Decoding the 1960 Plymouth body plate


The image above is a typical body number plate. It is located on the right or left fender, cowl or radiator cross member, depending on the model and assembly plant.


SO: Shipping Order:

This four digit number is the planned delivery month and day date code. The first two numbers are the month, the last two the day. 0210 above indicates a planned delivery of February 10th.


NUMBER:

This is the plant production sequence number. This car was number 72.


BDY: Body:

This three digit number indicates the model and body style according to the following chart.

FLEET 6 Cylinder 8 Cylinder
2-Dr. Sedan 201 301
4-Dr. Sedan 203 303
SAVOY 6 Cylinder 8 Cylinder
2-Dr. Sedan 211 311
4-Dr. Sedan 213 313
2-Dr. Wagon, 6 Pass. 255 355
4-Dr. Wagon, 9 Pass. 256 356
BELVEDERE 6 Cylinder 8 Cylinder
2-Dr. Sedan 221 321
2-Dr. Hardtop 222 322
4-Dr. Sedan 223 323
2-Dr. Wagon, 6 Pass. 266 366
4-Dr. Wagon, 9 Pass. --- 367
FURY 6 Cylinder 8 Cylinder
2-Dr. Hardtop Coupe 232 332
4-Dr. Sedan 233 333
2-Dr. Hardtop Sedan 234 334
2-Dr. Convertible --- 335
2-Dr. Wagon, 6 Pass. --- 376
4-Dr. Wagon, 9 Pass. --- 377

The example above, 323, indicates a Belvedere 4-Dr. sedan with an eight cylinder engine.


TRM: Trim:

This three digit number gives the interior color(s) according to the following chart.

Fury
Blue: 121 Green: 122 Caramel: 123 Red: 124 Turquoise: 125
Custom
Blue: 341 Green: 342 Beige/Black: 343 Red: 347 Turquoise: 345
Belvedere
Blue: 111 Green: 112 Beige/Black: 113 Red: 114 Turquoise: 115
Savoy
Blue: 101 Green: 102 Beige/Black: 103 --- ---
Suburban
Blue: 331 Green: 332 Beige/Black: 333 Silver/Black: 244 ---

The example above, 113, shows a Belvedere with a Beige/Black interior.


PNT: Paint:

This three digit letter/number gives the exterior paint color(s); lower body color, upper body color, and roof color(if sportone).

Color Code
Buttercup Yellow A
Jet Black B
Sky Blue C
Twilight Blue Metallic D
Spring Green F
Chrome Green Metallic G
Aqua Mist J
Turquoise Metallic K
Platinum Metallic L
Plum Red Metallic P
Desert Beige T
Oyster White W
Caramel Metallic Y

The example above, WBW, shows a sportone White/Jet Black/White color combination.

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