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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1971

First Digit: Second & Third Digits:
Code
GM Division
Code
Series
4 Buick 33 Skylark
  34 Sport Wagon, GS
44 Skylark Custom
52 LeSabre
54 LeSabre Custom
60 Estate Wagon
66 Centurion
82 Electra 225
84 Electra 225 Custom
94 Riviera
 
Fourth & Fifth Digits: Sixth Digit:
Code
Body Style
Code
Model Year
27 2 dr. Thin Pillar Sedan 1 1971
35 2-Seat Sta. Wagon  
36 2-Seat Wagon
(Dual Action)
37 2 dr. Hardtop
39 4 dr. Hardtop
45 3-seat Sta. Wagon
47 2 dr. Hardtop
57 2 dr. Hardtop Sports Coupe
67 Convertible
69 4 dr. Sedan
87 2 dr. Hardtop
 
Seventh Digit: Last Six Digits:
Code
Assembly Plant
Production Numbers
C South Gate, CA 000000/^
G Framingham, MA  
H Flint, MI
I Oshawa, Canada
X Fairfax, KS
Y Wilmington, DE
Z Fremont, CA
 
Location - On plate attached to top left dashboard. Visible through windshield
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