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How do I Check the VIN Numbers for a 1965 Mustang?

by Si Kingston

The vehicle identification number, or VIN, on a 1965 Ford Mustang is a unique symbol formed of letters and numbers that is stamped or stuck onto a vehicle. The numbers and letters that make up a VIN on a 1965 Ford Mustang represent very specific details about the car including when and where it was made and the body style. The first symbol in a VIN for a 1965 Mustang should be a "5," which represents the year the vehicle was produced, a letter (A-Z) is next and it represents the assembly plant (e.g., "S" represents the Pilot Plant), the next two digits represent the body code (e.g., "07" equals hardtop and "09" represents two-door fastback), the engine code follows and is represented by a letter and the last six digits represent the production sequence.

Look through the front windshield and onto the dashboard. The VIN number will be located on the left side of the dash.

Locate the driver's side, front fender apron. The VIN is stamped on the upper-top flange.

Open the driver's door and locate the lock face on the driver's door. The VIN will be printed on a sticker on the lock face.

About the Author

Si Kingston has been an online content contributor since 2004, with work appearing on websites such as MadeMan. She is a professional screenwriter and young-adult novelist and was awarded the Marion-Hood Boesworth Award for Young Fiction in 2008. Kingston holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.

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