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If you are researching a vehicle that was manufactured before 1981, chances our you may not be able to find any information using a VIN Decoder.

Before 1981, vehicle identification numbers (VINs) weren’t standardized like they are today.

The formats and codes used vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer. Sometimes, the VIN would even change from model year to model year, between series of cars, or by assembly plant.

In order to decode a classic car’s VIN, you’ll need to do some research into how the manufacturer coded and identified its vehicles during a particular timeframe.

Below, we’ve compiled tables from popular classic car manufacturers to help you decode the VINs. Whether you’ve got a classic Mustang, GTO, Firebird, Corvette, or Charger, the VIN lookup tables can help you find more information about your classic car.

Check out the VIN lookup tables for the following makes below:

  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevy
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac

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How Many Numbers are in a Classic Car VIN?

While standard VINs since 1981 are 17-characters long, classic car VINs did not follow the same format.

Depending on the make, model, and year, a classic car’s VIN can be anywhere from 10 to 13 digits long.

Learn more: How Long is a VIN?

What information does a classic car VIN contain?

Like modern VIN numbers, classic car VINs include general details about the car as well as unique identifiers in the form of sequential production numbers or serial numbers.

Unlike modern VIN, however, classic car VINs lack details such as world manufacturer identifiers, security check digits, detailed engine and transmission data, detailed feature data, etc.

Learn more about modern vehicle identifiers here: What does a VIN Number tell you?

Most classic car VINs can tell you the following details about your car:

  • Model year.
  • Model or series name.
  • Body style.
  • Engine type.
  • Assembly plant.
  • Sequential production number.

Where is the VIN Located on a Classic Car

For the most part, classic cars will have their VINs and serial numbers in similar locations to modern cars.

The location may vary slightly depending on the model, year, and manufacturer, but the most common places to find the vehicle identification number on a classic car include:

  • On the dashboard near the bottom of the windshield looking into the car.
  • Inside the driver-side wheel well.
  • Under the steering column.
  • Inside the driver’s side doorjamb.

Classic Car VIN Decoder Tables

Find your make and model year below, and use the VIN lookup chart to decode and research your classic car.

Buick

Use the tables below to decode your classic Buick VIN.

Be sure to also check out our Buick VIN Decoder for vehicle manufactured since 1981.

Buick Models 1965-1971

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Make:
– 4: Buick
2-3Series:
– 33: Special/Deluxe/Skylark V6 or L6
– 34: Special/Special Deluxe/GS 350/GS/Skylark/Sportwagon V8
– 35: Special Deluxe V6/Skylark V6/Skylark 350
– 36: Special Deluxe/Skylark V8
– 41: Sportwagon V6
– 42: Sportwagon V8
– 43: Skylark V6
– 44 Skylark V8/Sportwagon V8
– 46: Skylark Gran Sport/GS400/GS455
– 48: Sportwagon Custom V8
– 94: Riviera
4-5Body Code:
– 07/27: 2 door post coupe
– 17/37: 2 door hardtop coupe
– 35/36: 4 door station wagon
– 39: 4 door hardtop sedan
– 55/65: 4 door sportwagon
– 56/66: 4 door sportwagon custom
– 67: 2 door convertible
– 68: 4 door sedan
– 87: 2 door sportcoupe
6Model Year:
– 5: 1965
– 6: 1966
– 7: 1967
– 8: 1968
– 9: 1969
– 0: 1970
– 1: 1971
7Assembly Plant:
– B: Baltimore, MD
– C: South Gate, CA
– D: Atlanta, GA
– G: Farmingham, MA
– H: Flint, MI
– I: Oshawa, ON
– K: Kansas City, MO
– V: Bloomfield, IL
– X: Kansas City, KS
– Y: Wilmington, DE
– Z: Fremont, CA
8-13Sequential Production Number

