Retirement

1962 Ford Falcon

2dr Sedan 6-cyl. 170cid/101hp 1bbl

A vehicle identification number, or VIN, can reveal a lot about a car: manufacturer, model, build date, plant of origin, body type, and even engine in many cases. But standardization wasn’t introduced to VINs globally until 1981, and early vehicles’ VINs were composed of nothing more than a serial number. Over time more information has been introduced to VINs, but what information is carried in a VIN is largely left to the discretion of the manufacturer.

Because of the variance in VIN structures prior to 1981, there are few comprehensive VIN decoders in use today for the majority of collector cars, and many decoders focus solely on a single brand or nameplate. In an effort to better understand all the information that is embedded in a vehicle’s VIN number, regardless of the year that vehicle was manufactured, a tool was developed for the collector car VIN decoder that grows in coverage on a daily basis. Today the VIN decoder covers more than 22,100 vehicles from 1945 to present.

 

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):

2    R    1    1    U    1    9    3    0    7    9
1    2     3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10  11

• 1 = Year : 1962
• 2 = Assembly Plant : Atlanta, GA
• 3-4 = Body Series : Falcon Sedan
• 5 = Engine : 6-cyl. 170cid/101hp 1bbl
• 6-11 = Production Number

Hagerty’s collector car VIN decoder can be a valuable resource  it indicates details about how a vehicle was originally constructed. Differences between a car’s original and current configuration.  Utilize the Hagerty VIN Decoder to better understand classic cars.

Click here to go to Hagerty's VIN classic car decoder

Posted by Phillip Seaman Monday, April 6, 2015 4:50:00 PM Categories: 1962 Ford Falcon Classic Car VIN Code
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This is the story behind how I found stripped, rebuilt, tested and drove my first Classic Car.  Some of it might be interesting while other parts just plain boring.  Sorry but that goes with the territory of building and owning a classic car.  A lot of hurry up and wait...
The first stage, mechanical, took exactly a year to the week to get from towing in an empty shell to driving it out onto the road with brakes working.
The second stage on the project took a lot less time.  It only took 4 weeks to get the bodywork and paint completed.  Of course it took me several weeks of hunting to find and get all the bits and pieces together before I booked the time at Diego's shop (Affordable Collision Center).  He promised me a 4 week time span... I made him sign a contract to that effect with a penalty of $100 per day over the 30 day period.

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It is now Sunday, 16th August, 2015

The car goes into Diego's tomorrow morning at 10am.... it will be a long 30 day wait!