A Guide to Classic Car Platform Designations

What is a GM F-Body? What is a Ford Fox Body? What are Mopar A, B, and E-bodies? If you are getting into classic cars for the first time, you'll quickly discover that your fellow enthusiasts have a language of their own. Some of the first terms you'll encounter in online discussion forums and parts catalogs are references to A-Body, B-Body, E-Body, F-Body, G-Body, and so on. At first, this can be confusing, but decoding these classic car platform designations is simpler than it looks. Read on as we explain the meaning of a car platform or body, and provide some examples of the most common classic car bodies and associated models you'll hear about.