1965 Mustang VIN and Data Plate Decoder Sheet

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Assembly Plant

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

Body Style

Code Body Style
07 Hardtop
08 Convertible
09 Fastback


Code Engine
A 289-4v
C 289-2v
D 289-4v
F 260-2v
K 289-4v Hi-Performance
T 200-1v
U 170-1v

Body Code

Body Body Style Interior Seats Special
63A Fastback Standard Interior Bucket Seats
63B Fastback Luxury Interior Bucket Seats
65A Hardtop Standard Interior Bucket Seats
65B Hardtop Luxury Interior Bucket Seats
65C Hardtop Standard Interior Bench Seats
76A Convertible Standard Interior Bucket Seats
76B Convertible Luxury Interior Bucket Seats
76C Convertible Standard Interior Bench Seats

Paint Colors

Code Alternate Color
A 9A Raven Black
B 2B Pagoda Green (64), Midnight Turquoise (65)
C 6C Honey Gold
D 3D Dynasty Green
F 3F Guardsman Blue (64 only)
H 5H Caspian Blue
I Champagne Beige
J 3J Rangoon Red
J9 Rangoon Red
K 3K Silver Smoke Gray
M 5M Wimbledon White
O 0 Tropical Turquoise (65 only)
P 4P Prairie Bronze
R Ivy Green (65 only)
S Cascade Green (64 only)
V Sunlight Yellow
X Vintage Burgundy
Y Skylight Blue (64), Silver Blue (65)
Z Z9 Chantilly Beige (64 only)
3 3B Poppy Red
5 5A Twilight Turquoise (64 only)
7 Phoenician Yellow (64 only)
8 Springtime Yellow (65 only)

Interior Trim

Code Interior
42 White with Blue
45 White with Red
46 White with Black
48 White with Ivy Gold
49 White with Palomino
56 Black Vinyl & Cloth
82 Blue Vinyl
85 Red Vinyl
86 Black Vinyl
89 Palomino Vinyl
22 Blue Vinyl
25 Red Vinyl
26 Black Vinyl
28 Ivy Gold with Gold
29 Palomino Vinyl
D2 White with Blue
D5 White with Red
D6 White with Black
D8 Whit with Ivy Gold
D9 White with Palomino
62 Blue & White Luxury
65 Red Luxury
66 Black Luxury
67 Aqua & White Luxury
68 Ivy Gold & White Luxury
69 Palomino Luxury
F2 White with Blue, Luxury
F5 White with Red, Luxury
F6 White with Black, Luxury
F7 White with aqua, Luxury
F8 White with Ivy Gold, Luxury
F9 White with Palomino, Luxury
32 Blue Bench
35 Red Bench
36 Black Bench
39 Palomino Bench
76 Black Fabric and Vinyl
79 Palomino Fabric and Vinyl

Build Date

Date Code Production Month
C March 1964
D April 1964
E May 1964
F June 1964
G July 1964
H August 1964
J September 1964
K October 1964
L November 1964
M December 1964
A January 1965
B February 1965
Q March 1965
R April 1965
S May 1965
T June 1965
U July 1965
V August 1965

DSO (District Sales Office)

Code District
11 Boston
12 Buffalo
13 New York
14 Pittsburgh
15 Newark
21 Atlanta
22 Charlotte
23 Philadelphia
24 Jacksonville
25 Richmond
26 Washington
31 Cincinnati
32 Cleveland
33 Detroit
34 Indianapolis
35 Lansing
36 Louisville
41 Chicago
42 Fargo
43 Rockford
44 Twin Cities
45 Davenport
51 Denver
52 Des Moines
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
55 St. Louis
61 Dallas
62 Houston
63 Memphis
64 New Orleans
65 Oklahoma City
71 Los Angeles
72 San Jose
73 Salt Lake City
74 Seattle
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


Code Axle
1 3.00
3 3.20
4 3.25
5 3.50
6 2.80
7 3.80
8 3.89
9 4.11
A 3.00L
C 3.20L
D 3.25L
E 3.50L
F 2.80L
G 3.80L
H 3.89L
I 4.11L


Code Transmission
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual
6 C-4 Automatic

11 thoughts on “1965 Mustang VIN and Data Plate Decoder Sheet

  1. Excellent site. Very informative. Without this site, I almost handed big $ for a not so original K car. I ended up getting the vehicle but for thousands less. Thanks a ton!
    Take care,

  2. Wonderfull site, I got information I couldn’t get at the vin decoder sites. Now to buy parts I couldn’t get elsewhere.

  3. Mark from Belgium,
    I have a65 conv without vin tag.
    Is ‘t possible to find more information about my car without the tag? Asembly plant was San José and the last registration before shipping to Europe was Oklahoma in 1996.

  4. Good collection of info, but PLEASE : in what SEQUENCE ? E.G. what does the first number refer to ? the second ? third ?…& co on until the 11th number. I would really appreciate any help on the matter.Thanks, Stan P.

  5. I am looking for the diffinition of each vin number or letter on a 65 mustang. I purchased one and think I got hu doed

  6. I was trying to find out on a Luxury interior car I have. It is missing the door plate but title and VIN on inner fender matches. What is courious is that the Pony interior is all white except the running horse part and it is just discolored I think. Looks to be never changed. Still has the MFG tags on cushion C5ZB 6563100 B with a S6 above the number steel tag, on the other C5ZB 6568101 B with AMP and 1965 it is aluminum plate. I do not see a code for an all white cover. Wish plate was still there might be a six digit DSO code car? Any thoughts? I know you could get about anything you wanted even real Leather. Car in Mustang Owner’s Museum right now with Lincoln color and real Leather seats and six digit DSO code.

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