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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1973

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code
GM Division
Code
Series
4 Buick B Apollo
  D Century
H Century Luxus
J Regal
F Century Wagon
K Century Luxus Wagon
L LeSabre
N LeSabre Custom
P Centurion
R Estate Wagon
T Electra 225
V Electra 225 Custom
Y Riviera
 
Third & Fourth Digits: Fifth Digit:
Code
Body Style
Code
Engine
17 2 dr. Hatchback D 6-250
27 2 dr. Coupe H 8-350
2 Bar. Carb.
29 4 dr. Sedan J 8-350
4 Bar. Carb.
35 2-Seat Sta. Wagon K 8-350
4 Bar. Carb., Dual exh.
37 2 dr. Coupe T 8-455
4 Bar. Carb.
39 4 dr. Hardtop U 8-455
4 Bar. Carb., Dual exh.
45 3-seat Sta. Wagon V 8-455
4 Bar. Carb., Stage I
57 2 dr. Hardtop or Coupe 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
3 1973 C South Gate, CA
  G Framingham, MA
H Flint, MI
L Van Nuys, CA
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
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