Scroll down to see 1958-1966 Thunderbird VIN location diagrams.
1955-1959 VIN explanations
1960-1980 VIN explanations
1981-2005 VIN explanations
1967 is the last year that a Thunderbird VIN is stamped to the body. It
is located on a metal tab that extends at a 90-degree angle from the
firewall, passenger side. The Warranty Plate is located on the driver's
door lock face.
1968 and later Thunderbirds have the VIN stamped to a metal tab under
the windshield. The Warranty Plate (1968 and 1969) or the Vehicle
Information sticker (1970 and later) is on the driver's door or the body
pillar which meets the driver's door lock face.
1955, 1956, and 1957 Thunderbird
vehicle identification numbers (VIN) are located on the Patent Plate on the firewall, passenger side. The VIN is also stamped on the frame.
1958-1966 VINs are located as shown in the pictures below.
See notes below pictures
1958-1960 Thunderbird VIN locations
1958: Position D 1959 (early): Position D and E 1959 (late) Position C and E 1960: Position A and B
The Patent Plate is located on the driver's side door pillar post between the door hinges.
1961-1962-1963 Thunderbird VIN locations
The VIN is stamped in all three places on all 1961, 1962, and 1963
The 1961 and 1962 Patent Plates are located on the driver's side door
pillar post between the hinges. The 1963 Warranty Plate is located on
the driver's door lock face. The Patent Plate was replaced by the
Warranty Plate in 1963.
1964-1965-1966 Thunderbird VIN locations
The VIN is stamped in all three places on all 1964, 1965, and 1966
The 1964, 1965, and 1966 Warranty Plates are located on the driver's
door lock face.