Buick Models 1972

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Make:
– 4: Buick
2Series:
– D: Skylark
– F: Sportwagon
– G: GS
– H: Skylark Custom
3-4Body Code:
– 27: 2 door post coupe
– 36: 4 door station wagon
– 37: 2 door hardtop coupe
– 39: 4 door hardtop sedan
– 67: 2 door convertible
– 69: 4 door sedan
5Engine Code:
– H: 350 2bbl V8
– J: 350 4bbl V8
– K: 350 4bbl V8
– U: 455 4bbl V8
– V: 455 4bbl V8 Stage 1
6Model Year:
– 2: 1972
7Assembly Plant:
– C: South Gate, CA
– G: Farmingham, MA
– H: Flint, MI
– X: Fairfax, KS
– Y: Wilmington, DE
– Z: Fremont, CA
8-13Sequential Production Number

Cadillac (1959-1964)

Use the tables below to decode your classic Cadillac VIN.

Be sure to also check out our Cadillac VIN Decoder for vehicle manufactured since 1981.

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

Chevy

Use the tables below to decode your classic Chevy VIN.

Be sure to also check out our Chevy VIN Decoder for vehicle manufactured since 1981.

Chevy Models 1955-1957

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Engine Code:
– V: V8
2Series:
– A: 150
– B: 210
– C: Bel Air
– D: Sedan Delivery
3-4Year:
– 55: 1955
– 56: 1956
– 57: 1957
5Assembly Plant:
– A: Atlanta, GA
– B: Baltimore, MD
– F: Flint, MI
– J: Janesville, WI
– K: Kansas City, MO
– L: Los Angeles, CA
– N: Norwood, OH
– O: Oakland, CA
– S: St. Louis, MO
– T: Tarrytown, NY
6-11Sequential Production Number

Chevy Models 1958

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Series:
– A: Del Ray/Yeoman L6
– B: Del Ray/Yeoman V8
– C: Biscayne/Brookwood L6
– D: Biscayne/Brookwood V8
– E: Bel Air/Nomad L6
– F: Bel Air/Nomad V8
– G: Sedan Delivery L6
– H: Sedan Delivery V8
2-3Model Year:
– 58: 1958
4Assembly Plant:
– A: Atlanta, GA
– B: Baltimore, MD
– F: Flint, MI
– G: Pontiac, MI
– J: Janesville, WI
– K: Kansas City, MO
– L: Los Angeles, CA
– N: Norwood, OH
– O: Oakland, CA
– S: St. Louis, MO
– T: Tarrytown, NY
– W: Willow Run, MI
5-10Sequential Production Number

Chevy Models 1959

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Series:
– A: Biscayne/Brookwood L6
– B: Biscayne/Brookwood V8
– C: Bel Air/Parkwood/Kingswood L6
– D: Bel Air/Parkwood/Kingswood V8
– E: Impala/Nomad L6
– F: Impala/Nomad V8
2-3Model Year:
– 59: 1959
4Assembly Plant:
– A: Atlanta, GA
– B: Baltimore, MD
– F: Flint, MI
– G: Pontiac, MI
– J: Janesville, WI
– K: Kansas City, MO
– L: Los Angeles, CA
– N: Norwood, OH
– O: Oakland, CA
– S: St. Louis, MO
– T: Tarrytown, NY
– W: Willow Run, MI
5-10Sequential Production Number

