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Ford Falcon, Fairlane and LTD Identification

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Ford Falcon, Fairlane and LTD Identification

All Falcons up to January 1971 had a dual numbering system, consisting of both the Body Prefix Number and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The VIN was stamped on the passenger side support panel, and this should match the number stamped on the I.D. plate (which was attached to the drivers side pre January 1970, and on the bulkhead for the remainder of 1970). As of January 1971 Ford switched to using a 3 way identification system, the body prefix and serial number as located on the ID plate should be the same as on the engine and shock tower.

The body prefix number should be 6 characters in length, consisting of 2 letters, then 2 numbers, followed by another 2 letters.

Letter 1:

The first letter in the body prefix identifies the country, with "J" identifying Australia

Letter 2:


The next letter in the body prefix identifies the assembly plant, with "G" identifying Broadmeadows

Numbers 3 and 4:

The following 2 numbers identify the model

COUNTRY
ASSEMBLY PLANT
MODEL ID
MODEL
 
J
G
11
Futura Sedan
J
G
12
Futura Taxi
J
G
21
Falcon Sedan
J
G
22
Falcon Taxi
J
G
23
Falcon 500 Sedan
J
G
24
Falcon 500 Taxi
J
G
30
Falcon Wagon
J
G
31
Falcon 500 Wagon
J
G
32
Fairmont GXL
J
G
33
Falcon GT Sedan
J
G
34
Fairmont Sedan
J
G
35
Fairmont Wagon
J
G
36
Fairlane Custom
J
G
37
Fairlane 500
J
G
38
Fairlane Custom Taxi
J
G
39
Fairlane 500 Taxi
J
G
40
Falcon Utility
J
G
41
Falcon 500 Utility
J
G
42
Falcon Van
J
G
43
Falcon 4WD Utility
J
G
45
Falcon 500 Van
J
G
47
Falcon Sundowner Van
J
G
62
Galaxie Sedan
J
G
63
Fairlane Marquis
J
G
64
Fairlane Ghia
J
G
65
Falcon 500 Coupe
J
G
66
Falcon GT Coupe
J
G
67
Fairmont Coupe
J
G
70
Landau Hardtop
J
G
71
LTD

Letters 5 and 6:

The next letters in the body prefix identify the year and month of manufacture, as per the table below:

YEAR
CODE
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
 
1965
E
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
1966
F
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1967
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
1968
H
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
1969
J
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
 
1970
K
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1971
L
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
1972
M
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
1973
N
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
1974
P
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1975
R
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
1976
S
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
1977
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
1978
U
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1979
W
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
 
1980
X
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
1981
Y
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
1982
A
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1983
B
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
1984
C
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
1985
F
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
1986
G
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1987
H
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
1988
J
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
1989
K
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
 
1990
L
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1991
M
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
1992
N
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
1993
P
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
1994
R
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1995
S
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
1996
T
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
1997
V
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
1998
W
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
1999
X
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
 
2000
Y
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
2001
1
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
2002
2
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
2003
3
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
2004
4
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T


TRANSMISSION CODES
B 3 Speed Cruisomatic
J 3 Speed Manual, Column Shift, Partial Synchro
L 4 Speed Manual, Floor Shirt, All Synchro
N 3 Speed Manual, Column Shift, All Synchro
O 3 Speed Cruisomatic, T-Bar Floor Shift (XT GT Only)
P 3 Speed Fordomatic, Column Shift
R 3 Speed Cruisomatic, Column Shift


MODEL
ENGINE CODE
ENGINE
C
170ci Six (Low Compression)
 
E
170ci Pursuit Six
 
G
200ci Super Pursuit Six
 
I
289ci Windsor V8 2V
 
K
289ci Windsor V8 4V
 
B
188ci Six
 
Q
188ci Six (Low Compression)
 
S
221ci Six
 
U
221ci Six (Low Compression)
 
W
302ci Mustang 5 Litre V8 4V
 
Y
302ci Mustang 5 Litre V8 2V
 
B
188ci Six
 
H
351ci V8 4V HO
 
Q
188ci Six (Low Compression)
 
S
221ci Six
 
T
351ci V8 4V
 
U
221ci Six (Low Compression)
 
Y
302ci V8 2V
 
E
200ci Six (Low Compression)
 
G
200ci Six
 
H
351ci V8 4V HO
 
J
250ci Six (Low Compression)
 
K
351ci V8 2V
 
L
250ci Six 1V
 
M
250ci Six 2V
 
T
351ci V8 4V
 
Y
302ci V8 2V
 
E
200ci Six 1V (Low Compression)
G
200ci Six 1V (High Compression)
 
H
351ci V8 4V HO
 
J
250ci Six 1V (Low Compression)
 
K
351ci V8 2V
 
L
250ci Six 1V (High Compression)
 
M
250ci Six 2V
 
T
351ci V8 4V
 
Y
302ci V8 2V
 
E
200ci Six (Low Compression)
 
J
250ci Six (Low Compression)
 
N
250ci Six (High Compression)
 
P
302ci V8 4V
 
T
351ci V8 4V


GT FALCON MODEL CODES
18638
XR GT Falcon XR GT Falcon Specifications XR GT Falcon Identification
18838
XT GT Falcon XT GT Falcon Specifications XT GT Falcon Identification
18938
XW GT Falcon XW GT Falcon Specifications XW GT Falcon Identification
18939
XW GTHO Falcon

XW GTHO Falcon Specifications

XW GTHO Falcon Identification
18939
XW GTHO II Falcon XW GTHO II Falcon Specifications XW GTHO Phase II Falcon Identification
18038
XY GT Falcon (1970) XY GT Falcon Specifications XY GT Falcon Identification
18138
XY GT Falcon (1971) XY GTHO III Falcon Specifications XY GTHO Phase III Falcon Identification
18238
XA GT Falcon Sedan XA GT Falcon Specifications XA GT Falcon Identification
18218
XA GT Falcon Hardtop XA GT Falcon Hardtop Specifications XA GT Falcon Hardtop Identification
18338
XB GT Falcon Sedan XB GT Falcon Specifications XB GT Falcon Identification
18318
XB GT Falcon Hardtop XB GT Falcon Hardtop Specifications XB GT Falcon Hardtop Identification


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