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What is a VIN Number?

A VIN number is a 17 character alpha/numeric serial number unique to each vehicle, by manufacturer, make, model and year. Each character in the VIN number can be decoded to determine where the car was built, what year, which automotive features are included and more. Together, all the VIN numbers create a history about your Ford.

Where To Find The Vehicle Identification Number Tag
How to use this vehicle identification number information to decode your Ford VIN number: First, either find your VIN number on your vehicle registration or car title or in vehicle maintenance records from your dealer. Additionally, you can find the VIN at various locations on your car. Frequently you can find your VIN number in one of the following locations: on the driver’s side door jam (sometimes on the passenger’s side), under the windshield on the driver’s side, near the firewall of the vehicle or on the steering column. Other places to search for a vehicle identification number include various locations under the hood of your car.

Learn how to find a VIN number on your car.

Now that you found your VIN Ford number, you can start to decode your car, truck or automobile. The first character The first character indicates the country where the vehicle was manufactured. The United States has a VIN code of 1 or 4, while countries such as Japan (J) are designated with letters. To decode your VIN number, simply match your VIN characters to the chart below. Search first to find the model year for your car, then, in order to check VIN number to determine your car history details, match the corresponding position of your vehicle ID number to each of the fields below.

VIN Decoder Abbreviations
Here are handy VIN abbreviations. In example, a 2dr, 4WD, conv, LE would convert to a two door, 4 wheel drive, convertible, limited edition. Some of the most common abbreviations: 2 Dr = Two Door | 4 Dr = 4 Door | 4WD = 4 Four Wheel Drive | AB = Air Bag | AT = Automatic Transmission | Auto = Automatic | AWD = All Wheel Drive | Cyl = Cylinder | Conv = Convertible | Cpe = Coupe | Dr = Door or Drive | FWD = Front Wheel Drive | HB = Hatchback | HP = Horsepower | HT = Hard Top | L = Litre | LE = Limited Edition | LWB = Long Wheel Base | MPH = Miles Per Hour | PU or P/U = Pickup | RWD = Rear Wheel Drive | SE = Special Edition | Sed = Sedan | Spd = Speed | Spt = Sport | ST = Standard Transmission | Std = Standard | w/ = with | w/o = with out

             1974 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MODEL YEAR
4          
1974
2nd Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
3rd & 4th Positions – SERIES
COMET
30      
4 Dr Sed
31        2 Dr Sed
COUGAR
92        
Conv
93          XR7 2 Dr HT
94          XR7 Conv
FORD
52          
Custom 500 2 Dr HT
53           Custom 500 4 Dr Sed
54           Galaxie 500 4 Dr Sed
56           Galaxie 500 4 Dr HT
58           Galaxie 500 2 Dr HT
62           LTD 2 Dr HT
63           LTD 4 Dr Sed
64           LTD 4 Dr HT
66           LTD Brougham 4 Dr Sed
67           LTD Brougham 4 Dr HT
68           LTD Brougham 2 Dr HT
72           Custom 500 Ranch Wagon
74           Custom Sed
76           Country Squire
LINCOLN
81          
2 Dr HT
82           4 Dr Sed
MARK IV
89          
2 Dr Sed
MAVERICK
91           
2 Dr Sed
92            4 Dr Sed
93            Grabber 2 Dr Sed
METEOR
49          
Rideau 500 4 Dr Sed
50           Montcalm 4 Dr Sed
51           Rideau 500 2 Dr HT
52          Montcalm 2 Dr HT
70          Rideau 500 S/W
71           Montcalm S/W
MERCURY
40        
Marquis 4 Dr Sed
41          Marquis 2 Dr HT
42          Marquis 4 Dr HT
44          Monterey 4 Dr Sed
46          Monterey 2 Dr HT
54          Monterey Custom 4 Dr Sed
56          Monterey Custom 2 Dr HT
62          Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
63          Marquis 4 Dr Sed
64          Marquis Brougham 2 Dr HT
66          Marquis 2 Dr HT
67          Marquis Brougham 4 Dr HT
68          Marquis 4 Dr HT
72          Monterey S/W
74          Marquis S/W
76           Marquis Brougham S/W
MONTEGO
02          
4 Dr Sed
03           2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
04           MX 4 Dr Sed
07           MX 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
08          MX S/W
10           Brougham 4 Dr Sed
11            Brougham 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
18           Villager S/W
MUSTANG
02         
2 Dr Sed
03          2 Dr Hatchback
04          Ghia 2 Dr Sed
05          Mach I 2 Dr Hatchback
PINTO
10          
2 Dr Sed
11            2 Dr Hatchback
12            2 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
87           
2 Dr HT
TORINO
21           
Gran Torino Elite 2 Dr HT
25           2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
27           4 Dr Sed
30        Gran Torino 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
31         Gran Torino 4 Dr Sed
32         Gran Torino Brougham 2 Dr HT
33         Gran Torino Brougham 4 Dr Sed
38         Gran Torino Sport 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
40         S/W
42         Gran Torino S/W
43         Gran Torino Squire S/W
47         500 Ranchero
48        GT Ranchero
49        Squire Ranchero
5th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A         
8-460 (7.5)          4BC     exc Police
C          8-460 (7.5)           4BC     Police
F          8-302 (5.0)           2BC
H         8-351 (5.8)            2BC
L          6-250 (4.1)             1BC
Q         8-351 (5.8)              4BC
Cobra Jet
S          8-400 (6.6)            2BC
T          6-200 (3.3)             1BC
X          4-122 (2.0)             1BC
Y          4-140 (2.3)             2BC
Z          6-171 (2.8)              2BC
6th thru 11th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1975 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MODEL YEAR
5           
1975
2nd Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
3rd & 4th Positions – SERIES
BOBCAT
20         
2 Dr Sed (Hatchback)
22          2 Dr S/W
23          2 Dr Sed (Canada)
24          2 Dr Sed (Hatchback) (Canada)
25          2 Dr S/W (Canada)
COMET
30         
4 Dr Sed
31           2 Dr Sed
COUGAR
92         
Conv
93          XR7 2 Dr HT
FORD
52        
Custom 500 2 Dr HT
53         Custom 500 4 Dr Sed
62         LTD 2 Dr Sed
63         LTD 4 Dr Sed
64         LTD Landau 4 Dr Sed
65          LTD Landau 2 Dr Sed
66          LTD Brougham 4 Dr Sed
68          LTD Brougham 2 Dr Sed
72          Custom 500 Ranch Wagon
74          LTD S/W
76          Country Squire
GRANADA
81          
4 Dr Sed
82          2 Dr Sed
83          Ghia 4 Dr Sed
84          Ghia 2 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
81          
2 Dr Sed
82          4 Dr Sed
MARK IV
89         
2 Dr Sed
MAVERICK
91          
2 Dr Sed
92          4 Dr Sed
93          Grabber 2 Dr Sed
METEOR
49         
Rideau 500 4 Dr Sed
50          Montcalm 4 Dr Sed
51          Rideau 500 2 Dr HT
52          Montcalm 2 Dr HT
70         Rideau 500 S/W
71          Montcalm S/W
MERCURY
60        
Gran Marquis 4 Dr Sed
61          Gran Marquis 2 Dr HT
62          Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
63          Marquis 4 Dr Sed
64          Marquis Brougham 2 Dr HT
66          Marquis 2 Dr HT



74          Marquis S/W
76          Marquis Brougham S/W
MONARCH
34        
4 Dr Sed
35         2 Dr Sed
37         Ghia 4 Dr Sed
38        Ghia 2 Dr Sed
MONTEGO
02       
4 Dr Sed
03        2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
04        MX 4 Dr Sed
07        MX 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
08       MX S/W
10        Brougham 4 Dr Sed
11        Brougham 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
18        Villager S/W
MUSTANG
02        
2 Dr Sed
03         2 Dr Hatchback
04         Ghia 2 Dr Sed
05         Mach I 2 Dr Hatchback
PINTO
10        
2 Dr Sed
11          2 Dr Hatchback
12         2 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
87       
2 Dr HT
TORINO
21         
Gran Torino Elite 2 Dr HT
25         2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
27          4 Dr Sed
30         Gran Torino 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
31          Gran Torino 4 Dr Sed
32          Gran Torino Brougham 2 Dr HT
33          Gran Torino Brougham 4 Dr Sed
38          Gran Torino Sport 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
40         S/W
42         Gran Torino S/W
43         Gran Torino Squire S/W
47         500 Ranchero
48         GT Ranchero
49          Squire Ranchero
5th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A         
8-460 (7.5)      4BC     exc Police
C          8-460 (7.5)      4BC     Police
F          8-302 (5.0)      2BC   
H         8-351 (5.8)       2BC
L         6-250 (4.1)       1BC
S         8-400 (6.6)      2BC
T        6-200 (3.3)       1BC
Y        4-140 (2.3)        2BC
Z        6-171 (2.8)         2BC
6th thru 11th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1976 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MODEL YEAR
6      
1976
2nd Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
3rd & 4th Positions – SERIES
BOBCAT
20       
2 Dr Sed (Hatchback)
22        2 Dr S/W
23        2 Dr Sed (Canada)
24        2 Dr Sed (Hatchback) (Canada)
25        2 Dr S/W (Canada)
COMET
30       
4 Dr Sed
31         2 Dr Sed
COUGAR
93       
XR7 2 Dr HT
FORD
52       
Custom 500 2 Dr HT
53        Custom 500 4 Dr Sed
62        LTD 2 Dr Sed
63        LTD 4 Dr Sed
64        LTD Landau 4 Dr Sed
65        LTD Landau 2 Dr Sed
66        LTD Brougham 4 Dr Sed
68       LTD Brougham 2 Dr Sed
72       Custom 500 Ranch Wagon
74       LTD S/W
76       Country Squire
1976 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
GRANADA
81      
4 Dr Sed
82      2 Dr Sed
83       Ghia 4 Dr Sed
84       Ghia 2 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
81       
2 Dr Sed
82        4 Dr Sed
MARK IV
89       
2 Dr Sed
MAVERICK
91       
2 Dr Sed
92       4 Dr Sed
METEOR
49       
Rideau 500 4 Dr Sed
50        Montcalm 4 Dr Sed
51         Rideau 500 2 Dr HT
52        Montcalm 2 Dr HT
70        Rideau 500 S/W
71         Montcalm S/W
MERCURY
60        
Gran Marquis 4 Dr Sed
61         Gran Marquis 2 Dr HT
62        Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
63        Marquis 4 Dr Sed
64        Marquis Brougham 2 Dr HT
66        Marquis 2 Dr HT
74        Marquis S/W
76        Marquis Brougham S/W
MONARCH
34       
4 Dr Sed
35         2 Dr Sed
37         Ghia 4 Dr Sed
38        Ghia 2 Dr Sed
MONTEGO
02       
4 Dr Sed
03        2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
04         MX 4 Dr Sed
07         MX 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
08         MX S/W
10          Brougham 4 Dr Sed
11           Brougham 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
18           Villager S/W
MUSTANG
02         
2 Dr Sed
03          2 Dr Hatchback
04          Ghia 2 Dr Sed
05          Mach I 2 Dr Hatchback
PINTO
10        
2 Dr Sed
11         2 Dr Hatchback
12        2 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
87        
2 Dr HT
TORINO
21        
Gran Torino Elite 2 Dr HT
25         2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
27          4 Dr Sed
30         Gran Torino 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
31          Gran Torino 4 Dr Sed
32         Gran Torino Brougham 2 Dr HT
33         Gran Torino Brougham 4 Dr Sed
38        Gran Torino Sport 2 Dr HT (Formal Roof)
40        S/W
42         Gran Torino S/W
43         Gran Torino Squire S/W
47          500 Ranchero
48         GT Ranchero
49          Squire Ranchero
5th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A         
8-460 (7.5)       4BC        exc Police
C          8-460 (7.5)      4BC         Police
F          8-302 (5.0)      2BC
H         8-351 (5.8)       2BC   
L          6-250 (4.1)       1BC
S          8-400 (6.6)      2BC
T          6-200 (3.3)       1BC
Y          4-140 (2.3)       2BC
Z          6-171 (2.8)        2BC
6th thru 11th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1977 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MODEL YEAR
7        
1977
2nd Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
3rd & 4th Positions – SERIES
BOBCAT
20       
2 Dr Sed (Hatchback)
22         2 Dr S/W
23         2 Dr Sed (Canada)
24         2 Dr Sed (Hatchback) (Canada)
25         2 Dr S/W (Canada)
COMET
