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1975 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 Code District Code/DSO Number
  Rear Axle Ratio Code
Body Color Code Transmission Code
Trim Code  

Miscellaneous Vehicle Data (53D 2C AA W 2 41)

"53D" Custom 500 4 Door Pillared Hardtop
"2C" Red Metallic
"AA" Black cloth and Black vinyl
W C4 Automatic Transmission
2 Rear Axle Ratio of 2.75 to 1 (non-locking)
"41" Chicago District Code (and DSO number when applicable)
"9/72" Built during September, 1972

 

Body Type Code:

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

Body Style Number

Body Type & Seating

Factory Price

Shipping Weight

Production Total

Torino

53B

4-dr Sed 6P

$3,957

4059

22,928

65B

2-dr Cpe HT 6P

$3,954

3987

13,394

71B

4-dr Sta Wgn 6P

$4,336

4412

13,291

Gran Torino

53D

4-dr Sed 6P

$4,258

4090

53,161

65D

2-dr Cpe HT 6P

$4,234

3990

35,324

71D

4-dr Sta Wgn 6P

$4,593

4456

23,951

Gran Torino Brougham

53K

4-dr Sed 6P

$4,791

4163

5,929

65K

2-dr Cpe HT 6P

$4,759

4087

4,849

Gran Torino Sport

65R

2-dr Spt HT Cpe 6P

$4,744

4044

5,126

Elite

65M

2-dr HT Cpe 6P

$4,721

4160

123,372

 

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.

EXTERIOR BODY COLORS

1C

Black

2B

Bright Red

2M

Dark Red

3G

Dark Blue Metallic

3M

Silver Blue Glow

3Q

Pastel Blue

4T

Green Glow

4V

Dark Yellow Green Met.

5J

Ginger Glow

5T

Saddle Bronze Metallic

5U

Tan Glow

5Y

Dark Copper Metallic

6D

Pastel Yellow

8C

Medium Gold Metallic

9D

Polar White

 

Vinyl Roof Type / Color Code

(First Letter of Code = Type of Roof)

Code

Vinyl Type

Code

Vinyl Type

B

Cross Hatch Full 2-dr

H

Odense Three Quarter (3/4)

C

Cross Hatch Halo Style 4-dr

J

Odense Embassy (Basket Handle)

D

Levant Full

K

Normandie Three Quarter (3/4)

E

Levant Half (1/2)

L

Normandie Half (1/2)

F

Normandie

N

Odense Half (1/2)

G

Odense Full

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Second Letter of Code = Color of Roof)

L

Aqua

R

Jade

A

Black

D

Red

B

Blue

Z

Saddle

T

Brown

P

Silver

K

Copper

S

Silver Blue

Y

Gold

U

Tan

M

Gold Flare

J

Taupe

G

Green (light)

W

White

 

 

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.


INTERIOR

Trim
Codes

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TORINO

GRAN TORINO

GRAN TORINO SPORT

2-DOOR
4-DOOR
PILLARED
HARDTOP

2-DOOR
4-DOOR
PILLARED
HARDTOP

2-DOOR
HARDTOP

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I
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C
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BENCH
ALL-VINYL
(STANDARD)

 

BENCH
CLOTH
AND
VINYL
(STANDARD)

BENCH
VINYL
(OPTIONAL)

 

BENCH
VINYL
W/WHITE
(OPTIONAL)
(2-DR)

FLIGHT BENCH
ALL-VINYL
(OPTIONAL)

BUCKET
ALL-VINYL
(STANDARD)

B
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B
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T
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B
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B
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G
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T
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B
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B
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G
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T
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W
h/

B
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W
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B
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W
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G
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W
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S
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B
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B
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T
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W
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B
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W
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B
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W
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G
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W
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S
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B
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B
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T
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W
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B
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W
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B
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W
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G
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W
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S
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  Interior Trim Code

AA

AB

AU

 

BA

BB

BG

BU

 

CA

CB

CG

CU

 

CQ

CW

C5

C9

 

EA

EB

EU

EQ

EW

E5

E9

 

DA

DB

DU

DQ

DW

D5

D9

 


INTERIOR

Trim
Combinations

M
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GRAN TORINO BROUGHAM

STATION WAGONS

2-DOOR &
4-DOOR
PILLARED
HARDTOP

TORINO

GRAN TORINO
AND
GRAN TORINO SQUIRE

SQUIRE ONLY

I
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I
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C
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SPLIT
BENCH
CLOTH
AND
VINYL
(STANDARD)

SPLIT
BENCH
VINYL
(OPTIONAL)

 

SPLIT
BENCH
VINYL
W/WHITE
(OPTIONAL)
(2-DR)

BENCH
ALL-VINYL
(OPTIONAL)

VINYL

BENCH

(STD)

DURA-
WEAVE
VINYL
(OPT)

ALL
VINYL
SPLIT
BENCH

(OPT)

B
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B
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G
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T
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S
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B
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B
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G
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T
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S
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W
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B
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W
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B
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k

W
h/

G
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W
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S
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B
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G
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T
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B
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G
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T
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S
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d
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B
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G
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T
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B
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G
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T
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S
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d
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  Interior Trim Code

FA

FB

FG

FU

FZ

GA

GB

GG

GU

GZ

GQ

GW

G5

G9

AB

AG

AU

CB

CG

CU

CZ

RB

RG

RU

 

GB

GG

GU

GZ

 

 

 

Transmission Code:

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

Transmission Codes

Codes

Type

Automatic

W

C-4

X

FMX

U

C-6

 

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

4

M

3.4

6

O

3

9

R

3.25

7

P

3.55

 

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

0

Special

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

86

Recreational Vehicle Pool

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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