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1972 Door Data Plate
(Vehicle Certification Label)

The Vehicle Certification Label (V.C. Label) is affixed on the left front door lock face panel or door pillar. The upper half of the label contains the name of manufacturer, month and year of manufacture, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), and the certification statement.

The V.C. label also contains the Vehicle Identification Number. This number is also used for warranty identification of the vehicle. The first number indicates the model year. The letter following the model year number indicates the manufacturing assembly plant. The next two numbers designate the Body Serial Code followed by a letter expressing the Engine Code. The last six digits of the Vehicle Identification Number indicate the Consecutive Unit Number of each unit built at each assembly plant. The Consecutive Unit Numbers begin at 100,001 for Ford Torino, Ranchero and Elite.

 

Below is the definition of the data. Click on the descriptor to view the codes for that data type.

  
Body Type CodeTransmission Code
Body Color CodeRear Axle Ratio Code
Trim CodeDistrict Code/DSO Number
Miscellaneous Vehicle Data (54A B 5A 6 X 33)
"54A"Galaxie 500 - 4 Door Sedan
"B"Dark Maroon
"5A"Black cloth and vinyl
Solid Colors1970/71 Single digit code
1972 Two digit code
Two Tones1970/71 Two digit code
1972 Four digit code
"6"Rear Axle Ratio of 3.00 to 1
"X"FMX Cruise-O-Matic Transmission
"33"Detroit District and DSO number when applicable

 

Body Type Code:

The BODY code is two numerals and a letter identifying the body style.

Model Body/Style

Body Type

Factory Price

Shipping Weight

Production Total

BASE TORINO

53B

4-drHT Sed-6P

2641/2731

3469/3548

33,486

65B

2-dr HT Cpe-6P

2673/2762

3369/3448

33,530

71B

4-drSta Wag-6P

2955/3045

3879/3958

22,204

53D

4-drSed-6P

2856/2947

3476/3555

102,300

GRAN TORINO

65D

2-drHT-6P

2878/2967

3395/3474

132,284

71D

4-drSta Wag-6P

3096/3186

3881/3960

45,212

63R

2-drFsBk Cpe-6P

3094

3496

60,794

65R

2-drSptHT Cpe-6P

3094

3474

31,239

71K

4-drSq Wag-6P

3486

4042

35,595

 

Body Color Code:

The COL (color) code is a number and letter indicating the exterior paint color code. The last two letters identify the Vinyl Roof type and color.

TORINO

EXTERIOR COLORS AND CODES

Color

Code

Color

Code

White

9A

Medium Green Metallic

4P

Bright Red

2B

Bright Green Gold Metallic

4B

Maroon

2J

Light Pewter Metallic

5A

Dark Blue Metallic

3H

Medium Brown Metallic

5H

Medium Blue Metallic

3D

Medium Yellow Gold

6C

Light Blue

3B

Medium Bright Yellow

6E

Ivy Glow

4C*

Gray Gold Metallic

6J

Dark Green Metallic

4Q

Gold Glow

6F*

 

VINYL ROOFS

Roof Color

Code

Black

I

White

2

Blue

3

Green

5

Brown

7

 

Trim Code:

The TRIM code consists of a two letter or a letter-number combination designating the interior trim. Find your Trim Code on the bottom row and then look up the table to find your Trim style and color.

ALL TORINO (LOW SERIES) (*)

ALL VINYL BENCH STANDARD

Color

Code

Black

AA

Medium Blue

AB

Medium Green

AR

 

GRAN and 4-DOOR TORINO 2-DOOR HARDTOP PILLARED HARDTOP

CLOTH  AND VINYL BENCH STANDARD

Color

Code

Black

BA

Medium Blue

BB

Medium Green

BR

Light Gray Gold

BY

Tobacco

BZ

 

GRAN TORINO 2-DOOR HARDTOP

VINYL BENCH OPTION

Color

Code

White w/Black

CW

White w/Blue

CL

White w/Tobacco

C9

White w/Green

C5

 

