1964 Ford Identification (Warranty Plate)

The above image illustrates the 1964 Ford Warranty plate. The 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 Number" which appears on the Warranty plate for title or registration purposes.

Vehicle Data

62A DM 17 26H 33 1 6

62A    2-Door Sedan
DM Dynasty Green and Wimbledon White
17 Turquoise Chain Weave Fab. and
Lt. Turquoise D/L Crush Vinyl
26H 26th day of August
33 Detroit District
1 3.50:1 Ratio
6 C-4 Automatic Dual Range


Ford Custom
      54E    4-Door Sedan
      62E 2-Door Sedan
Ford Custom 500
      54B 4-Door Sedan
      62B 2-Door Sedan
Galaxie 500
      54A 4-Door Sedan
      57B 4-Door Fastback
      62A 2-Door Sedan
      63B 2-Door Fastback
      76A 2-Door Convertible
Galaxie 500XL
      57C 4-Door Fastback
      63C 2-Door Fastback
      76B 2-Door Convertible
Station Wagons
      71A    4-Door 9-Pass, Country Squire
      71B 4-Door 6-Pass, Country Sedan
      71C 4-Door 9-Pass, Country Sedan
      71D 4-Door 6-Pass, County 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
B 1638 Peacock Pagoda Green
D 1625 Med. Turquoise Met. Dynasty Green
F 1622 Med. Blue Met. Guardsman Blue
G 1636 Buff Prairie Tan
J 1515 Red Ragoon Red
K 1621 Silver Mink Met. Silver Smoke Gray
M 1619 White Wimbledon White
R 1633 Yellow Phoenician Yellow
T 1631 Lt. Beige Navaho Beige
X 1632 Maroon Met. Vintage Burgundy
Y 1623 Lt. Blue Skylight Blue
Z 1630 Med. Beige Met. Chantilly Beige

* "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
  Rib Vinyl and Crush Vinyl
03 Med. Green and Med. Green
04 Med. Beige and Med. Beige
  Chain Weave Fabric and Crush Vinyl
12 Blue and Lt. Blue D/L*
14 Beige and Beige
15 Red and Red
16 Black and Black
17 Turquoise and Lt. Turquoise D/L*
  Louvre Fabric and Crush Vinyl
22 Med. Blue and Lt. Blue Met.
24 Beige and Beige
25 Red and Red
27 Turquoise and Lt. Turquoise Met.
  Bar Dot Fabric and Crush Vinyl
32 Blue and Lt. Blue
34 Beige and Pale Beige
35 Red and Red
  Mosiac Vinyl and Crush Vinyl
42 Med. Blue Met. and Lt. Blue Met.
44 Med. Beige Met. and Beige.
45 Red and Red
47 Med. Turquoise Met. and Lt. Turquoise Met.
  Crush Vinyl (Bench Seat)
71 Med. Silver Blue D/L and Lt. Silver Blue D/L*
72 Med. Blue D/L and Lt. Blue D/L*
74 Lt. Beige D/L* and Beige
75 Red
76 Black
77 Med. Turquoise D/L* and Turquoise D/L*
  Crush Vinyl (Bucket Seat)
80 White
81 Med. Silver Blue D/L* and Silver Blue D/L*
82 Med. Blue D/L* and Lt. Blue D/L*
84 Lt. Beige D/L* and Beige
85 Red
86 Black
87 Med. Turquoise D/L* and Lt. Turquoise D/L*
89 Med. Palomino (Crinkle)

* D/L - Diamond Luster


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 1964 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 Philadelphia
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 Orleans
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 D 3.25:1
5 3.50:1 F 3.50:1
8 3.89:1 H 3.89:1
9 4.11:1 I 4.11:1


   1    3-Speed Manual-Shift
   2 Overdrive
   4 Cruis-O-Matic
   5 4-Speed Manual-Shift
   6 C-4 Automatic Dual Range

Vehicle Warranty Number

Example 4Z61X100001

4 1964 Model Year
Z St. Louis Plant Assembly
61 2-Door Sedan
X 8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch Engine
100001 First Unit Built (Consecutive Unit Number)

Model Year

The numeral "4" designates 1964.

Assembly Plant

Code Letter Assembly Plant
A Atlanta
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: the first of the two digits shows the product line, and the second digit shows a two-door style by an odd number or a four-door style by an even number.

Ford Custom
      53    2-Door Sedan
      54 4-Door Sedan
Ford Custom 500
      51    2-Door Sedan
      52 4-Door Sedan
Galaxie 500
      61    2-Door Sedan
      62 4-Door Sedan
      64 4-Door Hardtop
      65 2-Door Convertible
      66 2-Door Fastback
Galaxie 500XL
      60    4-Door Fastback
      68 2-Door Fastback
      69 2-Door Convertible
Station Wagons
      72    4-Door 6-Passenger Country Sedan
      74 4-Door 9-Passenger Country Sedan
      76 4-Door 6-Passenger County Squire
      78 4-Door 9-Passenger County Squire


Code Engine
B 6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch (Police)
C 8-Cylinder 289 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)
E 6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch (Taxi)
P 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (Police)
Q 8-Cylinder 427 Cubic Inch (4-barrel High Pref.)
R 8-Cylinder 427 Cubic Inch (8-barrel High Pref.)
V 6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch
X 8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)
Z 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)
Low Compression
3 8-Cylinder 289 Cubic Inch
5 6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch
9 8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch

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 "1964 Ford and Mercury Shop Manual"