This is the mustang I mentioned yesterday. Need to know what you guys think its worth? Will be working on house and owner will trade car for work. Where can I go to get info on Vin# information and the rest of codes on door plate?
Thanks for any info in advance!
Body Codes 65A Q 2B 16A 71 5 W
Nice solid looking coupe. It was built a week before mine as my VIN is 133047 and built on January 22nd. I'll break the codes down for you and give some other facts about that car from my books.
Here's your VIN breakdown,
8....last digit of model year (1968)
R....assembly plant (San Jose)
01...body code (coupe)
J.....engine code (302 4v)
128800....sequential build number (your car was the 28,800 vehicle scheduled for build at San Jose in the 68 model year. The first digit is a place holder and started at 1)
65A.....standard hardtop (coupe)
Q....paint code (Brittany Blue)
2B...interior code (blue vinyl)
16A....scheduled build date (January 16, 1968)
71...DSO, general area where car was shipped and sold from (Los Angeles)
5.....axle ratio (3.00 non-locking)
W....transmission (C4 auto)
Here's some facts from Ford's production records:
there were 8,873 Brittany Blue coupes with standard blue vinyl interior in 68
there were 15,985 J code 302 coupes with the C4 auto in 68
it was 1 of 23,764 coupes to go to DSO 71 in 68, my car was one of them too
That looks like an original unmolested car and has power steering and brakes too. The motor looks to be the original 302 also.
As to value, I'm not sure exactly. Northeast people like me would pay more for a solid, unmolested car like that.