1972 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

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


Code Engine
F 302-2v
H 351-2v
L 250-1v
Q 351-4v
R 351-4v HO

Paint Colors

Code Alternate Color
A 9A Wimbledon White
B 2B Bright Red
C 6C Medium Yellow Gold
E 4E Bright Lime
F 3F Grabber Blue
H 5H Medium Brown Metallic
J 3J Bright Blue Metallic
J9 Bright Blue Metallic
P 4P Medium Green Metallic
Q 4Q Dark Green Metallic
2 2J Maroon
3 3B Light Blue
4 4F Medium Lime Metallic
5 5A Light Pewter Metallic
6 6E Medium Bright Yellow
6F Gold Glow
4C Ivy Glow

Interior Trim

Code Interior
4F Medium Ginger Cloth & Vinyl
4E Vermillion Cloth & Vinyl
4B Medium Blue Cloth & Vinyl
4R Medium Green Cloth & Vinyl
4A Black Cloth & Vinyl
5B Medium Blue Knitted Vinyl
5A Black Knitted Vinyl
5E Vermillion Knitted Vinyl
5W White Knitted Vinyl
5R Medium Green Knitted Vinyl
5F Medium Ginger Knitted Vinyl
1E Vermillion Vinyl
1W White Vinyl
1A Black Vinyl
1B Medium Blue Vinyl
1R Medium Green
1F Medium Ginger
2E Vermillion Cloth & Vinyl
2F Medium Ginger Cloth & Vinyl
2B Medium Blue Cloth & Vinyl
2R Medium Green Cloth & 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

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


Code Axle
2 2.75
3 2.79
4 2.80
6 3.00
8 3.18
9 3.25
A 3.50
B 3.07
C 3.55
H 3.78
K 2.75L
M 2.80L
O 3.00L
0 3.00L
R 3.25L
S 3.50L
V 3.91L


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

7 thoughts on “1972 Mustang VIN and Data Plate Decoder Sheet

  1. I totally confused please help!!. I have 1972 mustang but unable to find the entire vin# other than (2F199741) stamped right on top of chassis of the car by the driver side fender, neither i have the original dashboard to use it as refencnce. If possible can you tell me where to locate missing characters.. 2F***199741.

    Thank you, for everything you do for all of us!

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