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 1969 or 1970 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: 9T03H194926
9 – Designates the year the vehicle was assembled.
9 = 1969; 0 = 1970
T – Designates one of three assembly plants (there are F, R and T)
F = Dearborn, Michigan; R = San Jose, California; T = Metuchen, New Jersey
03 – Designates one of three body styles (there are 01, 02, 03, 05)
01 = Coupe; 02 and 05 = Fastback; 03 = Convertible
H – Designates one of eleven engines used
T = 200 1 V 6 cylinder
L = 250 1 V 6 cylinder
G = 302 Boss
F = 302 2 V
H = 351 Windsor
H = 351 Windsor or Cleveland 2 V (1970 Mustang only)
M = 351 Cleveland 4 V
S = 390 4 V (1969 Mustang only)
R = 428 CJ
Q = 428 4 V CJ
Z = 429 4 V Boss
194926 – 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 1969 Mustang that was manufactured in the Metuchen, New Jersey assembly plant. It is a Convertible with a 351 Windsor and was number 194,926th assembled.
Mystery solved! Have fun decoding your 1969 or 1970 Classic Mustang VIN Number. If you are curious about decoding other Classic Mustangs, check out our Decoding your 1964 1/2, 1965 or 1966 Mustang VIN and Decoding your 1967 or 1968 Mustang VIN .
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