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
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