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Starting to play around with my new toy and wondered if anyone knew what the VIN numbers represented: 9F93H567226: Body 65B, Color F, Trim FK, Date 28D, D.S.O 54, Axle 6 Trans. X.

So what do you think?
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Translates to:
  • 1969 XR7 Hardtop
  • Manufactured in Dearborn, MI
  • 351 Windsor 2bbl
  • Exterior Paint is Dark Aqua Metallic
  • Interior trim is White Corinthian Vinyl & White Leather with Aqua
  • Rolled off the line on April 28th, 1969
  • Sent from the factory out to Seattle, Washington
  • Has a 3.00 Non-locking rear end
  • FMX Automatic transmission.
I think it sounds alot like my own XR7 and besides the color combo, is pretty standard fare for a 69 XR7...

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VIN decode

My Eliminator was also built on April 28, 1969. The last #'s of my VIN are 567026----only 200 cars earlier!

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Tom,
Your car is nearly identical to my 69 XR7 convertible. Dark aqua matallic, white leather and aqua interior, originally 351 w/fmx and 3.00 non-lok. I have made a few mods to the powertrain, but the rest of the car looks basically stock. I hope to have the body finished and repainted by the end of May. You can check it out at

http://home.sprynet.com/~pamar/cougar.html

Good luck with the car,
Paul G.
 

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Logan, you sure that the 65B code is a '69? That is my code too and I have a '67 XR7.
Skater, my trim code, i think, is 6B, sound right? Here's mine
65B D 6B 14C 51 0 1
I do know that the original owners took her home on April 19, 1967.

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Was thinking, maybe 65B just means XR7 hardtop no matter what year? Not questioning you Logan just trying to figure it out for me. :)

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No problems! Yep, 65B is used as a XR7 hardtop from 67 through 73...

Here's the list...


65A 1967 -- 1970 Standard, Hardtop
65B 1967 -- 1970 XR7, Hardtop
65C 1967 -- 1969 Standard, Hardtop, Bench Seat
65D 1971 -- 1973 Standard, Hardtop
65F 1971 -- 1973 XR7, Hardtop
76A 1969 -- 1970 Convertible
76B 1969 -- 1970 XR7, Convertible
76D 1971 -- 1973 Convertible
76F 1971 -- 1973 XR7, Convertible
 

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Aqua and white XR7 Convertable

Catz thought you'd like to know that I am restoring a Dark Aqua 390 Convertable here in Victoria BC.Also has the white leather interior.Was built either mid Jan or mid Dec Forget which.I have two convertables one month apart.I am curious if there are any other 390 aqua and white XR7 convertables around.Let me know if you see one.Sandra the 65B does mean XR7 hardtop and 76B is XR7 convertable I believe and is same code for a number of years
 

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A pigramage to Mecca

Well all, I am in preparation for a trip to Mecca tomorrow. If any of you are wondering to what I am referring, put your minds at rest. Mecca in the Western United States is the Portland Swap Meet and Antique show. It a venue of the highest caliber, dreams are made and shattered in a single haggle. Ambition for glory is so thick you could cut it with a wiper blade. The sausages and prerequisit draft of grog at 1000A stirs a collectors imagination like recalling the one that got away (usually the truth is it rusted away)

And be foremost advised friends, this pilgrimage is not for the promissory note challenged. They don't take Visa, Discover or American Express. I have a list and a wad and at 0330 I will start the 1969-XR7 and set off across this land of golden (or in my case white Corinthian) opportunity to collect treasures that would normally take my three months to overbid on at E-hole. I shall let you know my compatriots how the expedition faired upon my arrival @ 2200 tomorrow night.

Peace, and good bargains to all on the board!.
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Sandra,

6B is the most popular trim with Nordic Blue. There were 1,191 built.

Your data plate decodes as:

Exterior Paint: Nordic Blue
Interior trim: Light Blue crinkle vinyl w/ Dark
Blue crinkle vinyl inserts
Production date: Match 14th, 1967
Ordering Sales District: Denver CO
Rear axle: 2.79:1 conventional
Transmission: 3 spd manual

The three speed is kinda rare too with less than 2,000 made total (1,937 to be exact).

Being so uncommon, it might be neat to get the Marti Report for this car. Go to http://www.martiauto.com for details.

Cheers,
Dan
 
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