1969 Decode Fender Tag

How to decode your 1969 fender tag.
The tags is read from the bottom to the top, starting at the lower left corner.
Firts is the engine sales code.
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
E24 225 Slant Six
E31 273 2-bbl V8
E44 318 2-bbl
E55 340 4-bbl HP (also 1970 Six Pack)
E61 383 2-bbl
E63 383 4-bbl HP
E65 383 4-bbl HP (1971)
E74 426 HEMI (2) 4-bbl HP
E86 440 4-bbl HP
E87 440 (3) 2-bbl HP (Six Pack/Barrel Motor)
Next the Transmission code
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
D11 3-Speed Manual
D12 3-Speed Manual
D14 3-Speed Manual
D21 4-Speed Manual
D31 3-Speed Automatic
D32 3-Speed Automatic
D34 3-Speed Automatic
Next is the complete VIN in three parts.WM is Coronet model line, Medium Price Class, which was the Super Bee line. The next two digits are the body type.
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
21 2 door Coupe (rear window does not roll down)
23 2 door Hardtop (rear window does roll down)
27 2 door Convertible
29 2 door sports Hardtop (fastback Barracuda, Charger or Challenger SE)
41 4 door sedan
43 4 door Hardtop
45 6 passenger wagon
46 9 passenger wagon
The next digit is the Engine Code. Here are 1969 Codes.
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
B 225 Slant Six
D 273 2-bbl V8
F 318 2-bbl
G 383 2-bbl
H 383 4-bbl HP
J 426 Hemi (2) 4-bbl HP
K 440 4-bbl
L 440 4-bbl HP
M Special Order (440 in A-body, and 440 Six Pack)
P 340 4-bbl HP
Next Digit is the Model Year.
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
9 1969
0 1970
1 1971
Next Digit is the Assembly Plant.
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
A Lynch Road, MI
B Hamtramck, MI
E Los Angeles, CA
G St. Louis, MO
R Windsor, Ontario, Canada
The next six digits are the Assembly Plant Sequential (VIN) number, starting with 100001, and going up from there.
Second Line:
First is the two digit paint code for the roof. Then it's listed again, for the body color.
These are the codes for Dodge for the 1969 model year.
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
A4 Silver Metallic
B3 Light Blue Metallic
B5 Bright Blue Metallic
B7 Medium Blue Metallic
F3 Light Green Metallic
F5 Medium Green Metallic
F6 Bright Green Metallic (mid year introduced)
F8 Dark Green Metallic
K2 Go Mango (mid year introduced Hi-Impact)
L1 Beige
Q5 Bright Turquoise Metallic
R4 Bright Red (mid year introduced)
R6 Red
T3 Light Bronze Metallic
T5 Copper Metallic
T7 Dark Bronze Metallic
V2 Hemi Orange (mid year introduced Hi-Impact)
W1 White
Y2 Yellow
Y3 Cream
Y4 Light Gold Metallic
X9 Black
95 Special Order
96 Special Order (Butterscotch - L5, mid year Hi-Impact)
97 Special Order (Bright Green Metallic, mid year)
99 Special Order
Next the interior trim code. They are: first digit - Price Class; second digit - Seat type; third digit - Interior color:
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
C Charger
D Deluxe
F Floral
L Low
M Medium
H High
P Premium
Seat type:
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
1 Bench - Cloth/Vinyl
2 Bench - Vinyl
3 Bench - Cloth/Vinyl split
4 Bench - Vinyl split
5 Buckets - Cloth/Vinyl
6 Buckets - Vinyl
8 Buckets - Vinyl 50/50
R Buckets - Vinyl/Leather
Interior color:
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
A Gray
B Light Blue
C White / Blue
D Dark Blue
E Briar (Dark Brown)
E White / Gold
F White / Green
G Green
H White / Tan
J Yellow Floral / Green (FJ6)
J Saddle Tan / Green (D6J)
K Walnut / Biege
L Champagne
L Chanpagne / Black
M Burgundy
N Black Gold / Black
P Pale Yellow / Black (D6P)
P Yellow Floral / Black (F6P)
Q Turquoise
Q Turquoise / Floral
R Red
S Pewter / Black
T Saddle
T Tan
U Saddle Tan / Black
V White / Red
W White / Black
X Black
Y Gold
Next the Interior upper door frame color. Use the same code as the exterior, so F8 is dark green metallic.
Next is a three digit numbers that designates the Scheduled Build Date of the car.
Scheduled production for the new model year begins August 1st of the previous year, which means the 1969 model year production started August 1st, 1968. So 819 stands for August 19, 1968.
The months are:
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
1 January
2 February
3 March
4 April
5 May
6 June
7 July
8 August
9 September
A October
B November
C December
The next six digits are the Vehicle Order Number, which is assigned to the original dealer order sheet.
The Thrid ROW and will continue up to the next rows and some times a additional tag:
Three digit sales codes for the options that came on the car:
Code Number/Letter Description & Application
A01 Light Group
A04 B asic Radio Group
A09 Concealed Headlamps
A12 Engine Conversion Package (1969 440-Six Pack)
A31 Hi-Performance axle package (Hemi suspension & cooling, 3.91 ratio, 340 & 383 only)
A32 Super Performance axle pkg. (4.10 Dana axle, 426 & 440 with automatic only, 69-70)
A33 Trak Pak axle pkg. (3.54 Dana, 426 & 440 with 4-speed only, 69-71)
A34 Super Trak Pak axle pkg. (4.10 Dana, 426 & 440 with 4-speed 69-70, & Auto. 1971)
A36 Performance axle pkg. (3.55 ratio, 340, 383 both, & 426, 440 with Auto. 69-71)
A62 rallye instrument cluster
B41 front disc brakes
B51 power brakes
C16 console
C21 center front folding armrest
C55 bucket seats
C62 6-way adjustable driver's seat
G11 tinted glass (all)
G15 tinted windshield only
G31 passenger side manual mirror (chrome)
G33 outside driver's side remote mirror (chrome)
G36 outside dual racing mirror's (painted)
H31 rear window defogger
H51 air conditioning
J25 variable speed wipers with electric washer
J45 hood tie down pins
J78 front spoiler
J81 rear wing spoiler
L31 hood/fender mounted turn signal indicators
M21 drip rail mouldings
M25 sill mouldings
M31 belt mouldings
M46 quarter panel simulated air scoops
M51 power sunroof
N41 dual exhaust
N42 bright exhaust tips
N85 tachometer
N95 emissions control (California)
N96 fresh air hood
N97 noise reduction package (California)
P31 power windows
P37 power convertible top
R11 AM music master radio
R22 AM with stereo 8-track player
R31 rear seat speaker
R35 AM/FM stereo radio
V1* - vinyl top (3rd digit is the color)
F Green
G Gator Grain
T Tan
W White
X Black
V21 performance hood treatment
V3* convertible top (W-white or X-black)
V6* longitudinal sport stripes (body side, tape)
V7* longitudinal accent stripes (body side, paint)
V8* Bumble-Bee stripes (tape)
B Blue
F Green
R Red
W White
X Black
8 Stripe Delete
Y13 dealer demonstrator
Y14 sold car
Y16 sales bank
Y39 special order
26 Radiator diameter (larger cooling capacity, A/C or axle pkg.)
CTD Continued (on second tag)
END End of sales codes (EN1, EN2, found on Hamtramck plant tags, they had two assembly lines)