30        
4 Dr Sed
31         2 Dr Sed
COUGAR
90        
4 Dr Sed
91         2 Dr HT
92         S/W
93         XR7 2 Dr HT
94         Brougham 4 Dr Sed
95         Brougham 2 Dr HT
96         Villager S/W
FORD
52         Custom 500 2 Dr HT
53         Custom 500 4 Dr Sed
62         LTD 2 Dr Sed
63         LTD 4 Dr Sed
64         LTD Landau 4 Dr Sed
65         LTD Landau 2 Dr Sed
72         Custom 500 Ranch Wagon
74        LTD S/W
GRANADA
81        
4 Dr Sed
82        2 Dr Sed
83        Ghia 4 Dr Sed
84        Ghia 2 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
81        
2 Dr Sed
82        4 Dr Sed
LTD II
25        
S 2 Dr HT
27         S 4 Dr Sed
30         2 Dr HT
31          4 Dr Sed
32         Brougham 2 Dr HT
33         Brougham 4 Dr Sed
40        S/W
42        S/W
43        Squire S/W
47        500 Ranchero
48        GT Ranchero
49        Squire Ranchero
MARK V
89       
2 Dr Sed
MAVERICK
91         
2 Dr Sed
92          4 Dr Sed
MERCURY
50        
Marquis 4 Dr Sed (Canada)
52         Marquis 2 Dr HT (Canada)
60         Gran Marquis 4 Dr Sed
61         Gran Marquis 2 Dr HT
62          Marquis Brougham Sed
63         Marquis 4 Dr Sed
64         Marquis Brougham 2 Dr HT
66         Marquis 2 Dr HT
74          Marquis S/W
76          Marquis Brougham S/W
MONARCH
34         
4 Dr Sed
35          2 Dr Sed
37            Ghia 4 Dr Sed
38           Ghia 2 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
02        
2 Dr Sed
03         2 Dr Hatchback
04        Ghia 2 Dr Sed
05        Mach I 2 Dr Hatchback
PINTO  
10         2 Dr Sed
11         2 Dr Hatchback
12        2 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
87       
2 Dr HT
VERSAILLES
84        
4 Dr Sed
5th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A        
8-460 (7.5)       4BC        exc Police
C         8-460 (7.5)       4BC        Police
F         8-302 (5.0)       2BC
H         8-351 (5.8)       2BC
L          6-250 (4.1)        1BC
S          8-400 (6.6)       2BC
T          6-200 (3.3)       1BC
Y          4-140 (2.3)        2BC
Z          6-171 (2.8)         2BC
6th thru 11th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1978 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MODEL YEAR
8           
1978
2nd Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
3rd & 4th Positions – SERIES
BOBCAT
20         
2 Dr Sed (Hatchback)
22          2 Dr S/W
23          2 Dr Sed (Canada)
24         2 Dr Sed (Hatchback) (Canada)
25         2 Dr S/W (Canada)
COUGAR
91         
2 Dr HT
92         4 Dr Sed
93         XR7 2 Dr HT
FAIRMONT
91         
2 Dr Sed
92         4 Dr Sed
93         2 Dr Sed (Sporty Cpe)
94         S/W
FORD
52        
Custom 500 2 Dr HT
53         Custom 500 4 Dr Sed
62         LTD 2 Dr Sed
63         LTD 4 Dr Sed
64         LTD Landau 4 Dr Sed
65         LTD Landau 2 Dr Sed
72         Custom 500 Ranch Wagon
74         LTD S/W
GRANADA
81         
2 Dr Sed
82         4 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
81        
2 Dr Sed
82         4 Dr Sed
LTD II
25        
S 2 Dr HT
27         S 4 Dr Sed
30         2 Dr HT
31         4 Dr Sed
47         500 Ranchero
48        GT Ranchero
49        Squire Ranchero
MARK V
89        
2 Dr Sed
MERCURY
50        
Marquis 4 Dr Sed (Canada)
52         Marquis 2 Dr HT (Canada)
61         Gran Marquis 2 Dr HT
62        Marquis 4 Dr Sed
63        Marquis Brougham 2 Dr HT
64        Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
65        Gran Marquis 2 Dr HT
66        Gran Marquis 4 Dr Sed
74         Marquis S/W
MONARCH
33       
2 Dr Sed
34        4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
02       
2 Dr Sed
03        2 Dr Hatchback
04        Ghia 2 Dr Sed
05        Mach I 2 Dr Hatchback
PINTO
10       
2 Dr Sed
11         2 Dr Hatchback
12        2 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
87      
2 Dr HT
VERSAILLES
84       
4 Dr Sed
1978 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
ZEPHYR
31        
2 Dr Sed
32        4 Dr Sed
35        Sporty Cpe 2 Dr Sed
36        S/W
5th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A        
8-460 (7.5)      4BC       exc Police
C         8-460 (7.5)      4BC       Police
F         8-302 (5.0)      2BC
H         8-351 (5.8)       2BC
L         6-250 (4.1)       1BC
S         8-400 (6.6)      2BC
T         6-200 (3.3)       1BC
Y        4-140 (2.3)         2BC
Z        6-171 (2.8)          2BC
6th thru 11th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1979 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MODEL YEAR
9          
1979
2nd Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
3rd & 4th Positions – SERIES
BOBCAT
20       
2 Dr Sed (Hatchback)
22        2 Dr S/W
23        2 Dr Sed (Canada)
24        2 Dr Sed (Hatchback) (Canada)
25        2 Dr S/W (Canada)
CAPRI
14      
2 Dr Hatchback
16       Ghia 2 Dr Hatchback
COUGAR
91      
2 Dr HT
92      4 Dr Sed
93      XR7 2 Dr HT
FAIRMONT
91      
2 Dr Sed
92      4 Dr Sed
93      2 Dr Sed (Sporty Cpe)
94      S/W
FORD
62        Custom 500 2 Dr Sed (Canada)
LTD 2 Dr Sed
63        Custom 500 4 Dr Sed (Canada)
LTD 4     r Sed
64        LTD Landau 2 Dr Sed
65        LTD Landau 4 Dr Sed
74        Custom 500 4 Dr S/W (Canada)
LTD S/W
76          Country Squire S/W
               GRANADA
81          
2 Dr Sed
82          4 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
81        
2 Dr Sed
82        4 Dr Sed
LTD II
25       
S 2 Dr HT
27        S 4 Dr Sed
30       2 Dr HT
31        4 Dr Sed
47       500 Ranchero
48       GT Ranchero
49       Squire Ranchero
MARK V
89       
2 Dr Sed
MERCURY
61        
Marquis 2 Dr Sed
62        Marquis 4 Dr Sed
63        Marquis Brougham 2 Dr Sed
64         Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
65         Gran Marquis 2 Dr Sed
66         Gran Marquis 4 Dr Sed
74         Marquis S/W
76         Colony Park S/W
MUSTANG
02        
2 Dr Sed
03         2 Dr Hatchback
04         Ghia 2 Dr Sed
05          Ghia 2 Dr Hatchback
PINTO
10               
2 Dr Sed
11                2 Dr Hatchback
12                2 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
87               
2 Dr HT
VERSAILLES
84              
4 Dr Sed
ZEPHYR
31                
2 Dr Sed
32               4 Dr Sed
35               Sporty Cpe 2 Dr Sed
36               S/W
5th Position – ENGINE TYPE
F              
8-302 (5.0)        2BC
H              8-351 (5.8)         2BC
L              6-250 (4.1)          1BC
S              8-400 (6.6)         2BC
T             6-200 (3.3)          1BC
W           4-140 (2.3)           2BC            Turbo
Y             4-140 (2.3)           2BC
Z             6-171 (2.8)           2BC
6th thru 11th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1980 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MODEL YEAR
A or 0            
1980
2nd Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
3rd & 4th Positions – SERIES
BOBCAT
20              
2 Dr Sed (Hatchback)
22               2 Dr S/W
23               2 Dr Sed (Canada)
24               2 Dr Sed (Hatchback) (Canada)
25               2 Dr S/W (Canada)
CAPRI
14            
2 Dr Hatchback
16              Ghia 2 Dr Hatchback
COUGAR
93          
XR7 2 Dr HT
FAIRMONT
91          
2 Dr Sed
92          4 Dr Sed
93          2 Dr Sed (Sport Cpe)
94            S/W
FORD
60           
LTD S 2 Dr Sed
61             LTD S 4 Dr Sed
62             Custom 500 2 Dr Sed
LTD 2 Dr Sed
Custom 500 4 Dr Sed
63             LTD 4 Dr Sed
64             LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
65             LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
72             LTD S 4 Dr S/W
74             Custom 500 4 Dr S/W (Canada)
LTD S/W
76               Country Squire S/W
GRANADA
81             
2 Dr Sed
82             4 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
81                 
2 Dr Sed
82                4 Dr Sed
MARK VI
89              
2 Dr Sed
90              4 Dr Sed
MERCURY
61             
Marquis 2 Dr Sed
62             Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
63             Marquis Brougham 2 Dr Sed
64             Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
65             Gran Marquis 2 Dr Sed
66             Gran Marquis 4 Dr Sed
74             Marquis S/W
76             Colony Park S/W
MONARCH
33              
2 Dr Sed
34               4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
02                
2 Dr Sed
03                2 Dr Hatchback
04       Ghia 2 Dr Sed
05       Ghia 3 Dr Sed
PINTO
10       
2 Dr Sed
11         2 Dr Sed (Hatchback)
12        2 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
87       
2 Dr Sed
VERSAILLES
84       
4 Dr Sed
ZEPHYR
31        
2 Dr Sed
32         4 Dr Sed
35         Sporty Cpe 2 Dr Sed
36         4 Dr S/W
5th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A         
4-140 (2.3)      2BC
B          6-200 (3.3)      1BC
C          6-250 (4.1)        1BC
D          8-255 (4.2)         2BC
F           8-302 (5.0)       2BC
G           8-351 (5.8)     2BC
O           Domestic Special Order
6th thru 11th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1981 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W        
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1           Ford Motor, Co., USA
2           Ford Motor Co., Canada, Ltd.
9           Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B         
Ford             L          Lincoln
C          Ford             M         Continental
F           Ford                        Mercury
              Mercury     N        Continental
              Merkur
3rd Position – TYPE
A        
Passenger Car
D         Incomplete Vehicle
E          Passenger Car
F           Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/Powertrain
              (Glider)
H          Incomplete Vehicle
J            Incomplete Vehicle
M          Multipurpose Vehicle
N          Lincoln
R          Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B         
Active Belts
C          Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P          Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M        
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P          Ford Make
T           Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
67      
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
68      Ghia 2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
76       
2 Dr Sed exc XR7
77        4 Dr Sed exc XR7
90       XR7 2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
05       
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
08        4 Dr Liftgate (S/W)
FAIRMONT
20        
2 Dr Sed
21          Futura 4 Dr Sed
22          Futura 2 Dr Sport Cpe
23          Futura 4 Dr S/W
FORD
31          
LTD S 4 Dr Sed
32           LTD 2 Dr Sed
33           LTD 4 Dr Sed
34           LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
35           LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
37           LTD S 4 Dr S/W
38           LTD 4 Dr S/W
39           LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
1981 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
GRANADA
26        
2 Dr Sed
27         4 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
93        
2 Dr Sed
94         4 Dr Sed
LYNX
63         
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
64         4 Dr Sed Hatchback
65          4 Dr Liftgate
MARK VI
95       
2 Dr Cpe
96        4 Dr Sed
MERCURY
81        Marquis 4 Dr Sed
Meteor (Canada)
82        Marquis Brougham 2 Dr Sed
83         Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
84         Gran Marquis 2 Dr Sed
85         Gran Marquis 4 Dr Sed
87         Marquis 4 Dr S/W
Meteor (Canada)
88         Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
MUSTANG
10         
2 Dr Sed
12          Ghia 2 Dr Sed
13          Ghia 2 Dr Sed Hatchback
15          Cobra 2 Dr Sed Hatchback
THUNDERBIRD
42          
Town Landau Heritage
ZEPHYR
70         
2 Dr Sed
71           4 Dr Sed
72           Z7 2 Dr Sed
73           4 Dr S/W
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A           
4-140 (2.3)      2BC
B            6-200 (3.3)     1BC
D           8-255 (4.2)     2BC
F            8-302 (5.0)     CFI
G           8-351 (5.8)     2BC
T           4-140 (2.3)     2BC         Turbo
2           4-98 (1.6)        1BC
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
B           
1981
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1982 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
