35th Anniversary Thunderbird Registry

Vehicle Identification Number Codes

VIN Description Code
1 Country of origin 1=United States
2=Canada
F Manufacturer F=Ford  M=Mercury
A Make and type A=Passenger vechicle  E=Passenger vehicle
D=Incomplete vehicle H=Incomplete vechicle
F=No engine/powertrain   
Restraint system type B=Active belts
P=Passive front belts
C=Active belts and driver air back
L=Active belts - all positions and front air bags 
P Constant "P"  P=Passenger 
Line, series and body 60=Thunderbird (Base) 60=Cougar (Base) LS
62=Thunderbird LX 62=Cougar XR7
64=Thunderbird SC  
4 Engine type 4=232 cid (3.8L) 140 hp V6
R=232 cid (3.8L) 210 hp supercharged V6
T=302 cid (5.0L) 200 hp V8
W=281 cid (4.6L) 205 hp V8
X Factory Check Digit  
L Model year F=1985
G=1986
H=1987 
J=1988
K=1989
L=1990 
M=1991
N=1992
P=1993 
R=1994
S=1995
T=1996 
V=1997
Assembly plant A=Atlanta
B=Oakville 
F=Dearborn
G=Chicago
H=Lorain (All T-birds are manufactured here)
K=Kansas City
T=Edison
W=Wayne
X=St. Thomas
Y=Wixom
1 Production sequence number 100,001 - 600,000 Ford division vehicles
0 600,001 - 999,999 Lincoln/Mercury division vehicles
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