Chevy Models 1960-1964

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model Year:
– 0: 1960
– 1: 1961
– 2: 1962
– 3: 1963
– 4: 1964
2-3Series:
– 11: Biscayne L6
– 12: Biscayne V8
– 13: (60-61) Biscayne Fleetmaster L6/Impala SS L6 (64)
– 14: (60-61) Biscayne Fleetmaster V8/Impala SS V8 (64)
– 15: Bel Air L6
– 16: Bel Air V8
– 17: Impala L6
– 18: Impala V8
4-5Body Style:
– 11: 2-door sedan
– 15: 2-door wagon
– 19: 4-door sedan
– 21: 2-door utility sedan
– 35: 4-door wagon, 6 passenger
– 37: 2-door sport coupe (bubble top)
– 39: 4-door sport sedan
– 45: 4-door wagon, 9 passenger
– 47: 2-door sport coupe
– 67: 2-door convertible
– 69: 4-door sedan
6Assembly Plant:
– A: Atlanta, GA
– B: Baltimore, MD
– F: Flint, MI
– G: Pontiac, MI
– H: Fremont, CA
– J: Janesville, WI
– K: Kansas City, MO
– L: Los Angeles, CA
– N: Norwood, OH
– O: Oakland, CA
– R: Arlington, TX
– S: St. Louis, MO
– T: Tarrytown, NY
– U: South Gate, CA
– W: Willow Run, MI
– Y: Wilmington, DE
7-12Sequential Production Number

Chevy Models 1965-1971

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Make:
– 1: Chevrolet
2Series (Model Year Dependent):
– 0: Corvair/Monza/Corsa
– 1: Nova/Chevy II
– 2: Camaro
– 3: Chevelle/Malibu/El Camino/Monte Carlo/Nomad
– 4: Vega
– 5: Biscayne
– 6: Caprice/Impala
– 9: Corvette
3Engine Code:
– 1: 4 or 6 cylinder
– 3/5/7: 6 cylinder
– 2/4/6/8: V8
4-5Body Style:
– 11: 2-door sedan
– 17: 2-door sport coupe
– 35: 4-door station wagon, 2-seat (65-68)
– 36: 4-door station wagon, 2-seat (69-71)
– 37: 2-door sport coupe (65-66 Impala & SS)/2-door coupe (69-70 Impala)
– 39: 4-door sport sedan
– 45: 4-door station wagon, 3-seat (65-68)
– 46: 4-door station wagon, 3-seat (69-71)
– 46: 2-door coupe (66-71 Caprice, 68-71 Impala Custom)
– 57: 2-door coupe (71 Impala)
– 67: 2-door convertible
– 69: 4-door sedan
– 87: 2-door sport coupe (fastback, 67-68 Impala & SS)
6Model Year:
– 5: 1965
– 6: 1966
– 7: 1967
– 8: 1968
– 9: 1969
– 0: 1970
– 1: 1971
7Assembly Plant:
– A: Atlanta, GA
– B: Baltimore, MD
– C: South Gate, CA
– F: Flint, MI
– G: Farmingham, MA
– J: Janesville, WI
– K: Kansas City, MO
– L: Los Angeles, CA
– N: Norwood, OH
– P: Pontiac, MI
– R: Arlington, TX
– S: St. Louis, MO
– T: Tarrytown, NY
– U: Lordstown, OH
– W: Willow Run, MI
– Y: Wilmington, DE
– Z: Fremont, CA
– 1: Oshawa, ON
– 2: St. Therese, QC
8-13Sequential Production Number

Chevy Models 1972

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Make:
– 1: Chevrolet
2Series:
– K: Biscayne/Brookwood
– L: Bel Air/Townsman
– M: Impala/Kingswood
– N: Caprice/Kingswood
3-4Body Style:
– 35: 4-door station wagon, 2-seat
– 39: 4-door sport sedan
– 45: 4-door station wagon, 3-seat
– 47: 2-door coupe (Caprice/Impala Custom)
– 57: 2-door coupe (Impala)
– 67: 2-door convertible
– 69: 4-door sedan
5Engine Code:
– D: 250 1bbl L6 110 HP
– H: 350 2bbl V8 165 HP
– R: 400 2bbl V8 170 HP
– S: 402 4bbl V8 210 HP
– U: 402 4bbl V8 240 HP
– W: 454 4bbl V8 270 HP
6Model Year:
– 2: 1972
7Assembly Plant:
– A: Atlanta, GA
– B: Baltimore, MD
– C: South Gate, CA
– F: Flint, MI
– G: Farmingham, MA
– J: Janesville, WI
– K: Kansas City, MO
– L: Los Angeles, CA
– N: Norwood, OH
– P: Pontiac, MI
– R: Arlington, TX
– S: St. Louis, MO
– T: Tarrytown, NY
– U: Lordstown, OH
– W: Willow Run, MI
– Y: Wilmington, DE
– Z: Fremont, CA
– 1: Oshawa, ON
– 2: St. Therese, QC
8-13Sequential Production Number

