Ford XY GT Identification

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Ford XY GT Identification

Ford Falcon XY GT
Ford Falcon XY GT
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Identifying your XY GT:
    • Finding the ID Numbers and Plates:
    • The engine number is stamped on the front of the block behind the alternator
    • After 1st January 1971 it was 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
    • I.D. Plate is located on the passenger side bulk head
  • 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
1970
K
L
Y
S
T
J
U
M
P
B
Y
A
G
1971
L
C
K
D
E
L
Y
S
T
J
R
M
P
  • Paint Codes:
    • H = Track Red
    • S = Electric Blue
    • X = Monza Green
    • 9 = Nuggett Gold
    • E = Quick Silver
    • T = True Blue
    • U = Ultra White
    • 6 = Vermillion Fire
    • I or EZ819 = Jewell Green
    • O = Yellow Ocre
    • 2 = Bronze Wine
    • Z or EZ815 = Wild Violet
    • Q or EZ820 = Yellow Glow
    • F = Vintage Burgundy
    • B = Onyx Black
    • D or EZ821 = Raw Orange
    • C = Bold Blue
    • F289 = Surfer Orange
    • L = Limelight metallic
    • EZ099 = Shell Yellow
    • 5 = Tealglow
    • EZ903 = Spearmint
    • K = Frosted Pewter
    • Z801 = Royal Umber
    • F320 = Harmony Grey
    • F269 = RAA Lemon
    • F280 = Zircon Green
    • F240 = AGFA Orange
    • SPEC = Rothmans Blue
    • SPEC = Aviation Orange
    • SPEC = Whatever You Like
  • Engine Codes:
    • T = 351 4V
  • Transmission Codes:
    • L = Four speed manual
    • B = Floor shift automatic
  • Trim Codes:
    • B = Black
    • K = Dark Saddle
    • S = Light Saddle
    • W = White
    • 2 = Cloth Inserts. This code followed the trim colour code eg B2 was black with cloth inserts
  • Model Code:
    • 18038 = XY GT - 1970
      18138 = XY GT - 1971
  • Production Numbers:
    • Built September 1970 - December 1971 = 1557 GT units
    • 1970 = 757 units
    • 1971 = 800 units
    • Built May 1971 - November 1971 = 300 GTHO units

Also see:
The Ford Falcon GT Story
Cleveland 4V V8
Falcon XY GT Review

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