There is a lot of information on these
Bill of Sale’s that one can use to closely determine just how
long it took to assemble a car or truck from the time it took the
engine and related parts to go from the Rouge plant in Dearborn, MI to
any one of the 31 other assembly plants in the United States.
The Ford Factory Bill of Sale’s can tell us just where
and what Ford Dealership took those vehicles, but the Ford Dealership
Bill of Sale’s do not tell us what Ford Factory Assembly Plant
they came from. To closely determine just what Ford Factory
Assembly Plant your car came from, you can determine it in two
- 1) The first way is to
look for the assembly plant code of at least 3 letters and a series of
numbers such as “SFA 123” which would be the 123rd
car or truck that came off of the San Francisco Assembly line.
This “SFA 123” is found stamped into the top of the body
cross rail between the wooden floor boards and the front seat riser;
- 2) The second way is the
Dealership Bill of Sale. One of Ford’s ideas in getting the
vehicles to the customer was to manufacture near the source of supply
and assemble near point of distribution. That being the case, if
the dealership was near a specific assembly plant, more than likely
that is where the vehicle was assembled. However there may be
instances where this may not be the case.
Each individual Ford assembly plant had their own Bill of
Sale’s as did the Dealerships.
If you have any of these and would like to add the data to
this database, please contact me.