GRAN and 4-DOOR TORINO 2-DOOR HARDTOP PILLARED HARDTOP

ALL VINYL BENCH OPTION

Color

Code

Black

CA

Medium Blue

CB

Ginger

CF

Medium Green

CR

 

GRAN TORINO 2-DOOR HARDTOP

KNITTED  VINYL BUCKET OPTION

Color

Code

Black

KA

Medium Blue

KB

Ginger

KF

Medium Green

KR

White w/Black

KW

White w/Blue

KL

White w/Tobacco

K9

White w/Green

K5

 

GRAN TORINO 2-DOOR HARDTOP

SPORT CLOTH BENCH OPTION

Color

Code

Black

DA

Ginger

DF

 

GRAN TORINO SPORT

All VINYL BENCH STANDARD

Color

Code

Black

FA

Medium Blue

FB

Ginger

FF

Medium Green

FR

White w/Black

FW

White w/Blue

FL

White w/Tobacco

F9

White w/Green

F5

 

GRAN TORINO SPORT

KNITTED  VINYL BUCKET OPTION

Color

Code

Black

MA

Medium Blue

MB

Ginger

MF

Medium Green

MR

White w/Black

MW

White w/Blue

ML

White w/Tobacco

M9

White w/Green

M5

 

GRAN TORINO SPORT

SPORT CLOTH BENCH OPTION

Color

Code

Black

EA

Ginger

EF

 

TORINO HARDTOP and BROUGHAM 4-DOOR OPTION 2-DOOR PILLARED HARDTOP

CLOTH AND VINYL BENCH

Color

Code

Black

NA

Medium Blue

NB

Medium Green

NR

Light Gray Gold

NY

Tobacco

NZ

 

GRAN TORINO STATION WAGON

ALL VINYL BENCH STANDARD

Color

Code

Black

CA

Medium Blue

CB

Ginger

CF

Medium Green

CR

 

GRAN TORINO STATION WAGON

KNITTED VINYL BENCH OPTION

Color

Code

Black

JA

Ginger

JF

 

GRAN TORINO SQUIRE STATION WAGON

ALL VINYL BENCH STANDARD

Color

Code

Black

GA

Medium Blue

GB

Ginger

GF

Medium Green

GR

 

GRAN TORINO SQUIRE STATION WAGON

KNITTED VINYL BENCH OPTION

Color

Code

Black

HA

Ginger

HF

 

Transmission Code:

The TRANS code is a number or letter indicating the type of transmission. 

Transmission Codes

Codes

Type

Manual

1

3-Speed

5

4-Speed

6

4-Speed

Automatic

W

C-4

X

FMX

U

C-6

Z

C-6 Special

 

Rear Axle Ratio:

The AXLE code is a number or letter indicating the rear axle ratio and standard or locking type axles.

Rear Axle Codes

Conventional

Lock

Ratio

2

K

2.75

6

0 (zero)

3

9

R

3.25

A

S

3.5

-V3.91

 

District Code/DSO Number:

The DSO code, consisting of two numbers, designates the district in which the car was ordered and may appear in conjunction with a Domestic Special Order or Foreign Special Order number when applicable. Ford of Canada DSO codes consist of a letter and number.

District Codes

Code

District

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

52

Dallas

53

Kansas City

54

Omaha

55

St. Louis

56

Davenport

57

Houston

58

Twin Cities

71

Los Angeles

72

San Jose

73

Salt Lake City

74

Seattle

75

Phoenix

76

Denver

83

Government

84

Home Office Reserve

85

American Red Cross

87

Body Company

89

Transportation Services

90's

Export

 

Ford of Canada

Mercury Code

Region

Ford Code

A1

Central

B1

A2

Eatern

B2

A3

Atlantic

B3

A4

Midwestern

B4

A6

Western

B6

A7

Pacific

B7

12

Export

12

 

Build Date:

This is the month and year of manufacture. The date is expressed in Month/Year.

 

 

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