1969 Mustang VIN Decoder

1969 Mustang VIN Decoder

Last Updated March 27, 2024 | Kevin Brent

Restoring your classic Mustang can be a huge undertaking. Make this task more manageable by learning what parts your model had right from the factory. Need help finding this information? It's as simple as using our 1969 Mustang VIN decoder below. The data plate on your Mustang can tell you what body style, paint color, trim, axle ratio, and transmission your '69 Mustang had. Your '68 Mustang's VIN provides the engine code.

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If you'd rather just type in your data plate information instead of looking through the tables below, use our data plate decoder for first-gen Mustangs.

1969 Mustang VIN Number Location

The easiest place to find the VIN for your 1969 Mustang is under the hood on the driver's side fender apron. If the VIN is not visible there, try removing the fender. You might find a second one just behind the location of the one shown in our image, but underneath the fender.

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

1969 Mustang Data Plate Location

The data plate, or door tag, 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 each code. 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

1969 Mustang Body Codes
Body CodeDescription
63A 2-Door Fastback, Standard Bucket Seats
63B 2-Door Fastback, Luxury Bucket Seats
63C 2-Door Fastback, Hi-Back Bucket Seats
65A 2-Door Hardtop, Standard Bucket Seats
65B 2-Door Hardtop, Luxury Bucket Seats
65C 2-Door Hardtop, Standard Bench Seats
65D 2-Door Hardtop, Luxury Bucket Seats
65E 2-Door Hardtop, Bucket Seats
76A 2-Door Convertible, Standard Bucket Seats
76B 2-Door Convertible, Luxury Bucket Seats
1969 Mustang Paint Codes
Paint CodeColor NameSample
A Raven Black
B Royal Maroon
C Black Jade
D, 6 Acapulco Blue
E Aztec Aqua
F Gulfstream Aqua
I Lime Gold
M Wimbledon White
P Winter Blue
S Champagne Gold
T Candyapple Red
W Meadowlark Yellow
Y Indian Fire Red
2 New Lime
3 Calypso Coral
4 Silver Jade
6 Pastel Gray
9 or blank Bright Yellow
Special Edition Special Yellow
J Grabber Blue
U Grabber Orange
Z Grabber Green
Special Edition Flower Power Red
Special Edition Groovy Green
Special Edition Flower Power Red
Special Edition Hot Pink
Special Edition Caribbean Coral
Special Edition Madagascar Orange
Special Edition Spanish Gold
Special Edition Dandelion Yellow
Special Edition Whipped Cream
Special Edition Moss Green
Special Edition Olive Green
Special Edition Forest Green
Special Edition Poppy Green
Special Edition Beatnik Blue
Special Edition Sierra Blue
1969 Mustang Interior Codes
CodePrimary Color/MaterialSecondary Color/MaterialNotes
1A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Hopsack Cloth Luxury Option for Mustang Grande
1AA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Hopsack Cloth Luxury Option
1B Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Hopsack Cloth Luxury Option for Mustang Grande
1BA Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Hopsack Cloth Luxury Option
1G Dark Ivy Gold Corinthian Vinyl Dark Ivy Gold Hopsack Cloth Luxury Option for Mustang Grande
1GA Darky Ivy Gold Corinthian Vinyl Dark Ivy Gold Hopsack Cloth Luxury Option
1Y Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Hopsack Cloth Luxury Option for Mustang Grande
1YA Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Hopsack Cloth Luxury Option
2A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Kiwi Grain Vinyl Standard Bucket Seat
2B Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Kiwi Grain Vinyl Standard Bucket Seat
2D Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Kiwi Grain Vinyl Standard Bucket Seat
2G Dark Ivy Gold Corinthian Vinyl Dark Ivy Gold Kiwi Grain Vinyl Standard Bucket Seat
2Y Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Kiwi Grain Vinyl Standard Bucket Seat
3A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seat
ComfortWeave
3AA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seat
ComfortWeave
3D Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seat
ComfortWeave
3DA Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seat
ComfortWeave
3D1 Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seat
ComfortWeave
3W White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seat
ComfortWeave
3WA White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seat
ComfortWeave
3W1 White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seat
ComfortWeave
4A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knit Vinyl ComfortWeave
4D Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Clarion Knit Vinyl ComfortWeave
4D1 Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Clarion Knit Vinyl ComfortWeave
5A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5AA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5B Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5BA Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5D Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5DA Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5G Dark Ivy Gold Corinthian Vinyl Dark Ivy Gold Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5GA Dark Ivy Gold Corinthian Vinyl Dark Ivy Gold Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5W White Corinthian Vinyl White Ruffino Vinyl with Black Trim ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5WA White Corinthian Vinyl White Ruffino Vinyl with Black Trim ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5Y Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
5YA Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Deluxe Bucket Seat
6A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Kiwi Grain Vinyl Decor Group
6D Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Kiwi Grain Vinyl Decor Group
7A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7AA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7B Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible seat
7BA Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7D Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7DA Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7G Dark Ivy Gold Corinthian Vinyl Dark Ivy Gold Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7GA Dark Ivy Gold Corinthian Vinyl Dark Ivy Gold Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7W White Corinthian Vinyl White Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7WA White Corinthian Vinyl White Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7Y Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
7YA Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Ruffino Vinyl Deluxe Convertible Seat
8A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat
8AA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat
8B Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat
8BA Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat
8D Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat
8DA Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat
8Y Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat
8YA Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat
9A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat With Decor Group
9AA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat With Decor Group
9B Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat With Decor Group
9BA Light Blue Corinthian Vinyl Light Blue Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat With Decor Group
9D Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat With Decor Group
9DA Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat With Decor Group
9Y Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat With Decor Group
9YA Light Nugget Gold Corinthian Vinyl Light Nugget Gold Ruffino Vinyl ComfortWeave Bench Seat With Decor Group
DA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knitted Vinyl ComfortWeave Hi-Back Bucket Seat with Decor Group
DAA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knitted Vinyl ComfortWeave Hi-Back Bucket Seat with Decor Group
DD Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Clarion Knitted Vinyl ComfortWeave Hi-Back Bucket Seat with Decor Group
DDA Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Clarion Knitted Vinyl ComfortWeave Hi-Back Bucket Seat with Decor Group
DD1 Red Corinthian Vinyl Red Clarion Knitted Vinyl ComfortWeave Hi-Back Bucket Seat with Decor Group
DW White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl ComfortWeave Hi-Back Bucket Seat with Decor Group
DWA White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl ComfortWeave Hi-Back Bucket Seat with Decor Group
DW1 White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl ComfortWeave Hi-Back Bucket Seat with Decor Group

