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Mustang Factory Options

Click on the year to display the data plate decoder for that year.
The data plate is located on the driver's door by the latch assembly.

1972 Mustang Data Plate Decoder

Mustang Data Plate


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Body Style Code
Code Description Code Description
63D
Sportsroof, w/ Standard Interior, Buckets
63R
Mach 1, Buckets
65D
Coupe w/ Standard Interior, Buckets
65F
Grande, Buckets
76D
Convertible w/ Standard Int., Buckets
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Exterior Paint Code
Code
Description
Code
Description
Code
Description
A or 9A
Wimbledon White
B or 2B
Bright Red
C or 6C
Med. Yellow Gold
E or 4E
Bright Lime
F or 3F
Grabber Blue
H or 5H
Med. Brown Met.
J, 3J, J9
Bright Blue Met.
P or 4P
Med. Green Met.
Q or 4Q
Dark Green Met.
2 or 2J
Maroon
3 or 3B
Light Blue
4 or 4F
Med. Lime Met.
5 or 5A
Lt. Pewter Met.
6 or 6E
Med. Bright Yellow
6F
Gold Glow
4C
Ivy Glow
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Interior Trim Code
Code Description Code Description
1A
Black, all Vinyl
1B
Med. Blue, all Vinyl
1E
Vermillion, all Vinyl
1F
Med. Ginger, all Vinyl
1R
Med. Green, all Vinyl
1W
White, all Vinyl
2B
Med. Blue, Cloth and Vinyl
2E
Vermillion, Cloth and Vinyl
2F
Med. Ginger, Cloth and Vinyl
2R
Med. Green, Cloth and Vinyl
4A
Black, Cloth and Vinyl
4B
Med. Blue, Cloth and Vinyl
4E
Vermillion, Cloth and Vinyl
4F
Med. Ginger, Cloth and Vinyl
4R
Med. Green, Cloth and Vinyl
5A
Black, Knitted Vinyl
5B
Med. Blue, Knitted Vinyl
5E
Vermillion, Knitted Vinyl
5F
Med. Ginger, Knitted Vinyl
5R
Med. Green, Knitted Vinyl
5W
White, Knitted Vinyl
CA
Black, Knitted Vinyl
CB
Med. Blue, Knitted Vinyl
CE
Vermillion, Knitted Vinyl
CF
Med. Ginger, Knitted Vinyl
CR
Med. Green, Knitted Vinyl
CW
White, Knitted Vinyl
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Date Code
Code Description Code Description Code Description
xxA
Day|January
xxB
Day|February
xxC
Day|March
xxD
Day|April
xxE
Day|May
xxF
Day|June
xxG
Day|July
xxH
Day|August
xxJ
Day|September
xxK
Day|October
xxL
Day|November
xxM
Day|December

District (DSO) Code
Code Description Code Description Code Description
11
Boston
12
Buffalo
13
New York
14
Pittsburgh
15
Newark
21
Atlanta
22
Charlotte
23
Philadelphia
24
Jacksonville
25
Richmond
26
Washington
31
Cincinnati
32
Cleveland
33
Detroit
34
Indianapolis
35
Lansing
36
Louisville
41
Chicago
42
Fargo
43
Rockford
44
Twin Cities
45
Davenport
51
Denver
52
Des Moines
53
Kansas City
54
Omaha
55
St. Louis
61
Dallas
62
Houston
63
Memphis
64
New Orleans
65
Oklahoma City
71
Los Angeles
72
San Jose
73
Salt Lake City
74
Seattle
81
Ford of Canada
83
Government
84
Home Office Reserve
85
American Red Cross
89
Transportation Services
90-99
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Axle Ratio Code
Code Description Code Description
2
2.75:1 Standard Differential
3
2.79:1 Standard Differential
4
2.80:1 Standard Differential
6
3.00:1 Standard Differential
8
3.18:1 Standard Differential
9
3.25:1 Standard Differential
A
3.50:1 Standard Differential
B
3.07:1 Standard Differential
C
3.55:1 Standard Differential
H
3.78:1 Standard Differential
K
2.75:1 Locking Differential
M
2.80:1 Locking Differential
O or 0
3.00:1 Locking Differential
R
3.25:1 Locking Differential
S
3.50:1 Locking Differential
V
3.91:1 Locking Differential

Transmission Code
Code Description
1 3 Speed Manual
5 4 Speed Manual
E 4 Speed Manual
U C-6 Automatic
W C-4 Automatic
Z FMX Automatic

Model Year
Code Description
2 1972

Assembly Plant
Code Description
F Dearborn
R San Jose
T Metuchen

Body Serial Code
Code Description
01 Hardtop
02 Sportsroof
03 Convertible
04 Grande
05 Mach 1

Engine Code
Code Description
F 302-2V
H 351-2V Ram Air
L 250-1V
Q 351-4V
R 351-4V HO

Consecutive Unit Number
Each plant started each year with number 100,001. The Ford, Mustang, Torino, T-Bird, Maverick, and Pinto were all numbered together, regardless of model or type.

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