1967-69 Cougar Warranty Plate

1967-69 Warranty Plate

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The Warranty Plate is attached to the rear face of the driver’s door. The vehicle warranty number is the first line of numbers and letters appearing on the Warranty Plate. The first number indicates the model year. The letter following the model year number indicates the manufacturing plant. The next two numbers designate the Body Serial Code, followed by a letter expressing the Engine Code. The group of 6 digits remaining on the first line indicate the Consecutive Unit Number.

The vehicle data appears on the second or lower line on the Warranty Plate. The first two numbers and letter indicate the Body Style. A letter or number appears next indicating the exterior Paint Color followed by a number-letter combination designating the Interior Trim. To the right of this code appears the date code indicating the date the car was manufactured. A 2 digit number next designates the district in which the car was ordered and may appear in conjunction with a Domestic Special Order or Foreign Special Order number when applicable. The final two spaces indicate the Rear Axle Ratio (numbers for regular axles, letters for locking types) , and the Transmission type (numbers for manual, letters for automatic).

1970-73 Cougar Vehicle Certification Label

Vehicle Certification Label

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The Vehicle Certification Label (V.C. Label) is attached to the rear face of the driver’s door. The upper half of the label contains the name of the manufacturer, the month and year of manufacture, and the certification statement. The V.C. Label also contains the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). This number is also used for Warranty identification of the vehicle. The first number indicates the model year. The letter following the model year number indicates the manufacturing plant. The next two numbers designate the Body Serial Code, followed by a letter expressing the Engine Code. The last 6 digits of the VIN indicate the Consecutive Unit Number.

The remaining information on the V.C. Label consists of pertinent vehicle identification codes. The BODY code is two numbers and letter identifying the Body Style. The COL (color) code is a letter or number (or both) indicating the exterior Paint Color code. The TRIM code consists of a number-letter combination designating the Interior Trim. The AXLE code is a number or letter indicating the rear axle ratio and standard or locking type axles. The TRNS. Code is a number or letter indicating the type of transmission, numerals for manual, letters for automatic. The DSO code consisting of two numbers designates the district in which the car was ordered and may appear in conjunction with a Domestic Special Order or Foreign Special Order number when applicable. Ford of Canada DSO codes consist of a letter and a number except for export codes which are designated by two numbers.

VIN & Dataplate Decoder

The VIN decoder is a utility that allows you to decode the VIN and warranty tag (aka door tag) codes for 1967 through 2002 Cougars. Click on the button below to visit the VIN & Dataplate Decoder.

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