What does MN12 refer to?


former sccoa webmaster
MN12 is the chassis code for the Thunderbird platform. This platform was
used for all 89+ Thunderbirds and Cougars. It is often debated exactly what
the letters and number mean, but we believe MN12 stands for “Mid-specialty”,
North America Project #12”. The MN12 is a rear wheel drive platform with
independent rear suspension. The ’93 to ’98 Lincoln Mark VIII is technically
not an MN12 chassis as it had its own name of FN10, but there are many
similarities between the MN12 and FN10 platforms.