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Sequential Unit Numbers by year
#1
I recently received the Marti books and was hoping I could find date related sequential unit numbers. They are the last 6 of the VINS for each year.

I'd like to know the VIN for the first and last Mustang produced for each year.

I also realize that the VIN will not always be the deciding factor as to date assembled. Because some cars could be scheduled and bucked, receiving a VIN and then held up due to parts availability; especially for special ordered cars.
And for that reason maybe I could get the first/last date of production for each year - even that would be useful. But I cannot afford to pay Marti's folks an hourly rate to look this information up... My blank check would BOUNCE real quick! LOL

I had considered using the REGISTRY here on this site but I don't think it would provide enough info.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/71-73-mustang-registry.html

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had any insight on this?

Thanks!
Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#2
Ray,

You could do a post like I'm doing for the year and model and let folks add the last 6 of their VIN or Maybe Rocketfoot could add something to our Data page.

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#3
Ray can you tell anything about the last 6 of this VIN? From 71 209271
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#4
To keep the conversation going, my initial thought was that since the first VIN for each year is supposed to be 100001, the following should apply:

In 1971, there were 149,682 Mustangs built, so the last VIN should be 249682.

In 1972, there were 125,093 Mustangs built, so the last VIN should be 225093.

In 1973, there were 134,867 Mustangs built, so the last VIN should be 234867.

...but I KNOW this is not correct because my 1973 Grandé has a VIN of 244824.

So, I may be mistaken in thinking that the Mustang line begin with VIN 100001. Then again, there may be other factors at work. Perhaps some of you may be able to provide additional insight.

Great Posting, Ray!

BT

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#5
Not sure if it helps but the last four of my vin is 1659 on my 71. Marti says it was build on 12/70 and sold on 1/12/71. Not sure when in 70 they started manufacturing the 71's.

Jim

Jim

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#6
I always thought the consecutive number included all Ford vehicles in that particular year. so the serial number of a mustang could be followed by a pinto or maverick or LTD.
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#7
My understanding also is serializing of vehicles produced by location started at 100000 but that was for all vehicles at that plant ie F for dearborn. My 71 was serialized 7/70
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mweeps;86144 Wrote:I always thought the consecutive number included all Ford vehicles in that particular year. so the serial number of a mustang could be followed by a pinto or maverick or LTD.

Correct, almost. The consecutive number didn't include all Ford vehicles...only the following vehicles were all numbered together:

1971:
Ford, Tornio, Maverick, Mustang, T-Bird

1972-73:
Ford, Tornio, Maverick, Mustang, T-Bird & Pinto

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71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
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mweeps;86134 Wrote:Ray can you tell anything about the last 6 of this VIN? From 71 209271

No. Not yet. I need to carefully establish reference points/dates.


But thanks!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#10
Consecutive numbers were from the same assembly line, regardless of the vehicle models made on that assembly line.

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