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Old 07-31-2005, 12:50 PM
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1963 Lincoln Continental

I'm looking at buying a 1963* 4 door Lincoln Continental, but I'm curious about the original specs. On the inside of the driver's door jamb, I found a label with some options codes and I was wondering what they mean. Can anyone help? It does have A/C and I think either power locks or windows, there's 4 switches on the driver's armrest. The codes I found are below.

Body: 53A
Date: 13J
Axle: A
Trans: 4
Trim: 30
Serial #: Is this the same as the VIN?

Also, are there any trouble spots I need to pay attention to in this car? There's some rust around the wheel wells and in the lower fenders, but I didn't see any in the doors or anywhere else.

Thanks for any help.

*Edit: Just found out it's a 1962, not 63.

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Old 07-31-2005, 08:23 PM
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those aren't the ones w/the big 460's in em is it?

as for the rust spots i'd say look on the front lip of the hood also the same place on the trunk lid and above the back and front windsheild just above the weather stripping or trim

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I'm looking at buying a 1963* 4 door Lincoln Continental, but I'm curious about the original specs. On the inside of the driver's door jamb, I found a label with some options codes and I was wondering what they mean. Can anyone help? It does have A/C and I think either power locks or windows, there's 4 switches on the driver's armrest. The codes I found are below.

Body: 53A
Date: 13J
Axle: A
Trans: 4
Trim: 30
Serial #: Is this the same as the VIN?

Also, are there any trouble spots I need to pay attention to in this car? There's some rust around the wheel wells and in the lower fenders, but I didn't see any in the doors or anywhere else.

Thanks for any help.

*Edit: Just found out it's a 1962, not 63.
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