1971 Mustang VIN and Data Plate Decoder Sheet

Assembly Plant

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

Body Style

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


Code Engine
C 429-4v
F 302-2v
H 351-2v
J 429-4v Ram Air
L 250-1v
M 351-4v
Q 351-4v Ram Air
R 351-4v Boss

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 Raven Black
B 2B Maroon Metallic
C 6C Dark Ivy Green Metallic
D 3D Grabber Yellow
E 4E Yellow Gold
I Grabber Lime
J 3J Grabber Blue
J9 Grabber Blue
M 5M Wimbledon White
N 4N Pastel Blue
P 4P Medium Green Metallic
V Light Pewter Metallic
Z Z9 Grabber Green
3 3B Bright Red
5 5A Medium Brown Metallic
6 6E Silver Blue Metallic
8 Light Gold

Interior Trim

Code Interior
5E Vermillion Knitted Vinyl
1A Black Vinyl
1B Medium Blue Vinyl
1E Vermillion Vinyl
1F Medium Ginger Vinyl
1R Medium Green Vinyl
1W White Vinyl
3A Black Knitted Vinyl
3W White Knitted Vinyl
2E Vermillion Cloth & Vinyl
2F Medium Ginger Cloth & Vinyl
2B Medium Blue Cloth & Vinyl
2R Medium Green Cloth & Vinyl
5A Black Knitted Vinyl
5W White Knitted Vinyl
5B Medium Blue Knitted Vinyl
5R Medium Green Knitted Vinyl
5F Medium Ginger Knitted Vinyl
CA Black Knitted Vinyl
CW White Knitted Vinyl
CE Vermillion Knitted Vinyl
CB Medium Blue Knitted Vinyl
CR Medium Green Knitted Vinyl
CF Medium Ginger Knitted Vinyl
4A Black Cloth & Vinyl
4B Medium Blue Cloth & Vinyl
4E Vermillion Cloth & Vinyl
4F Medium Ginger Cloth & Vinyl
4R Medium Green Cloth & Vinyl

Build Date

Date Code Production Data
H August 1970
J September 1970
K October 1970
L November 1970
M December 1970
A January 1971
B February 1971
C March 1971
D April 1971
E May 1971
F June 1971
F July 1971

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
32 Cleveland
33 Detroit
46 Indianapolis
35 Lansing
36 Louisville
28 Louisville
41 Chicago
42 Fargo
43 Rockford
44 Twin Cities
56 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
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


Code Axle
2 2.75
3 2.79
4 2.80
6 3.00
9 3.25
A 3.50
B 3.07
K 2.75L
M 2.80L
O 3.00L
0 3.00L
R 3.25L
S 3.50L
V 3.91L
Y 4.11L


Code Transmission
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual
6 4-Speed Manual (Close Ratio)
U C-6 Automatic
W C-4 Automatic
X FMX Automatic

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