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Just agreed to purchase a 65 yesterday. The last 6 digits of the VIN are 761276. I didn't think production numbers went that high? Is there a problem here?
 

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Just agreed to purchase a 65 yesterday. The last 6 digits of the VIN are 761276. I didn't think production numbers went that high? Is there a problem here?
No. The production #'s started at 100001. And because the '65 model year run started early in '64 there were gobs of 'em.
 

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Thanks, 4ocious. When I looked up production numbers, the highest I saw was 559,451... So, when I take the starting number into consideration, the numbers still don't make sense to me. What am I missing? I have a feeling I'm going to feel like a real idiot when I realize what it is... LOL
 

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Thanks, watto1!! I was thinking that, but wasn't finding the numbers for the earlys. Thanks so much!
 

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Didn't other models (made on the same assembly line) use the same block of production numbers?
Yes. Each plant had their own total number of vehicles produced in any given year, so any Dearborn built vehicle (for instrance) with a 5F beginning VIN would be included in the production numbers. They weren't all mustangs. :thumbsup:
 

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Didn't other models (made on the same assembly line) use the same block of production numbers? Or am I just making that up?
In the spring of '64, Ford produced both '65 Mustangs and '64 Fairlanes on the Dearborn assembly line, but I believe there was no serialized number conflict as the Mustangs were all "5Fxx", while the Fairlanes were "4Fxx".
 

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My 65 K GT convert was a later 65- 5F08K768798. My 65 K GT F is also a later 65- 5F09K765816.
 

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Thanks, 4ocious. When I looked up production numbers, the highest I saw was 559,451... So, when I take the starting number into consideration, the numbers still don't make sense to me. What am I missing? I have a feeling I'm going to feel like a real idiot when I realize what it is... LOL
When Ford switched to the '65 production in Aug '64, the VIN started at 250001 in Detroit, 125001 in San Jose, and 130001 in Metuchen (Feb '65 start). So a VIN starting with 8 from Detroit would be easy if that production number is correct.
 
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