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Production Figures by Year

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Patent Plate Information

Mustang Body Codes

Production Date Code or Date of Manufacture

Transmission Codes

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Mustang Production Figures by Year

1964      121,538 1969     299,824
1965     559,451 1970     190,727
1966     607,568 1971      149,678
1967     472,121 1972     125,093
1968     317,404 1973     134,867
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Mustang Engine Codes
The fifth character of your VIN number identifies
the engine originally installed in the car.

A: 65–67 289 V8 4bbl, premium fuel
C: 64–68 289 V8 2bbl
D: 1964 289 V8 4bbl, regular fuel
F: 1964 260 V8 2bbl
68–73 302 V8 2bbl
G: 69–70 Boss 302 V8 4bbl
H: 69–73 351 V8 2bbl
J: 1968 302 V8 4bbl
1970 429 CJ V8 4bbl
1971 429 CJ “Ram Air” V8 4bbl
K: 64–67 289 HiPo V8 4bbl (after 6/1/64)
L: 69–73 250 6 cylinder
M: 69–71 351 V8 4bbl
Q: 1969 428 CJ V8 4bbl
71–72 351 CJ “Ram Air” V8 4bbl
1973 351 V8 4bbl
R: 1968 428 CJ V8 4bbl
69–70 428 CJ “Ram Air” V8 4bbl
71–72 351 HO V8 4bb
S: 67–68 390 GT V8 4bbl
1969 390 V8 4bbl
T: 65–70 200 6 cylinder
U: 1964 170 6 cylinder
W: 1968 427 HiPo V8 4bbl
Z: 69–70 Boss 429 V8 4bbl
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Mustang Patent Plate Information

Understanding the codes on your patent plate can make it easier to order the correct parts for your restoration project. The most important codes are explained below.
On the rear face of the driver’s side door
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Mustang Body Codes

63 63 = 2-door fastback (“Sportsroof,” 1972–73)
65 2-door hardtop
76 convertible
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Production Date Code or
Date of Manufacture
1964–69: date is listed by date (number) & month (letter)

A = January E = May J = September
B = February F = June K = October
C = March G = July L = November
D = April H = August M = December
1964–69: date is listed by date (number) & month (letter)
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Mustang Transmission Codes

1964–66:

  • 1 = 3-speed manual
  • 5 = 4-speed manual
  • 6 = Cruise-O-Matic automatic

1967–68:

  • 1 = 3-speed manual
  • 3 = 3-speed manual
    (1967 only)
  • 5 = 4-speed manual
  • W = C-4 automatic
  • U = C-6 automatic

1969–71:

  • 1 = 3-speed manual
  • 5 = 4-speed manual,
    wide ratio
  • 6 = 4-speed manual,
    close ratio
  • W = C-4 automatic
  • U = C-6 automatic
  • X = Cruise-O-Matic automatic
  • Y = Cruise-O-Matic automatic
  • X = C-6 automatic
1972–73:
  • 1 = 3-speed manual
  • 5 = 4-speed manual, wide ratio
  • E = 4-speed manual, close ratio
  • W = C-4 automatic
  • U = C-6 automatic
  • X = Cruise-O-Matic automatic
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The content MAC's presents on its "Vehicle Identification & Specification" pages & in its catalogs is for information use only and is intended to be used as a guide. While MAC's makes every effort to ensure accurate content, occasionally errors may occur. MAC's does not take responsibility & will not be held liable for any automotive parts purchases, repairs or restoration decisions made as a result of information presented here or anywhere in its catalogs.
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