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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1972

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code
GM Division
Code
Series
4 Buick D Skylark
  F Sport Wagon
G GS
H Skylark Custom
L LeSabre
N LeSabre Custom
P Centurion
R Estate Wagon
U Electra 225
V Electra 225 Custom
Y Riviera
 
Third & Fourth Digits: Fifth Digit:
Code
Body Style
Code
Engine
27 2 dr. Coupe G 8-350
2 Bar. Carb., Daul exh.
35 2-Seat Sta. Wagon H 8-350
2 Bar. Carb.
36 2-Seat SportWagon J 8-350
4 Bar. Carb.
37 2 dr. Hardtop K 8-350
4 Bar. Carb., Daul exh.
39 4 dr. Hardtop T 8-455
4 Bar. Carb.
45 3-seat Sta. Wagon U 8-455
4 Bar. Carb., Daul exh.
47 2 dr. Hardtop V 8-455
4 Bar. Carb., Stage I
57 2 dr. Hardtop W 8-455
4 Bar. Carb., Stage I
67 Convertible  
69 4 dr. Sedan
87 2 dr. Hardtop
 
Sixth Digit: Seventh Digit:
Code
Model Year
Code
Assembly Plant
2 1972 C South Gate, CA
  G Framingham, MA
H Flint, MI
X Fairfax, KS
Y Wilmington, DE
Z Fremont, CA
 
Last Six Digits:  
Production Numbers
100001/^
 
Location - On plate attached to top left dashboard. Visible through windshield
/^ = and up