1         
Ford Motor Co., USA
2         Ford Motor Co., Canada, Ltd.
9         Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B        
Ford                          L         Lincoln
C         Ford                         M       Continental
F        Ford                                    Mercury
          Mercury                  N         Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A          
Passenger Car
D           Incomplete Vehicle
E           Passenger Car
F           Motor Vehicle Equip. w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H           Incomplete Vehicle
J            Incomplete Vehicle
M          Multipurpose Vehicle
N           Lincoln
R            Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B          
Active Belts
C           Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P           Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M          
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P             Ford Make
T             Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
67          
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
68           Ghia 2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
76          
2 Dr Sed exc XR7
77           4 Dr Sed exc XR7
78           4 Dr S/W exc XR7
90           XR7 2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
05          
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
06           4 Dr Sed Hatchback
08          4 Dr Liftgate (3W)
EXP
01           
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
FAIRMONT
20           
2 Dr Sed
21           Futura 4 Dr Sed
22           Futura 2 Dr Sport Cpe
23           Futura 4 Dr S/W
FORD
31          
LTD S 4 Dr Sed
32           LTD 2 Dr Sed
33           LTD 4 Dr Sed
34           LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
35            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
37            LTD S 4 Dr S/W
38           LTD 4 Dr S/W
39           LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
GRANADA
26           
2 Dr Sed
27            4 Dr Sed
28             4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
94             4 Dr Sed
4 Dr Sed Town Car
98             4 Dr Sed Continental
                 LN7
61            
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
LYNX
63          
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
64          4 Dr Sed Hatchback
65          4 Dr Liftgate
MARK VI
95         
2 Dr Cpe
96          4 Dr Sed
MERCURY
84          Marquis 4 Dr Sed
Meteor (Canada)
82          Marquis Brougham 2 Dr Sed
83          Marquis Brougham 4 Dr Sed
84          Gran Marquis 2 Dr Sed
85          Gran Marquis 4 Dr Sed
87           Marquis 4 Dr S/W
Meteor (Canada)
88            Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
MUSTANG
10             
2 Dr Sed
12             Ghia 2 Dr Sed
13             Ghia 2 Dr Sed Hatchback
16             2 Dr Sed Hatchback
THUNDERBIRD
42             
Town Landau Heritage
ZEPHYR
71            
4 Dr Sed
72           Z7 2 Dr Sed
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A          
4-140 (2.3)        2BC
B            6-200 (3.3)       1BC
D           8-255 (4.2)        2BC
F           8-302 (5.0)        2BC          or CFI
G          8-351 (5.8)         2BC   
T          4-140 (2.3)         2BC           Turbo
2         4-98 (1.6)            1BC     
3          6-232 (3.8)        2BC
6          4-140 (2.3)         LPG
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
C          
1982
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1983 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W         
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1            Ford Motor Co, USA
2            Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9            Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B        
Ford                  L          Lincoln
C         Ford                  M        Continental
F         Ford                              Mercury
            Mercury           N         Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A         
Passenger Car
D          Incomplete Vehicle
E          Passenger Car
F          Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H           Incomplete Vehicle
J           Incomplete Vehicle
M          Multipurpose Vehicle
N           Lincoln
R           Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B         
Active Belts
C          Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P          Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M         
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P           Ford Make
T           Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
79        
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
92         
2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
04         
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
05          2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Turbo Series
06          2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
07           2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT Turbo Series
09           4 Dr S/W Base Series
10            4 Dr S/W GL Series
11            4 Dr S/W GLX Series
13           4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
14           4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
15           4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
EXP
01       
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
FAIRMONT
35       
2 Dr Sed
36        4 Dr Sed
37         2 Dr Sport Cpe
             FORD
42       
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
43         LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
44        LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
              LN7
51        
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
LINCOLN
96      
4 Dr Sed Town Car
97       4 Dr Sed Continental
LTD
39      
4 Dr Sed
40       4 Dr S/W
LYNX
54          
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
55           2 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
57            2 Dr Sed Hatchback RS Series
58           2 Dr Sed Hatchback LS Series
60           4 Dr S/W Base Series
61            4 Dr S/W GS Series
63            4 Dr S/W LS Series
65            4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
66            4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
68            4 Dr Sed Hatchback LS Series
1983 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
MARK VI
98         
2 Dr Cpe
99           4 Dr Sed
MARQUIS
89          
Brougham 4 Dr Sed
90          4 Dr S/W
MERCURY
93          
Grand Marquis 2 Dr Sed
94           Grand Marquis Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
95           Grand Marquis 4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
26          
2 Dr Sed
27           2 Dr Sed Conv
28           2 Dr Sed Hatchback
THUNDERBIRD
46         
Base, Sport, LX, Turbo 2 Dr Sed
ZEPHYR
86         
4 Dr Sed Base
87          2 Dr Sed Z7
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A         
4-140 (2.3)      1BC   
D          4-140 (2.3)      EFI          Turbo
F           8-302 (5.0)     CFI
G          8-351 (5.8)       2BC        HO
R           4-140 (2.3)      1BC        HSC
T           4-140 (2.3)       EFI        Turbo
W         4-140 (2.3)       EFI        Turbo
X          6-200 (3.3)      1BC
2           4-98 (1.6)         2BC
3           6-232 (3.8)       CFI
4           4-98 (1.6)         2BC           HO
5           4-98 (1.6)          EFI
6           4-140 (2.3)        LPG
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
D             
1983
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1984 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W             
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1                Ford Motor Co, USA
2               Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9               Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B            
Ford                   L             Lincoln
C            Ford                    M           Continental
F            Ford                                    Mercury
               Mercury              N           Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A            
Passenger Car
D             Incomplete Vehicle
E             Passenger Car
F             Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H            Incomplete Vehicle
J              Incomplete Vehicle
M           Multipurpose Vehicle
N              Lincoln
R             Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B            
Active Belts
C             Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P             Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M            
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P               Ford Make
T                Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
79              
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
92               
2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
04            
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
05             2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Turbo Series
07              2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT Turbo Series
09              4 Dr S/W Base Series
10              4 Dr S/W GL Series
11               4 Dr S/W GLX Series
13               4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
14                4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
15                4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
EXP
01           
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
FORD
42           
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
43            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
44            LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
96          
4 Dr Sed Town Car
97           4 Dr Sed Continental
LTD
39           
4 Dr Sed
40           4 Dr S/W
LYNX
54           
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
55            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
57             2 Dr Sed Hatchback RS Series
60            4 Dr S/W Base Series
61            4 Dr S/W GS Series
65            4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
66           4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
68           4 Dr Sed Hatchback LS Series
MARK VII
98         
2 Dr Cpe
MERCURY
93           
Grand Marquis 2 Dr Sed
94           Grand Marquis Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
95           Grand Marquis 4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
26           
2 Dr Sed
27             2 Dr Sed Conv
28           2 Dr Sed Hatchback
TEMPO
18           
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
19           2 Dr Sed GL Series
20          2 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
21           4 Dr Sed Base Series L
22          4 Dr Sed GL Series
23         4 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
TOPAZ
71           
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
72           2 Dr Sed GS Series
73            2 Dr Sed LS Series
74            4 Dr Sed Base Series L
75            4 Dr Sed GS Series
76            4 Dr Sed LS Series
THUNDERBIRD
46            
Base, Sport, LX, Turbo 2 Dr Sed
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A         
4-140 (2.3)          1BC
F           8-302 (5.0)         CFI
G          8-351 (5.8)          2BC             HO
H          4-121 (2.0)         Dsl-FI          Toyo Kogyo
L          6-146 (2.4)          Dsl-FI          Turbo
M         8-302 (5.0)         4BC              HO/CFI
R           4-140 (2.3)         1BC                HSC
T           4-140 (2.3)         EFI                Turbo
W          4-140 (2.3)          EFI               Turbo
W          4-140 (2.3)          EFI               Turbo
2           4-98 (1.6)             2BC
3           6-232 (3.8)           CFI
4            4-98 (1.6)             2BC              HO
5            4-98 (1.6)             EFI          
6             4-140 (2.3)         LPG
7            4-9 (1.6)               Methanol       HO
8             4-98 (1.6)            EFI                  Turbo
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
E             
1984
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.


1985 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W           
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1               Ford Motor Co, USA
2               Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9              Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B            
Ford                       L             Lincoln
C             Ford                      M          Continental
F             Ford                                    Mercury
                Mercury                N           Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A           
Passenger Car
D              Incomplete Vehicle
E             Passenger Car
F             Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H             Incomplete Vehicle
J              Incomplete Vehicle
M             Multipurpose Vehicle
N               Lincoln
R             Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B           
Active Belts
C            Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P            Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M              
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P             Ford Make
T             Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
79           
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
92              
2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
04           
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
05            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Turbo Series
07            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT Turbo Series
09             4 Dr S/W Base Series
10             4 Dr S/W GL Series
13             4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
14             4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
15             4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
31            2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
32            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
33            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
34            4 Dr S/W L
35             4 Dr S/W GL
36             4 Dr Sed Hatchback L
37              4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
EXP       
01              2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
FORD
42           
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
43           LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
44          LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
96          
4 Dr Sed Town Car
97           4 Dr Sed Continental
LTD
39          
4 Dr Sed
40          4 Dr S/W
LYNX
51           2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
52          2 Dr Sed Hatchback GS
53          2 Dr Sed Hatchback
54          2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base
55          2 Dr Sed GS
58           4 Dr S/W L
59           4 Dr S/W GS
60            4 Dr S/W Base Series
61            4 Dr S/W GS Series
63           4 Dr Sed Hatchback L
64           4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS
65            4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
66           4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
MARK VII
98          
2 Dr Cpe
MARQUIS
89          
Brougham 4 Dr Sed
90            4 Dr S/W
1985 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
MERCURY
93        
Grand Marquis 2 Dr Sed
94         Grand Marquis Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
95         Grand Marquis 4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
26         
2 Dr Sed
27           2 Dr Sed Conv
28           2 Dr Sed Hatchback
TEMPO
18          
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
19           2 Dr Sed GL Series
20          2 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
21          4 Dr Sed Base Series L
22          4 Dr Sed GL Series
23          4 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
TOPAZ
91          
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
72          2 Dr Sed GS Series
73         2 Dr Sed LS Series
74           4 Dr Sed Base Series L
75           4 Dr Sed GS Series
76            4 Dr Sed LS Series
THUNDERBIRD
46           
Base, Sport, LX, Turbo 2 Dr Sed
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A         
4-140 (2.3)           1BC
F           8-302 (5.0)          CFI
G          8-351 (5.8)           2BC            HO
H          4-121 (2.0)           Dsl-FI        Toyo Kogyo
J           4-116 (1.9)             EFI
L           6-146 (2.4)           Dsl-FI         Turbo
M          8-302 (5.0)          4BC            HO/CFI
R           4-140 (2.3)          1BC            HSC
S            4-140 (2.3)          CFI             HO – HSC
T            4-140 (2.3)          EFI             Turbo
W          4-140 (2.3)          EFI              Turbo
X           4-140 (2.3)           CFI              HSC
2           4-98 (1.6)             2BC
3            6-232 (3.8)          CFI
4           4-98 (1.6)             2BC               HO
5            4-98 (1.6)            EFI 
6           4-140 (2.3)           LPG
7           4-98 (1.6)             Methanol     HO
9           4-116 (1.9)            CFI
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
F           
1985
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1986 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W          
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1             Ford Motor Co, USA
2             Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9             Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B        
Ford               L            Lincoln
C         Ford              M           Continental
F         Ford                              Mercury
           Mercury        N            Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A             
Passenger Car
D             Incomplete Vehicle
E             Passenger Car
F              Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H             Incomplete Vehicle
J              Incomplete Vehicle
M            Multipurpose Vehicle
N             Lincoln
R              Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B              
Active Belts
C              Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P              Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M         
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P            Ford Make
T             Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
79               
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
92            
2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
01            
2 Dr Hatchback EXP
31              2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
32               2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
33              2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
34               4 Dr S/W L
35              4 Dr S/W GL
36              4 Dr Sed Hatchback L
37               4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
FORD
42           
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
43            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
44             LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
96             
4 Dr Sed Town Car
97              4 Dr Sed Continental
LTD          
39             4 Dr Sed
40             4 Dr S/W
LYNX
51            
2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
52            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GS
53            2 Dr Sed Hatchback
58            4 Dr S/W L
59            4 Dr S/W GS
63            4 Dr Sed Hatchback L
64            4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS
MARK VII
98           
2 Dr Cpe
MARQUIS
89             
Brougham 4 Dr Sed
90               4 Dr S/W
MERCURY
93                 
Grand Marquis 2 Dr Sed
94                  Grand Marquis Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
95                  Grand Marquis 4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
26                 
2 Dr Sed
27                  2 Dr Sed Conv
28                 2 Dr Sed Hatchback
SABLE
87                
4 Dr Sed
88                 4 Dr S/W
TAURUS
29               
4 Dr Sed
30                4 Dr S/W
TEMPO
18               
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
19               2 Dr Sed GL Series
20               2 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
21                4 Dr Sed Base Series L
22                4 Dr Sed GL Series
23                4 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
TOPAZ
91               
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
72                2 Dr Sed GS Series
73                 2 Dr Sed LS Series
74                 4 Dr Sed Base Series L
75                 4 Dr Sed GS Series
76                 4 Dr Sed LS Series
THUNDERBIRD
46              
Base, Sport, LX, Turbo 2 Dr Sed
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A           
4-140 (2.3)             1BC
D            4-153 (2.5)          EFI
F             8-302 (5.0)        CFI
G             8-351 (5.8)         2BC                 HO
H              4-121 (2.0)       Dsl-FI            Toyo Kogyo
J             4-116 (1.9)              EFI
M              8-302 (5.0)         CFI             HO
R                4-140 (2.3)         1BC            Canada
S                 4-140 (2.3)           CFI           HO HSC
T               4-140 (2.3)            EFI             Turbo
U              6-183 (3.0)             EFI
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
C            
1982
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1983 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W               
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1                  Ford Motor Co, USA
2                 Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9                 Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B               
Ford                  L                Lincoln
C                 Ford                 M               Continental
F               Ford                                      Mercury
                Mercury              N               Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A                 
Passenger Car
D                 Incomplete Vehicle
E                  Passenger Car
F                  Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H                 Incomplete Vehicle
J                   Incomplete Vehicle
M                Multipurpose Vehicle
N                Lincoln
R                 Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B               
Active Belts
C               Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P                Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M            
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P              Ford Make
T              Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
79            
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
92             
2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