Chrysler

Use the tables below to decode your classic Chrysler VIN.

Be sure to also check out our Chrysler VIN Decoder for vehicle manufactured since 1981.

Chrysler Models 1966

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– C: Chrysler C-body
– Y: Chrysler Imperial
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 42: 4-door town sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– A: 170 6 cyl
– B: 225 6 cyl
– C: Special Order 6 cyl
– D: 273 V8
– E: 318 V8
– F: 361 V8
– G: 383 V8
– H: 426 V8 Hemi
– J: 440 V8
– K: Special Order V8
6Model Year:
– 6: 1966
7Assembly Plant:
– 1: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– 2: Hamtramck, MI
– 3: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– 4: Belvidere, IL
– 5: Los Angeles, CA
– 6: Newark, DE
– 7: St. Louis, MO
– 8: Export
– 9: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Chrysler Models 1967-1969

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– C: Chrysler C-body
– Y: Chrysler Imperial
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– A: 170 6 cyl
– B: 225 6 cyl
– C: Special Order 6 cyl
– D: 273 V8
– E: 273 4bbl V8
– F: 318 V8
– G: 383 V8
– H: 383 3bbl V8
– J: 426 V8 Hemi
– K: 440 4bbl V8
– L: 440 4bbl V8 high performance
– M: Special Order V8
– P: 340 V8
6Model Year:
– 7: 1967
– 8: 1968
– 9: 1969
7Assembly Plant:
– 1: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– 2: Hamtramck, MI
– 3: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– 4: Belvidere, IL
– 5: Los Angeles, CA
– 6: Newark, DE
– 7: St. Louis, MO
– 8: Export
– 9: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Chrysler Models 1970-1974

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– C: Chrysler C-body
– Y: Chrysler Imperial
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– B: 198 6 cyl
– C: 225 6 cyl
– E: Special Order 6 cyl
– G: 318 2bbl V8
– H: 340 4 bbl V8
– J: 340 6bbl V8/360 V8 (1974)
– K: 360 2bbl V8
– L: 383 2bbl V8/360 4bbl (1973)
– M: 400 2bbl V8
– N: 383 4bbl V8 high performance
– P: 400 4bbl V8
– R: 426 V8 Hemi
– T: 440 4bbl V8
– U: 440 4bbl V8 high performance
– V: 440 6bbl V8
– Z: Special Order V8
6Model Year:
– 0: 1970
– 1: 1971
– 2: 1972
– 3: 1973
– 4: 1974
7Assembly Plant:
– A: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– B: Hamtramck, MI
– C: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– D: Belvidere, IL
– E: Los Angeles, CA
– F: Newark, DE
– G: St. Louis, MO
– H: New Stanton, PA
– T: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Dodge

Use the tables below to decode your classic Dodge VIN.

Be sure to also check out our Dodge VIN Decoder for vehicle manufactured since 1981.

