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Ford EL GT Identification

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Falcon EL GT Identification

Ford Falcon EL GT
Ford Falcon EL GT
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Identifying your EL GT:
    • Finding the ID Numbers and Plates:
    • The engine number is stamped on the front of the block above the fuel pump
    • Body Prefix Number is stamped on the passenger spring tower parallel with the fender
    • I.D. Plate: Two plates located on the passenger side bulk head
    • Tickford I.D. Plate is located on the passenger side spring tower head
    • Vehicle I.D. Number is located on the front passenger side door trim
  • Decoding the Body Prefix Number:
    • As with the earlier GT’s the EB/EL had the same number for the Vehicle Identification Number, Engine Number and Body Prefix Number.
    • The difference was it was now a standardised 17 character number used for all vehicles not just Fords.
  • Body prefix numbers of Australian produced cars:
    • 6FPAAAJGSWAB12345
    • 6FP – identifies the manufacturer (Ford Australia)
    • AAA – these characters are not used
    • J – identifies the country of production (Australia)
    • G – identifies the assembly plant (Broadmeadows)
    • SW – identifies the Body Style – SW short wheel base LW long
    • A – identifies the year of production (See chart below for year and month codes)
    • B – identifies the month of production (See chart below for year and month codes)
    • 12345 – is a unique number identifying each vehicle
  • Date Codes:
Year Codes
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
1997
V
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
Y
D
E
  • Paint Codes:
    • B5 = Sparkling Burgundy
    • E3 = Heritage Green
    • N9 = Navy Blue
  • Engine Codes:
    • J = 5.0 litre GT
  • Transmission Codes:
    • K = Five speed manual
    • W = Four speed automatic
  • Trim Codes:
    • G3 = Mako Grey
  • Model Code: 18722
  • Production Numbers:
    • 1997 = 250 units
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