04            
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
05             2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Turbo Series
06              2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
07              2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT Turbo Series
09              4 Dr S/W Base Series
10              4 Dr S/W GL Series
11               4 Dr S/W GLX Series
13               4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
14               4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
15               4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
EXP
01             
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
FAIRMONT
35            
2 Dr Sed
36            4 Dr Sed
37            2 Dr Sport Cpe
FORD
42            
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
43             LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
44             LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
                  LN7
51              
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
LINCOLN
96             
4 Dr Sed Town Car
97              4 Dr Sed Continental
LTD
39              
4 Dr Sed
40                4 Dr S/W
LYNX
54               
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
55                2 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
57                2 Dr Sed Hatchback RS Series
58               2 Dr Sed Hatchback LS Series
60               4 Dr S/W Base Series
61                4 Dr S/W GS Series
63                4 Dr S/W LS Series
65               4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
66               4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
68               4 Dr Sed Hatchback LS Series
1983 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
MARK VI
98             
2 Dr Cpe
99              4 Dr Sed
MARQUIS
89               Brougham 4 Dr Sed
90               4 Dr S/W
MERCURY
93              
Grand Marquis 2 Dr Sed
94               Grand Marquis Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
95               Grand Marquis 4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
26               
2 Dr Sed
27                2 Dr Sed Conv
28                2 Dr Sed Hatchback
THUNDERBIRD
46                
Base, Sport, LX, Turbo 2 Dr Sed
ZEPHYR
86              
4 Dr Sed Base
87               2 Dr Sed Z7
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A           
4-140 (2.3)             1BC
D           4-140 (2.3)              EFI             Turbo
F            8-302 (5.0)             CFI
G           8-351 (5.8)              2BC              HO
R             4-140 (2.3)           1BC               HSC
T            4-140 (2.3)           EFI                 Turbo
W          4-140 (2.3)             EFI               Turbo
X             6-200 (3.3)          1BC    
2            4-98 (1.6)               2BC
3             6-232 (3.8)            CFI
4            4-98 (1.6)               2BC                HO
5            4-98 (1.6)                EFI
6              4-140 (2.3)           LPG
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
D             
1983
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1984 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W                  
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1                     Ford Motor Co, USA
2                    Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9                    Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B             
Ford              L                Lincoln
C              Ford             M                 Continental
F               Ford                                 Mercury
                 Mercury       N                Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A                
Passenger Car
D                Incomplete Vehicle
E                 Passenger Car
F                Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H                 Incomplete Vehicle
J                   Incomplete Vehicle
M                 Multipurpose Vehicle
N                  Lincoln
R                 Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B               
Active Belts
C                Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P                 Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M             
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P                Ford Make
T               Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
79                 
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
92               
2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
04               
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
05                2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Turbo Series
07                2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT Turbo Series
09                4 Dr S/W Base Series
10                4 Dr S/W GL Series
11                 4 Dr S/W GLX Series
13                 4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
14                 4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
15                  4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
EXP
01                  
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
FORD
42                
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
43                 LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
44                  LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
96                 
4 Dr Sed Town Car
97                   4 Dr Sed Continental
LTD
39                   
4 Dr Sed
40                    4 Dr S/W
LYNX
54                  2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
55                  2 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
57                  2 Dr Sed Hatchback RS Series
60                  4 Dr S/W Base Series
61                  4 Dr S/W GS Series
65                 4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
 66               4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
68                4 Dr Sed Hatchback LS Series
MARK VII
98                 
2 Dr Cpe
MERCURY
93                   
Grand Marquis 2 Dr Sed
94                   Grand Marquis Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
95                   Grand Marquis 4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
26               
2 Dr Sed
27                2 Dr Sed Conv
28                2 Dr Sed Hatchback
TEMPO       
18                 2 Dr Sed Base Series L
19                 2 Dr Sed GL Series
20                2 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
21                 4 Dr Sed Base Series L
22                 4 Dr Sed GL Series
23                 4 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
TOPAZ
71              
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
72              2 Dr Sed GS Series
73              2 Dr Sed LS Series
74              4 Dr Sed Base Series L
75              4 Dr Sed GS Series
76              4 Dr Sed LS Series
THUNDERBIRD
46              
Base, Sport, LX, Turbo 2 Dr Sed
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A            
4-140 (2.3)           1BC
F             8-302 (5.0)            CFI
G            8-351 (5.8)             2BC                 HO
H           4-121 (2.0)             Dsl-FI             Toyo Kogyo
L            6-146 (2.4)            Dsl-FI             Turbo
M          8-302 (5.0)            4BC                 HO/CFI
R              4-140 (2.3)         1BC                   HSC
T              4-140 (2.3)            EFI                Turbo
W            4-140 (2.3)            EFI                 Turbo
W             4-140 (2.3)          EFI                 Turbo
2               4-98 (1.6)           2BC
3              6-232 (3.8)          CFI
4              4-98 (1.6)            2BC                     HO
5               4-98 (1.6)             EFI
6               4-140 (2.3)          LPG
7               4-9 (1.6)               Methanol       HO
8              4-98 (1.6)              EFI                 Turbo
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
E
1984
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1985 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W               
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1                  Ford Motor Co, USA
2                  Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9                  Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B               
Ford           L            Lincoln
C               Ford            M           Continental
F               Ford                           Mercury
                  Mercury      N            Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A             
Passenger Car
D               Incomplete Vehicle
E               Passenger Car
F               Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H              Incomplete Vehicle
J               Incomplete Vehicle
M              Multipurpose Vehicle
N              Lincoln
R                Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B              
Active Belts
C               Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P               Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M               
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P                 Ford Make
T                 Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
79                 
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGAR
92             
2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
04              
2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
05                2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Turbo Series
07                2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT Turbo Series
09               4 Dr S/W Base Series
10                4 Dr S/W GL Series
13                  4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
14                 4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
15                 4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL Series
31                 2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
32                 2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
33                  2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
34                  4 Dr S/W L
35                   4 Dr S/W GL
36                   4 Dr Sed Hatchback L
37                   4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
EXP
01                
2 Dr Hatchback Cpe
FORD
42               
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
43                LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
44                LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
96              
4 Dr Sed Town Car
97               4 Dr Sed Continental
LTD
39              
4 Dr Sed
40                4 Dr S/W
LYNX
51             
2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
52             2 Dr Sed Hatchback GS
53             2 Dr Sed Hatchback
54             2 Dr Sed Hatchback Base
55             2 Dr Sed GS
58              4 Dr S/W L
59              4 Dr S/W GS
60              4 Dr S/W Base Series
61               4 Dr S/W GS Series
63              4 Dr Sed Hatchback L
64              4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS
65              4 Dr Sed Hatchback Base Series
66               4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS Series
MARK VII
98              
2 Dr Cpe
MARQUIS
89               
Brougham 4 Dr Sed
90                 4 Dr S/W
1985 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
MERCURY
93             
Grand Marquis 2 Dr Sed
94              Grand Marquis Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
95              Grand Marquis 4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
26                 
2 Dr Sed
27                  2 Dr Sed Conv
28                 2 Dr Sed Hatchback
TEMPO
18              
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
19               2 Dr Sed GL Series
20               2 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
21                4 Dr Sed Base Series L
22                4 Dr Sed GL Series
23                4 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
TOPAZ
91              
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
72               2 Dr Sed GS Series
73                2 Dr Sed LS Series
74                4 Dr Sed Base Series L
75                4 Dr Sed GS Series
76                4 Dr Sed LS Series
THUNDERBIRD
46               
Base, Sport, LX, Turbo 2 Dr Sed
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A                 
4-140 (2.3)              1BC             
F                  8-302 (5.0)              CFI
G                 8-351 (5.8)                2BC                   HO
H               4-121 (2.0)                  Dsl-FI              Toyo Kogyo
J                 4-116 (1.9)                 EFI
L                 6-146 (2.4)                 Dsl-FI               Turbo
M               8-302 (5.0)               4BC                     HO/CFI
R                 4-140 (2.3)                 1BC                   HSC
S                  4-140 (2.3)             CFI                       HO – HSC
T                 4-140 (2.3)              EFI                       Turbo
W                4-140 (2.3)              EFI                        Turbo
X                 4-140 (2.3)               CFI                       HSC
2                 4-98 (1.6)                 2BC                    
3                  6-232 (3.8)              CFI
4                  4-98 (1.6)               2BC                         HO
5                  4-98 (1.6)                EFI
6                  4-140 (2.3)              LPG
7                   4-98 (1.6)                Methanol                 HO
9                  4-116 (1.9)                  CFI
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
F                  
1985
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1986 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W                      
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1                         Ford Motor Co, USA
2                        Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9                           Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B             
Ford              L                Lincoln
C                Ford            M               Continental
F                Ford                               Mercury
                   Mercury      N                Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A                     
Passenger Car
D                     Incomplete Vehicle
E                     Passenger Car
F                     Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/
Powertrain (Glider)
H             Incomplete Vehicle
J               Incomplete Vehicle
M             Multipurpose Vehicle
N              Lincoln
R              Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B              
Active Belts
C              Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P              Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M           
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P           Ford Make
T           Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
79         
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
COUGA
92          
2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
01          
2 Dr Hatchback EXP
31           2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
32          2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
33          2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
34           4 Dr S/W L
35          4 Dr S/W GL
36          4 Dr Sed Hatchback L
37           4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
FORD
42          
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Sed
43           LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed
44             LTD Country Squire 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
96           
4 Dr Sed Town Car
97           4 Dr Sed Continental
LTD
39            
4 Dr Sed
40            4 Dr S/W
LYNX
51            
2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
52            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GS
53            2 Dr Sed Hatchback
58            4 Dr S/W L
59            4 Dr S/W GS
63            4 Dr Sed Hatchback L
64            4 Dr Sed Hatchback GS
MARK VII
98          
2 Dr Cpe
MARQUIS
89           
Brougham 4 Dr Sed
90             4 Dr S/W
MERCURY
93           
Grand Marquis 2 Dr Sed
94           Grand Marquis Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
95            Grand Marquis 4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
26           
2 Dr Sed
27            2 Dr Sed Conv
28             2 Dr Sed Hatchback
SABLE
87            
4 Dr Sed
88              4 Dr S/W
TAURUS
29          
4 Dr Sed
30          4 Dr S/W
TEMPO
18           
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
19           2 Dr Sed GL Series
20          2 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
21          4 Dr Sed Base Series L
22           4 Dr Sed GL Series
23          4 Dr Sed GLX, LX Series
TOPAZ
91          
2 Dr Sed Base Series L
72          2 Dr Sed GS Series
73          2 Dr Sed LS Series
74         4 Dr Sed Base Series L
75           4 Dr Sed GS Series
76           4 Dr Sed LS Series
THUNDERBIRD
46           
Base, Sport, LX, Turbo 2 Dr Sed
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A     
4-140 (2.3)       1BC
D        4-153 (2.5)       EFI
F        8-302 (5.0)      CFI
G       8-351 (5.8)       2BC        HO
H       4-121 (2.0)        Dsl-FI   Toyo Kogyo
J        4-116 (1.9)           EFI       
M      8-302 (5.0)         CFI         HO
R      4-140 (2.3)         1BC        Canada
S        4-140 (2.3)        CFI          HO HSC
T       4-140 (2.3)        EFI      Turbo
U       6-183 (3.0)        EFI
W           4-140 (2.3)         EFI           Turbo
X            4-140 (2.3)           CFI             HSC
3            6-232 (3.8)            CFI
6            4-140 (2.3)           LPG
9             4-116 (1.9)           CFI
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
G               
1986
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1987 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
W            
Ford Werke A.G., Germany
1            Ford Motor Co, USA
 2           Ford Motor Co, Canada, Ltd
9            Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B       
Ford          L            Lincoln
C        Ford         M           Continental
F          Ford                      Mercury
           Mercury    N          Continental
3rd Position – TYPE
A         
Passenger Car
D        Incomplete Vehicle
 E        Passenger Car
F            Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/Powertrain
(Glider)
H          Incomplete Vehicle
J             Incomplete Vehicle
M            Multipurpose Vehicle
N           Lincoln
R          Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B          
Active Belts
C            Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P          Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M            
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P           Ford Make
T         Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
COUGAR
60         
LS 2 Dr Sed
62           XR7 2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
17         
2 Dr Cpe EXP Luxury Cpe
18         2 Dr Cpe EXP Sport Cpe
20        2 Dr Sed Hatchback Pony
21        2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
23          2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
25          4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
28         4 Dr S/W GL
FORD
70       
LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Cpe Base
71         LTD Crown Victoria 2 Dr Cpe LX Series
72         LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed 5 Series
73         LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed Base
74          LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed LX Series
75            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W S Series
76            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W Base
77            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W LX Series
78           LTD Country Squire Base
79           LTD Country Squire LX
GRAND MARQUIS
71         
GS 2 Dr Sed
72        LS 2 Dr Sed
74        GS 4 Dr Sed
75           LS 4 Dr Sed
78            Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
79           Colony Park LS 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
81        
Base 4 Dr Sed Town Car
82         Signature 4 Dr Sed Town Car
83              Cartier 4 Dr Sed Town Car
97           Base 4 Dr Sed Continental
98          Givenchy 4 Dr Sed Continental
1987 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
LYNX
20       
L 2 Dr Sed
21       GS 2 Dr Sed
23       XR3 2 Dr Sed
25       GS 4 Dr Sed Hatchback
28       GS 4 Dr S/W
MARK VII
91       
Base 2 Dr Cpe
92         Blass 2 Dr Cpe
93          LSC 2 Dr Cpe
MUSTANG
40      
2 Dr Sed LX
41        2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
42           2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
44          2 Dr Sed Conv LX
45           2 Dr Sed Conv GT
SA BLE
50         
4 Dr Sed GS
53          4 Dr Sed LS
55           4 Dr S/W GS
58           4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
50          
4 Dr Sed L
51              4 Dr Sed MT5
52              4 Dr Sed GL
53           4 Dr Sed LX
55          4 Dr S/W L
56            4 Dr S/W MT5
57            4 Dr S/W GL
58            4 Dr S/W LX
TEMPO
30          
2 Dr Sed L Canada
31             2 Dr Sed GL
32            2 Dr Sed LX
33         2 Dr Sed Sport
34         2 Dr Sed All Wheel Drive
35         4 Dr Sed L Canada
36           4 Dr Sed GL
 37            4 Dr Sed LX
38           4 Dr Sed Sport
39           4 Dr Sed All Wheel Drive
TOPAZ
30         
2 Dr Sed L Canada
31           2 Dr Sed GS
32          2 Dr Sed LS
33          2 Dr Sed Sport
35          4 Dr Sed L Canada
36         4 Dr Sed GS
37         4 Dr Sed LS
38         4 Dr Sed Sport
THUNDERBIRD
60           
2 Dr Sed Std
61            2 Dr Sed Sport
62           2 Dr Sed LX
64           2 Dr Sed Turbo Cpe
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A          
4-140 (2.3)
D          4-153 (2.5)
CFI  
E          8-302 (5.0)          EFI        HO Mustang
F         8-302 (5.0)           CFI
G        8-351 (5.8)           2BC          HO
H        4-122 (2.0)           Dsl          Toyo Kogyo
J           4-116 (1.9)           EFI
M         8-302 (5.0)            EFI            HO
R           4-140 (2.3)           1BC
S            4-140 (2.3)           CFI            HSC HO
T            4-140 (2.3)             EFI          Turbo
U          6-183 (3.0)            EFI
W           4-140 (2.3)           EFI            Turbo
X             4-140 (2.3)           CFI            HSC
3              6-232 (3.8)            CFI      
4              6-232 (3.8)           CFI      
9              4-116 (1.9)            CFI
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
H             
1987
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1988 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
K      
Kia Motor, Korea
L       Ford Lio Ho Mtr Co. (Taiwan) Ltd.