Dodge Models 1966

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– D: Dodge Polara/Monaco
– L: Dodge Dart
– W: Dodge Coronet
– X: Dodge Charger
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 42: 4-door town sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– A: 170 6 cyl
– B: 225 6 cyl
– C: Special Order 6 cyl
– D: 273 V8
– E: 318 V8
– F: 361 V8
– G: 383 V8
– H: 426 V8 Hemi
– J: 440 V8
– K: Special Order V8
6Model Year:
– 6: 1966
7Assembly Plant:
– 1: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– 2: Hamtramck, MI
– 3: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– 4: Belvidere, IL
– 5: Los Angeles, CA
– 6: Newark, DE
– 7: St. Louis, MO
– 8: Export
– 9: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Dodge Models 1967-1969

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– D: Dodge Polara/Monaco
– L: Dodge Dart
– W: Dodge Coronet
– X: Dodge Charger
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– A: 170 6 cyl
– B: 225 6 cyl
– C: Special Order 6 cyl
– D: 273 V8
– E: 273 4bbl V8
– F: 318 V8
– G: 383 V8
– H: 383 3bbl V8
– J: 426 V8 Hemi
– K: 440 4bbl V8
– L: 440 4bbl V8 high performance
– M: Special Order V8
– P: 340 V8
6Model Year:
– 7: 1967
– 8: 1968
– 9: 1969
7Assembly Plant:
– 1: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– 2: Hamtramck, MI
– 3: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– 4: Belvidere, IL
– 5: Los Angeles, CA
– 6: Newark, DE
– 7: St. Louis, MO
– 8: Export
– 9: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Dodge Models 1970-1974

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– D: Dodge Polara/Monaco
– J: Dodge Challenger
– L: Dodge Dart/Demon
– W: Dodge Coronet/Charger (72-73)
– X: Dodge Charger
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– B: 198 6 cyl
– C: 225 6 cyl
– E: Special Order 6 cyl
– G: 318 2bbl V8
– H: 340 4 bbl V8
– J: 340 6bbl V8/360 V8 (1974)
– K: 360 2bbl V8
– L: 383 2bbl V8/360 4bbl (1973)
– M: 400 2bbl V8
– N: 383 4bbl V8 high performance
– P: 400 4bbl V8
– R: 426 V8 Hemi
– T: 440 4bbl V8
– U: 440 4bbl V8 high performance
– V: 440 6bbl V8
– Z: Special Order V8
6Model Year:
– 0: 1970
– 1: 1971
– 2: 1972
– 3: 1973
– 4: 1974
7Assembly Plant:
– A: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– B: Hamtramck, MI
– C: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– D: Belvidere, IL
– E: Los Angeles, CA
– F: Newark, DE
– G: St. Louis, MO
– H: New Stanton, PA
– T: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Ford (1960-69)

Use the tables below to decode your classic Ford VIN.

Be sure to also check out our Ford VIN Decoder for vehicle manufactured since 1981.