Learn more about your 1969 Mustang's interior trim and materials.

1969 Mustang Date Codes
Date CodeDescription
xxA Day | January
xxB Day | February
xxC Day | March
xxD Day | April
xxE Day | May
xxF Day | June
xxG Day | July
xxH Day | August
xxJ Day | September
xxK Day | October
xxL Day | November
xxM Day | December
1969 Mustang District (DSO) Codes
District CodeDescription
11 Boston
13 New York
15 Newark
16 Philadelphia
17 Washington
21 Atlanta
22 Charlotte
24 Jacksonville
25 Richmond
28 Louisville
32 Cleveland
33 Detroit
35 Lansing
37 Buffalo
38 Pittsburgh
41 Chicago
43 Milwaukee
44 Twin Cities
46 Indianapolis
47 Cincinnati
51 Denver
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
55 St. Louis
56 Davenport
61 Dallas
62 Houston
63 Memphis
64 New Orleans
65 Oklahoma City
71 Los Angeles
72 San Jose
73 Salt Lake City
74 Seattle
75 Phoenix
83 Government
84 Home Office Reserve
85 American Red Cross
87 Body Company
89 Transportation Services
90-99 Export
B1 Canada - Central
B2 Canada - Eastern
B3 Canada - Atlantic
B4 Canada - Midwestern
B6 Canada - Western
B7 Canada - Pacific
I2 Canada - Export

1969 Mustang Rear Gear Ratios
Axle CodeRear Gear RatioNotes
1 2.50
2 2.75
3 2.79
4 3.80
5 3.83
6 3.00
7 3.10
8 3.20
9 3.25
A 3.50
B 3.07
C 3.08
D 3.91
E 4.30
F 2.33 Only for Mustang E
J 2.50 Limited Slip Differential
K 2.75 Limited Slip Differential
L 2.79 Limited Slip Differential
M 3.80 Limited Slip Differential
N 3.83 Limited Slip Differential
O 3.00
P 3.10 Limited Slip Differential
Q 3.20 Limited Slip Differential
R 3.25 Limited Slip Differential
S 3.50 Limited Slip Differential
T 3.07 Limited Slip Differential
U 3.08 Limited Slip Differential
V 3.91 Limited Slip Differential
W 4.30 Limited Slip Differential

Learn more about the Mustang's rear gear ratios. This knowledge will help you know if changing the axle ratio may be right for your build goals.

1969 Mustang Transmission Codes
CodeDescription
1 3 Speed Manual
5 4 Speed Manual
6 4 Speed Manual
U C-6 Automatic
W C-4 Automatic
X FMX Automatic
Model Year
CodeDescription
9 1969
1969 Mustang Assembly Plants
CodeDescription
F Dearborn, MI
R San Jose, CA
T Metuchen, NJ
1969 Mustang Body Style Codes
CodeDescription
01 2-Door Hardtop
02 2-Door Fastback
03 2-Door Convertible
04 2-Door Hardtop Grande
05 2-Door Fastback Mach 1
1969 Mustang Engine Codes
Engine CodeDisplacementBoreStrokeCompression RatioHorsepowerTorqueCarburetor
F 302 CID 4.00" 3.00" 9.5:1 210 hp @ 4,600 RPM 300 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM 2-Barrel
G 302 CID 4.00" 3.00" 10.6:1 290 hp @ 5,800 RPM 290 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM 4-Barrel
H 351 CID 4.00" 3.50" 9.5:1 250 hp @ 4,600 RPM 355 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM 2-Barrel
L 250 CID 3.68" 3.91" 9.0:1 155 hp @ 4,000 RPM 240 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM 1-Barrel
M 351 CID 4.00" 3.50" 10.7:1 290 hp @ 4,800 RPM 385 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM 4-Barrel
Q 428 CID 4.13" 3.98" 10.6:1 335 hp @ 5,200 RPM 440 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM 4-Barrel
R 428 CID 4.13" 3.98" 10.6:1 335 hp @ 5,200 RPM 440 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM 4-Barrel
S 390 CID 4.05" 3.78" 10.5:1 320 hp @ 4,600 RPM 427 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM 4-Barrel
T 200 CID 3.68" 3.13" 9.2:1 120 hp @ 4,400 RPM 190 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM 1-Barrel
Z 429 CID 4.36" 3.60" 10.5:1 375 hp @ 5,200 RPM 450 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM 4-Barrel

Compare the specs for all classic Mustang engines in our first-gen Mustang engine guide.


Use Our 1969 Mustang VIN Decoder to Jumpstart Your Restoration

With your data plate decoded, you will know what your 1969 Mustang was like when it rolled off the assembly line.

You can also find everything you need for your ride on our 1969 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: 1964.5, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973.

Image Credit:1969 Mustang neg CN5503-279, Ford Motor Company | Mustang Mach 1 | two-door

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