1963 Galaxie Identification U.S. Built Vehicles(Warranty Plate)

The above image illustrates the 1963 Galaxie Warranty plate. The plate is located on the rear (lock) face of the left front door panel.

The 1963 Warranty plate is similar to the one used for 1962. However, the SERIAL NUMBER has been changed to Vehicle Warranty Number. Also, shown in the 1963 DSO space is a two-digit code number of the district which ordered the vehicle.

The official Vehicle Identification Number for title and registration purposes is stamped on a tab attached to the top right side (weld flange) of the dash panel in the engine compartment (see below). Do not use the "Vehicle Warranty Number" which appears on the Warranty plate for title or registration purposes.

Vehicle Data

65A HM 22 27H 11 1 3
65A    2-Door Hardtop
HM Viking Blue and Corinthian White
22 Med. Blue Gleam Cloth and Lt. Blue D/L Crush
27H 27th day of August
11 Boston District
1 3.00:1 Ratio
3 Fordomatic


      54B    4-Door Sedan
      62B 2-Door Sedan
Galaxie 500
      54A    4-Door Sedan
      62A 2-Door Sedan
      65A 2-Door Hardtop
      65B 2-Door 500XL Hardtop
      75A 4-Door Hardtop
      76A 2-Door Convertible
      76B 2-Door 500XL Convertible
Station Wagons
      71A    4-Door 9-Passenger Country Squire
      71B 4-Door 6-Passenger Country Sedan
      71C    4-Door 9-Passenger Country Sedan
      71E 4-Door 6-Passenger Country Squire


Two-tone paint codes use the same symbols as the single colors except that two symbols are used. The lower body color code will appear first in the Warranty Plate Paint Color Space.
If a special paint is used, the paint color space will not be stamped.

Code Number Color Sales Name
A 1724 Black Raven Black
D 1451 Med. Turquoise Met. Ming Green
E 1448 Med. Blue Met. Viking Blue
H 1447 Dark Blue Met. Oxford Blue
I 1459 Gold Met. Champagne
J 1515 Red Rangoon Red
M 1238 White Corinthian White
P 1454 Med. Green Met. Silver Moss
T 1543 Honey Beige Sandshell Beige
V 1470 Chestnut Metallic Chestnut
W 1555 Light Pink Met. Rose Beige
X 1444 Maroon Met. Heritage Burgundy
Y 1553 Lt. Blue Glacier Blue
Z 1427 Beige Met. Fieldstone Tan

* "M-32-J" Acrylic Paint Alternate with "M-30-J"


Deviation trim sets will use existing trim codes plus a suffix. A trim code with a numeral suffix is not serviced, while a trim code with a alphabetical suffix is serviced.

Code Trim Schemes
  Puff Stripe B/C and Crush Vinyl
12 Med. Blue and Lt. Blue Met.
14 Lt. Beige and Pearl Beige
15 Red and Red
17 Med. Turquoise and Lt. Turquoise Met.
18 Lt. Gold and Lt. Gold Met.
  Gleam B/C and Crush Vinyl
22 Med. Blue and Lt. Blue D/L
24 Lt. Beige and Pearl Beige
25 Red and Red
26 Black and Black
27 Med. Turquoise and Lt. Turquoise D/L
28 Lt. Gold and Lt. Gold D/L
  Vinyl and Brick Patt. B/C
32 Lt. Blue and Med. Blue
35 Red and Red
38 Lt. Gold and Lt. Gold
  Basket Weave Vinyl and Crush Vinyl
42 Med. Blue Met. and Lt. Blue Met.
44 Med. Beige Met. and Pearl Beige
45 Red and Red
  Crush Vinyl
80 Lt. Rose Beige D/L
82 Lt. Blue D/L
85 Red
86 Black
87 Lt. Turquoise D/L
88 Lt. Gold D/L
89 Med. Chestnut D/L
  Vachette Vinyl and Crush Vinyl
66 Black and Black
69 Med. Chestnut D/L and Lt. Chestnut D/L
94 Lt. Beige D/L and Pearl Beige
95 Red and Red
97 Med. Turquoise D/L and Lt. Turquoise D/L
98 Lt. Gold D/L and Pearl Gold
  Rib Vinyl (Police and Taxi)
03 Med. Green
04 Med. Beige
05 Red


The code letters for the month are preceded by a numeral to show the day of the month when the car was completed. The second year code letters are to be used if 1963 model production exceeds 12 months.

Month First Model Year Second Model Year
January A N
February B P
March C Q
April D R
May E S
June F T
July G U
August H V
September J W
October K X
November L Y
December M Z


Domestic Special Orders, Foreign Special Orders, and Pre-Approved Special Orders have the complete order number recorded in this space. Also to appear in this space is the two-digit code number of the District which ordered the unit. If the unit is regular production, only the District code number will appear.

District Code
Code District
11 Boston
12 Buffalo
13 New York
14 Pittsburgh
15 Newark
21 Atlanta
22 Charlotte
23 Philladelphia
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 Orlands
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 Export


A number designates a conventional axle, while a letter designates an Equa-Lock differential

Code Ratio Code Ratio
1 3.00:1 A 3.00:1
4 3.25:1    
5 3.50:1 E 3.50:1
7 3.80:1 G 3.80:1
8 3.89:1    
9 4.11:1 I 4.11:1


   1    3-Speed Manual-Shift
   2    Overdrive
   3    Fordomatic
   4 Cruise-O-Matic
   5 4-Speed Manual-Shift

Vehicle Warranty Number

Example 3S63X 100001

3 1963 Model Year
S Pilot Plant Assembly
63 2-Door Hardtop
X 8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch Engine
100001 First Unit Built

Model Year

The numeral "3" designates 1963.

Assembly Plant

Code Letter Assembly Plant
D Dallas
E Mahwah
G Chicago
J Los Angeles
N Norfolk
P Twin Cities
S Pilot Plant
U Louisville
W Wayne
Z St. Louis


The model code number identifies the product line series and the particular body style.

Ford 300
      53    2-Door Sedan
      54 4-Door Sedan
      51    2-Door Sedan
      52 4-Door Sedan
Galaxie 500
      61    2-Door Sedan
      62 4-Door Sedan
      63 2-Door Hardtop
      64 4-Door Hardtop
      65 2-Door Convertible
      67 500XL 2-Door Hardtop
      69 500XL 2-Door Convertible
Station Wagons
      72    4-Door, 6 Passenger Country Sedan
      74 4-Door, 9 Passenger Country Sedan
      76 4-Door, 6 Passenger Country Squire
      76 4-Door, 9 Passenger Country Squire


Code Engine
B 8-Cylinder 406 Cubic Inch (4-barrel High Performance)
E 6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch (Taxi)
F 8-Cylinder 260 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)
G 8-Cylinder 406 Cubic Inch (6-barrel High Performance)
P 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (4-barrel Interceptor)
X 8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)
Z 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)
5 6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch (Low Compression)
8 8-Cylinder 260 Cubic Inch (Low Compression)
9 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (4-barrel, Low Compression)

Consecutive Unit Number

Each assembly plant, with each model year, begins with consecutive unit number 100001 and continues on for each unit built.

Data taken from "1963 Ford Galaxie and Mercury Monterey Shop Manual Supplement, SE-703-63"