1        Ford Motor Co. USA
2        Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
9        Ford Brazil, SA
2nd Position – MAKE
B       
Ford      M        Continental
C        Ford                  Mercury
F            Ford   N         Continental
             Mercury            Ford
L           Lincoln
3rd Position – TYPE
A          
Passenger Car
D           Incomplete Vehicle
E            Passenger Car
F               Motor Vehicle Equip w/o Engine/Powertrain
(Glider)
H             Incomplete Vehicle
J             Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
J              Passenger Car – Continental
J            Passenger Car – Festiva
M          Multipurpose Vehicle
N           Lincoln
R            Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B           
Active Belts
C             Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P              Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M          
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P             Ford Make
T             Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
COUGAR
60       
LS 2 Dr Sed
62         XR7 2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
17        
2 Dr Cpe EXP Luxury Cpe
18           2 Dr Cpe EXP Sport Cpe
20            2 Dr Sed Hatchback Pony
21             2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
23            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
25             4 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
28           4 Dr S/W GL
88          2 Dr Cpe EXP Base
89          2 Dr Cpe EXP Sport
90         2 Dr Hatchback Pony
91             2 Dr Hatchback LX
93           2 Dr Hatchback GT
95          4 Dr Hatchback LX
98         4 Dr S/W LX
06          2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
07            2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
FESTIVA
05          
2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
06          2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
07         2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
FORD
72             
LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed 5 Series
73             LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed Base
74            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed LX Series
75              LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W S Series
76              LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W Base
77              LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W LX Series
78               LTD Country Squire Base
79              LTD Country Squire LX
GRAND MARQUIS
74           
GS 4 Dr Sed
75            LS 4 Dr Sed
78              Colony Park 4 Dr S/W
79            Colony Park LS 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
81           
Base 4 Dr Sed Town Car
82            Signature 4 Dr Sed Town Car
83              Cartier 4 Dr Sed Town Car
97               Base 4 Dr Sed Continental
98            Signature 4 Dr Sed Continental
MARK VII
92           
Blass 2 Dr Cpe
93            LSC 2 Dr Cpe
MUSTANG
40          
2 Dr Sed LX
41            2 Dr Hatchback LX
42            2 Dr Hatchback GT
44           2 Dr Sed Conv LX
45            2 Dr Sed Conv GT
SABLE      
50        4 Dr Sed GS
53          4 Dr Sed LS
55         4 Dr S/W GS
58         4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
50           
4 Dr Sed L
51           4 Dr Sed MT5
52            4 Dr Sed GL
53           4 Dr Sed LX
55         4 Dr S/W L
57        4 Dr S/W GL
58          4 Dr S/W LX
TEMPO
30           
2 Dr Sed L Canada
31             2 Dr Sed GL
33             2 Dr Sed Sport
34           2 Dr Sed All Wheel Drive
35           4 Dr Sed L Canada
36           4 Dr Sed GL
37           4 Dr Sed LX
38           4 Dr Sed Sport
39           4 Dr Sed All Wheel Drive
TOPAZ
30         
2 Dr Sed L Canada
31          2 Dr Sed GS
33        2 Dr Sed Sport
35        4 Dr Sed L Canada
36           4 Dr Sed GS
37          4 Dr Sed LS
38           4 Dr Sed Sport
THUNDERBIRD
60        
2 Dr Sed Std
61           2 Dr Sed Sport
62          2 Dr Sed LX
64           2 Dr Sed Turbo Cpe
TRACER
10         
2 Dr Hatchback
11            2 Dr Hatchback
12              4 Dr Hatchback
13            4 Dr S/W
15             2 Dr Hatchback
16           4 Dr Hatchback
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A           
4-140 (2.3)          MPFI
D         4-153 (2.5)              CFI
E           8-302 (5.0)        SEFI        HO Mustang
F         8-302 (5.0)          SEFI
G         8-351 (5.8)            2BC         HO
H        4.79 (1.3)              EFI
J         4-116 (1.9)          EFI
K          4-79 (1.3)          2BC
S          4-140 (2.3)        MPFI            HSO
T          4-140 (2.3)        MPFI           Turbo
U         6-183 (3.0)        MPFI
X        4-140 (2.3)            MPFI         HSC
4        6-232 (3.8)          MPFI
5        4-98 (1.6)            EFI
9           4-116 (1.9)             CFI
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
J           
1988
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1989 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
K           
Kia Motor, Korea
   L        Ford Lio Ho Mtr Co. (Taiwan) Ltd.
1             Mazda Motor (USA)
1            Ford Motor Co. USA
2           Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
2nd Position – MAKE
F           
Ford        N               Continental
F           Mercury                    Ford
L            Lincoln     Z             Ford
M            Continental
Mercury
1989 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
3rd Position – TYPE
A         
Passenger Car
D         Incomplete Vehicle
E           Passenger Car
H            Incomplete Vehicle
J         Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
J         Passenger Car – Continental
J            Passenger Car – Festiva
M              Multipurpose Vehicle (MPV)
N              Passenger Car
V             Passenger Car – Probe
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B           
Active Belts
C                Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
P              Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M           
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P               Ford Make
T                  Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
COUGAR
60         
LS 2 Dr Sed
62            XR7 2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
90     
2 Dr Hatchback Pony
91        2 Dr Hatchback LX
93        2 Dr Hatchback GT
95        4 Dr Hatchback LX
98       4 Dr S/W LX
06        2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
07        2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
FESTIVA
05      
2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
06       2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
07         2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
FORD
73           
LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed Base
74           LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed LX Series
76            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W Base
77             LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W LX Series
78            LTD Country Squire Base
79            LTD Country Squire LX
GRAND MARQUIS
74        
GS 4 Dr Sed
75            LS 4 Dr Sed
78            Colony Park GS 4 Dr S/W
79           Colony Park LS 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
81        
Base 4 Dr Sed Town Car
82         Signature 4 Dr Sed Town Car
83          Cartier 4 Dr Sed Town Car
84         Gucci 4 Dr Sed Town Car
97         Base 4 Dr Sed Continental
98         Signature 4 Dr Sed Continental
MARK VII
92         
Blass 2 Dr Cpe
93         LSC 2 Dr Cpe
MUSTANG
40         
2 Dr Sed LX
41         2 Dr Hatchback LX
42            2 Dr Hatchback GT
44              2 Dr Sed Conv LX
45          2 Dr Sed Conv GT
PROBE
20       
3 Dr Sed GL
21          3 Dr Sed LX
22             3 Dr Sed GT
SABLE
50        
4 Dr Sed GS
53           4 Dr Sed LS
55          4 Dr S/W GS
58           4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
50          
4 Dr Sed L
52          4 Dr Sed GL
53            4 Dr Sed LX
54           4 Dr Sed SHO
55           4 Dr S/W L
57           4 Dr S/W GL
58           4 Dr S/W LX
TEMPO
30        
2 Dr Sed L Canada
31          2 Dr Sed GL
33            2 Dr Sed GLS
35           4 Dr Sed L Canada
36          4 Dr Sed GL
37            4 Dr Sed LX
38          4 Dr Sed GLS
39           4 Dr Sed All Wheel Drive
THUNDERBIRD
60        
2 Dr Sed Std
61          2 Dr Sed Sport
62         2 Dr Sed LX
64            2 Dr Sed Super Coupe
TOPAZ
30           
2 Dr Sed L Canada
31            2 Dr Sed GS
33             2 Dr Sed Sport XR5
35            4 Dr Sed L Canada
36           4 Dr Sed GS
37           4 Dr Sed LS
38          4 Dr Sed Sport LTS
TRACER
10         
2 Dr Hatchback
11          2 Dr Hatchback
12         4 Dr Hatchback
13         4 Dr S/W
15          2 Dr Hatchback
16         4 Dr Hatchback
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A          
4-140 (2.3)        MPFI
C            4-133 (2.2)        MPFI
               6-232 (3.8)        SEFI             Supercharged
D            4-153 (2.5)           CFI
E           8-302 (5.0)             SEFI          HO
F          8-302 (5.0)             SEFI
G           8-351 (5.8)             2BC              HO
H          4-79 (1.3)                EFI
J           4-116 (1.9)            MPFI          HO
K         4-79 (1.3)               2BC
L          4-133 (2.2)          MPFI            Turbo
S          4-140 (2.3)          MPFI            HSO
U            6-183 (3.0)        MPFI
X           4-140 (2.3)         MPFI          HSC
Y            6-183 (3.0)         SEFI            SHO (Yamaha)
4             6-232 (3.8)          MPFI        
9            4-116 (1.9)             CFI
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
K           
1989
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1990-92 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
K            
Kia Motor, Korea
L              Ford Lio Ho Mtr Co. (Taiwan) Ltd.
1             Auto Alliance Int’l Inc.
1            Ford Motor Co. USA
2            Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
3            Ford Motor Co. S.A. (Mexico)
6              Ford Motor Co. Australia, Ltd.
9              Ford Motor Co. Brazil, S.A.
2nd Position – MAKE
F         
Ford             N            Continental
               Mercury                   Ford
L            Lincoln       Z             Ford
M          Mercury
3rd Position – TYPE
A        
Passenger Car
C        Stripped Chassis
D        Incomplete Vehicle
E          Passenger Car – Mercury
H         Incomplete Vehicle – Mercury
J              Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
J           Passenger Car – Continental
J          Passenger Car – Festiva
M         Multipurpose Vehicle (MPV)
N               Passenger Car – Lincoln
P            Passenger Car – Capri
V             Passenger Car – Probe
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B        
Active Belts
C          Air Bags and Active Belts (Front)
L           Air Bags Driver/Passenger
P             Passive Belts (Front)
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M           
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P            Ford Make
T             Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
01           
Base 2 Dr Conv.
03             XR2 2 Dr Conv.
COUGAR
60           
LS 2 Dr Sed
62            XR7 2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
10             2 Dr Hatchback Pony
11            2 Dr Hatchback LX
12              2 Dr Hatchback GT
14             4 Dr Hatchback LX
15            4 Dr S/W LX
90            2 Dr Hatchback Pony
91            2 Dr Hatchback LX
93            2 Dr Hatchback GT
95            4 Dr Hatchback LX
98            4 Dr S/W LX
FESTIVA
05           
2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
06              2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
07             2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
FORD
72           
LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed S-Series
73             LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed Base
74                    LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed LX Series
76           LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W Base
77            LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr S/W LX Series
78            LTD Country Squire Base
79             LTD Country Squire LX
GRAND MARQUIS
74       
GS 4 Dr Sed
75          LS 4 Dr Sed
78              Colony Park GS 4 Dr S/W
79           Colony Park LS 4 Dr S/W
LINCOLN
81          
Base 4 Dr Sed Town Car
82             Signature 4 Dr Sed Town Car
83            Cartier 4 Dr Sed Town Car
84            Gucci 4 Dr Sed Town Car
97            Base 4 Dr Sed Continental
98           Signature 4 Dr Sed Continental
MARK VII
92         
Blass 2 Dr Cpe
93         LSC 2 Dr Cpe
MUSTANG
40       
2 Dr Sed LX
41         2 Dr Hatchback LX
42         2 Dr Hatchback GT
44          2 Dr Sed Conv LX
45          2 Dr Sed Conv GT
PROBE
20       
3 Dr Sed GL
21          3 Dr Sed LX
22          3 Dr Sed GT
SABLE
50        
4 Dr Sed GS
53           4 Dr Sed LS
55            4 Dr S/W GS
58           4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
50           
4 Dr Sed L
51            4 Dr Sed MT5
52           4 Dr Sed GL
53            4 Dr Sed LX
54           4 Dr Sed SHO
55            4 Dr S/W L
57            4 Dr S/W GL
58             4 Dr S/W LX
1990-92 FORD MOTOR CO.
(Cont.)
