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VIN Decoder for Mustangs
>>>1982-1993<<<

Digits 1-3 = World Manufacturer Identifier
all 1982-1993 Mustangs = "1FA" - FoMoCo, USA, Ford Passenger Car

Digit 4 = Restraint System
1982-1989 Mustangs = "B" - Active Belts (Manual)
1990-1993 Mustangs = "C" - Air Bag with Active Belts (Front)

Digit 5 = Passenger Car
all 1982-1993 Mustangs - "P"

Digits 6-7 = Series - Body Style
1982 Mustangs
"10" - 2-door Notchback (L/GL Series)
"12" - 2-door Notchback (GLX Series)
"13" - 3-door Hatchback (GLX Series)
"16" - 3-door Hatchback (GL/GT Series)
1983-1986 Mustangs
"26" - 2-door Notchback (L/GL/GLX/LX Series)
"27" - 2-door Convertible (GLX/LX/GT Series)
"28" - 3-door Hatchback (L/GL/GLX/LX/GT Series)
1987-1993 Mustangs
"40" - 2-door Notchback (LX Series)
"41" - 3-door Hatchback (LX Series)
"42" - 3-door Hatchback (GT Series)
"44" - 2-door Convertible (LX Series)
"45" - 2-door Convertible (GT Series)

Digit 8 = Engine
(Note only codes for V8 and 2.3L Turbo engines are shown here even though Ford did put various other 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder engines in the Mustang)

1982 Mustangs
"D" - 4.2 liter 2V V8 255 CID 120 hp
"F" - 5.0 liter 2V V8 302 CID 157 hp

1983 Mustangs
"F" - 5.0 liter 4V V8 302 CID 175 hp
"W" - 2.3 Liter CFI 4 cylinder turbo 140 CID 145 hp (Turbo GT only)

1984 Mustangs
"M" - 5.0 liter 4V (5-speed manual - 175 hp) or CFI (automatic - 165 hp) V8 302 CID
"T" - 2.3 Liter CFI 4 cylinder turbo 140 CID 175 hp (SVO only)
"W" - 2.3 Liter CFI 4 cylinder turbo 140 CID 145 hp (Turbo GT only)

1985 Mustangs
"M" - 5.0 liter 4V (5-speed manual - 210 hp) or CFI (automatic - 180 hp) V8 302 CID

1986 Mustangs
"M" - 5.0 liter SEFI V8 302 CID 200 hp

1987-1992 Mustangs
"E" - 5.0 liter SEFI V8 302 CID 225 hp

1993 Mustangs
"D" - 5.0 liter SEFI V8 302 CID 235 hp (Cobra only)
"E" - 5.0 liter SEFI V8 302 CID 205 hp

Digit 9 = Check Digit (for Ford internal use)
all 1982-1993 Mustangs = any digit "0-10" or "X"

Digit 10 = Model Year
1982 = "C"
1983 = "D"
1984 = "E"
1985 = "F"
1986 = "G"
1987 = "H"
1988 = "J"
1989 = "K"
1990 = "L"
1991 = "M"
1992 = "N"
1993 = "P"

Digit 11 = Assembly Plant
all 1982-1993 Mustangs = "F" - Dearborn

Digit 12-17 = Consecutive Unit Number
production numbers started at 100,001 at the beginning of each model year

>>>1994-2004<<<

DIGITS MEANING

01-03 World Automobile Identifier
1FA - Ford, USA, passenger car
1FD - Ford, USA, incomplete vehicle

04 Vehicle Restraint System Type Code
L - Active safety belts all positions, first generation air bags
F - Active safety belts all positions, second generation air bags.

05-07 Vehicle Line, Series, Body Type (for Passenger Car)
P40 - Two-door coupe
P42 - Two-door coupe, GT
P44 - Two-door convertible
P45 - Two-door convertible, GT
P46 - Two-door convertible, Cobra
P47 - Two-door coupe, Cobra
P48 - Two-door coupe, Cobra

08 Engine Displacement/Number of Cylinders
4 - 3.8L, EFI, six cylinder
C - 5.8L, Cobra R, eight cylinder
D - 5.0L, Cobra, eight cylinder
T - 5.0L, H.O, eight cylinder
X - 4.6L, EFI (SOHC), eight cylinder
W - 4.6L, EFI (SOHC), eight cylinder
V - 4.6L, EFI (DOHC), eight cylinder
Y - 4.6-liter, DOHC 4-valve V-8 engine, eight cylinder, Supercharged
09 VIN Check Digit
Always a numerical digit from 0 to 9

10 Model Year
R - 1994
S - 1995
T - 1996
V - 1997
W - 1998
X - 1999
Y - 2000
1 - 2001
2 - 2002
3 - 2003
4 - 2004

11 Assembly Plant Identifier
S - Pilot Plant at Allen Park, Michigan (USA)
F - Dearborn, Michigan (USA)

12-17 Production Sequence Number
This starts with 100001 at the beginning of every new model year.

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