1964.5 Mustang VIN & Data Plate Decoder

1964.5 Mustang VIN & Data Plate Decoder

Last Updated April 3, 2024 | Kevin Brent

One of the most important aspects of properly maintaining or restoring your Mustang is knowing what parts your model had when it rolled off the assembly line. The data plate can tell you what body style, color code, trim, axle ratio, and transmission your '64 Mustang was produced with. The VIN gives you the engine code.

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The information you get from your Mustang's VIN and data plate will help you restore it to its original state, and tell you whether the parts on your Mustang are original to begin with.

If you'd rather just type in your data plate information instead of looking through the tables below, use our classic Mustang data plate decoder.

1964.5 Mustang VIN Number Location

The VIN can be found in a variety of locations around the vehicle. The easiest place to look is under the hood on the driver's side fender apron. If the VIN is not visible there, try removing the fender to see if the second VIN is visible underneath.

VIN number stamped into the front fender apron of a classic Mustang

1964.5 Mustang Data Plate Location

The data plate is found attached to the inside of the driver's side door and contains the vehicle's VIN as well. The top line of the data plates displays the categories of codes that are able to be decoded. These categories are: body, color, trim, date, DSO, axle ratio, and transmission.

Door tag containing data plate information on the driver's side door of a classic Mustang

1964.5 Mustang Body Codes
Body CodeDescription
65A 2-Door Hardtop, Standard Bucket Seats
65C 2-Door Hardtop, Standard Bench Seats
76A 2-Door Convertible, Standard Bucket Seats
76C 2-Door Convertible, Standard Bench Seats
1964.5 Mustang Paint Codes
Paint CodeColor NameSample
A Raven Black
B Pagoda Green
C Pace Car White
D Dynasty Green
F Guardsman Blue
H Caspian Blue
J Rangoon Red
K Silver Smoke Gray
M Wimbledon White
O Tropical Turquoise
P Prairie Bronze
S Cascade Green
V Sunlight Yellow
X Vintage Burgundy
Y Skylight Blue
Z Chantilly Beige
3 Poppy Red
5 Twilight Turquoise
7 Phoenician Yellow
1964.5 Interior Trim Codes
Trim CodePrimary Color/MaterialTrim Color/MaterialNotes
22 Blue Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
25 Red Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
26 Black Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
27 Aqua Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
28 Ivy Gold Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
29 Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Standard Interior
32 Blue Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
35 Red Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
36 Black Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
39 Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Bench Seat
42 White Crinkle Vinyl Blue Appointments 1964.5 Option
45 White Crinkle Vinyl Red Appointments 1964.5 Option
46 White Crinkle Vinyl Black Appointments 1964.5 Option
48 White Crinkle Vinyl Ivy Gold Appointments 1964.5 Option
49 White Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Appointments 1964.5 Option
56/56A Black Vinyl and Black Cloth Black ComfortWeave
1964.5 Option
62 Light Blue and White Crinkle Vinyl Light Blue Luxury Interior
65 Red Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Luxury Interior
66 Black Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Luxury Interior
67 Light Turquoise and White Crinkle Vinyl Turquoise Luxury Interior
68 Ivy Gold and White Crinkle Vinyl Ivy Gold Luxury Interior
69 Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed Luxury Interior
76 Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Cloth Black ComfortWeave
79 Medium Palomino Crinkle Vinyl and Light Palomino Clothl Light Palomino ComfortWeave
80 White Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed 1964.5 Option
82 Blue Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed 1964.5 Option
85/85A Red Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed 1964.5 Option
86/86A Black Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed 1964.5 Option
88 Gold Crinkle Vinyl Color-Keyed 1964.5 Option
89 Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Black 1964.5 Option
D2 White Crinkle Vinyl Blue
D5 White Crinkle Vinyl Red
D6 White Crinkle Vinyl Black
D8 White Crinkle Vinyl Ivy Gold
D9 White Crinkle Vinyl Palomino
F2 White Crinkle Vinyl Blue Appointments Luxury/Pony Interior
F5 White and Red Crinkle Vinyl Red Appointments Luxury/Pony Interior
F6 White Crinkle Vinyl Black Appointments Luxury/Pony Interior
F7 White and Turquoise Crinkle Vinyl Turquoise Appointments Luxury/Pony Interior
F8 White Crinkle Vinyl Ivy Gold Appointments Luxury/Pony Interior
F9 White Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Appointments Luxury/Pony Interior

Related: Learn more about your 1964.5 Mustang's interior trim and materials.

1964.5 Mustang Date Codes
Date CodeDescription
xxC Day | March 1964
xxD Day | April 1964
xxE Day | May 1964
xxF Day | June 1964
xxG Day | July 1964
xxH Day | August 1964
xxJ Day | September 1964
xxK Day | October 1964
xxL Day | November 1964
xxM Day | December 1964
xxA Day | January 1965
xxB Day | February 1965
1964.5 Ford Mustang District (DSO) Codes
District CodeDescription
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
90-99 Export
1964.5 Mustang Rear Gear Ratios
Axle CodeGear RatioNotes
1 3.00
3 3.20
4 3.25
5 3.50
6 2.80
7 3.80
8 3.89
9 4.11
A 3.00 Limited Slip Differential
C 3.20 Limited Slip Differential
D 3.25 Limited Slip Differential
E 3.50 Limited Slip Differential
F 2.80 Limited Slip Differential
G 3.80 Limited Slip Differential
H 3.89 Limited Slip Differential
I 4.11 Limited Slip Differential

Related: Learn more about your Mustang's rear gear ratio to see whether you need to change it to fit your build goals.

1964.5 Mustang Transmission Codes
CodeDescription
1 3 Speed Manual
5 4 Speed Manual
6 C-4 Automatic
Model Year
CodeDescription
5 1965

Related: Read about the history of the 1964.5 Mustang to get inspired for your build.

1964.5 Mustang Assembly Plants
CodeDescription
F Dearborn, MI
R San Jose, CA
T Metuchen, NJ
1964.5 Mustang Body Style Codes
CodeDescription
07 2-Door Hardtop
08 2-Door Convertible
09 2-Door Fastback
1964.5 Mustang Engine Codes
Engine CodeDisplacementBoreStrokeCompression RatioHorsepowerTorqueCarburetor
D 289 CID 4.00" 2.87" 9.0:1 210 hp @ 4,400 RPM 300 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM 4-Barrel
F 260 CID 3.8" 2.87" 8.8:1 164 hp @ 4,400 RPM 258 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM 2-Barrel
K 289 CID 4.00" 2.87" 10.5:1 271 hp @ 6,000 RPM 312 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM 4-Barrel
U 170 CID 3.5" 2.94" 8.7:1 101 hp @ 4,400 RPM 156 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM 1-Barrel

Related: Compare the specs for all of the first-gen Mustang engines in our Mustang engine guide.


Use Our 1964.5 Mustang VIN Decoder to Jumpstart Your Restoration

With your data plate decoded, you should have a better idea of what features came standard with your 1964.5 Mustang.

You can also find everything you need for your ride on our 1964.5 Mustang parts page. If you want more great guides, tools, and content like this, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.

If you want to see what came stock on other first-gen Mustangs, check out the VIN and data plate information for these Mustang years: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973.

Image Credit:1965 Mustang neg CN3430-231, Ford Motor Company | New York World's Fair (1964-1965) | Mustang | exhibitions

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