Mustang Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) offer several pieces of information about your Classic Mustang. Decoding this information can tell you the year your vehicle was assembled, the assembly plant, the body style, the engine cubic inch displacement (CID), and consecutive unit number. This guide is written to take the mystery out of 1967 and 1968 Ford Mustang VINs .
Each letter or number in a Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, stands for something. For the purpose of explaining each individual letter and number, we have created a sample VIN. Then we have broken this VIN down, explaining what each number and letter represent.
Sample VIN: 7R02C114001
7 – Designates the year the vehicle was assembled.
7 = 1967; 8 = 1968; 9 = 1969; 0 = 1970
R – Designates one of three assembly plants (there are F, R and T)
F = Dearborn, Michigan; R = San Jose, California; T = Metuchen, New Jersey
02 – Designates one of three body styles (there are 01, 02 and 03)
01 = Coupe; 02 = Fastback; 03 = Convertible
C – Designates one of ten engines used
T = 200 1 V 6 cylinder
C = 289 2 V
A = 289 4 V
J = 302 4 V (1968 Mustang only)
K = 289 4 V high performance (1967 Mustang only)
S = 390 4 V
X = 390 2 V (experimental 1967 Mustang only)
Y = 390 2 V (1968 Mustang only)
W = 427 4 V (1968 Mustang only)
Q = 428 4 V CJ (1968 Mustang only)
114001 – Designates the consecutive unit number
Deciphering the code:
In summary, our VIN number that we used as an example tells us the following:
It is a 1967 Mustang that was manufactured in the San Jose, California assembly plant. It is a Fastback with a 289 2 V engine and was the 114,001st car assembled.
Mystery solved! Have fun decoding your 1967 or 1968 Classic Mustang VIN number. If you are curious about decoding other Classic Mustangs, check out our Decoding your 1964, 1965 or 1966 Mustang VIN and our Decoding your 1969 or 1970 Mustang VIN .
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