Mustang Data Plate Decoder

Mustang Data Plate Decoder

Last Updated August 23, 2021 | Andrew Boyle

If you’re restoring your Mustang, you can use the data plate (or door tag) to figure out which options your Mustang rolled off the assembly line with. The data plate can tell you all kinds of details like the body, color code, trim, axle, transmission, and more.

This data plate decoder will cover any 1964.5 to 1973 Mustang. Although the door tags changed throughout the Mustang's first generation, decoding them is still easy thanks to the tools below. If your Mustang was made after 1981 (the year the U.S. standardized the Vehicle Identification Number), you'll want to use our VIN Decoder to learn about its colors and options.

1964-1965 Decoder

BODY
COLOR
TRIM
DATE
DSO
AXLE
TRANS
VEHICLE WARRANTY NUMBER
DATA1

1966-1969 Decoder

NOT FOR TITLE OR REGISTRATION
data
BODY
COLOR
TRIM
DATE
DSO
AXLE
TRANS
DATA1

1970-1973 Decoder

MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO.

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
VEH IDENT NO.
BODY
COLOR
TRIM
AXLE
ENGINE
DSO

Results:

  • Model Year:
  • Body Style:
  • Exterior Paint:
  • Interior Trim:
  • Date:
  • DSO:
  • Rear Axle:
  • Transmission:
  • Assembly Plant:
  • Body Serial:
  • Engine:
  • Unit #:

For Mustangs made before 1970, you'll have to use the VIN to get your engine code. Luckily, it's pretty simple to find and decipher. Check out the video below for help finding your VIN number. There are also some tips on finding and reading your door tag if you're having trouble locating it.

With the information you get from your data plate and VIN, you'll have everything you need to restore your classic Mustang to its original glory.

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Mustang Data Plate Decoder

Your classic Mustang's door tag can give you details about its color, trim, axle, transmission, and more. Use our data plate decoder to learn more about your Mustang's factory condition so you can restore it to its original state.