1965 Mercury Comet Identification (Warranty Plate)

Warranty Plate

The warranty plate is located on the rear face of the left front door panel.

The official Vehicle Identification Number for title and registration is stamped on the left fender apron. Do not use the "Vehicle Warranty Number" which appears on the warranty plate for title or registration purposes.

Vehicle Data

Model and Body Style Codes

Body Type Model
02 54A 4-Door Sedan (Bench) Comet 202
01 62A 2-Door Sedan (Bench) Comet 202
12 54B 4-Door Sedan (Bench) Comet 404
11 62B 2-Door Sedan (Bench) Comet 404
11 62C 2-Door Sedan (Bucket) Comet 404
32 71A 4-Door Wagon (Bench) Comet 202
34 71B 4-Door Wagon (Bench) Comet 404
36 71C 4-Door Woodrail Wagon (Bench) Comet 404
22 54C 4-Door Sedan (Bucket) Comet Caliente
22 54D 4-Door Sedan (Bench) Comet Caliente
23 63C 2-Door Hardtop (Bucket) Comet Caliente
23 63D 2-Door Hardtop (Bench) Comet Caliente
23 63E 2-Door Hardtop (Bucket) Comet Caliente
25 76B 2-Door Conv. (Bucket) Comet Caliente
25 76D 2-Door Conv. (Bench) Comet Caliente

Color Codes

A single-letter code designates a solid body color and two letters denote a two-tone - the first letter, the lower color and the second letter, the upper color.

Code Color Sales Name
A 1724 Black Onxy
H 1544 Dark Blue Met. Midnight Blue
D 1625 Med. Turquoise Met. Silver Turquoise
Y 1269 Med. Blue Metallic Blue Ice
P 1738 Med. Buff Metallic Pecan Frost
J 1515 Red Carnival Red
K 1621 Medium Gray Pearl Gray
M 1619 White Polar White
8 1955 Medium Yellow Yellow
R 1879 Dk. Ivy Green Metallic Olive Mist
C 1736 Med. Ivy Gold Ivy Gold
X 1632 Maroon Metallic Burgundy
Y 1623 Light Blue Tiffany Blue
F 1226 Med. Beige Metallic Platinum Beige
5 1731 Dark Turquoise Met. Ocean Turquoise
I 1737 Med. Palomino Beige Met. Sandrift

Trim Codes

A two-digit number indicates the type of trim and trim color.
If, due to unavailability or other difficulties in production, a particular trim set is not intended for service (minor deviation from intended trim), the warranty plate code will be followed with a numerical designation - For example: 52-1. 52-2.
If the trim set is serviced directly, the warranty plate code will bear an alphabetical suffix - For example: 52-A, 52-B.

Trim Code Trim Scheme
Woven Pleat Cloth and Vinyl (Bench)
12 Medium Blue and Lt. Blue Met.
15 Red and Red
16 Black and Black
17 Med. Turquoise and Lt. Turq. Met.
19 Palomino and Med. Palomino
Vinyl (Bench)
22 Med. & Lt. Blue Met.
25 Red
26 Black
27 Med. & Lt. Turquoise Met.
29 Palomino
Cameron Cloth and Vinyl (Bench)
32 Med. Blue and Lt. Blue Met.
35 Red and Red
36 Black and Black
37 Med. Turquoise and Lt. Turq. Met.
39 Palomino and Med. Palomino
Vinyl (Bucket)
49 Med. Palomino.
Solar Cloth and Vinyl (Bench)
52 Med. Blue and Lt. Blue Met.
55 Red and Red
56 Black and Black
57 Med. Turquoise and Lt. Turq. Met.
58 Ivy Gold and Ivy Gold D/L
59 Palomino and Med. Palomino
Vinyl (Bench)
62 Lt. Blue Met.
65 Red
66 Black
67 Turquoise
68 Ivy Gold Met. & D/L
69 Med. Palomino
Vinyl (Bucket)
G2 (W/Blue) and White Pearl
G5 (W/Red)
G6 (W/Black)
G7 (W/Turq.)
G8 (W/Gold)
G9 (W/Palomino)
72 Lt. Blue Met.
75 Red
76 Black
77 Lt. Turq. Met.
78 Ivy Gold D/L
79 Med. Palomino
H5 (W/Red) and White
H6 (W/Black)
H9 (W/Palomino)
85 Red
86 Black
89 Med. Palomino
Vinyl (Bench)
92 Blue
95 Red
96 Black
99 Palomino

Date Codes

A number signifying the date precedes the month code letter. A second-year code letter will be used if the model exceeds 12 months.

Month Code
First Year
Second 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

DSO and District Codes

Units built on a Domestic Special Order, Foregin Special Order, or other special orders will have the complete order number 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 a regular production unit, only the District code number will appear.

Code District Code District
11 Boston 34 Detroit
15 New York 41 Chicago
16 Philiadelphia 42 St. Louis
17 Washington 46 Twin Cities
21 Atlanta 51 Denver
22 Dallas 52 Los Angeles
23 Jacksonville 53 Oakland
26 Memphis 54 Seattle
31 Buffalo 81 Ford of Canada
32 Cincinnati 84 Home Office
33 Cleveland 90's Export

Rear Axle Codes

Code (Conventional) Ratio
1 3.00:1
2 2.83:1
3 3.20:1
4 3.25:1
5 3.50:1
6 2.80:1
Code (Locking Type) Ratio
A 3.00:1
C 3.20:1
D 3.25:1
E 3.50:1

Transmission Codes

Code Type
1 3-Speed Manual
6 Dual Range 3-Speed Automatic
5 4-Speed Manual

Vehicle Warranty Number

Example: (Fig. 1) 5H 12F 500001

5 1965 Model Year
H Lorain Assembly Plant
12 4-Door sedan
T 6-Cylinder, 200 Cubic Inch Disp.
500001 First Unit Built
(Consecutive Unit No.)

Model Year Identification

The numeral "5" designates 1965.

Assembly Plant Codes

Code Assembly Plant
H Lorain
J Los Angeles
T Metuchen
S Pilot Plant

Engine Identification Codes

Code Engine
A 8-Cylinder 289 Cubic Inch - 4V
C 8-Cylinder 289 Cubic Inch - 2V
T 6-Cylinder 200 Cubic Inch - 1V
*2 6-Cylinder 200 Cubic Inch - 1V
*3 8-Cylinder 289 Cubic Inch - 2V
* Low Compression

Consecutive Unit Number

Each model year, each assembly plant begins production with the number 500001 and continues on for each car built.

Data taken from Service Specifications Handbook for 1965 (FORM NO. L-M 9937-65) February, 1965