Rusty Nuts ... 55 / 57 Thunderbird DATA........
The following information was gathered from various sources over the years. Most of the following information was published as articles in various car magazines during the 70's. I had copied and saved the information into a spiral tablet and saved it for personal use.
I do not recall the publication title, nor the authors names. I do believe that the information has been published by various others over the years. If anyone recalls exactly which magazines and who the author was that this data appeared in, please let me know so I can give credit to the proper individuals.
Being as it is good information.. I thought that I would share it.
1955-57 Thunderbird Data
Data Plate Information
Thunderbird Data Plate Information
1 - This particular '56 had a 312ci engine.
2 - All '55 & '56 Models were coded 40A, All '57 Models were coded 40.
3 - Body color and Hard Top. If a second letter shows, it indicates a different color.for the Hard Top.
4 - 155th automobile (not only Thunderbirds) scheduled to be assembled on 2/13/1956.
5 - SD signifies a Boston, Mass. dealer ordered this particular car.
|1956||P||312||8V (2-4's)||3SP or O.D.||260|
|1957||D||312||4V||F/M or O.D.||245|
Paint Color Codes
(1955- 1957 THUNDERBIRDS)
YEAR CODE COLOR 1955 A RAVEN BLACK 1955 E SNOWSHOE WHITE 1955 R TORCH RED 1955 T THUNDERBIRD BLUE 1955 V GOLDENROD YELLOW 1956 A RAVEN BLACK 1956 E COLONIAL WHITE 1956 J BUCKSKIN TAN 1956 K FIESTA RED 1956 L PEACOCK BLUE 1956 M GOLDEN GLOW YELLOW 1956 T THUNDERBIRD GRAY 1956 X NAVAJO GRAY 1956 Y SUNSET CORAL 1956 Z THUNDERBIRD GREEN 1957 A RAVEN BLACK 1957 E COLONIAL WHITE 1957 F STARMIST BLUE 1957 J WILLOW GREEN 1957 N GUNMETAL GRAY 1957 Q THUNDERBIRD BRONZE 1957 V FLAME RED 1957 Y INCA GOLD 1957 Z CORAL SAND 1957 X DUSK ROSE
TRIM COLOR CODES
(1955 - 1957 THUNDERBIRDS)
YEAR CODE COLOR 1955 XA BLACK & WHITE VINYL 1955 XB RED & WHITE VINYL 1955 XC TURQUOISE & WHITE VINYL 1955 XD BLACK & YELLOW VINYL 1956 XA BLACK & WHITE VINYL 1956 XB RED & WHITE VINYL 1956 XC PEACOCK & WHITE VINYL 1956 XD TAN & WHITE VINYL 1956 XF GREEN & WHITE VINYL 1956 XG BROWN & WHITE VINYL 1957 XA RAVEN & COLONIAL VINYL 1957 XH FLAME RED VINYL 1957 XJ BRONZE VINYL 1957 XK COLONIAL WHITE VINYL 1957 XL DRESDEN BLUE & STARMIST BLUE VINYL 1957 XM CUMBERLAND GREEN & WILLOW GREEN VINYL
MANUFACTURING DATE CODE
1ST YEAR JAN - A MAY -E SEP - J FEB - B JUN - F OCT - K MAR - C JUL - G NOV - L APR - D AUG - H DEC - M 2ND YEAR JAN - N MAY - S SEP - W FEB - P JUN - T OCT - X MAR - Q JUL - U NOV - Y APR - R AUG - V DEC - Z