1966 Mercury Identification (Warranty Plate)

Dimensions (Inches)

Overall Length Including Bumpers:
      All Models Except Station Wagon   220.4
     Station Wagons 216.5
Overall Height (Loaded)
     Hardtops 55.1
      Sedans 56.0
      Convertibles 55.2
      Station Wagons 56.7
Overall Width
     Hardtops and Convertibles 79.4
      4 Door Sedan and Station Wagons 79.6
Tread- All Models
      Front 62.0
      Rear 62.0
      All Models Except Station Wagons 123.0
      Station Wagons 119.0
Shipping Weight (No accessories)
      4 Door Sedan - Breezeway (Monterey) 3966
      4 Door Sedan - (Monterey) 3903
      Convertible - Bucket Seats S-55 5045
      Station Wagon - 9 Pass. (Commuter) 4331

The Warranty plate is located on the rear (lock) face of the left front door panel.

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" plate for title or registration purposes.

Vehicle Data


Serial Code Body Code Body Type
Monterey (Bench)
44 54A 4-Door Sedan
43 62A 2-Door Sedan
42 50A 4-Door Sedan (Rev. B/Lite)
47 63A 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
45 76A 2-Door Convertible
48 57A 4-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
S55 (Bucket)
49 *63G 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
46 *76G 2-Door Convertible
Montclair (Bench)
54 54B 4-Door Sedan
57 63B 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
58 57B 4-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
Parklane (Bench)
62 50F 4-Door Sedan (Rev. B/Lite)
68 57F 4-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
67 63F 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
65 76F 2-Door Convertible
Parklane (Bucket)
67 63C 2-Door Hardtop (Fastback)
65 76C 2-Door Convertible
Station Wagons (Bench)
72 71B 4-Door 6 Passenger
72 *71C 4-Door 9 Passenger
-Colony Park-
76 71E 4-Door 6 Passenger
76 *71A 4-Door 9 Passenger
*Merchandised as options


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
A 1724-A Black
C 1900-A Dk. Executive Gray met.
F 1226-A Lt. Blue
H 1912-A Lt. Beige
K 1903-A Dk. Blue Met.
M 1619-A White
P 1910-A Med. Palomino Met.
R 1879-A Dk. Green Met.
T 2008-A Red
U 1070-A Med. Turquoise Met.
V 1921-A Emberglo Met.
X 1632-A Maroon Met.
Y 1269-A Lt. Blue Met.
Z 1915-A Med. Sage Gold Met.
2 1907-A Dk. Turquoise Met.
4 1901-A Med. Silver Met.
8 1955-A Yellow


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
  Colonnade Vinyl Bolster Mayfair Fabric Insert
12 Blue
15 Red
16 Black
17 Aqua
19 Parchment
  Colonnade Vinyl Bolster Shadow Stripe Vinyl Insert
72 Blue
75 Red
76 Black
7D Parchment
  Crinkle Vinyl Bolster Crinkle Vinyl Insert
22 Blue
25 Red
26 Black
2D Parchment
D6 White
42 Blue
45 Red
46 Black
47 Aqua
48 Ivy Gold
4D Parchment
E6 White
62 Blue
65 Red
66 Black
67 Aqua
68 Ivy Gold
6D Parchment
F White
A3 Burgundy
82 Blue
85 Red
86 Black
M6 White
92 Blue
94 Emberglow
95 Red
96 Black
G White
  Crinkle Vinyl Bolster Mosaic Fabric Insert
31 Silver
32 Blue
36 Black
37 Aqua
38 Ivy Gold
39 Parchment Palomino
  Silk Chord Fabric Bolster Brocarre Fabric Insert
51 Silver
52 Blue
53 Burgundy
56 Black
57 Aqua
58 Ivy Gold
5D Parchment


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 1966 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
15 New York
16 Philadelphia
17 Washington
21 Atlanta
22 Dallas
23 Jacksonville
26 Memphis
31 Buffalo
32 Cincinnati
33 Cleveland
34 Detroit
41 Chicago
42 St. Louis
46 Twin Cities
51 Denver
52 Los Angeles
53 Oakland
54 Seattle
81 Ford of Canada
84 Home Office Reserve
90's 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   D 3.25:1
5 3.50:1   E 3.50:1
6 2.80:1   F 2.80:1


Code Type
1 3-Speed Manual-Shift
4 Automatic (C-6)
5 4-Speed Manual-Shift
8 Automatic (Multi-Drive)

Vehicle Warranty Number

Model Year

The numeral "6" designates 1966.

Assembly Plant

Code Letter Assembly Plant
S Pilot Plant
Z St. Louis
W Wayne


Code Engine
H 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (2-barrel Special)
Y 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)
M 8-Cylinder 410 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)
Q 8-Cylinder 428 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)
P 8-Cylinder 428 Cubic Inch (8-barrel High Police)
8 8-Cylinder 428 Cubic Inch (4-barrel, Low Compression)

Consecutive Unit Number

Each assembly plant, with each model year, begins with consecutive unit number 500001 and continues on for each unit built.

Data taken from "1966 Service Specifications Handbook"