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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.


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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
04 Body 3 Convertible
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 2 6
A
Deluxe Vinyl
Black
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
(pre-serial number tracking ID)
  31 Lease / Rent    
  32
33
34
35
Special Order Number 2
5
1
2
Special Order (DSO) Number: 2512
  36 *unused*    
  37 Received Date - Day 3 G 16
38 Received Date - Month 3 H August
  39 Release Date - Day 3 P 25
40 Release Date - Month 3 L November
  41 *unused*    
  42 Cooling Package  

(Extra Cooling Package would get a 3 here, but wasn't necessary to order on a GT500 with A/C since those components (radiator, fan & shroud) would have already been included in the build). All Shelbys received the ECP components, regardless of whether or not it was itemized here.

  43 GT Equip/Emissions/Clutch L Emissions Control System
  44 Transmission U Automatic   (4-speed manual would get a 5 here)
  45 Axle Select 4 1 Standard
  46 Alt./Reg. Noise Suppression    
  47 Clock/Lights/Cont. Panel 4 Courtesy Light Group
  48 Tires - Size 5 D 7.35x14-4 Ply Rated Tires
This is a standard build value -
Shelby GTs actually received 'Customer Supplied' Goodyear E-70-15 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
*Note: not all cars received radios on the San Jose assembly line. In fact, only 462 cars did. Many other cars had radios added at SAI to fulfill specific dealer orders.
  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  

(Heavy Duty 55 Amp Battery would get a 1 here, however, this would have already been standard equipment on a GT500 with AC, so it wasn't necessary to itemize on the order). At some point it appears all later cars received the HD battery.

  64 Wiring/Lights/Guards    
  65 Wheel Covers/Wheels    
  66 Suspension/Tow Package    
  67 Misc.    
  68 Pkg's Brakes    
  69 Gas    
  70
71
Region
Zone
8
4
When the two digits are combined, this is the known as the "district."
  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 Special Order ?

Notes:

  1. Engine Code
    An S-code 390-4v engine is specified on the Vehicle Order Image because that's all the data entry system would allow for a '67 Mustang. all G.T. 500 cars' orders were itemized with "8-cyilinder Ford Cobra 8v".
     
  2. Trim
    DSO 2512 for #0139 specified the Trim as "5A" (Deluxe Black Comfortweave), however, this material was not available during the early part of production so "6A" (Deluxe Black) was substituted by the assembly plant and is represented as such by the Ford record (Marti Report).
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Axle Select
    DSO 2512 for the convertible and other C-6 automatic cars itemized a 3.25:1 axle ratio with 9.00 ring gear
    and 31 spline axle. 4-speed manual gearbox equipped cars had a 3.50:1 axle specified on the DSOs.
    These are not a pre-defined values on the VOC, and thus a discrepancy in the Ford computer record.
     
  5. 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 Kelsey-Hayes Magstar or Shelby Aluminum 10-spoke wheels. It appears that later VOC computer records left this field blank.
     

 
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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