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model Year:
– 0: 1960
– 1: 1961
– 2: 1962
– 3: 1963
– 4: 1964
– 5: 1965
– 6: 1966
– 7: 1967
– 8: 1968
– 9: 1969
2Assembly Plant:
– A: Atlanta, GA
– B: Oakville, ON
– C: Chester, PA
– D: Dallas, TX
– E: Mahwah, NJ
– F: Dearborn, MI
– G: Chicago, IL
– H: Lorain, OH
– J: Los Angeles, CA
– K: Kansas City, MO
– N: Norfolk, VA
– P: Twin Cities, MN
– R: San Jose, CA
– S: Pilot Plant, MI
– U: Louisville, KY
– W: Wayne, MI
– Z: St. Louis, MO
3-4Model & Body Style:
– 01: 2-door
– 02: Falcon 4-door sedan/Mustang 2-door convertible (66-67), Fastback (68-69)
– 03: Mustang Coupe, Mustang Convertible (67-69)
– 04: Mustang Grande 2-door hardtop
– 05: Mustanfg Mach1
– 06: Falcon 4-door wagon
– 07: Mustang 2-door hardtop
– 08: Mustang Convertible
– 09: Mustang Fastback
– 10: Falcon 2-door
– 11: Falcon 2-door, Falcon 4-door (67-68)
– 12: Falcon 4-door, wagon (67-68)
– 15: Falcon Futura convertible
– 16: Falcon Futura 4-door
– 17: Flacon Futura 2-door
– 18: Falcon Futura 2-door hardtop
– 21: Falcon 2-door wagon
– 22: Falcon 4-door wagon
– 26: Falcon Squire 4-door wagon
– 27: Falcon Ranchero
– 29: Falcon 2-door sedan delivery
– 30/31/32/45: Fairlane/Thunderbolt
– 33-37: Fairlane 500/Thunderbolt
– 38: Torino Squire
– 40/41: Torino
– 44-44: Torino GT
– 46: Fairlane 500/Thunderbolt
– 50: 2-door sedan
– 51: 4-door sedan
– 52: Custon 500 2-door sedan
– 53: Custon 500 4-door sedan
– 54: Galaxie 500 4-door sedan
– 55: Galaxie 500 2-door hardtop
– 56: Galaxie 500 4-door hardtop
– 57: Galaxie 500 2-door convertible
– 58: XL 2-door hardtop
– 59: XL 2-door convertible
– 62: LTD 2-door hardtop
– 64: LTD 4-door sedan
– 66: LTD 4-door hardtop
– 70: Ranch Wagon 4-door
– 72/74: Country Sedan/Squire 4-door wagon
– 71/73/85: Thunderbird convertivble
– 81/83/87: Thunderbird
5Engine Code:
– A: 289 4bbl V8
– B: 406 4bbl V8 (1962), 6-cyl (1964-69)
– C: 221 V8 (1962), 289 2bbl V8
– D: 6-cyl (1960-62), 427 8bb SOHC V8 657 HP
– E: 6-cyl
– F: 260 2bbl V8 (1962), 302 2bbl V8 (1968-69)
– G: 352 V8 (1960), 406 6bbl V8 (1962)
– H: 390 2bbl V8
– J: 430 4bbl V8, 302 4bbl V8 (198-69)
– K: 289 4bbl V8 high performance
– L: 221 V8 (1962), 427 4bbl SOHC V8 616 HP
– M: 390 6bbl V8
– P: 390 Interceptor, 428 Interceptor (1966)
– Q: 390 4bbl V8 (1961-62), 428 4bbl V8 (1964-69)
– R: 292 4bbl V8 (1960), 390 4bbl V8 (1961-62), 427 6bbl V8 (1964), 427 8bbl V8 425 HP (1965-69)
– S: 6-cyl
– T: 292 V8
– U/V: 6-cyl
– W: 292 V8 (1960-62), 427 4bb V8 410 HP
– X: 352 4bbl V8
– Y: 352 4bbl V8 (1960), 390 2bbl V8
– Z: 390 4bbl V8
– 2: 6-cyl low compression
– 3: 221 V8 (1963), 289 V8 low compression (1964-66)
– 4/5: 6-cyl low compression
– 6: 260 V8 low compression, 302 V8 low compression (1964-69)
– 8: 260 V8 low compression, 428 V8 low compression (1966-68)
– 9: 390 4bbl V8 low compression
6-11Sequential Production Number

Oldsmobile

Use the tables below to decode your classic Oldsmobile VIN.

