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1965-71 PASSENGER CAR "VIN" NUMBERS ... WHAT DO THEY TELL YOU?


1965-71 PASSENGER CAR "VIN" NUMBERS ... WHAT DO THEY TELL YOU?

Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN Number) is loaded with important information. Your first step is learning how to read and interpret this information!

From 1965-71 GM used a 13 digit Alpha-numeric code on Chevrolet passenger cars. We are going to show you how to break down these numbers into meaningful information.

The first step is locating the VIN tag on your year Chevrolet.

  • 1965-67 Left front door hinge pillar
  • 1968-71 Top of instrument panel, driver's side - visible through the windshield.

First 5 Digit Model Identification Number

1
Division: Chevrolet
56
Series: Bel Air, VS engine (6 is an even number)
11
Body Style: 2-door Sedan
5
Model Year: 1965
J
Final Assembly Plant: Janesville, Wisconsin
123678
Sequence Number: 23,678th Passenger car built at Janesville in that model year.
 

1965 VIN Model Series Code

53
Biscayne 6 cylinde r
54
Biscayne 8 cylinder
55
Bel Air 6 cylinder
56
Bel Air 8 cylinder
63
Impala 6 cylinder
64
Impala 8 cylinder
65
Impala SS 6 cylinder
66
Impala SS 8 cylinder

1966 VIN Model Series Code

53
Biscayne 6 cylinde r
54
Biscayne 8 cylinder
55
Bel Air 6 cylinder
56
Bel Air 8 cylinder
63
Impala 6 cylinder
64
Impala 8 cylinder
65
Impala SS 6 cylinder
66
Impala SS 8 cylinder
67
Caprice 6 cylinder
68
Impala SS 8 cylinder

1967 VIN Model Series Code

53
Biscayne 6 cylinde r
54
Biscayne 8 cylinder
55
Bel Air 6 cylinder
56
Bel Air 8 cylinder
63
Impala 6 cylinder
64
Impala 8 cylinder
66
Impala SS 8 cylinder
67
Caprice 6 cylinder
68
Impala SS 8 cylinder

1968 VIN Model Series Code

53
Biscayne 6 cylinde r
54
Biscayne 8 cylinder
55
Bel Air 6 cylinder
56
Bel Air 8 cylinder
63
Impala 6 cylinder
64
Impala 8 cylinder
66
Impala SS 8 cylinder
 

1969 VIN Model Series Code

53
Biscayne/ Brookwood, 6 cylinder
54
Biscayne/ Brookwood, 8 cylinder
55
Bel Air/ Townsman, 6 cylinder
56
Bel Air/ Towns man, 8 cylinder
63
Impala 6 cylinder
64
Impala/ Kingswood , 8 cylinder
66
Caprice/ Kingswood, 8 cylinder

1970 VIN Model Series Code

53
Biscayne 6 cylinde r
54
Biscayne/ Brookwood, 8 cylinder
55
Bel Air 6 cylinder
56
Bel Air/ Townsman , 8 cylinder
63
Impala 6 cylinder
64
64 Impala/ Kingswood, 8 cylinder
66
Caprice/ Kingswood, 8 cylinder

1971 VIN Model Series Code

53
Biscayne 6 cylinde r
54
Biscayne/ Brookwood, 8 cylinder
55
Bel Air 6 cylinder
56
Bel Air/ Townsman, 8 cylinder
63
Impala 6 cylinder
64
Impala/ Kingswood, 8 cylinder
66
Caprice/ Kingswood, 8 cylinder
 

1965 VIN Body Style Codes

11
2-door sedan
15
2-door sedan
35
4-door station wagon 6 passenger
37
2-door sport coupe 5 passenger
39
4-door sport sedan
45
4-door station wagon, 9 passenger
67
2-door convertible
69
4-door sedan
80
2-door sedan pickup

1966 VIN Body Style Codes

11
2-door sedan
17
2-door sport coupe 5 passenger
35
4-door station wagon 6 passenger
37
2-door sport coupe 5 passenger
39
4-door sport sedan
45
4-door station wagon, 9 passenger
67
2-door convertible
69
4-door sedan
80
2-door sedan pickupr

1967 VIN Body Style Codes

11
2-door sedan
17
2-door sport coupe, 5 passenger
35
4-door station wagon, 6 passenger
37
2-door sport coupe, 5 passenger
39
4-door sport sedan
45
4-door station wagon, 9 passenger
47
2-door sport coupe
67
2-door convertible
69
4-door sedan
80
2-door sedan pickup
87
2-door sport coupe

1968 VIN Body Style Codes

11
2-door sedan
27
2-door coupe
35
4-door station wagon, 6 passenger
37
2-door sport coupe
39
4-door sport sedan
45
4-door station wagon, 9 passenger
67
2-door convertible
69
4-door sedan
80
2-door sedan pickup
87
2-door sport coupe
 

1969 VIN Body Style Codes

11
2-door sedan
27
2-door coupe, 5 passenger
35
4-door station wagon 6 passenger
36
4-door station wagon, 6 passenger
37
2-door sport coupe
39
4-door sport sedan
46
4-door station wagon, 9 passenger
47
2-door custom coupe
67
2-door convertible
69
4-door sedan
80
2-door sedan pickup

1970 VIN Body Style Codes

11
2-door sedan
27
2-door coupe
36
4-door station wagon, 6 passenger
37
2-door sport coupe
39
4-door sport sedan
46
4-door station wagon, 9 passenger
47
2-door sport/custom coupe
57
2-door sport coupe
67
2-door convertible
69
4-door sedan
80
2-door sedan pickup
87
2-door sport coupe

1971 VIN Body Style Codes

27
2-door sport coupe
35
4-door station wagon 6 passenger
36
4-door station wagon, 6 passenger
37
2-door sport coupe
39
4-door sport sedan
45
4-door station wagon, 9 passenger
46
4-door station wagon, 9 passenger
47
2-door sport/custom coupe
57
2-door sport coupe
67
2-door convertible
69
4-door sedan
80
2-door sedan pickup
87
2-door sport coupe
 
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