VIN Decoder

No F-body website is complete without its own version of a VIN decoder, so here it is.

 

 

Character:

1

G

2

F

W

2

1

8

0

H

N

0

0

0

0

0

1

Position:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

 

1982-1984

Position:         Meaning:                       Value:

1

Country

1 = USA

2 = Canada

2

Manufacturer

G = General Motors

3

Make

1 = Chevrolet

2 = Pontiac

4

Restraints

A = Manual Belts

B = Automatic Belts

5

Carline

P = Sport Coupe, Z28 

S = Berlinetta 

S = Firebird 

W = Trans Am

X = Trans Am Special Edition

6

Body type

87 = 2 Door Coupe

7

Body type

Used with postion six.

8

Engine

F = 151ci, L4 (LQ8)

2 = 151ci, L4 (LQ9)

1 = 173ci, V6 (LC1)

H = 305ci, V8 (LG4)

G = 305ci, V8 (L69)

7 = 305ci, V8 (LU5)[1982]

S = 305ci, V8 (LU5)[1983]

9

Check Digit

The number produced when all numbers and characters(converted to numbers) are added up untill it is down to a single digit (ex. 12345=15=6)

10

Model Year

C = 1982

D = 1983

E = 1984

11

Plant

N = Norwood

L = Van Nuys

12-17

Production Sequence

This is a number assigned to the car during production

 

1985-1986

Position:       Meaning:           Value:

1

Country

1 = USA

2 = Canada

2

Manufacturer

G = General Motors

3

Make

1 = Chevrolet

2 = Pontiac

4

Carline

F = F-body

5

Carline series

P = Sport Coupe, Z28

S = Berlinetta

S = Firebird

W = Trans Am

X = T/A Special Edition

6

Body type

87 = 2 door coupe

7

Body type

Used with position six

8

Engine

2 = 151ci, L4 (LQ9)

1 = 173ci, V6 (LB8)[1985]

S = 173ci, V6 (LB8)[1986]

F = 305ci, V8 (LB9)[Tuned Port Injection]

H = 305ci, V8 (LG4)[4BBL]

G = 305ci, V8 (L69)[4BBL HO}

9

Check digit

The number produced when all numbers and characters(converted to numbers) are added up untill it is down to a single digit (ex. 12345=15=6)

10

Model Year

F = 1985

G = 1986

11

Assembly Plant

N = Norwood

L = Van Nuys

12-17

Production Sequence

This is a number assigned to the car during production

 

1987-1992

Position:    Meaning:             Value:

1

Country

1 = USA

2 = Canada

2

Manufacturer

G = General Motors

3

Make

1 = Chevrolet

2 = Pontiac

4

Carline

F = F-body

5

Carline series

P = Camaro (all models)

S = Firebird

W = Trans Am

6

Body type

2 = 2 door coupe

3 = Convertible

7

Restraints

1 = Manual Belts

3 = Manual Belts, Drivers Air Bag

4 = Automatic belts

8

Engine

S = 173ci, V6 (LB8)[1987-1989]

T = 191ci, V6 (LH0)[1990-1992]

H = 305ci, V8 (LG4)[4BBL][1987]

E = 305ci, V8 (LO3)[TBI][1988-1992]

F = 305ci, V8 (LB9)[Tuned Port Injection]

8 = 350ci, V8 (L98)[Tuned Port Injection]

9

Check Digit

The number produced when all numbers and characters(converted to numbers) are added up untill it is down to a single digit (ex. 12345=15=6)

10

Model Year

H = 1987

J = 1988

K = 1989

L = 1990

M = 1991

N = 1992

11

Assembly Plant

N = Norwood[1987]

L = Van Nuys

12-17

Production Sequence

This is a number assigned to the car during production

 

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