Cadillac VIN Decoder

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Enter a Cadillac VIN to Get Unique Info, Specs, and Details for the Vehicle…

Enter a 17-digit Cadillac VIN to get instant results from the global database

Get instant, free insights about any Cadillac VIN with – a Free VIN Decoder Tool

How to Use this Free Cadillac VIN Lookup

Checking a Cadillac VIN has never been easier with!

All Cadillac vehicles manufactured since 1981 will feature a 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) that can be used to quickly decode information about the vehicle, such as:

  • Location of the manufacturer and the manufacturing plant.
  • Body type and styling options. 
  • Details about the engine and transmission. 
  • Additional features and add-ons. 

The Cadillac VIN can also be used for:

  • Ordering Vehicle History Reports.
  • Getting the value of a specific Cadillac.
  • Finding Cadillac recalls.
  • Searching for compatible parts for the specific Cadillac year and model. 
  • Learning about the vehicle’s ownership history.
  • Finding out the vehicle’s accident and repair history. 
  • Getting free, customized insurance quotes. 
  • Checking if the Cadillac is stolen. 

Whether you have a Cadillac vehicle you own or are looking to buy one, decoding the VIN and using the VIN for a variety of tasks can come in handy. 

Our free Cadillac VIN decoder is here for you to get started. 

Simply enter your Cadillac VIN into the search bar above to check the global database. We’ll run the search and return all the pertinent information we can find. 

If you have an older VIN from a vehicle that was produced prior to 1981, the VIN decoder may not work. 

How to Read a Cadillac VIN

You can learn a lot of information from a Caddy’s VIN by looking at each digit.

The first character will tell you where the vehicle was made. You may see:

  • 1: United States.
  • 2: Canada.
  • 3: Mexico.

The next digit will likely read “G” for General Motors.

The third character will likely read “6” for GM’s Cadillac.

1G6 is a common first 3 digits of many Cadillac VINs.

Characters 4-8 contain information about the vehicle type, style, engine, and features.

The 4th and 5th digit represent the model, for example:

  • DG: CTS.
  • KD: Deville.
  • KE: Deville Luxury.
  • KF: Deville Touring.
  • KS: SLS.
  • KY: STS.
  • YV: XLR Roadster.

The 6th character will tell you the body style, which may read:

  • 1: Two-Door Coupe
  • 2: Two-Door
  • 3: Two-Door Convertible
  • 5: Four-Door Sedan
  • 6: Four-Door Sedan Hatchback
  • 8: Four-Door Station Wagon/Two-Door Hatchback
  • 9: Four-Door Station Wagon

The 7th digit provides information about the seat belt and restraint system, which may be:

  • 1: Active belts
  • 2: 1 plus driver and passenger front airbags
  • 3: Driver side airbag – front
  • 4: 2 plus driver side airbags
  • 5: 2 plus driver and passenger side airbags
  • 6: 4 plus passenger sensor
  • 7: 4 plus rear side airbags
  • 8: Unknown
  • 9: Seatbelts only – before introduction of standard airbags

The 8th digit is used to identify which engine the Cadillac has.

Character 9 is a security check digit.

Character 10 represents the model year.

Characters 12-17 will be unique for each vehicle.

Where to find a VIN on a Cadillac?

Your Cadillac VIN will typically be found in a handful of locations on the vehicle. The common ones include:

  • On a VIN plate attached to the dashboard near the driver’s side windshield.
  • Stamped onto the frame. 
  • Near the engine. 
  • On the door jamb. 

Additionally, the Cadillac VIN can be found on your DMV and insurance paperwork, such as the:

  • Registration card.
  • Vehicle title. 
  • MCO. 
  • Insurance policy documents. 
  • Insurance ID cards. 

Cadillac Models in the VIN Decoder Database

Below you’ll find a list of all Cadillac models manufactured since 1981 that you can decode with our VIN checker. 

Cadillac models in the database include:

  • 60 Special
  • Allante
  • Armored Vehicle
  • ATS
  • Brougham
  • Catera
  • Cimarron
  • Commercial Chassis
  • CT4
  • CT5
  • CT6
  • CTS
  • Deville
  • Deville Chassis
  • DTS
  • Eldorado
  • ELR
  • Escalade
  • Escalade ESV
  • Fleetwood
  • Funeral Coach
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Professional Chassis
  • Seville
  • SRX
  • Stretch Limousine
  • STS
  • XLR
  • XT4
  • XT5
  • XT6
  • XTS

Classic Cadillac VIN Decoder

If you have a classic Cadillac model produced before 1981, you’ll likely have a non-standard VIN number.

Refer to the tables below to help decode your classic Cadillac VIN.

Cadillac Models 1959-1964

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1-2Model Year:
– 59: 1959
– 60: 1960
– 61: 1961
– 62: 1962
– 63: 1963
– 64: 1964
3Body Code:
– A: Sedan/Town Sedan
– B: Sedan DeVille
– D: Sedan/Park Avenue Sedan DeVille/Park Avenue Sedan
– E: Eldorado Biarritz Convertible (Special Sport)
– F: Convertible Coupe/DeVille Convertible Coupe
– G: Coupe
– H: Eldorado Seville Coupe (Special Sport)
– J: Coupe DeVille
– L: Sedan DeVille
– M: Fleetwood 60 Special Sedan
– N: Sedan
– R: Fleetwood 75 Sedan
– S: Fleetwood 65 Limousine
– Z: Commercial Chassis
4-9Sequential Production Number