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1971 VIN Decoder

Located on the lower driver side corner of the dash at the front windshield.

Example:


 

Series CodeEngine Code
Assembly Plant CodeNumerical Sequence of Assembly
Model Year Code 
  
 
Vehicle Identification Number (3G53H100001)
"3" 1973 Model
"G" Assembled at Chicago Plant
"53" 4 Door Pillared Hardtop
"H" 8 Cyl. Engine - 351 2/B engine
"100001" First Ford Series vehicle assembled at Chicago Plant during Model Year

 

OFFICIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: The official Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for title and registration purposes is stamped on a metal tab that is fastened to the instrument panel close to the windshield on the driver's side of the car and is visible from outside.
 

 

Model Year Code:

This is the model year of the vehicle. For 1971 it should be "1".

 

Assembly Plant Code:

Assembly Plant Codes

Code Letter

Plant

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

T

Metuchen

U

Louisville

W

Wayne

X

St. Thomas

Y Wixom

 

Series Code:

Note that only the first two digits will be shown on the VIN (for example 65 will be shown on the VIN instead of 65D). This will tell you the body type, but not the style. To find the style (Torino, Gran Torino, etc) the full 3-digit code is show on the Door Data Plate.

TORINO AND TORINO 500 SERIES

Body Serial Code

Body Type

Factory Price

Shipping Weight

Production Total

BASE TORINO

27

4-drSed-6P

2672/2767

3141/3220

29.501

25

2-drHTCpe-6P

2706/2801

3151/3230

37.518

40

4-drStaWag-6P

3023/2950

3498/3577

21,570

 

TORINO 500

31

4-dr Sed-6P

2855/2950

3146/3225

35.65

32

4-dr HT Sed-6P

2959/3054

3210/3289

12,724

30

2-dr HT Cpe-6P

2887/2982

315613235

89.966

34

2-dr FsBk Cpe-6P

2943/3038

3212/3291

11,150

42

4-dr Sta Wag-6P

3170/3265

3560/3639

23,270

 

TORINO BROUGHAM/GT/COBRA SERIES

36

4-dr Brgm HT Sod

3248

3345

4,408

33

2-dr Brgm HT Cp.

3175

3390

8,593

43

4-dr Sq Wag-6P

3560

3663

15,805

35

2-dr GT Spt Cpe-6P

3150

3346

31,641

37

2-dr GT Conv-6P

3408

3486

1,613

38

2-dr Cobra HT Cpe

3295

3594

3,054

 

Engine Code:

Engine Codes

Codes

No. of Cyls.

Displacement

L

6

250 6 CYL

F

8

302-2v

H

8

351-2v

M

8

351-4v

Q

8

351-4v "Cobra Jet"

C

8

429-4v "Cobra Jet"

J

8

429-4v "Cobra Jet Ram Air"

 

Numerical Sequence of Assembly:

Sequence numbers begin with 100,001 on up for Torinos and Elites.

 

 

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