1970 Mustang VIN Decoder

1970 Mustang VIN Decoder

Last Updated April 30, 2024 | Kevin Brent

If you want help restoring your 1970 Mustang without getting lost or making expensive mistakes down the line, consider researching your Mustang's history. Knowing what came stock on your pony car will help you replace old parts and tell you whether you're working with all original parts to begin with. To find out this information, you just need to use a 1970 Mustang VIN decoder like the one in this guide. Once decoded, your 1970 Mustang's VIN and data plate can tell you what body style, paint color, trim, axle ratio, engine, and transmission your 1970 Mustang came with from the factory.

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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 tool.

1970 Mustang VIN Number Location

The easiest place to find the VIN for your 1970 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

1970 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 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

1970 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
65E 2-Door Hardtop, Bucket Seats
76A 2-Door Convertible, Standard Bucket Seats
76B 2-Door Convertible, Luxury Bucket Seats
1970 Mustang Paint Codes
Paint CodeColor NameSample
A Raven Black
C Dark Ivy Green
D Competition Yellow
G Medium Lime
J Grabber Blue
K Bright Gold
M Wimbledon White
N Pastel Blue
Q Medium Blue
S Medium Gold
T Candyapple Red
U Grabber Orange
Y Chestnut
Z Grabber Green
1 Calypso Coral
2 Light Ivy Yellow
6 and D Acapulco Blue
B Royal Maroon
C Black Jade
F Gulfstream Aqua
4 Silver Jade
6 Pastel Gray
9 Bright Yellow (Grabber Yellow)
1970 Mustang Interior Codes
CodePrimary ColorSecondary ColorNotes
3A Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knitted Vinyl Mach 1 Interior
3B Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Clarion Knitted Vinyl Mach 1 Interior
3E Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Clarion Knitted Vinyl Mach 1 Interior
3F Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Clarion Knitted Vinyl Mach 1 Interior
3G Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Clarion Knitted Vinyl Mach 1 Interior
3W White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl Mach 1 Interior
AA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AA1 Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AB Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AB1 Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AE Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AE1 Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AF Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AF1 Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AG Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
AG1 Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Houndstooth Cloth Grande Interior
BA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BAA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BA1 Black Corinthian Vinyl Black RuffinoVinyl Standard Interior
BB Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BBA Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BE Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BEA Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BF Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BFA Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BG Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BGA Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
BW White Corinthian Vinyl White Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
Black Appointments
BWA White Corinthian Vinyl White Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
Black Appointments
BW1 White Corinthian Vinyl White Ruffino Vinyl Standard Interior
Black Appointments
CE Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
CE1 Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
CF Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
CF1 Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
EA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
EA1 Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
EB Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
EB1 Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
EG Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
EG1 Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
EW White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
Black Appointments
EW1 White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
Black Appointments
TA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TAA Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TA1 Black Corinthian Vinyl Black Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TB Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TBA Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TB1 Blue Corinthian Vinyl Blue Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TG Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TGA Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TG1 Ivy Green Corinthian Vinyl Ivy Green Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TW White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TWA White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
TW1 White Corinthian Vinyl White Clarion Knitted Vinyl Deluxe Interior
UE Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
UEA Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
UE1 Vermillion Corinthian Vinyl Vermillion Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
UF Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
UFA Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior
UF1 Ginger Corinthian Vinyl Ginger Stripe Cloth Deluxe Interior

Learn more about your 1970 Mustang's interior in our classic Mustang interior guide.

1970 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
1970 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
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

1970 Mustang Axle Codes
Axle CodeRear Gear RatioNotes
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
F 2.33
K 2.75 Limited Slip Differential
M 3.80 Limited Slip Differential
O 3.00 Limited Slip Differential
R 3.25 Limited Slip Differential
S 3.50 Limited Slip Differential
V 3.91 Limited Slip Differential
W 4.30 Limited Slip Differential
X 2.33 Limited Slip Differential

Learn more about Classic Mustang rear gear ratios to see if changing the axle ratio is right for your build.

1970 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
0 1970
1970 Mustang Assembly Plants
CodeDescription
F Dearborn, MI
R San Jose, CA
T Metuchen, NJ
1970 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
1970 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
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 engine guide for first-gen Mustangs.


Use Our 1970 Mustang VIN Decoder to Jumpstart Your Restoration

With your data plate decoded, you'll know what your 1970 Mustang was like when it rolled off the assembly line.

Now it's time to check out parts for your 1970 Mustang to get started on your restoration. If you're looking for more helpful guides 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, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973.

Image Credits: 1970 Mustang neg 151506-569, & Mustang Mach 1, Ford

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