.
 
Fifth Digit: Last Six Digits:
Code
Engine
Production Numbers
D 6-144
OHV, Lo. Comp., 84 octane
Comet
Lincoln
E 6-170
Low Comp., 84 octane
800001/^ 600001/^
H 8-430
2 Bar. Carb.
Mercury
K 8-430
2 bar. carb., Lo. Comp., 84 octane
500001/^
R 8-292
2 bar. carb.,Lo. Comp., before 1/1961
 
R 8-390
4 bar. carb.,Lo. Comp., 84 octane
S 6-144
OHV
T 8-390
2 bar. carb., Lo. Comp., before 1/1961
T 8-292
2 bar. carb.,Lo. Comp.,84 octane
U 6-170
OHV
V 6-223
1 bar. carb.
W 8-292
2 bar. carb.
X 8-352
2 bar. carb.
Y 8-390
4 bar. carb.
 

Location: Comet - Stamped into the top of the left brace from the top of the firewall to the left wheel base.

Lincoln - Stamped into the right front inner fender apron under the hood.

Mercury - Stamped into the top right frame side rail forward of cowl under the hood.

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