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1969-70 Shelby Mustang 
Serial Numbers

The 1969-70 Vin Numbers

Locations:

  1. Reverse-stamped (from the rear) onto the aluminum Ford identification plate which is pop-riveted to the dash board near the bottom of the windshield on the driver's side; visible from the outside through the windshield.

  2. Reverse-stamped into a door tag on the top left-hand corner of the warranty plate pop-riveted to the rear edge of the driver's door. Shows build code, DSO code, code for body style, exterior and interior colors, engine, transmission, and rear end ratio. In 1970 a decal was used instead of an aluminum plate.

  3. Stamped into the driver's and passengers inner fender panel; approximately halfway back between the shock towers and firewall; not visible with fenders on or the hood open. Serial numbers of all 1970 cars begins with '9' instead of '0'.

The VIN Breakdown

9 - Model year

F - Assembly Plant (Dearborn, MI)

02 - Body Code (02 - 2-door fastback; 03 - 2-door convertible)

M - Engine  code (M - 351;  R - 428 Cobra Jet)

48 - Shelby code (in all Shelby vehicles, 1969 and 1970; not used on any other Ford vehicles)

0123 - consecutive production number; begins with 0001 and ends with 3294

                

Breakdown

Same as the first 11 characters of the Shelby number.

BODY: 63C - 2-door fastback
76B - 2-door convertible
COLOR: B - Royal Maroon
C - Black Jade Metallic
D - Bright Blue Metallic
I - Lime Green
J - Competition Blue
Q - Medium Blue
Metallic
R - Dark Green Metallic
T - Candy Apple Red
U - Grabber Orange
W - Yellow
X - Dark Blue Metallic
Y - Gold Metallic
Z - Competition Green
4 - Silver Jade Metallic
Interior see Ford Shop Manual for codes
Build Date
A - January G - July
B - February H - August
C - March J - September
D - April K - October
E - May L - November
F - June M - December
Order Number Ford internal code number signifying the particular order for that build (i.e. those cars going to Shelby assembly location; Shelby cars start with '8D'
Axle number designates conventional axle; letter indicates locking axles
1 - 2.50:1 - J
2 - 2.75:1 - K
3 - 2.79:1 - L

4 - 2.80:1 - M
5 - 2.83:1 - N
6 - 3.00:1 - O
7 - 3.10:1 - P
8 - 3.20:1 - Q
9 - 3.25:1 - R

A - 3.50:1 - S
B - 3.07:1 - T
C - 3.08:1 - C
D - 3.91:1 - V
E - 4.30:1 - W
Transmission 5 - 4 speed wide-ratio
6 - 4 speed close ratio
W - C-4 automatic
U - C-6 automatic

1969-70 Shelby Mustang Production Totals

GT 350 Fastbacks                                         953

GT 350 Fastback Hertz cars                         150

GT 350 Convertibles                                      194

GT 500 Fastbacks                                       1,536   

GT 500 Convertibles                                      335

Total 1969 Shelby Cobras                          3,153     

Additional breakdown of cars not
included above of '69 cars that were
updated to 1970 models                                  789

Total based on the highest serial number
SAAC has located                                         3,294

(Source of information Shelby American World Registry, The Shelby American Auto Club, PO Box 788 Sharon, CT   06069. If you are into Shelby Cars it is a must that you get your own copy.)