TEMPO
30       
2 Dr Sed L Canada
31            2 Dr Sed GL
33           2 Dr Sed GLS
35          4 Dr Sed L Canada
36             4 Dr Sed GL
37            4 Dr Sed LX
38            4 Dr Sed GLS
39               4 Dr Sed All Wheel Drive
THUNDERBIRD
60           
2 Dr Sed Std
61            2 Dr Sed Sport
62              2 Dr Sed LX
64            2 Dr Sed Super Coupe
TOPAZ
30            
2 Dr Sed L Canada
31            2 Dr Sed GS
32            2 Dr Sed LX
33             2 Dr Sed Sport XR5
34            2 Dr Sed LX-AWD Canada
35             4 Dr Sed L Canada
36            4 Dr Sed GS
37              4 Dr Sed LT
38             4 Dr Sed Sport LTS
10            4 Dr Notchback
14            4 Dr Notchback LTS
15             4 Dr S/W
TRACER
10            
4 Dr Notchback
14             4 Dr Notchback LTS
15             4 Dr S/W
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A           
4-140 (2.3)           MPFI
C            4-133 (2.2)              MPFI
D              4-153 (2.5)              CFI
E            8-302 (5.0)               SEFI        HO
F          8-302 (5.0)                SEFI
G          8-351 (5.8)              2BC              HO
H         4-81 (1.3)               EFI
J            4-116 (1.9)              SEFI
L            4-133 (2.2)           MPFI           Turbo
P            4-140 (2.3)            MPFI          Turbo
R           4-134 (2.2)            MPFI            Turbo
R          6-232 (3.8)             SEFI          Supercharged
S          4-140 (2.3)             MPFI             HSO
T          8-302 (5.0)            SEFI
U          6-183 (3.0)           MPFI
W          4-140 (2.3)          MPFI             Turbo
W         8-281 (4.6)             SEFI            SOHC
X         4-140 (2.3)            MPFI              HSC
Y          6-183 (3.0)            SEFI              SHO (Yamaha)
Z          4-98 (1.6)            MPFI              DOHC
4             6-232 (3.8)          MPFI           
5            4-98 (1.6)              EFI
6               4-98 (1.6)             MPFI               DOHC
6              4-98 (1.6)              MPFI             Turbo
8             4-110 (1.8)              SEFI              DOHC
9            4-116 (1.9)               CFI
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
L               
1990
M               1991
N                  1992
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1993 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
K             
Kia Motor, Korea
L               Ford Lio Ho Mtr Co. (Taiwan) Ltd.
1              Auto Alliance Int’l Inc
1               Ford Motor Co. USA
2            Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
3              Ford Motor Co. S.A. (Mexico)
6             Ford Motor Co. Australia Ltd.
9               Ford Motor Co. Brazil, S.A.
2nd Position – MAKE
F         
Ford          N           Continental
             Mercury                 Ford
L            Lincoln       Z         Ford
M           Mercury
3rd Position – TYPE
A        
Passenger Car
C            Stripped Chassis
D              Incomplete Vehicle – Ford
E              Passenger Car – Mercury
H              Incomplete Vehicle – Mercury
J             Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
J            Passenger Car – Continental
J              Passenger Car – Festiva
N           Passenger Car – Lincoln
P            Passenger Car – Capri
V              Passenger Car – Probe
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
A             
Active Belt (Driver) Driver Air Bag
                Passive Belt (Front Passenger)
Active Belts (Rear)
B              Active Belts
C             Air Bags and Active Belts
D              Active Belts (Front) No Belts (Rear)
L              Active Belts – All Positions/Dual Air Bags
P               Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
R               Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                   Driver Air Bag
S                  Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                    Dual Air Bags
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M              
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P            Ford Make
T               Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CAPRI
01             Base 2 Dr Conv.
03               XR2 2 Dr Conv.
COUGAR
62          
XR7 2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
10            
2 Dr Hatchback Pony
11             2 Dr Hatchback LX
12            2 Dr Hatchback GT
13               4 Dr Notchback LX
14             4 Dr Hatchback LX
15              4 Dr S/W LX
16                 4 Dr Notchback LX-E
17               3 Dr Sport
FESTIVA
05       
2 Dr Sed Hatchback L
06         2 Dr Sed Hatchback GL
07        2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
FORD
72         
Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed S-Series
73          Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed Base
74             Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed LX
GRAND MARQUIS
74         
GS 4 Dr Sed
75            LS 4 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
81         
Base 4 Dr Sed Town Car
82         Signature 4 Dr Sed Town Car
83         Cartier 4 Dr Sed Town Car
97          Base 4 Dr Sed Continental
98            Signature 4 Dr Sed Continental
MARK VIII
91         
Base 2 Dr Coupe
MUSTANG
40           
2 Dr Sed LX
41             2 Dr Hatchback LX
42             2 Dr Hatchback GT-Cobra
44             2 Dr Sed Conv LX
45            2 Dr Sed Conv GT
PROBE
20              
3 Dr Sed Base
22             3 Dr Sed GT
SABLE
50         4 Dr Sed GS
53            4 Dr Sed LS
55           4 Dr S/W GS
58            4 Dr S/W LS

TAURUS
52 4 Dr Sed GL-Flex Fuel
53 4 Dr Sed LX
54 4 Dr Sed SHO
57 4 Dr S/W GL
58 4 Dr S/W LX
TEMPO
31 2 Dr Sed GL
36 4 Dr Sed GL
37 4 Dr Sed LX
THUNDERBIRD
62 2 Dr Sed LX
64 2 Dr Sed Super Coupe
TOPAZ
31 2 Dr Sed GS
36 4 Dr Sed GS
37 4 Dr Sed LS
TRACER
10 4 Dr Notchback
14 4 Dr Notchback LTS
15 4 Dr S/W
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A 4-121 (2.0) SEFI
B 6-152 (2.5) SEFI
D 8-302 (5.0) SEFI
E 8-302 (5.0) SEFI HO
H 4-81 (1.3) MPFI
J 4-116 (1.9) SEFI
M 4-140 (2.3) MPFI
N 6-195 (3.2) SEFI SHO (Yamaha)
R 6232 (3.8) SEFI Supercharged
T 8-302 (5.0) SEFI
U 6-183 (3.0) SEFI
V 8-280 (4.6) SEFI
W 8-280 (4.6) SEFI
X 4-140 (2.3) MPFI
Y 6-183 (3.0) SEFI SHO (Yamaha)
Z 4-98 (1.6) MPFI DOHC
4 6-232 (3.8) SEFI
6 4-98 (1.6) MPFI Turbo
8 4-112 (1.8) MF DOHC
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
P 1993
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1994 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
K Kia Motor, Korea (Aspire)
L Ford Lio Ho Mtr Co. (Taiwan) Ltd.
1 Auto Alliance Int’l Inc
1 Ford Motor Co. USA
2 Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
3 Ford Motor Co. S.A. (Mexico)
6 Ford Motor Co. Australia Ltd.
9 Ford Motor Co. Brazil, S.A.
2nd Position – MAKE
F Ford N Continental
Mercury Ford
L Lincoln Z Ford
M Mercury
3rd Position – TYPE
A Passenger Car
C Stripped Chassis
D Incomplete Vehicle – Ford
E Passenger Car – Mercury
H Incomplete Vehicle – Mercury
J Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
J Passenger Car – Continental
J Passenger Car – Aspire
N Passenger Car – Lincoln
P Passenger Car – Capri
V Passenger Car – Probe

1994 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
A           
Active Belt (Driver) Driver Air Bag
              Passive Belt (Front Passenger)
Active Belts (Rear)
B             Active Belts
C             Air Bags and Active Belts
D                Active Belts (Front) No Belts (Rear)
L               Active Belts – All Positions/Dual Air Bags
P              Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
R                Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                 Driver Air Bag
S                  Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                    Dual Air Bags
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M             
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P               Ford Make
T                 Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
ASPIRE
05           
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
06               4 Dr Sed Hatchback
07                   2 Dr Sed Hatchback SE
CAPRI
01           
Base 2 Dr Conv.
03           XR2 2 Dr Conv.
COUGAR
62           
XR7 2 Dr Sed
ESCORT
10           
2 Dr Hatchback Pony
11            2 Dr Hatchback LX
12             2 Dr Hatchback GT
13            4 Dr Notchback LX
14             4 Dr Hatchback LX
15             4 Dr S/W LX
16              4 Dr Notchback LX-E
FORD
72           
Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed S-Series
73           Crown Victoria 4 Dr Sed Base
GRAND MARQUIS
74      
GS 4 Dr Sed
75          LS 4 Dr Sed
LINCOLN
81          
Base 4 Dr Sed Town Car
82          Signature 4 Dr Sed Town Car
83            Cartier 4 Dr Sed Town Car
97              Base 4 Dr Sed Continental
98            Signature 4 Dr Sed Continental
MARK VIII
91           
Base 2 Dr Coupe
MUSTANG
40      
2 Dr Sed LX
42        2 Dr Hatchback GT-Cobra
44            2 Dr Sed Conv LX
45        2 Dr Sed Conv GT
PROBE
20       
3 Dr Sed Base
21             3 Dr Sed LX
22           3 Dr Sed GT
SABLE
50         
4 Dr Sed GS
53             4 Dr Sed LS
55          4 Dr S/W GS
58            4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
52         
4 Dr Sed GL-Flex Fuel
53         4 Dr Sed LX
54            4 Dr Sed SHO
57            4 Dr S/W GL
58               4 Dr S/W LX
TEMPO
31        
2 Dr Sed GL
36        4 Dr Sed GL
37           4 Dr Sed LX
THUNDERBIRD
62           
2 Dr Sed LX
64            2 Dr Sed Super Coupe
TOPAZ
31        
2 Dr Sed GS
36            4 Dr Sed GS
37            4 Dr Sed LS
TRACER
10       
4 Dr Notchback
14        4 Dr Notchback LTS
15         4 Dr S/W
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A          
4-121 (2.0)           SEFI
B         6-152 (2.5)            SEFI
D          8-302 (5.0)            SEFI
E         8-302 (5.0)        SEFI                   HO
H            4-81 (1.3)         MPFI              
J              4-116 (1.9)         SEFI
K            4-116 (1.9)           SEFI
P            6-195 (3.2)          SEFI              DOHC
R          6-232 (3.8)            SEFI            Supercharged
T            8-302 (5.0)            SEFI   
U             6-183 (3.0)           SEFI
V          8-280 (4.6)             SEFI
W            8-280 (4.6)          SEFI
X            4-140 (2.3)              MPFI
Y            6-183 (3.0)            SEFI               SHO (Yamaha)
Z            4-98 (1.6)             MPFI              DOHC
1           6-183 (3.0)             SEFI       
4          6-232 (3.8)            SEFI
6           4-98 (1.6)            MPFI                  Turbo
8             4-112 (1.8)          MPFI               DOHC
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
R             
1994
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1995 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
K          
Kia Motor, Korea (Aspire)
L                Ford Lio Ho Mtr Co. (Taiwan) Ltd.
1            Auto Alliance Int’l Inc
1           Ford Motor Co. USA
2              Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
3            Ford Motor Co. S.A. (Mexico)
6            Ford Motor Co. Australia Ltd.
9            Ford Motor Co. Brazil, S.A.
2nd Position – MAKE
F          
Ford         N             Continental
               Mercury                    Ford
L            Lincoln    Z                 Ford
M          Mercury
3rd Position – TYPE
A        
Passenger Car
C           Stripped Chassis
D           Incomplete Vehicle – Ford
E              Passenger Car – Mercury
H            Incomplete Vehicle – Mercury
J                 Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
J               Passenger Car – Continental
J             Passenger Car – Aspire
N            Passenger Car – Lincoln
P             Passenger Car – Capri
V             Passenger Car – Probe
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
A            
Active Belt (Driver) Driver Air Bag
                Passive Belt (Front Passenger)
Active Belts (Rear)
B              Active Belts
C                Air Bags and Active Belts
D               Active Belts (Front) No Belts (Rear)
L                 Active Belts – All Positions/Dual Air Bags
P               Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
R               Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                Driver Air Bag
S               Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                 Dual Air Bags
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M       
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P           Ford Make
T            Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
ASPIRE
05           
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
06             4 Dr Sed Hatchback
07              2 Dr Sed Hatchback SE
CONTINENTAL
97           
4 Dr Sed
98            4 Dr Sed Signature
CONTOUR
65         
4 Dr Sed GL
66         4 Dr Sed LX
67           4 Dr Sed SE
COUGAR
62          
2 Dr Sed XR7
CROWN VICTORIA
72
         4 Dr Sed S
73         4 Dr Sed
74           4 Dr Sed LX
ESCORT
10           
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
11            2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
12            2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
13            4 Dr Sed Notchback LX
14           4 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
15               4 Dr S/W LX
GRAND MARQUIS
74           
4 Dr Sed GS
75            4 Dr Sed LS
MARK VIII
91           
2 Dr Cpe
MUSTANG
40          
2 Dr Sed LX
44                 2 Dr Sed Conv LX
45            2 Dr Sed Conv Cobra GT
MYSTIQUE
65            
4 Dr Sed GS
66            4 Dr Sed LS
PROBE
20            
3 Dr Sed Hatchback
22             3 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
SABLE
50          
4 Dr Sed GS
53           4 Dr Sed LS
55           4 Dr S/W GS
58          4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
52          
4 Dr Sed GL Flex Fuel
53             4 Dr Sed LX
54           4 Dr Sed SHO
57           4 Dr S/W GL
58          4 Dr S/W LX
THUNDERBIRD
62          
2 Dr Sed LX
64           2 Dr Sed Super Coupe
TOWN CAR
81        
4 Dr Sed Executive
82           4 Dr Sed Signature
83            4 Dr Sed Cartier
TRACER
10         
4 Dr Sed Notchback
14          4 Dr Notchback LTS
15          4 Dr S/W
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A     
4-122 (2.0)        MPFI
B      6-152 (2.5)            MPFI
D     8-302 (5.0)          MPFI
H     4-81 (1.3)              MPFI
J      4-116 (1.9)            SEFI
K     4-116 (1.9)            SEFI          HO
L       6-153 (2.5)            MPFI
P        6-195 (3.2)           MPFI         SHO DOHC
R       6-232 (3.8)         MPFI              Super Coupe
T        8-302 (5.0)        MPFI       OHV
U      6-183 (3.0)          MPFI    
V       8-280 (4.6)        MPFI            DOHC
W       8-280 (4.6)    MPFI           SOHC
X         4-141 (2.3)       MPFI          OHV
Y         6-183 (3.0)      MPFI           SHO DOHC
1        6-182 (3.0)           MPFI         Flex Fuel
3         4-122 (2.0)            MPFI       
4           6-232 (3.8)           MPFI
8         4-112 (1.8)             MPFI          DOHC
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
S                   
1995
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1996 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
J       
Mazda Mtr Corp. Japan
K       Kia Motor, Korea (Aspire)
L       Ford Lio Ho Mtr Co. (Taiwan) Ltd.
