Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II VIN & Data Plate
The VIN is located on the driver side dashboard just under the front windshield. It is a small aluminum plate riveted to the dash. This information contained here only applies to Production Spoiler II cars. Information may vary for Prototypes and Pilot cars.
There were 503 Spoiler IIs manufactured; 218 Dan Gurney and 285 Cale Yarborough. As far as it is currently documented all of these cars were identical in options with the exception of two. One Dan Gurney and one Cale Yarborough Spoiler II were built as heater delete. The Dan Gurney car is used for this VIN and Data plate; the Cale Yarborough car has not yet been located an may not currently exist.
Updated: November 17, 2011
The number should look like this: 9H15M565427.
The -9- represents the model year; 1969.
The -H- represents the assembly plant for all Spoiler IIs this will be the Lorain Assembly Plant.
The -15- represents the body series, for all Spoiler IIs this will be “Cyclone 2-Door Fastback.
The -M- represents the engine and is correct for all Spoiler IIs this represents 351-4V (Windsor).
The -565427- represents the production series. The first production VIN number in the series is unknown at this time and the last in the series is unknown at this time.
The VIN also appears on the Data Plate. The Data Plate is located on the drivers side door and is visible on the door lock face portion of the door. If your door has been replaced it is likely you do not have the correct Data Plate for your car.
The -63A- is the Body Code. All Spoiler IIs will have a 63A, 2-dr Hardtop.
The -MX- is for the Color Code. This car is Wimbledon White and Presidential Blue (Gurney Car) so the code is M (for white) and X (for blue). For a Cale Yarborough Spoiler II the correct color code is MT (M for Wimbledon White and T for Red).
The -4B- is the Trim Code. All Dan Gurney Spoiler IIs will have a 4B Trim Code representing blue vinyl interior with bench seat. All Cale Yarborough Spoiler IIs will have a 4D Trim Code representing red vinyl interior with bench seat.
The -11C- is the Date Code. The first two numbers represent the day of the month and the letter represents the month. This car was scheduled to be built on the 11th of March 1969, the first day of production for the Spoier II is believed to be February 1, 1969. The last day of production of the Spoiler II is believed to be March 31, 1969. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE “DATE” ON THE DATA PLATE IS NOTE YOUR CARS BUILD DATE. YOU SHOULD REFER TO YOUR DELUXE MARTI REBORT FOR THE ACTUAL BUILD DATE.
The -527024- is the DSO (District Code) designation. All Spoiler IIs will have a six digit DSO. Most other Cyclones will only have two digits in this location. All Spoiler IIs will have the same last 4 numbers, -7024-. The first two numbers represent the DSO. These first two numbers could be any of the following:
11 = Boston
15 = New York
16 = Philadelphia
17 = Washington
21 = Atlanta
22 = Dallas
23 = Jacksonville
26 = Memphis
31 = Buffalo
32 = Cincinnati
33 = Cleveland
34 = Detroit
41 = Chicago
42 = St. Louis
46 = Twin Cities
51 = Denver
52 = Los Angeles
53 = Oakland
54 = Seattle
84 = Home Office Reserve
90-99 = Export
The -9- is the Axel Code. All Spoiler IIs will have a 9 (3.25 standard axel ratio).
The -X- is the Transmission Code and all Spoiler IIs will have an X representing the FMX Cruise-O-Matic Transmission.