5 - Convertible4 - Sport Fury3 - Plymouth V80151 - 151st car scheduled for 12221222 - Scheduled Build Date - December 22, 1961 (very early for a Sport Fury)137383 - Sequential production number - 37,383rd 1962 car off the Lynch Road line.1 - Lynch Road assembly plant (Detroit)2 - 1962 model year4 - Sport Fury3 - Plymouth V8Well, to start with the VIN - 3421 137383
To read the data plate, left to right, bottom to top :
1222 0151 - SO NUMBER (Shipping Order Number)
345 - BDY - Body Number263 - TRM - Interior Trim26 - Seat style & material - Bucket seats, vinyl3 - Colour - CordovanSS - PNT - Exterior ColourS - Upper Colour - Luminous CordovanS - Lower Colour - Luminous Cordovan(Chrysler entered a code for a roof colour on convertibles even though they did not have a painted steel roof)NOTE : The Lynch Road plant reversed the entries for TRM and PNT during the 1960's.A=4 - Engine - 504 - 361 V8, 4-bbl carbB=5 - Instrument Panel - 415 - PaddedC=1 - Radio - 361 - AM Music MasterJ=5 - Heater - 385 - Front heater / defrosterL=3 - Electrical - 423 - Back up lights
N=1 - Power Equipment - 351 - Power Steering
Engine Number - S 36 HPS - 1962 model year36 - 361-cid V8HP - 4-bbl carbThere should be 2 numbers following this - eg, 11 01, which would stand for the month and day the engine was assembled.
If the number 2 appears after / below the date, that meant the engine was assembled on the 2nd shift of that day.Hope this helpsBillVancouver, BC--
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