1955: A new
car is born...THUNDERBIRD. This car, and the Thunderbirds that followed,
are classics and set the styling trend for an entire generation of cars.
1981 and newer Thunderbirds have 17-character VINs.
1960-1980 Thunderbirds have 11-character VINs.
1955-1959 Thunderbirds have
10-character VINs, with the exception of those built in Mexico which have 12
Common VIN entry errors include confusing 2 or 7 with Z, 4 with Y, 4 with H,
and 5 with S, and Q with O.
The letters I and O are never used in any Thunderbird VIN.
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