Zephyr 2-door Sedan
                              Zephyr 4-door Sedan
                              Zephyr 4-door Station Wagon
                              Zephyr Z-7 2-door Sedan

                              Fairmont 2-door Sedan
                              Fairmont 4-door Sedan
                              Fairmont 4-door Station Wagon
                              Fairmont Futura 2-door Sedan
















Position #1 is the Country of Origin
1 or 4 for U.S.
2 for Canada
3 for Mexico

Position #2 is the Company Identification
F for Ford
M for Mercury

Position #3 is the Vehicle Type
A = Passenger Car, Ford
D = Incomplete Vehicle, Ford

E = Passenger Car, Mercury
H = Incomplete Vehicle, Mercury

Position #4 is the Vehicle's Restraint Type
B = Active Seatbelts, Front Only
C = Active Seatbelts, All Positions

Position #5 is the Type of Car
P - Ford Passenger Car
M - Mercury Passenger Car

Positions #6 and #7 indicates the Body Series Code Identification

 





Position #8 indicates the Engine Identification Code











Position #9 is a Check-sum Number

Position #10 indicates the Model Year
B - 1981
C - 1982
D - 1983
E - 1984

F - 1985
G - 1986
H - 1987
J - 1988
K - 1989
L - 1990

Position #11 is the Assembly Plant Identification
A = Atlanta, Georgia
B = Oakville, Ontario
D = Avon Lake, Ohio
F = Dearborn, Michigan
G = Chicago, Illinois
H = Lorain, Ohio
K = Kansas City, Missouri
T = Edison, New Jersey
W = Wayne, Michigan
X = St. Thomas, Ontario
Y = Wixom, Michigan
Z = St. Louis, Missouri
R = Hermosillo, Mexico
U = Louisville, Kentucky
V = Jefferson County
8 = Broadmeadows, Australia
6 = Sohari, South Korea
5 = Flat Rock

The remaining VIN positions are used to indicate sequential production numbers.
The only variants here are that Ford cars are numbered 100,001 through 600,000
and Mercury cars are numbered 600,001 through 999,999.
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All 1981 through 2000 Fords, Mercurys, and Lincolns
have an 17-character VIN that follows this example:
1981 through 2000
1MECM32B7BK640993
Position    #1      #2     #3     #4      #5     #6 and 7  #8    #9   #10    #11       #12 through #17
Body Code
     66D
     54D
     74D
     36R

     66B
     54B
     74B
     36R
              No of
Code    Cyls.    Liters                  CID Venturi
   A          I-4          2.3L                         139/2V
   T          I-4          2.3L                          139/2V
   B          I-6          3.3L                          200/1V
   D         V-8         4.2L                          255/2V
   F          V-8         5.0L                          302/2V
   F          V-8         5.0L EFI,                     302
   G         V-8         5.8L 2 BBL                 OHV
   M         V-8         5.0L EFI Hig Output, 302
  ZEPHYR               FAIRMONT       BODY TYPE          MODEL
               32                               92     4-Door Sedan          Base
               31                               91     2-Door Sedan          Base
               35                               93     2-Door Sedan          Sporty Coupe
               36                               94     Wagon (4-door)      Sedan
M - 1991
N - 1992
P - 1993
R - 1994
S - 1995
T - 1996
V - 1997
W - 1998
X - 1999
Y - 2000
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