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Fender Tag Decoding For 1964 & 1965 Models:

There are five main areas to decode on a fender tag: the SO, NUMBER, BDY, TRM, and PNT.

SO and NUMBER go together as the Shipping Order number. It consists of a 4 digit planned delivery month/day code, then a plant production sequence number.

The date is decoded as follows...
JAN...1,FEB...2,MAR...3,APR...4,MAY...5,JUN...6,JULY...7,AUG...8,SEPT...9,OCT...A,NOV...B, DEC...C.

For example: June 23rd looks like this...623. October 3rd looks like this...A03.

Next is the BDY or body number indicating the model & body style.

Valiant V 100--------------------Valiant V 200--------------------Valiant Signet----------
------------------6cyl----8cyl-------------------6cyl----8cyl--------------------6cyl----8cyl
2dr Sedan......111.....V11.......................131.....V31..........................***.......***
4dr sedan......113.....V13.......................133.....V33..........................***.......***
4dr wagon......156.....V56.......................176.....V76..........................***......***
convertible.....***.......***.....................135.....V35.........................145.....V45
2dr HT sedan.***.......***.....................***......***.........................142.....V42
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Barracuda
----------------------------------6cyl----8cyl
2dr Sports Hardtop...........189.....V89

Next is the TRM, or trim code that tells the interior color & fabric.

Code--------------------Cloth-----Vinyl-----Color
L1B,K1B....................*............*..........Blue
L1R,K1R....................*............*..........Red
L1T,K1T,L2T,K2T.......*............*..........Tan
L4B,K4B....................-.............*..........Blue
L4R,K4R.....................-............*...........Red
L4T,K4T.....................-.............*...........Tan
L8T,K8T,T8T..............-.............*...........Tan
L5B............................-.............*..........Blue
L5R............................-.............*..........Red
L5T............................-.............*..........Tan
H4B............................-.............*..........Blue
H1B...........................*.............*..........Blue
H4Q...........................-..............*.........Turquoise
H1Q..........................*..............*.........Turquoise
H4R..........................-...............*.........Red
H1R..........................*..............*..........Red
H1T..........................*..............*..........Tan
H4T..........................-...............*.........Tan
H4X..........................-..............*..........Black
H1Y.........................*...............*.........Gold
H4B........................-................*.........Blue
H4Q........................-................*.........Turquoise
H4R.......................-.................*.........Red
H4T.......................-.................*..........Tan
H4Y......................-.................*..........Gold
P4B......................-.................*...........Blue
P4Q......................-.................*...........Turquoise
P4R......................-.................*...........Red
P4X......................-.................*...........Black
P4Y......................-.................*...........Gold
M1B.....................*.................*...........Blue
M1Q.....................*.................*...........Turquoise
M1R.....................*.................*...........Red
M1T......................*.................*..........Tan
M4B.....................-.................*............Blue
M4Q.....................-.................*...........Turquoise
M4R.....................-................*.............Red
M4T.....................-.................*............Tan
M5B....................-..................*............Blue
M5R....................-..................*............Red
M5T....................-...................*............Tan
H2B....................*..................*............Blue
H2Q....................*..................*............Turquoise
H2R....................*..................*............Red
H2T....................*..................*............Tan
H2Y...................*...................*...........Gold
H5B...................-...................*...........Blue
H5Q...................-...................*...........Turquoise
H5R...................-...................*...........Red
H5X...................-...................*...........Black
H5Y..................-....................*...........Gold

Last is PNT or the Paint code that tells the exterior color.
AA1=================Gold Poly
BB1=================Black
CC1=================Light Blue
DD1=================Medium Blue Poly
EE1=================Dark Blue Poly
HH1=================Copper Poly
JJ1==================Light Turquoise
KK1==================Medium Turquoise Poly
LL1==================Dark Turquoise Poly
NN1==================Barracuda Silver Poly
PP1==================Ruby
SS1==================Ivory
TT1==================Medium Red Poly
WW1=================White
XX1==================Light Tan
YY1==================Medium Tan Poly


Want to know if it's a Formula S? On the fender tag of a 65 Barracuda, look for the 'ABC'.... under the AB will be a '31' for the 273 4bbl 235hp engine. Under the C will be a '2' for the formula "S" package. The car should also have a tach in the dash....


Fender Tag Decoding For 1966 Models:

There are two areas to decode on a fender tag. The bottom of the tag (SO, NUMBER, BDY, TRM, PNT) is very similar to the 1964-65 version. The numbers under the capitalized alphabet indicate engine size, carburetor, transmission, and other options info.

Under the "AB" you will find the following: 11=170cid /6, 21=225cid /6, 31=273cid 2bbl,32=273cid 4bbl.

Under the "C" you will find the following: 1=3speed Manual Trans, 3=4speed Manual Trans, 5=auto trans.

Under the "F" you might find the following..7=Formula S.

Under the "T" you might find the following..7=Tachometer.

Under the "Y" you might find the following..1=black conv. top,2=white conv. top,3=blue conv. top.


For the second area of the tag, the Shipping Order number, date code and plant production Sequence Number are similar to that of the 1964-65 tag.

The BDY or body number code has been enhanced:

Valiant 100...................Code
---------------------------------------------
2dr sedan.....................VL21
4dr sedan.....................VL41
4dr wagon....................VL45

Valiant 200...................Code
---------------------------------------------
4dr sedan.....................VH41
4dr wagon....................VH45

Signet..........................Code
--------------------------------------------
2dr hardtop..................VH23
Convertible..................VH27

Barracuda...................Code
2dr Hardtop.................BP29

Next is the TRM,or Trim Code that tells the interior color & fabric.

Blue Vinyl Codes:P4B,L4B,H4B,H5B,M4B.
Blue Cloth & Vinyl Codes:L1B,M1B,H1B,H2B.
Blue Cloth Codes:H8B.

Black Vinyl Codes:P4X,H4X,H5X.
Black Cloth Codes:H8X.

Citron Vinyl Codes:P4Y,H4Y.
Citron Cloth & Vinyl Codes:H1Y,H2Y.

Red Vinyl Codes:P4H,L4H,H4H,H5H,L4R,H4R,P4R,M4R.
Red Cloth & Vinyl Codes:L1R,M1R,H1R,H2R,H1H.
Red Cloth Codes:H8R.

Tan & White Vinyl Codes:P4V.

Tan Vinyl Codes:L4T,H4T,H5T,M4T.
Tan Cloth & Vinyl Codes:L1T,M1T,H1T,H2T.

Turquoise Vinyl Codes:H4Q,M4Q,H5Q.
Turquoise Cloth & Vinyl Codes:M1Q,H1Q,H2Q.

Last is PNT or the Paint code that tells the exterior color.

AA1================Silver Metallic
BB1================Black
CC1================Light Blue
DD1================Light Blue Metallic
EE1================Dark Blue Metallic
GG1================Dark Green Metallic
KK1================Light Turquoise Metallic
LL1================Dark Turquoise Metallic
PP1================Bright Red
QQ1================Dark Red Metallic
RR1================Yellow
SS1================Soft Yellow
WW1================White
XX1================Beige
YY1================Bronze Metallic
ZZ1================Citron Gold Metallic
661================Light Mauve Metallic