1955 - 1969 Ford Thunderbird Data Plate Types
1955, 1956, early 1957 Thunderbird VIN data plate late 1957 Thunderbird VIN data plate 1958, 1959 Thunderbird VIN data plate 1960 Thunderbird VIN data plate 1961 Thunderbird VIN data plate 1962 1963 1964 1965 Thunderbird VIN data plate 1966 1967 Thunderbird VIN data plate 1968 1969 Thunderbird VIN data plate
1955-early 1957 Date 27B merged with Production Code 330368B Location: Firewall
Late 1957 Date, Trans, Axle Location: Firewall
1958-1959 Format is the same as Late 1957 Location: Driver door body pillar
1960 New VIN format of 11 characters Location: Driver door body pillar
1961 Slightly different style Location: Driver door body pillar
1962 - 1965 Codes appear on top line. Axle, Trans reversed Location: Driver door body pillar (‘62,’63); Driver door lock face  (‘64, ‘65)
1966 - 1967 Small dies that usually run into the painted area Location: Driver door lock face
1968 - 1969 Large dies Location: Driver door lock face