Mustang Data Plate Decoder

Mustang Data Plate Decoder

Last Updated August 13, 2019

If you’re in the process of restoring your Mustang, then odds have it you’ve come across the data plate and need to know which paint colors and options to use when returning your pony car back to its original glory. The data plate can tell you all kinds of details about your Mustang like body, color code, trim, axle, transmission and more. To many, restoring a Mustang means that you’re restoring it back to original showroom condition. That means you need to make sure that it has the correct engine, transmission, rear axle, paint color, and so much more.

The problem with restoring first generation Mustangs is that they’re over half a century old. In almost all cases, these Mustangs have seen better days. They’ve had multiple owners, replaced parts, second and third engines, rusted through body panels, and even possibly sitting in a field rotting away for the past twenty years. The thing is, nobody wants to do a restoration twice. You need to make sure that you’re building the right engine and transmission for your vehicle, painting it the right color, putting in the right rear axle and gears, and optioning out the interior correctly. That’s why it’s important to run through the data plate decoder in order to make sure your options are correct before moving forward.

This data plate decoder will cover any 1964-1/2 through 1973 Mustang. Although the plates changed throughout the first generation of Mustang, we’re still able to decode your plate with ease! Now, if your Mustang was made after 1981, the United States had officially switched over to what we use today: the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). So, if your Mustang was made after 1981, you’ll want to use our VIN Decoder to figure out which colors and options your Mustang has!

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 #:
Mustang Data Plate Decoder

The data plate on your classic Mustang can help you when you're restoring it back to its original condition. Learn details about its color, trim, axle, transmission and more for its data plate and our Mustang data plate decoder.