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Home » Research » Decoding the Ford Vehicle Order Card and the Shelby VIN for the 1967 Shelby Convertible
 
 

The Vehicle Order Images are held by the Marti Auto Works (custodian of the FoMoCo database and other historical Ford records). The following is a sample of a Ford Motor Company Vehicle Order Card (IBM 80-column punch card), which would have been how the record was entered into Ford's IBM 704 data processing system. The computer punch card is divided into 80 columns and 12 rows. This is a 1967 Ford Passenger Car Basic Broadcast Card (revised May-66) 655372-0 BSC. The 80 columns are labeled along the bottom of the card, while the last 10 rows are shown along the right-hand edge of the card.

The above '67 FoMoCo punch card includes a printed legend allowing for an easy decode:

Ford's vehicle order record for the 1967 Shelby Convertible (#0139):

00000000011111111112222222222333333333344444444445555555555666666666677777777778
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890

7R03S133290   T  6A 31 14L3002 2512 GHPL  LU1 4D      B 32 B4        84X999  B 2

The 80-column record is decoded as follows:

  Col Field Value Decode
01 Year 7 1967
02 Assembly Plant R San Jose
03 Series 0 Mustang Convertible
04 Body 3
05 Engine 1 S 390-4V 8 Cyl. - Special
06
07
08
09
10
11
Number 1
3
3
2
9
0
Sequence Number:
33,290th vehicle scheduled for
assembly at San Jose plant.
  12
13
14
*unused*    
  15 Paint - Bottom T Candyapple Red (#2008)
16 Paint - Top    
  17 Stripe / Mats    
  18
19
Trim 6
A
Black Décor 
20 Trim - Dev.    
  21 Convertible Top 3 White Power Top - Glass Backlite
  22 Order Type 1 Special Retail Sale
  23 Vinyl Roof    
  24
25
Schedule Date - Day 1
4
14
26 Schedule Date - Month L November
  27
28
29
30
Item Number 3
0
0
2
DSO Item Number: 3002
(Shelby American's tracking number)
  31 Lease / Rent    
  32
33
34
35
Special Order Number 2
5
1
2
Domestic Special Order Number: 2512
  36 *unused*    
  37 Received Date - Day 2 G 16
38 Received Date - Month 2 H August
  39 Release Date - Day 2 P 25
40 Release Date - Month 2 L November
  41 *unused*    
  42 Cooling Package    
  43 GT Equip/Emissions/Clutch L Emissions Control System
  44 Transmission U Automatic
  45 Axle Select 3 1 Standard
  46 Alt./Reg. Noise Suppression    
  47 Clock/Lights/Cont. Panel 4 Courtesy Light Group
  48 Tires - Size 4 D 7.35x14-4 Ply Rated Tires
49 Tires - Construct    
50 Tires - Brand    
  51 Moulding - Rack Decor    
  52 Power Windows    
  53 Seats/Console    
  54 Seats/Dlx Steering Wheel    
  55 Brakes/Steering/Tilt Column B Power Steering & Power Disc Brakes
  56 Misc.    
  57 Air Conditioning/Vent. 3 Selectaire Conditioner
  58 Radio/Tape/Antenna 2 AM Radio
  59 Speakers    
  60 Tint Glass/Decor Group B Tinted Glass
  61 Shoulder Harness 4 Deluxe Seat Belts Front & Rear
  62 Mirror    
  63 Battery/Lic. Plate Frames    
  64 Wiring/Lights/Guards    
  65 Wheel Covers/Wheels    
  66 Suspension/Tow Package    
  67 Misc.    
  68 Pkg's Brakes    
  69 Gas    
  70
71
Region
District
8
4
Home Office Reserve
  72
73
74
75
Dealer Number X
9
9
9
Shelby American
6501 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90009
  76 *unused*    
  77 Speedometer/Gears    
  78   B *Unknown Meaning
  79 Prot/Conc.    
  80 Remarks 2 *Unknown Meaning

Notes:

  1. Engine Code
    Though an S-code motor 390-4v is specified on Vehicle Odder Image,
    the DSO 2512 for #0139, and other GT500 cars, itemized the "8-cyilinder Ford Cobra 8v"
     
  2. Month and day of month decoding
    Month: H-Aug (I-omitted) J-Sep, K-Oct, L-Nov, M-Dec, A-Jan, B-Feb, C-Mar, D-Apr, E-May, F-Jun ,G-Jul.
    Day of month: 1-first day,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C ... T,U,V-31st day.
     
  3. Axle Select
    DSO 2512 for the convertible itemizes a 3.25:1 axle ratio with 9.00 ring gear and
    31 spline axle. This is not a pre-defined value on the vehicle order card.
     
  4. Tire Size
    With the exception of the cars ordered with steel wheels, all other 1967 DSOs itemized the wheels, tires,
    and lug nuts as "customer supplied." Specific itemizations on the DSO override the standard values on the VOC, so this value would be irrelevant to cars equipped with the 15" 1007-A Kelsy-Hayes Magstar or Shelby Aluminum 10-spoke wheels.
     

 
Shelby American Record:

     Shelby American Serial Number (VIN), 67413C9A00139, decoded as:

  67 1967 Model Year
  4 8-Cylinder "Ford Cobra" with 8v Carburetion (2x4bbl)
  1 C-6 Automatic Transmission
  3 Air Conditioner and Exhaust Emissions
  C 2-Door Convertible
  9 Red Paint (Ford Paint #2008)
  A Black Vinyl Interior (All '67 Shelbys received the Interior Décor Group)
  00139 Consecutive Shelby Production Number

     Production Order Date:  Dec-07, 1966

     Declared Value, as-of Jul-31, 1967: $4,249.76
  
(the most expensive G.T. 500 in Shelby's company car inventory)

 
Additional Ford Vehicle Record Decoding Assistance:

See Also: Ford DSO 2512, 0139's Milestone Dates, Shelby Package Codes, CSF Vehicle Information, Marti Report
 

 

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