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SA Ford Cortina Mk3 1974-1977 data plate Decode

Posted: Wed 17 Dec 2014, 17:27
by IndianaJones
Ford Cortina Mk3 Data plate (1974 – 5/1977)

A.) Source
C = Dagenham
B.) Source
S = South Africa

2.) Body (Body Type)
BF = 4 Door Sedan
BN = 4 Door Estate Car
BP = Pick Up

D.) Year of Assembly
P = 1974
R = 1975
S = 1976
T = 1977
E.) Month of Assembly

F.) Serial Number
A five numeric commencing with 10001 and consecutively through to 99999 and the reverting to 10001 again.

G.) Sido Number
This is the number of the Single Item Dealer Order (SIDO) to which the vehicle was built.

E.) (1) Engine Codes
F = 1600 cc 63,25 Kw I4 (86 din)
K = 2000 cc 64,72 Kw V4 (86 din) 1971/74
M = 3000 cc 101,5Kw V6 (138 din)
S = 2500 cc 88,3 Kw (120 din)

(2) Transmission Codes
B = Floor Shift 3 Speed Auto.
N = Floor Speed Manual.

(3) Rear Axle Ratio Codes
2 = 3.08:1 Ratio
3 = 3.70:1 Ratio
5 = 3.89:1 Ratio
9 = 3.45:1 Ratio


(4) Interior Trim Codes
A = Black
B = Light Marguis
D = Saddle Brown
E = Saddle
G = Lighter Tan
K = Choclate
P = Grey
Q = White with New Tan accessories 1971/77 Light Etruscan
S = White with Black Accessories
T = White
U = Chamois
X = Cloud

(5) Paint Colours 1971/76
A = Royal Blue
B = Sunset Red
C = Burnt Orange
D = Zandvoort Orange
E = Daytona Yellow
F = Sunkist Yellow
G = Sand White
J = Sebring Red
K = Turguoise
N = Alpine White
P = Colgne Blue
Q = Sahara Beige
R = Carnival Red

1 = Lime Green Mettalic
2 = Autumn Gold Mettalic
3 = Arizona Gold Mettalic
4 = Copper Mettalic
5 = Dark Blue Mettalic
6 = Red Velvet Mettalic
8 = Green Jade Mettalic
9 = Miami Blue Mettalic
0 = Emerald Fire Mettalic

Paint Colours 1977
A = Royal Blue
C = Wild Primrose
G = Wild Grass
H = Avocado
J = Wild Tangerine
K= Lipstick Red
N = Alpine White
P = Colgne Blue
Q = Sahara Beige

1 = Pacific Chrome
2 = Silver Cloud
7 = Cinnamon


(6) Monotone
Will be indicated 0A or 03 etc., that is code letters will be prefixed by “0”

(7) Model
(Pick-up only) No longer used.

(8) Wheel base
Pick Up Only - E ~ 2615 mm

Re: SA Ford Cortina Mk3 1974-1977 data plate Decode

Posted: Fri 19 Dec 2014, 07:47
by johan wepener
Indi

Can you post a Decode of the mark 4 Cortina?

Johan

Re: SA Ford Cortina Mk3 1974-1977 data plate Decode

Posted: Fri 19 Dec 2014, 09:15
by IndianaJones
Will do ASAP, busy with the data capture of a few.

Re: SA Ford Cortina Mk3 1974-1977 data plate Decode

Posted: Fri 20 Feb 2015, 12:06
by Peranamac
Hi Indy,

I've been struggling to decode my '74 Granada data plate - Do you perhaps have any info on the Mk1 Granada's?

My S&A = ES GF; Body = NE; R.Axle = blank??; Trim = OF; Paint = OJ.
I would love to know what the original colour was on this car as it is currently red (Sebring red); but the drivers side door has light blue on the inside, which could have been replaced or may be the the original colour.

Thanks!

Re: SA Ford Cortina Mk3 1974-1977 data plate Decode

Posted: Fri 20 Feb 2015, 13:47
by 427TNT
Peranamac wrote:Hi Indy,

I've been struggling to decode my '74 Granada data plate - Do you perhaps have any info on the Mk1 Granada's?

My S&A = ES GF; Body = NE; R.Axle = blank??; Trim = OF; Paint = OJ.
I would love to know what the original colour was on this car as it is currently red (Sebring red); but the drivers side door has light blue on the inside, which could have been replaced or may be the the original colour.

Thanks!
OJ =Red.My Granada is also OJ and is red.That's all I can help you with the decoding......

Re: SA Ford Cortina Mk3 1974-1977 data plate Decode

Posted: Fri 20 Feb 2015, 15:44
by IndianaJones
Peranamac wrote:Hi Indy,
I've been struggling to decode my '74 Granada data plate - Do you perhaps have any info on the Mk1 Granada's?
Unfortunately I don't have access to the Mk1 Granada microfiche.

But an educated guess is:

S&A Source = E = Ford of Germany
Assembly = S = South Africa

Body = GF = 4 door sedan

Year of Assembly = N = 1973
Month of Assembly = E = December

Don't know why the Rear Axle code might be blank, maybe there where only one option, or if you're car is a Perana, it might have been left blank by the factory.

Trim = 0 = Monotone
Trim = F = Tan

Paint = 0 = Monotone
Paint = J = Sebring Red, as per 427TNT / Wild Tangerine (Non-Metallic, if it were a numeric code, the paint would be metallic)


Please post more photos of your car.