XR4Ti Archived Tech Articles

    VIN Tag and Color Codes - A listing of the VIN tag codes and their meanings. Also a listing of the trim and color codes, combinations of cladding and exterior body colors, and so forth.
  
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION AND COLOR CODES
 
The Vehicle Identification Label is affixed on the left front lock panel. The upper half of the label contains the name of the manufacturer, month and year of manufacture, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), and the certification statement.
 
 
01 - VIN Vehicle Identification Number
02 - Vehicle Type
03 - Exterior Paint Color Code
04 - Body Type Code
  61D - XR4TI
05 - Trim Scheme Color Code
06 - Air Conditioning Code
07 - Radio Type Code
  2 - Radio AM
  4 - Radio AM/FM Multiplex
  6 - Radio AM/FM/MPX, Electronic Premium Cassette
  7 - Radio AM/FM/MPX, Cassette
  8 - Radio AM/FM Stereo/Clock Electronic Tune
  9 - Radio AM/FM/MPX Clock/Cassette Electronic
  F - Radio AM/FM Stereo, Electronic Tune Seek
  H - Radio AM/FM Stereo/Cassette, Electronic
  Y - Radio Delete
08 - Sunroof / Moonroof Code
  C - Sunroof Removable Glass
09 - Axle Ratio Code
10 - Transmission Code
11 - District Sales Office Code
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
 
SAMPLE - WF1BT80W4HM685068
 
WF1 - World Manufacturer Identification
(WF1 - Ford Motor Company, Germany)
B - Resitraint System Type
(B - Active Belts, P - Passive Belts)
T - Car Make
(T - Merkur Passenger Car)
80 - Line, Series, Body, Type
(80 - XR4TI)
W - Engine Type
(W - 2.3 EFI Turbo)
4 - Check Digit
(0-9 or X)
H - Model Year
(F - 1985, G - 1986, H - 1987, J - 88, K - 1989)
M - Assembly Plant
(M - Karmann)
685068 - Production Sequence Number - Consecutive Unit Number
(100,001 - 600,000 Ford Devision Vehicles 600,001 - 999,999 Lincoln/Mercury Division Vehicles)
 
03. EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR CODES
 
CODE COLOR YEARS AVAILABLE
0A Black 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
0B Daimond White 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
0G Antique Bronze Metallic (Mica) 89
0K Gitane Blue Metallic 89
0O Regal Red Metallic 87**
0P Radiant Red 89
0Q Mercury/Blue Grey Metallic 87
0R Rosso Red 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
0S Sand Gold Metallic 89
0T Azure Blue Metallic 86, 87
0U Crystal Blue Metallic 87, 88
0V Strato Silver Metallic 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
01 Magenta Red Metallic(Mica) 88, 89
03 Paris Blue Metallic 85
04 Regency Red Metallic 85, 86, 87*
05 Mineral Blue Metallic 85, 86
07 Nimbus Grey Metallic 85, 86
08 Tuscany Gold Metallic*** 89
AO Matisse Blue Metallic 89
--- Silica Gold Metallic 88
--- Chestnut Metallic 88
--- Biscay Metallic 88
* Early 87 models
** Available on late 87 models (replaces paint code 04)
*** Might have replaced Sand Gold at Midyear
 
05. INTERIOR TRIM COLORS / CODES
 
CODE SEATS TRIM
CQ Qxford Material Steel Gray
CD Qxford Material Saxe Blue
XQ Leather RPO Steel Gray
CL Cloth Shadow Gray
XL Leather Shadow Gray
CM Cloth Spice Brown
XM Leather Spice Brown
CS Cloth Raven
XS Leather Raven
85 - 87 Steering Wheel and Column Shroud - Raven
88 and 89 Steering Wheel, Column Shroud, Instrument Surround and Console Insert - Black
88 Seating material either Mallory/Angora (Standard), or Leather
88 Trim Colors - Raven/Shadow Gray or Mace
BUMPERS, CLADDING AND TRIM COLOR COMBINATIONS
COLOR 85-87 BUMPERS 85-87 CLADDING 85-87 CLADDING INSERT 88 BUMPERS AND CLADDING 88 CLADDING INSERT 89 BUMPERS AND CLADDING 89 CLADDING INSERT
Black Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red Black Bright Silver Black Black
Daimond White Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red White Bright Silver White Black
Antique Bronze Metallic Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red --- --- Brown Black
Gitane Blue Metallic --- --- --- --- --- Mid Gray Black
Regal Red Metallic Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red --- --- --- ---
Radiant Red --- --- --- --- --- Radiant red Black
Mercury/Blue Gray Metallic Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red --- --- --- ---
Rosso Red Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red Dark Gray Bright Silver --- ---
Sand Gold Metallic --- --- --- --- --- Brown Black
Azure Blue Metallic Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red --- --- --- ---
Crystal Blue Metallic Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red Dark Gray Bright Silver --- ---
Strato Silver Metallic Dray Gray Dark Gray Maple Red --- --- Mid Gray Black
Magenta Red Metallic --- --- --- Dark Gray Bright Silver Mid Gray Black
Paris Blue Metallic Dray Gray Dark Grey Maple Red --- --- --- ---
Regency Red Metallic Dray Gray Dark Grey Maple Red --- --- --- ---
Mineral Blue Metallic Dray Gray Dark Grey Maple Red --- --- --- ---
Nimbus Grey Metallic Dray Gray Dark Grey Maple Red --- --- --- ---
Tuscany Gold Metallic --- --- --- --- --- Brown Black
Matisse Blue Metallic --- --- --- --- --- Mid Grey Black
Silica Gold Metallic --- --- --- Brown Bright Silver --- ---
Chestnut Metallic --- --- --- Brown Bright Silver --- ---
Biscay Metallic --- --- --- Dark Grey Bright Silver --- ---
 
11. DISTRICT SALES OFFICE CODES
 
FORD DIVISION L-M DIVISION
00 - Special
11 - Bopson
12 - Buffalo
13 - New York
14 - Pittsburgh
16 - Philadelphia
17 - Washington
21 - Atlanta
22 - Charlotte
23 - Memphis
24 - Jacksonville
25 - Richmond
26 - New Orelans
28 - Louisville
41 - Chicago
42 - Cleveland
43 - Milwaukee
46 - Indianapolis
47 - Cincinnati
48 - Detroit
52 - Dallas
53 - Kansas City
54 - Omaha
55 - St. Louis
57 - Houston
58 - Twin Cities
71 - Los Angeles
72 - San Jose
73 - Salt Lake City
74 - Seattle
75 - Pheonix
76 - Denver
83 - Goverment
84 - Home Office Reserve
85 - American Red Cross
86 - Recreational Vehicle Pool
87 - Body Company
89 - Transportation Services
90's - Export
00 - Special
11 - Boston
15 - New York
16 - Philadelphia
17 - Washington
21 - Atlanta
22 - Dallas
23 - Jacksonville
26 - Memphis
32 - Cincinnati
33 - Cleveland
34 - Detroit
41 - Chicago
42 - St. Louis
51 - Denver
52 - Los Angeles
53 - Oakland
83 - Goverment
84 - Home Office Reserve
85 - American Red Cross
90's - Export