1973




    1: Model Year
    2: Assembly Plant Code
    3: Body Serial Code
    4: Engine Code
    5: Consecutive Unit Number
    6: Body Type Code
    7: Color Code
    8: Trim Code
    9: Date Code
    10: District - Special Equipment Code
    11: Rear Axle Code
    12: Transmission Code

Date Codes:

Year codes follow a decade-year format. For example 1973 would be D3. The letter representing the decade, C=60s, D=70s, E=80s, and so on. The 3 representing the year in that decade. Month and day codes are similiar, the day is the number, and the letter the month. 05A for example would be January 5th. If a car's model year extends into a second year, the second year month code will be used.

Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1st Year Code
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
M
2nd Year Code
N
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Ford DSO Codes:

11 - Boston
12 - Buffalo
13 - New York
14 - Pittsburgh
15 - Newark
16 - Philadelphia
17 - Washington
21 - Atlanta
22 - Charlotte
23 - Memphis
24 - Jacksonville
25 - Richmond
26 - New Orleans

28 - Louisville
41 - Chicago
42 - Cleveland
43 - Milwaukee
45 - Lansing
46 - Indianapolis
47 - Cincinnati
48 - Detroit
53 - Dallas
54 - Omaha
55 - St. Louis
56 - Davenport
57 - Houston

58 - Twin City
71 - Los Angeles
72 - San Jose
73 - Salt Lake City
74 - Seattle
75 - Pheonix
76 - Denver
83 - Government
84 - Home Office Reserve
85 - American Red Cross
87 - Body Company
89 - Transporation Services
90-99 - Export
Mercury DSO Codes:

11 - Boston
15 - New York
16 - Philadelphia
17 - Washington
21 - Atlanta
22 - Dallas
23 - Jacksonville

26 - Memphis
31 - Buffalo
32 - Cincinnati
33 - Cleveland
34 - Detroit
41 - Chicago
42 - St. Louis

46 - Twin Cities
51 - Denver
52 - Los Angeles
53 - Oakland
54 - Seattle
84 - Home Office Reserve
90 - Export

Assembly Plant Location:

A - Atlanta
B - Oakville-Canada
E - Mahwah
F - Dearborn
G - Chicago
H - Lorain

J - Los Angeles
K - Kansas City
N - Norfolk
P - Twin Cities
R - San Jose
S - Allen Park - Pilot

T - Metuchen
U - Louisville
W - Wayne
X - St. Thomas
Y - Wixom
Z - St. Louis

Body Serial & Type Code:

91 / 62A - Maverick 2-door Sedan Standard
92 / 54A - Maverick 4-door Sedan Standard
93 / 62D - Maverick 2-door Sport Sedan Grabber
30 / 54B - Comet 4-door Sedan Standard
31 / 62B - Comet 2-door Sedan Standard or GT

Engine:


T - 6-200 - 1 bbl - 84 Horsepower
L - 6-250 - 1 bbl - 88-93 Horsepower
F - 8-302 - 2 bbl - 137-138 Horsepower

Transmission:


1 - 3-speed manual
W - C4 automatic

Rear Axle:


3 - 2.79:1
6 - 3.00:1



Exterior Color:


9C - Pearl White
2B - Bright Red
3B - Light Blue
3D - Medium Blue Metallic
3K - Blue Glow

4B - Bright Green Gold Metallic
4C - Ivy Glow
4P - Medium Green Metallic
4Q - Dark Green Metallic
5H - Medium Brown Metallic

5L - Tan
6C - Medium Yellow Gold
6E - Medium Bright Yellow
6F - Gold Glow
5T - Saddle Bronze Metallic

Interior Color and Material:

Maverick:

BA - Black - Standard Cloth and Vinyl Bench
BB - Medium Blue - Standard Cloth and Vinyl Bench
BF - Medium Ginger - Standard Cloth and Vinyl Bench
BT - Medium Light Avocado - Standard Cloth and Vinyl Bench
BG - Light Beige - Standard Cloth and Vinyl Bench
HA - Black - All Vinyl Bench
HB - Medium Blue - All Vinyl Bench
HC - Medium Orange - All Vinyl Bench
HF - Medium Ginger - All Vinyl Bench
HG - Avocado - All Vinyl Bench
HT - Light Beige - All Vinyl Bench
JA - Black - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
JB - Blue - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
JF - Ginger - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
JG - Avocado - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
JT - Beige - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
KA - Black - All Vinyl Super Soft Bench
KB - Medium Blue - All Vinyl Super Soft Bench
KC - Medium Orange - All Vinyl Super Soft Bench
KF - Medium Ginger - All Vinyl Super Soft Bench
KG - Avocado - All Vinyl Super Soft Bench
KT - Beige - All Vinyl Super Soft Bench
LA - Black - Super Soft Vinyl High Back Bucket
LB - Medium Blue - Super Soft Vinyl High Back Bucket
LC - Orange - Super Soft Vinyl High Back Bucket
LF - Ginger - Super Soft Vinyl High Back Bucket
LG - Avocado - Super Soft Vinyl High Back Bucket
LT - Light Beige - Super Soft Vinyl High Back Bucket
PU - Light Tan - Luxury Decor Option

Comet:

BA Black - Random Stripe B/Cloth and Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
BB Med.Blue - Random Stripe B/Cloth and Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
BF Ginger - Random Stripe B/Cloth and Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
BG Avocado - Random Stripe B/Cloth and Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
HA Black - Tooled Leather/Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
HB Blue - Tooled Leather/Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
HC Orange - Tooled Leather/Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
HF Ginger - Tooled Leather/Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
HG Avocado - Tooled Leather/Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
JA Black - Aurora B/Cloth and Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
JB Blue - Aurora B/Cloth and Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
JF Ginger - Aurora B/Cloth and Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
JG Avocado - Aurora B/Cloth and Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KA Black - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KB Blue - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KC Orange - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KF Ginger - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KG Avocado - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
LA Black - Corinth. Vinyl (H/B Bucket)
LB Med. Blue - Corinth. Vinyl (H/B Bucket)
LC Orange - Corinth. Vinyl (H/B Bucket)
LF Ginger - Corinth. Vinyl (H/B Bucket)
LG Avocado - Corinth. Vinyl (H/B Bucket)
PU Tan - Corint. Vinyl (H/B Bucket)

Vinyl Roof:

A- Black
H - White
L - Orange
N - Acocado
H - White - LDO
D - Blue - LDO
E - Green - LDO
F - Brown - LDO
L - Copper - LDO



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