Registry statistics as of January 1, 2022
Totals by Year and Body Style
* The 1968 sportsroof totals include 4 cars that were converted to 428 CJ power for racing at the 1968 NHRA Winternationals held at Pomona, California. These cars were driven by Hubert Platt, Jerry Harvey, and Don Nicholson.
Are you interested in more than just body style statistics? Here are some more tables:
Earliest and Latest Registered VINs
|Year and Plant||Earliest VIN||Latest VIN|
|1968 San Jose||8R01R158074*||8R02R172223*|
|1969 San Jose||9R02R100003||9R02Q192732|
|1970 San Jose||0R05R100040*||0R05R158881|
In truth there are earlier and later VINs known by the registry, but the VINs in the table above are the earliest and latest with confirmed owner information. See the production page for the earliest and latest VINs produced at each assembly plant. Registered VINs (cars that we have registered) matching the earliest or latest produced at an assembly plant are noted with an asterisk (*).
Totals By Engine Code
|1968 R Code||567|
|1969 Q Code||390|
|1969 R Code||1,580|
|1970 Q Code||145|
|1970 R Code||575|
|Total Q Code:||535|
|Total R Code:||2,722|
The engine code (fifth position) in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) determines if the vehicle came equipped with factory ram air induction or not. "Q" code vehicles did not come equipped with ram air induction. "R" code vehicles did come equipped with ram air induction. Please note that there were no known "Q" code Mustangs produced in 1968. I've seen references to such cars in various places, but checking the VINs with Marti Auto Works typically confirms that each such car left the assembly factory as a C-code (289-2v) car; I suppose it's not that hard to change a "C" to a "Q" if you're trying to fake a VIN. Buyer beware if you believe you've found a 1968 Q-code Mustang!
Some of the totals in the following tables will not add up to the total number of vehicles in the registry because they are determined by Warranty Plate or Vehicle Certification Label (door tag) information, and there are a number of vehicles registered without this information. If I don't have it, I don't guess.
Totals by Transmission Type
Total Super Cobra Jet
|1969 V Code:||325|
|1969 W Code:||187|
|1970 V Code:||137|
|1970 W Code:||79|
Please note that Super Cobra Jet Mustangs did not appear until the 1969 model year. "V" code indicates a 3.91:1 Traction-Lok differential. "W" code indicates either a 4.30:1 Traction-Lok differential (1969 and 1970) or a 4.30:1 "Detroit Locker" differential (1970 only).