1962 Mercury Comet Identification (Patent Plate)

Body Style Codes

Code Number Body Style Body Type
02 54A 4-Door Sedan - C/P
12 54B 4-Door Sedan - Custom - C/P
01 62A 2-Door Sedan - C/P
11 62B 2-Door Sedan - Custom - C/P
17 62C 2-Door Sedan - Special (S-22)
21 59A 2-Door Station Wagon
23 59B 2-Door Station Wagon - Custom
22 71A 4-door Station Wagon
24 71B 4-door Station Wagon - Custom
26 71C 4-door Station Wagon - Villager
26 71D 4-door Station Wagon - Villager Bucket Seat

Engine Codes

Code Engine Type
S 6 Cyl. OHV 144 C.I.D.
D 6 Cyl. OHV 144 C.I.D.(Low Comp.)
E 6 Cyl. OHV 170 C.I.D.(Low Comp.)
U 6 Cyl. OHV 170 C.I.D.

Exterior Paint Codes

Code Color Spec. Nbr.
A Presidental Black M30J-1724
B Medium Turquoise M30J-1613
D Ocean Turquoise Metallic M30J-1451
E Pacific Blue Metallic M30J-1448
F Sea Blue M30J-1449
J Carnival Red M30J-1515
K Light Aqua M30J-1452
H Blue Satin Metallic M30J-1447
I Castilian Gold M30J-1459
M Sultana White M30J-1238
P Scotch Green M30J-1454
Q Sheffield Gray Metallic M30J-1371
R Jamaica Yellow M30J-1456
T Champagne M30J-1543
X Black Cherry Metallic M30J-1444
Z Desert Frost Metallic M30J-1427
(A "No Punch" in Paint Code Space Designates Special Paint)

Vehicle Date Code

Code Letter Code Letter* Month Code Letter Code Letter* Month
A N January G U July
B P February H V August
C Q March J W September
D R April K X October
E S May L Y November
F T June M Z December
* 2 year code letters to be used if 1962 models exceed 12 months

Transmission Code

Code Transmission Type
1 Standard
3 Automatic

Rear Axle Codes

Code Ratio
3 3.20:1
5 3.50:1
9 4.00:1

Data taken from 1960-64 Master Parts Catalog