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Oldsmobile Models 1965-1971

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Make:
– 3: Oldsmobile
2-3Series:
– 31: F85/Cutlass L6
– 32: F85/Cutlass V8
– 33: F85 Standard V6/L6
– 34: F85 V8
– 35: F85 Deluxe V6/Cutlass L6
– 36: F85 Deluxe V8/Cutlass V8
– 38: F85 Deluxe Vista Cruiser/F85 Cutlass/Cutlass Supreme V8 (1967)
– 42: Cutlass Supreme V8
– 48: Custom Vista Cruiser V8
– 52: Jetstar Eighty-Eight V8/Delmont 88 w330 V8
– 54: Jetstar/Starfire/Delmont 88/Delta 88 V8
– 56: Dynamic 88 V8/Delmont 88 w425 V8
– 58: Delta Eighty-Eight V8
– 64: Delta Eight-Eight V8 Custom
– 66: Starfire V8/Delta Eight-Eight Royale V8
– 84/86: Ninety-Eight V8
– 94/96: Toronado V8
4-5Body Code:
– 07: 2-door club coupe/sports coupe
– 17/37/57/77: 2-door holiday coupe
– 27/77: 2-door club coupe
– 35/36: 4-door station wagon
– 39: 4-door holiday sedan
– 55/56/65/66: 4-door Vista Cruiser
– 67: 2-door convertible
6Model Year:
– 5: 1965
– 6: 1966
– 7: 1967
– 8: 1968
– 9: 1969
– 0: 1970
– 1: 1971
7Assembly Plant:
– B: Baltimore, MD
– C: South Gate, CA
– D: Doraville, GA
– E: Linden, NJ
– G/FRA: Farmingham, MA
– K/X: Kansas City, KS
– M/LAN: Lansing, MI
– R: Arlington, TX
– Z/BF: Fremont, CA
– 1: Oshawa, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Oldsmobile Models 1972

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Make:
– 3: Oldsmobile
2Series:
– D: F85 4-door sedan
– F: F85 2-door coupe
– G: Cutlass
– J: Cutlass Supreme
– K: Vista Cruiser
3-4Body Code:
– 36: 4-door Station Wagon
– 39: 4-door Supreme
– 56/66: 4-door Vista Cruiser Wagon
– 57: 2-door Supreme
– 67: 2-door Convertible
– 69: 4-door sedan
– 77: 2-door club sedan
– 87: 2-door coupe
5Engine Code:
– H: 350 2bbl V8 160 HP
– J: 350 2bbl V8 175 HP dual exhaust
– K: 350 4bbl V8 180 HP
– M: 250 4bbl V8 200 HP dual exhaust
– U: 455 4bbl V8 250 HP dual exhaust
– V: 455 4bbl V8 270 HP dual exhaust
– X: 455 4bbl V8 300 HP
6Model Year:
– 2 – 1972
7Assembly Plant:
– G: Farmington, MA
– M: Lansing, MI
– R: Arlington, TX
– Z: Fremont, CA
8-13Sequential Production Number

Plymouth

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Plymouth Models 1966

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– B: Plymouth Barracuda
– P: Plymouth Fury
– R: Plymouth Belvidere
– V: Plymouth Valiant
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 42: 4-door town sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– A: 170 6 cyl
– B: 225 6 cyl
– C: Special Order 6 cyl
– D: 273 V8
– E: 318 V8
– F: 361 V8
– G: 383 V8
– H: 426 V8 Hemi
– J: 440 V8
– K: Special Order V8
6Model Year:
– 6: 1966
7Assembly Plant:
– 1: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– 2: Hamtramck, MI
– 3: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– 4: Belvidere, IL
– 5: Los Angeles, CA
– 6: Newark, DE
– 7: St. Loius, MO
– 8: Export
– 9: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Plymouth Models 1967-1969

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– B: Plymouth Barracuda
– P: Plymouth Fury
– R: Plymouth Belvidere
– V: Plymouth Valiant
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– A: 170 6 cyl
– B: 225 6 cyl
– C: Special Order 6 cyl
– D: 273 V8
– E: 273 4bbl V8
– F: 318 V8
– G: 383 V8
– H: 383 3bbl V8
– J: 426 V8 Hemi
– K: 440 4bbl V8
– L: 440 4bbl V8 high performance
– M: Special Order V8
– P: 340 V8
6Model Year:
– 7: 1967
– 8: 1968
– 9: 1969
7Assembly Plant:
– 1: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– 2: Hamtramck, MI
– 3: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– 4: Belvidere, IL
– 5: Los Angeles, CA
– 6: Newark, DE
– 7: St. Loius, MO
– 8: Export
– 9: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Plymouth Models 1970-1974