1         Auto Alliance Int’l Inc
1         Ford Motor Co. USA
2                Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
3         Ford Motor Co. S.A. (Mexico)
4          Ford Motor Co. USA
6             Ford Motor Co. Australia Ltd.
9               Ford Motor Co. Brazil, S.A.
2nd Position – MAKE
C           
Ford           M             Mercury
F           Ford            N             Continental
             Mercury                       Ford
L           Lincoln          Z               Ford
3rd Position – TYPE
A          
Passenger Car
C            Stripped Chassis
D              Incomplete Vehicle – Ford
E            Passenger Car – Mercury
H            Incomplete Vehicle – Mercury
J              Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
J            Passenger Car – Continental
J               Passenger Car – Aspire
N            Passenger Car – Lincoln
P            Passenger Car – Capri
V              Passenger Car – Probe
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
A          
Active Belt (Driver) Driver Air Bag
               Passive Belt (Front Passenger)
Active Belts (Rear)
B           Active Belts
C            Air Bags and Active Belts
D              Active Belts (Front) No Belts (Rear)
L              Active Belts – All Positions/Dual Air Bags
P              Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
R             Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                Driver Air Bag
S                Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                  Dual Air Bags
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M            
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P            Ford Make
T             Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
ASPIRE
05          
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
06              4 Dr Sed Hatchback
CONTINENTAL
97          
4 Dr Sed
CONTOUR
65           
4 Dr Sed GL
66           4 Dr Sed LX
67               4 Dr Sed SE
COUGAR
62        
2 Dr Sed XR7
CROWN VICTORIA
72        
4 Dr Sed S
73          4 Dr Sed
74              4 Dr Sed LX
ESCORT
10        2 Dr Sed Hatchback
11          2 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
12         2 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
13        4 Dr Sed Notchback LX
14          4 Dr Sed Hatchback LX
15          4 Dr S/W LX
GRAND MARQUIS
74        
4 Dr Sed GS
75         4 Dr Sed LS
MARK VIII
91           
2 Dr Cpe
MUSTANG
40        
2 Dr Cpe
42         2 Dr Cpe – GT
44              2 Dr Conv
45           2 Dr Conv GT
46                2 Dr Conv Cobra
47             2 Dr Cpe Cobra
MYSTIQUE
65           
4 Dr Sed GS
66           4 Dr Sed LS
PROBE
20         
3 Dr Sed Hatchback
22           3 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
SABLE
50       
4 Dr Sed GS
51          4 Dr Sed G
53             4 Dr Sed LS, LTS
55              4 Dr S/W GS
58              4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
51      
4 Dr Sed G
52           4 Dr Sed GL Flex Fuel
53        4 Dr Sed LX
54           4 Dr Sed SHO
57           4 Dr S/W GL
58            4 Dr S/W LX
THUNDERBIRD
62       
2 Dr Sed LX
TOWN CAR
81          
4 Dr Sed Executive
82          4 Dr Sed Signature
83           4 Dr Sed Cartier
TRACER
10            
4 Dr Sed Notchback
14              4 Dr Notchback LTS
15            4 Dr S/W
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A       
4-122 (2.0)          MPFI
B       6-152 (2.5)             MPFI
C        8-351 (5.8)           MPFI
J        4-113 (1.9)             SEFI
L        6-155 (2.5)            MPFI
N        8-209 (3.4)           MPFI       SHO
S        6-182 (3.0)             MPFI
U             6-183 (3.0)       MPFI
V          8-280 (4.6)          MPFI          DOHC
W        8-280 (4.6)           MPFI         SOHC
X         8-281 (4.6)            MPFI           SOHC
Z         4-121 (2.0)           MPFI          CNG
1        6-182 (3.0)          MPFI         Flex Fuel Methanol
2         6-182 (3.0)        MPFI            Flex Fuel Ethanol
3           4-122 (2.0)         MPFI     
4           6-232 (3.8)        MPFI        
6          8-281 (4.6)             MPFI         SOHC
8           4-112 (1.8)          MPFI         DOHC
9           8-281 (4.6)           MPFI            CNG
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
T                  
1996
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1997 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
J           
Mazda Mtr Corp. Japan
K              Kia Motor, Korea (Aspire)
L                Ford Lio Ho Mtr Co. (Taiwan) Ltd.
1                 Auto Alliance Int’l Inc
1                 Ford Motor Co. USA
2              Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
3                  Ford Motor Co. S.A. (Mexico)
4            Ford Motor Co. USA
6            Ford Motor Co. Australia Ltd.
9              Ford Motor Co. Brazil, S.A.
2nd Position – MAKE
C         
Ford          M            Mercury
F          Ford            N           Continental
             Mercury                   Ford
L            Lincoln         Z             Ford
3rd Position – TYPE
A            
Passenger Car
C              Stripped Chassis
D               Incomplete Vehicle – Ford
E             Passenger Car – Mercury
H              Incomplete Vehicle – Mercury
J              Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
J                Passenger Car – Continental
J             Passenger Car – Aspire
N            Passenger Car – Lincoln
P             Passenger Car – Capri
V              Passenger Car – Probe
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
A              
Active Belt (Driver) Driver Air Bag
                 Passive Belt (Front Passenger)
Active Belts (Rear)
B              Active Belts
C                 Air Bags and Active Belts
D               Active Belts (Front) No Belts (Rear)
L                 Active Belts – All Positions/Dual Air Bags
P                  Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
R                    Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                       Driver Air Bag
S                    Passive Belts (Front) Active Belts (Rear)
                        Dual Air Bags
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M                
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P                 Ford Make
T                   Import & Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
ASPIRE
05             
2 Dr Sed Hatchback
06                4 Dr Sed Hatchback
CONTINENTAL
97          
4 Dr Sed
CONTOUR
65       
4 Dr Sed GL
66         4 Dr Sed LX
67           4 Dr Sed SE
COUGAR
62         
2 Dr Sed XR7
CROWN VICTORIA
72          
4 Dr Sed S
73         4 Dr Sed
74            4 Dr Sed LX
ESCORT
10            
4 Dr Sed
13              4 Dr Sed LX
15            4 Dr S/W LX
GRAND MARQUIS
74
            4 Dr Sed GS
75             4 Dr Sed LS
MARK VIII
91          
2 Dr Sed
92            2 Dr Sed LSC
MUSTANG
40        
2 Dr Cpe
42           2 Dr Cpe – GT
44           2 Dr Conv
45            2 Dr Conv GT
46            2 Dr Conv Cobra
47              2 Dr Cpe Cobra
MYSTIQUE
65          
4 Dr Sed GS
66          4 Dr Sed LS
PROBE
20            
3 Dr Sed Hatchback
22            3 Dr Sed Hatchback GT
SABLE
50          
4 Dr Sed GS
51             4 Dr Sed G
53            4 Dr Sed LS, LTS
55            4 Dr S/W GS
58             4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
51           
4 Dr Sed G
52           4 Dr Sed GL Flex Fuel
53          4 Dr Sed LX
54            4 Dr Sed SHO
57            4 Dr S/W GL
58           4 Dr S/W LX
THUNDERBIRD
62           
2 Dr Sed LX, SVT
TOWN CAR
81
         4 Dr Sed Executive
82            4 Dr Sed Signature
83            4 Dr Sed Cartier
TRACER
10
         4 Dr Sed GS
13           4 Dr Sed LS
15           4 Dr S/W
1997 FORD MOTOR CO. (Cont.)
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A         
4-122 (2.0)        MPFI
B         6-152 (2.5)         MPFI
C         8-351 (5.8)         MPFI
J          4-113 (1.9)          SEFI
L          6-155 (2.5)         MPFI
N         8-209 (3.4)        MPFI        SHO
P          4-122 (2.0)          MPFI
S         6-182 (3.0)            MPFI
U        6-183 (3.0)          MPFI
V            8-280 (4.6)     MPFI         DOHC
W        8-280 (4.6)       MPFI          SOHC
X           8-281 (4.6)       MPFI      SOHC
Z           4-121 (2.0)        MPFI       CNG
1           6-182 (3.0)       MPFI          Flex Fuel Methanol
2          6-182 (3.0)         MPFI        Flex Fuel Ethanol
3           4-122 (2.0)        MPFI    
4           6-232 (3.8)         MPFI
6          8-281 (4.6)          MPFI      SOHC
8         4-112 (1.8)            MPFI        DOHC
9        8-281 (4.6)            MPFI          CNG
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
V           
1997
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1998 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
J            
Mazda Mtr Corp. Japan
1              Auto Alliance Int’l Inc
1              Ford Motor Co. USA
2             Ford Motor Co. Canada Ltd
3             Ford Motor Co. S.A. (Mexico)
2nd Position – MAKE
F           
Ford              M        Mercury
L               Lincoln
3rd Position – TYPE
A             
Passenger Car
E             Passenger Car – Mercury
H           Incomplete Vehicle – Mercury
J             Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
1                 Passenger Car – Lincoln (Limousine)
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
B           
Active Belts
C            Air Bags and Active Belts
D               Active Belts (Front) No Belts (Rear)
L               Active Belts – All Positions/Dual Air Bags
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M              
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P                Ford Make
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CONTINENTAL
97           
4 Dr Sed
CONTOUR
65         
4 Dr Sed
66         4 Dr Sed LX/SE
67        4 Dr Sed SE
68             4 Dr Sed SVT
CROWN VICTORIA
72       
4 Dr Sed S
73           4 Dr Sed
74         4 Dr Sed LX
ESCORT
10       
4 Dr Sed LX
11           2 Dr Cpe ZX2
13           4 Dr Sed SE
15             4 Dr S/W SE
GRAND MARQUIS
74
         4 Dr Sed GS
75           4 Dr Sed LS
MARK VIII
91         
2 Dr Sed
92         2 Dr Sed LSC
MUSTANG
40        
2 Dr Cpe
42          2 Dr Cpe – GT
44          2 Dr Conv
45          2 Dr Conv GT
46             2 Dr Conv Cobra
47             2 Dr Cpe Cobra
MYSTIQUE
65          
4 Dr Sed GS
66           4 Dr Sed LS
SABLE
50         
Dr Sed GS/LS
53           4 Dr Sed LS
55          4 Dr S/W LS
58           4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
52         
4 Dr Sed Flex Fuel
53            4 Dr Sed SE
54            4 Dr Sed SHO
57           4 Dr S/W SE
58           4 Dr S/W SE
TOWN CAR
81       
4 Dr Sed Executive
82         4 Dr Sed Signature
83          4 Dr Sed Cartier
TRACER
10
        4 Dr Sed GS
13           4 Dr Sed LS
15           4 Dr S/W
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
G      
6-155 (2.5)          MPFI         SVT
L       6-155 (2.5)          MPFI
N       8-207 (3.4)        MPFI          SHO
P       4-122 (2.0)          MPFI          SOHC
S       6-182 (3.0)         MPFI       Modular
U         6-182 (3.0)       MPFI        Vulcan
V        8-281 (4.6)        MPFI        DOHC
W        8-281 (4.6)       MPFI      SOHC
X         8-281 (4.6)       MPFI      SOHC GT
Z          4-121 (2.0)       MPFI
1           6-182 (3.0)       MPFI       Flex Fuel Methanol
2          6-182 (3.0)       MPFI        Flex Fuel Ethanol
3           4-121 (2.0)       MPFI
4          6-232 (3.8)         MPFI
9         8-281 (4.6)             MPFI        CNG
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
W          
1998
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
1999-2003 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st Position – MANUFACTURER
1         
USA
2       Canada
3          Mexico
4               USA
5          USA
6          Australia
J          Japan
K            Korea
L             Taiwan
W             Germany
2nd Position – MAKE
C           
Mazda
F            Ford
L            Lincoln
M            Mercury
N              Nissan
Kia
Z                Ford
Mazda
Mercury
3rd Position – TYPE
A               
Passenger Car
E              Passenger Car – Mercury
H           Incomplete Vehicle – Mercury
J              Incomplete Vehicle – Lincoln
N             Passenger Car – Lincoln
V              Passenger Mazda/Probe
W                Passenger Cougar
1               Passenger Car – Lincoln (Limousine)
4th Position – RESTRAINT SYSTEM
A              
Driver Air Bag; Driver Manual Belt
Passenger Automatic Belt
B               Manual Belts
C              Driver Air Bag, Manual Belts
D            Manual Front Belts, No Rear Belts
E              Dual Front, Front Side Air Bags;
Manual Belts
F              Dual Front Air Bags; Manual Belts
H              Dual Front, Front Side Air Bags;
Manual Belts
K              Dual Front Air Bags; Manual Belts
L                Dual Front Air Bags; Manual Belts
N              Dual Front Air Bags; Manual Belts
P               Manual Front Belts; Automatic Rear Belts
P               Automatic Front Belts
R               Driver Air Bag, Automatic Front Belts,
Manual Rear Belts
R               Dual Front Air Bags, Automatic Front Belts,
Manual Rear Belts
S                Dual Front Air Bags, Automatic Front Belts,
Manual Rear Belts
T              Dual Front Air Bags, Manual Belts
U                 Dual Front Air Bags, Manual Belts
V              Dual Front Air Bags, Manual Belts
W               Dual Front Air Bags, Manual Belts
X              Dual Front Air Bags, Manual Belts
Y               Dual Front Air Bags, Manual Belts
Z                Dual Front Air Bags, Manual Belts
5th Position – PASSENGER CAR IDENTIFIER
M         
Lincoln/Mercury Make
P           Ford Make
T             Imported or Non Ford Built
6th & 7th Positions – BODY SERIES
CONTINENTAL
97         
4 Dr Sed
98             4 Dr Sed Signature Series
CONTOUR
65            
4 Dr Sed LX
66             4 Dr Sed SE
67              4 Dr Sed SE
68              4 Dr Sed SVT
COUGAR
60            
2 Dr HB
61               2 Dr HB
CROWN VICTORIA
72             
4 Dr Sed S
73             4 Dr Sed
74            4 Dr Sed LX
75               4 Dr Sed/Wgn
ESCORT
10           
4 Dr Sed LX
11            2 Dr Cpe ZX2
13             4 Dr Sed SE
15            4 Dr S/W SE
FIVE HUNDRED
4 Dr Sed FWD
4 Dr Sed AWD
FOCUS
30          
2 Dr Cpe
31              2 Dr Cpe ZX3
33               4 Dr Sed LX
34             4 Dr Sed SE
36                4 Dr Wgn SE
37               4 Dr HB ZX5
38                 4 Dr Sed ZTS
39                   2 Dr HB SVT
GRAND MARQUIS
74         
4 Dr Sed GS
75            4 Dr Sed LS
78             4 Dr Wgn GS
79             4 Dr Wgn LS
MARAUDER
75            
4 Dr Sed
MUSTANG
40         
2 Dr Cpe
42           2 Dr Cpe – GT
44        2 Dr Conv
45          2 Dr Conv GT
46            2 Dr Conv Cobra
47            2 Dr Cpe Cobra
48               2 Dr Cpe Cobra
49              2 Dr Conv Cobra
86               4 Dr Sed 6 Cyl
87                4 Dr Sed 8 Cyl
1999-2003 FORD MOTOR CO.
