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VIN Decoder

VIN Decoder for European Fords

This page is to help you find out about your car. Type in your VIN Number (On a Mondeo this is on the front cross member and visible once the bonnet is released. This important tag stores a lot of information about your car)

Below is a JavaScript form that will process your VIN code and give you the low down. For those of you without a JavaScript enabled browser you have 2 choices.

  1. 1) Get a proper operating system and browser
  2. 2) Do it manually from the data below

Auto VIN Decoder for cars post 1980

Type in your VIN number here


Each digit or letter in your Vehicle Identification Number provides you with some bit of information about your vehicle. This decoder identifies European vehicles only!

  • Position 1-3: World Manufacturer Identifier
  • Position 4+10: Body Type
  • Position 5-6: XX
  • Position 7: Line
  • Position 8: Assembly Plant
  • Position 9: Model
  • Position 11: Year
  • Position 12: Month
  • Position 13-17: Production Sequence Number

Your Vehicle Identification Number is like your car's birth certificate.

WORLD MANUFACTURER IDENTIFIER (position 1-3)

  • SFA = Ford Motor Company Ltd. (England)
  • TW2 = Ford Lutisania sarl (Portugal)
  • UNI = Henry Ford and Son Ltd. (Ireland)
  • VS6 = Ford Espana sa (Spain)
  • WF0 = Ford Werke A.G. (Germany)
  • WF1 = Ford Werke A.G. (Germany)
  • XLC = Ford Nederland nv (Netherlands)
  • 9BF = Ford Brazil (Brazil)
  • VS6 = Ford Espana sa (Spain)

BODY TYPE (position 4+10)

  • 3 = van high roof
  • 5 = combi high roof
  • A = 5-door
  • B = 3-door
  • C = 2-door coupe
  • E = 3-door hatchback
  • F = 4-door Saloon
  • G = 5-door multi purpose vehicle
  • L = 2-door cabriolet
  • N = 5-door estate/wagon/clipper
  • P = single cab pick-up
  • T = 2-door saloon
  • V = 2-door van
  • W = 3-door van

LINE (position 7)

  • B = Ford Great Britain (own assembly)
  • C = Ford Great Britain (assembly by affiliate)
  • C = Ford Lusitana S.A.R.L. Azambuia, Portugal (own assembly)
  • E = Ford Germany (assembly by affiliate)
  • G = Ford Germany (own assembly)
  • L = Ford Brazil (own assembly)
  • S = Japan (own assembly)
  • W = Ford Spain (own assembly)
  • Z = United States (own assembly)

ASSEMBLY PLANT (position 8)

  • A = Dagenham (United Kingdom) - Cologne (Germany) - Ipiranga (Brazil)
  • B = Halewood (united Kingdom) - Genk (Belgium) - Sao Bernado (Brazil)
  • C = Langley (United Kingdom) - Saarlouis (Germany)
  • E = Cork (Ireland)
  • F = La Villa (Mexico)
  • G = Barcelona (Spain)
  • H = Hiroshima (Japan)
  • J = Caracas (Venzuela)
  • K = Rheine (Germany)
  • M = Rheine (Germany)
  • N = Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • P = Valencia (Spain) - Azambuja (Portugal)
  • S = Setubal (Portugal)

MODEL (position 9)

  • A = Escort - Orion
  • B = Mondeo - Cougar - Cortina - Sierra - Taunus
  • D = Focus
  • E = Puma - Capri
  • F = Fiesta
  • G = Scorpio - Granada
  • J = Fiesta
  • O = Mustang
  • R = Ka
  • S = Galaxy
  • W = Galaxy

YEAR (position 11)

MONTH (position 12)

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PRODUCTION SEQUENCE NUMBER (position 13-17)

  • counts from 10001 to 59999