Valid VIN

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by roemer-eeji, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. I thought all 64 1/2 thru 73 Mustang VINs started with the year code (3 for 73, 1 for 71, etc). I have found an advertised 1973 Mach 1 that lists a VIN that starts with "A". I asked the seller about this and was told that it was a "late 1973, after Ford decided not to build any more Mach 1's". There is also an "extra" letter in the code, after the engine code.

    I can't find any reference anywhere that says Ford ever issued VINs in 1973 that started with an "A". Can anyone confirm this?
     
  2. never seen one with A as the starting code . code should start D3 , D for 70 with the 3 as 73. never seen one with an extra digit in the motor code ,i have seen the motor code missing on 69-70 boss 302s.
     
  3. Is this VIN on paperwork?
     
  4. i was thinking part # and not vin # the d will not be in the vin