1973 Mustang VIN and Data Plate Decoder Sheet

Assembly Plant

Code Plant
F Dearborn, MI
R San Jose, CA
T Metuchen, NJ

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Body Style

Code Body Style
01 Hardtop
02 Sports Roof/Fastback
03 Convertible
04 Grande
05 Mach 1

 Engine

Code Engine
F 302-2v
H 351-2v Ram Air
L 250-1v
Q 351-4v

 Body Code

Body Body Style Interior Seats Special
63D Fastback Standard Interior Bucket Seats
63R Fastback Standard Interior Bucket Seats Mach 1
65D Hardtop Standard Interior Bucket Seats
65F Hardtop Standard Interior Bucket Seats Grande
76D Convertible Standard Interior Bucket Seats

 Paint Colors

Code Alternate Color
A 9A Wimbledon White
B 2B Bright Red
C 6C Medium Yellow Gold
D 3D Medium Blue Metallic
H 5H Medium Brown Metallic
K 3K Blue Glow
M 5M Medium Copper Metallic
N 4N Medium Aqua
P 4P Medium Green Metallic
Q 4Q Dark Green Metallic
T 5T Saddle Bronze Metallic
3 3B Light Blue
6 6E Medium Bright Yellow
4C Ivy Glow
4B Bright Green Gold Metallic
6F Gold Glow

 Interior Trim

Code Interior
AA Black Vinyl
AB Medium Blue Vinyl
AF Medium Ginger Vinyl
AG Avocado Vinyl
AW White Vinyl
CA Black Knitted Vinyl
CB Medium Blue Knitted Vinyl
CF Medium Ginger Knitted Vinyl
CG Avocado Knitted Vinyl
CW White Knitted Vinyl
FA Black Cloth & Vinyl
FB Medium Blue Cloth & Vinyl
FF Medium Ginger Cloth & Vinyl
FG Avocado Cloth & Vinyl
GA Black Mach 1 Knitted Vinyl
GB Medium Blue Mach 1 Knitted Vinyl
GF Medium Ginger Mach 1 Knitted Vinyl
GG Avocado Mach 1 Knitted Vinyl
GW White Mach 1 Knitted Vinyl

 Build Date

Date Code Production Date
H August 1971
J September 1971
K October 1971
L November 1971
M December 1971
A January 1972
B February 1972
C March 1972
D April 1972
E May 1972
F June 1972
G July 1972

 DSO (District Sales Office)

Code District
11 Boston
37 Buffalo
13 New York
38 Pittsburgh
15 Newark
21 Atlanta
22 Charlotte
16 Philadelphia
24 Jacksonville
25 Richmond
17 Washington
47 Cincinnati
42 Cleveland
48 Detroit
46 Indianapolis
45 Lansing
36 Louisville
28 Louisville
41 Chicago
42 Fargo
43 Rockford
58 Twin Cities
56 Davenport
76 Denver
52 Des Moines
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
55 St. Louis
52 Dallas
57 Houston
23 Memphis
26 New Orleans
65 Oklahoma City
71 Los Angeles
72 San Jose
73 Salt Lake City
74 Seattle
43 Milwaukee
75 Phoenix
87 Body Company
81 Ford of Canada
83 Government
84 Home Office Reserve
85 American Red Cross
89 Transportation Services
90 Export
91 Export
92 Export
93 Export
94 Export
95 Export
96 Export
97 Export
98 Export
99 Export

 Axle

Code Axle
2 2.75
3 2.79
6 3.00
7 3.40
9 3.25
A 3.50
G 3.55
K 2.75L
L 2.79L
O 3.00L
0 3.00L
R 3.25L
S 3.25L
V 3.91L

 Transmission

Code Transmission
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual
E 4-Speed Manual
U C-6 Automatic
W C-4 Automatic
X FMX Automatic

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