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Model:
– B: Plymouth Barracuda
– P: Plymouth Fury
– R: Plymouth Belvidere/Satellite/Sebring
– V: Plymouth Valiant/Scamp
2Price Class
3-4Body Code:
– 21: 2-door sedan
– 23: 2-door hardtop
– 27: convertible
– 29: 2-door sport hardtop
– 41: 4-door sedan
– 43: 4-door hardtop
– 45: 6-passenger station wagon
– 46: 9-passenger station wagon
5Engine Code:
– B: 198 6 cyl
– C: 225 6 cyl
– E: Special Order 6 cyl
– G: 318 2bbl V8
– H: 340 4 bbl V8
– J: 340 6bbl V8/360 V8 (1974)
– K: 360 2bbl V8
– L: 383 2bbl V8/360 4bbl (1973)
– M: 400 2bbl V8
– N: 383 4bbl V8 high performance
– P: 400 4bbl V8
– R: 426 V8 Hemi
– T: 440 4bbl V8
– U: 440 4bbl V8 high performance
– V: 440 6bbl V8
– Z: Special Order V8
6Model Year:
– 0: 1970
– 1: 1971
– 2: 1972
– 3: 1973
– 4: 1974
7Assembly Plant:
– A: Lynch Rd, Detroit, MI
– B: Hamtramck, MI
– C: Jefferson Assembly, Detroit, MI
– D: Belvidere, IL
– E: Los Angeles, CA
– F: Newark, DE
– G: St. Louis, MO
– H: New Stanton, PA
– T: Windsor, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Pontiac

Use the tables below to decode your classic Pontiac VIN.

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Pontiac Models 1965 – 1971

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Make:
– 2: Pontiac
2-3Series:
– 33: Tempest or Lemans
– 35: Tempest Custom or Lemans
– 42: GTO
– 52: Catalina
4-5Body Code:
– 07/27: 2 door post sedan
– 17/37: 2 door hardtop
– 35/36/46: 4 door station wagon
– 39: 4 door hardtop
– 67: 2 door convertible
– 69: 4 door sedan
6Model Year:
– 5: 1965
– 6: 1966
– 7: 1967
– 8: 1968
– 9: 1969
– 0: 1970
– 1: 1971
7Assembly Plant:
– B: Baltimore, MD
– C: South Gate, CA
– D: Doraville, GA
– E: Linden, NJ
– G: Farmingham, MA
– K: Kansas City, MO
– P: Pontiac, MI
– R: Arlington, TX
– U: Lordstown, OH
– V: Bloomfield, IL
– X: Kansas City, KS
– Z: Fremont, CA
– 1: Oshawa, ON
8-13Sequential Production Number

Pontiac Models 1972

VIN Character PositionMeaning
1Make:
– 2: Pontiac
2Series:
– D: Lemans
– G: Luxury Models
3-4Body Code:
– 27: 2 door post sedan
– 37: 2 door hardtop
– 36/46: 4 door station wagon
– 39: 4 door hardtop
– 67: 2 door convertible
– 69: 4 door sedan
5Engine Code:
– D: 250 1bbl L6 110 HP
– M: 350 2bbl V8 160 HP
– R: 400 2bbl V8 180 HP
– S: 400 4bbl V8 200 HP
– X: 455 4bbl V8 300 HP
– Y: 455 4bbl V8 250 HP
6Model Year:
– 2: 1972
7Assembly Plant:
– A: Atlanta, GA
– C: South Gate, CA
– D: Doraville, GA
– G: Farmingham, MA
– L: Van Nuys, CA
– N: Norwood, OH
– P: Pontiac, MI
– W: Willow Run, MI
– X: Kansas City, KS
– Z: Fremont, CA
– 1: Oshawa, ON
– 2: St. Therese, QC
8-13Sequential Production Number