(Cont.)
MYSTIQUE
65         
4 Dr Sed GS
66           4 Dr Sed LS
SABLE
50       
4 Dr Sed GS/LS
51         4 Dr Sed G
53            4 Dr Sed LS
55          4 Dr Sed LS
58          4 Dr S/W LS
59          4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
50        
4 Dr Sed L
51          4 Dr Sed G/MT5
52          4 Dr Sed LX
53          4 Dr Sed SE
54              4 Dr Sed SHO
55           4 Dr Sed SE SVG
56           4 Dr Sed SE
58            4 Dr S/W SE
59            4dr S/W SE
TOWN CAR
81          
4 Dr Sed Executive
82           4 Dr Sed Signature
83           4 Dr Sed Cartier
84          4 Dr Sed Long WB
85            4 Dr Sed Long WB
TRACER
10         
4 Dr Sed GS
13           4 Dr Sed LS
15           4 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
60           
2 Dr Conv
64            2 Dr Conv Feature Car
                 ZX2
11             
2 Dr Cpe
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A              
8-238 (3.9)        MPFI        DOHC
G                  6-155 (2.5)       MPFI       DOHC
H                 8-281 (4.6)         MPFI          SOHC
L                  6-155 (2.5)         MPFI         DOHC
N                4-122 (2.0)          MPFI            DOHC
N               8-207 (3.4)               MPFI        SHO
P               4-122 (2.0)          MPFI          SOHC
R              8-281 (4.6)         MPFI            DOHC
S              6-182 (3.0)          MPFI           DOHC
U              6-182 (3.0)         MPFI            GHV
V             8-281 (4.6)          MPFI               DOHC
W            8-281 (4.6)            MPFI              SOHC
X               8-281 (4.6)                MPFI                  SOHC
Y              8-281 (4.6)               MPFI                  DOHC Supercharger
Z                4-121 (2.0)             MPFI                  DOHC
Z              4-140 (2.3)             MPFI                  DOHC
V                 4-140 (2.3)         MPFI                  DOHC
1                  6-182 (3.0)            MPFI            Flex Fuel Methanol
2                6-182 (3.0)               MPFI             Flex Fuel Ethanol
3                4-121 (2.0)                MPFI              
4                6-232 (3.8)                   MPFI       
5             4-122 (2.0)               MPFI                  DOHC
9              8-281 (4.6)                 MPFI                 CNG
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.

1999-2003 FORD MOTOR CO.
(Cont.)
MYSTIQUE
65               
4 Dr Sed GS
66               4 Dr Sed LS
SABLE
50           
4 Dr Sed GS/LS
51               4 Dr Sed G
53              4 Dr Sed LS
55             4 Dr Sed LS
58              4 Dr S/W LS
59               4 Dr S/W LS
TAURUS
50             4 Dr Sed L
51               4 Dr Sed G/MT5
52               4 Dr Sed LX
53                  4 Dr Sed SE
54            4 Dr Sed SHO
55                 4 Dr Sed SE SVG
56            4 Dr Sed SE
58            4 Dr S/W SE
59            4dr S/W SE
TOWN CAR
81
            4 Dr Sed Executive
82            4 Dr Sed Signature
83             4 Dr Sed Cartier
84               4 Dr Sed Long WB
85               4 Dr Sed Long WB
TRACER
10
             4 Dr Sed GS
13               4 Dr Sed LS
15             4 Dr S/W
THUNDERBIRD
60           
2 Dr Conv
64            2 Dr Conv Feature Car
                   ZX2
11                 
2 Dr Cpe
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A        
8-238 (3.9)          MPFI         DOHC
G         6-155 (2.5)          MPFI          DOHC
H            8-281 (4.6)          MPFI        SOHC
L             6-155 (2.5)          MPFI          DOHC
N           4-122 (2.0)          MPFI         DOHC
N          8-207 (3.4)          MPFI         SHO
P          4-122 (2.0)          MPFI           SOHC
R         8-281 (4.6)             MPFI        DOHC
S           6-182 (3.0)           MPFI         DOHC
U         6-182 (3.0)           MPFI           GHV
V            8-281 (4.6)         MPFI          DOHC
W          8-281 (4.6)              MPFI      SOHC
X         8-281 (4.6)           MPFI           SOHC
Y         8-281 (4.6)             MPFI            DOHC Supercharger
Z        4-121 (2.0)             MPFI              DOHC
Z         4-140 (2.3)            MPFI             DOHC
V             4-140 (2.3)        MPFI            DOHC
1            6-182 (3.0)             MPFI            Flex Fuel Methanol
2           6-182 (3.0)            MPFI              Flex Fuel Ethanol
3           4-121 (2.0)             MPFI          
4           6-232 (3.8)          MPFI 
5            4-122 (2.0)            MPFI            DOHC
9            8-281 (4.6)            MPFI           CNG
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER
A sequential serial number assigned by the
vehicle manufacturer.
2004-2006 FORD MOTOR CO.
1st thru 3rd Position – WORLD MANUFACTURER
                               IDENTIFIER (WMI)
1FA Ford Motor Company, USA, Passenger Car
1ME Mercury, USA Passenger Car
1ZV Ford, USA, Passenger Car
1LN Ford Motor Company – Lincoln, USA,
                               Passenger Car
1LJ
Lincoln, USA, Incomplete Vehicle, Hearse
1L1 Lincoln, USA Limousine
2FA Ford, Canada, Passenger Car
2FD Ford, Canada, Passenger Car,
                    Incomplete Vehicle
2ME Mercury, Canada, Passenger Car
2MH Mercury, Canada, Passenger Car,
                        Incomplete Vehicle
3FA Ford Motor Company, Mexico, Passenger Car
3ME Mercury, Mexico, Passenger Car
3LN Lincoln, Mexico, Passenger Car
4th Position – RESTRAINT TYPE CODE
B          
Active Safety Belts – All positions less driver
               & front passenger air bags
F              Active Safety Belts – Dual Front Air Bags
H             Active Safety Belts – Dual Front Air Bags
               Front Side Air Bags
5th thru 7th Position – VEHICLE LINE, SERIES
&/OR BODY TYPE
CROWN VICTORIA
P70 Long Wheel Base
P71 Police Interceptor
P72 Base Fleet Vehicle
P73 Base four-door
P74 LX four-door
FIVE HUNDRED
P23 FWD, SE
P24 FWD, SEL
P25 FWD, Limited
P26 AWD, SE
P27 AWD, SEL
P28 AWD, Limited
FOCUS
P30 5 Dr Sedan SVT
P31 3 Dr Sedan ZX3
P33 4 Dr Sedan LX
P34 4 Dr Sedan SE
P35 4 Dr Station Wagon ZTW
P36 5 Dr Station Wagon SE or ZXW
P37 5 Dr Sedan ZX5
P38 4 Dr Sedan ZTS
P39 3 Dr Sedan ZX3
FUSION
P06 4 Dr Sedan S
P07 4 Dr Sedan SE
P08 4 Dr Sedan SEL
GRAND MARQUIS
M70 Long Wheel Base
M74 4 Dr GS
M75 4 Dr LS
GT
P90 2 Dr Coupe
LS
M86 Lincoln LS V6
M87 Lincoln LS V8
MARAUDER
M79 4 Dr
MILAN
M07 Luxury
M08 Premier
MONTEGO
M40 FWD, Luxury
M41 AWD, Luxury
M42 FWD, Premier
M43 AWD, Premier
MUSTANG
P40 2 Dr Cpe
P42 2 Dr Cpe, GT (Mach One available in
                        GT Cpe only)
P44 2 Dr Conv
P45 2 Dr Conv, GT
P48 2 Dr Cpe, Cobra
P49 2 Dr Conv, Cobra
T80 2Dr Cpe, Base (05-06)
T82 2Dr Cpe, GT (05-06)
T84 2Dr Conv, Base (05-06)
T85 2Dr Conv, GT (05-06)
SABLE
M50 4 Dr GS
M53 4 Dr LS
M55 4 Dr LS Premium
M58 GS, Station Wagon
M59 LS Premium, Station Wagon
TAURUS
P52 4 Dr LX
P53 4 Dr SE
P55 4 Dr Special Value Group
P56 4 Dr SE-Comfort Group (04)
4 Dr SEL (05-06)
P58 SE, Station Wagon
P59 SE-Comfort, Station Wagon (04)
Station Wagon, SEL (05-06)
THUNDERBIRD
P60 2 Dr Conv
P63 2 Dr Conv, Pacific Coast Roadster
P69 2 Dr Conv, 50th Anniversary Edition
TOWN CAR
M81 Executive Series (04-05)
                Signature Series (06)
M82 Signature Series (04-05)
               Signature Series Limited (06)
M83 Ultimate Series (04-05)
               Signature Designer Series (06)
M84 Executive Series (Long Wheel Base) (04-05
                Executive Series (Long Wheel Base) (06)
M85 Ultimate Series (Long Wheel Base) (04-05)
                Signature Series (Long Wheel Base) (06)
M89 Executive Protection Series (04-05)
                Ballistic Protection Series (06)
ZEPHYR
M26 4 Dr Sedan
8th Position – ENGINE TYPE
A 3.9 L         DOHC                         EFI               V8
H 4.6 L        OHC                           EFI                  8 Cyl
N 4.0 L        SOHC                         EFI                 6 Cyl (05-06 Mustang)
N 2.0 L       DOHC DURATEC                         4 Cyl (Focus)
P 2.0L        SOHC                        SPI               4 Cyl
R 4.6 L       DOHC                        EFI                   6 Cyl (Mach One)
S 3.0 L         DOHC                       EFI                6 Cyl (Sable)
S 5.4 L           DOHC                       EFI                 S/C Alum.V8 (GT)
U 3.0 L         OHV        Vulcan        EFI            6 Cyl           
V 4.6 L           DOHC                      EFI              8 Cyl Gas, Mercury Marauder
W 4.6 L       SOHC                          EFI             8 Cyl Gas
X 4.6 L           SOHC S/C                EFI                8 Cyl
Y 4.6 L            DOHC                      EFI               8 Cyl (Cobra)
Z 2.3 L (4V)   DOHC                   EFI                 4 Cyl
1         3.0 L (4V)                            EFI                            V6
2    3.0 L   OHV     Vulcan        EFI      6 Cyl Flex Fuel
3     2.0 L       DOHC ZETEC                          4 Cyl
4     3.8 L          OHV               EFI                 6 Cyl
5       2.0 L       SVT            ZETEC               4 Cyl
9   4.6 L           SOHC             EFI
8   Cyl (NGV)
9th Position – CHECK DIGIT
A single number or the letter “X” used to verify the
accuracy of the VIN.
10th Position – MODEL YEAR
4           
2004
5            2005
6              2006
11th Position – ASSEMBLY PLANT
12th thru 17th Positions – SEQUENCE NUMBER