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AMERICAN MOTORS

VEHCILE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1971

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code
Division
Code
Model year
A American Motors Corp. 1 1971
 
Third Digit: Fourth Digit:
Code
Transmission
Code
Series
A Auto column shift
3 Spd.
0 Hornet
C Auto floor shift console 1 Matador
F Floor shift
3 Spd.
4 Gremlin
M Floor shift
4 Spd.
7 Javelin
S Standard column shift
3 Spd.
8 Ambassador
 
Fifth Digit: Sixth Digit:
Code
Body Type
Code
Body Class
5 4 Door Sedan 0 2 Pass. Gremlin, Hornet
6 2 Door Sedan 1 S360 Hornet
8 Station Wagon 2 Ambassador DPL
9 2 Door Hardtop 5 4 Pass. Gremlin, Javelin, Ambassador SST
  7 Hornet SST, Hornet Sportabout, Javlin SST, Ambassador Brougham
8 Javlin AMX
 
Seventh Digit: Last Six Digits:
Code
Engine
Assembly Plant & Production Number
A 6-258
OHV
American Canadian
B 6-258
OHV Low Comp.
100001
thru
699999
700001
thru
1000000
E 6-232
OHV

Assembly Plants

Kneosha, WI

Brampton Ont., Canada

F 6-232
OHV Low Comp.
H 8-304
2 Brl. Carb
I 8-304
OHV 2 Brl. Carb, Low Comp.
N 8-360
2 Brl. Carb
P 8-360
4 Brl. Carb
Z 8-401
4 Brl. Carb
 
Location- Top of dash board on drivers side. Visible through windshield. Also attached to left front door adjacent to door latch
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