1976




    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
30 / 54B - Comet 4-door Sedan Standard
31 / 62B - Comet 2-door Sedan Standard

Engine:


T - 6-200 - 1 bbl - 78-81Horsepower
L - 6-250 - 1 bbl - 78-90 Horsepower
F - 8-302 - 2 bbl - 143 Horsepower

Transmission:


1 - 3-speed manual
W - C4 automatic

Rear Axle:


3 - 2.79:1
6 - 3.00:1



Exterior Color:


1G - Silver Metallic
2A - Coral Red
2R - Vermilion
3E - Bright Blue Metallic
3M - Silver Blue Glow

3S - Light Blue
47 - Light Green
4V - Dark Yellow Green Metallic
5M - Medium Copper Metallic
5Q - Dark Brown Metallic

5U - Tan Glow
6E - Bright Yellow
6F - Orange
9D - Polar White

Interior Color and Material:

Maverick:

BA - Black - Cloth and Vinyl Bench
BB - Blue - Cloth and Vinyl Bench
BG - Green - Cloth and Vinyl Bench
BU - Tan - Cloth and Vinyl Bench
HA - Black - Tooled Vinyl Bench
HB - Blue - Tooled Vinyl Bench
HG - Green - Tooled Vinyl Bench
HU - Tan - Tooled Vinyl Bench
JA - Black - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
JB - Blue - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
JG - Green - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
JU - Tan - Deluxe Cloth and Vinyl Bench
KA - Black - Deluxe Pleated Vinyl Bench
KB - Blue - Deluxe Pleated Vinyl Bench
KG - Green - Deluxe Pleated Vinyl Bench
KU - Tan - Deluxe Pleated Vinyl Bench
PB - Blue (LDO) - Vinyl Independent Reclining Seats
PU - Tan (LDO) - Vinyl Independent Reclining Seats
QB - Blue (LDO) - Cloth and Vinyl Independent Reclining Seats
QU - Tan (LDO) - Cloth and Vinyl Independent Reclining Seats
TG - Green (LDO) - Cloth and Vinyl Independent Reclining Seats
LA - Black - Vinyl Bucket
LB - Blue - Vinyl Bucket
LU - Tan - Vinyl Bucket
RB - Blue - Cloth and Vinyl Bucket
RU - Tan - Cloth and Vinyl Bucket
QG - Green - Cloth and Vinyl Bucket

Comet:

JA - Black - Barletta B/Cloth & Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
JB - Blue - Barletta B/Cloth & Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
JG - Green - Barletta B/Cloth & Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
JU - Tan - Barletta B/Cloth & Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KA - Black - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KB - Blue - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KG - Green - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
KU - Tan - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bench)
LA - Black - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)
LB - Blue - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)
LU - Tan - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)
PB - Blue - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)
PU - Tan - Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)
QB - Blue - Alpine B/Cloth & Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)
QU - Tan - Alpine B/Cloth & Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)
RB - Blue - Alpine B/Cloth & Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)
RU - Tan - Alpine B/Cloth & Corinth. Vinyl (L/B Bucket)

Vinyl Roof:

A - Black
G - Green
U - Tan
B - Blue
T - Brown



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