Related Photo Galleries
The rugged stamped metal trim tags used on most Ford Lincoln-Mercury products through 1969 were replaced by fragile, laminated plastic stickers affixed to the driver-side door in 1970 and beyond. Easy to destroy during a repaint and vulnerable to peeling in harsh climates, this one's still fully legible, so let's read and learn. The VIN is 3F93H531236, which breaks down to: 3 ('73 model year), F (Dearborn assembly plant), 93 (Cougar XR-7 hardtop), H (168hp 351 two-barrel), 531236 (production sequence). Below the VIN line, the codes are as follows: Body 65F = Cougar XR-7 hardtop, Color 9A = White, Trim EF = Medium Ginger interior, Trans X = FMX three-speed automatic, Axle 2 = 2.75:1 ratio, open differential, DSO 52 = delivered to the Los Angeles dealer district.