1967 Shelby G.T. VIN Decoding

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Brian Styles

Apr 8, 2020, 8:52:29 PM4/8/20
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The original SAI internal memo that explains how to decipher/decode the 1967 Shelby G.T. Vehicle Identification number.

Body Style: F = Fastback, C = Convertible, H= Hardtop ...... Another solid piece of evidence, over a month into production, that points out that Convertible and Hardtop (Coupe) body styles were still planned. Previously we only knew about the June 7th, 1966 Staff Meeting Minutes that mentioned a convertible body style was anticipated as a 1967 1/2 model.

The additional two paint codes (Red and Acapulco Blue) were likely added to this document by the document's owner, at a later point in production, when those colors became available. This document came from Ray Wolf, the General Manager of Hi-Performance Motors.

Do you notice the problem in this document? The VIN, because of the hyphen, is 14 characters. Apparently this error was caught in shortly thereafter, and the VIN was changed from 11 characters with a hyphen to 13 characters with no hyphen. See the November 10th memo regarding the VIN length change.

1966-10-31 SAI Memo - VIN Information pg1.png

1966-10-31 SAI Memo - VIN Information pg2.png

A week and a half later, on November 10th, this letter was sent out to notify dealers and the DOT that the VIN length was officially changed from 11 to 13 characters. 

1966-11-10 SAI Letter - VIN Length Change.png

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