Ford XB GT Identification

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Ford XB GT Identification

Ford Falcon XB GT
Ford Falcon XB GT
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z

Identifying your XB 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 radiator support panel on the passenger side
  • After 1st January 1971 it was stamped on the passenger spring tower, parallel with the fender
  • Two I.D. plates: One located on passenger side bulk head after January 1973
  • Prior to that Ford started placing 8 holes in the firewall (for 2 tags) in September 1972
  • So some Setember 1972, all 10th 11th and 12 month 1972 XA's came from the factory with a single tag and with an extra 8 holes for the double tags.
  • Depending on where they put the single tag, some in middle of 8 holes and some to the right, usually there are still an extra 4 holes visable.
  • Remember the tags for 1973 and after are shorter so NONE of the 8 holes are used by the single tag
  • Decoding the Body Prefix Number:
    • All Falcon GT’s have the same engine number and Body Prefix number
    • Prior to 1971 Ford used a dual numbering system
    • They had a V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number) which was different to the body prefix number/engine number
    • The V.I.N. number as stamped on the front edge of the passenger side spring tower, and body prefix and serial number as stamped on the passenger side front of the radiator support panel
    • The body prefix number also corresponds to the number stamped on the I.D plate
    • From Jan. 1971 onwards, Ford went to the 3 way system
    • Body prefix and serial number as appeared on the I.D. Tag was the same on the engine and spring tower
  • Body prefix numbers of Australian produced cars:
    • JG33AB12345
    • J – identifies the country of production (Australia)
    • G – identifies the assembly plant (Broadmeadows)
    • 33 – identifies the model of car (Falcon GT Sedan)
    • 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
1973
N
J
U
M
P
B
R
A
G
C
Y
D
E
1974
P
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
K
A
G
1975
R
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
R
M
P
1976
S
B
R
A
G
C
K
D
E
L
U
S
T
  • Paint Codes:
    • V = Apollo Blue
    • U = Burnt Orange
    • R = Copper Bronze metallic
    • P = Emerald Fire
    • 6 = Mulberry metallic
    • L = Mushroom Beige
    • 3 = Polar White
    • N = Port Wine
    • X = Red Pepper
    • 9 = 1973/74 Sandstone Beige
    • 9 = 1976/81 Snow White
    • H = Tropic Gold metallic
    • 2 or Y = Tropicana Green metallic
    • 7 = Walnut Glow metallic
    • M = Yellow Blaze
    • A = Yellow Sand
    • B = Onyx Black
    • Y045 = Corporate Blue
    • Y396 = Lime Glaze
    • SPEC = Whatever You Like
  • Engine Codes:
    • T = 351 4V
  • Transmission Codes:
    • L = Four speed manual
    • B = Floor shift automatic
  • Trim Codes:
    • B = Black
    • W = White
    • C = Chamois
    • K = Brown
    • P = Parchment
    • S = Saddle
    • 2 = Cloth Inserts. This code followed the trim colour code eg B2 was black with cloth inserts
  • Body Identification: 54H
  • Model Code: 18338
  • Production Numbers:
    • Built July 1973 - June 1976 = 1950 units
    • 1973 = 229
    • 1974 = 1003
    • 1975 = 434
    • 1976 = 284
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