Squarebird Line Production Information
September 1960 Thunderbird Production Information
I have been doing some checking in John Rotella’s Tbird Registry regarding information for the month of September, 1960 on Tbirds in the Registry. According to records, there were 92,843 1960 Tbirds produced. Keep in mind when I use the word “Registry” I mean Registered in the Tbird Registry… Here is what I have found.
The first 1960 Tbird to be registered is VIN #0Y71G110390 – No Scheduled Build Date Listed.
The first one with a Scheduled Build Date Listed is: VIN #0Y71J101347 – 17J
The first Convertible to be registered is: VIN #0Y73G126010 – 13A
The last Convertible to be registered is: VIN #0Y73Y189703 – 01W
The first Sun Roof Hardtop to be registered is: VIN #0Y71G126011 – 13A
The last Sun Roof Hardtop to be registered is: VIN #0Y71Y191485 – 09W
The first 1960 2-Dr Hardtop to be registered is: VIN #0Y71G110390 – No Scheduled Build Date Listed
During the month of September, these are the cars that were registered in the Tbird Registry with a Scheduled Build Date of 13W
Note that the last car in the Registry of the 09W Scheduled Build Date was: #0Y71Y191485 that Sun Roof Hardtop listed above.
Note that VIN #0Y71Y192652 – 13V is the last entry in the Registry for August. It belongs to Squarebird member Jay Bancroft! VIN 192653 – 192656 are not registered. But VIN #192657 -13W IS. So over a months period, 13V-13W there are only three cars in that number sequence that are not registered! Now we know they built 2,507 Tbirds from 1 September to 9 September, but most of them were certainly NOT in this sequence range. They could not have been! There are only 177 cars between #192657 and 192834, the last car in this Registry. From #192657 to the last VIN #192843 is only 191 cars! That begs the question.. What models were they building in the last month, and in what number sequences were they in?
Here are the VIN #’s that were built and registered during the 13W Scheduled Build Date. Keep in mind though that there was NO cars built AFTER 09W, 9 September...
VIN #0Y71Y192657–13W First 13W entry in Registry
VIN #0Y71Y192744-13W – Greg Prince’s Tbird!
VIN #0Y71Y192834-13W Last 13W entry in Registry
VIN #’s 0Y***19835-843 have not been registered in John Rotella’s Tbird Registry yet.
This is what I have come up with so far. I need to see if any of the owners in the range of 0Y71Y192657 – 0Y71Y192834 can be contacted to see if they have their 13W ROT Sheet…
Last edited by YellowRose : 04-26-2009 at 02:30 AM.
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