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FiredUp6975
09-25-07, 09:11 PM
6th digit: Last digit of the model year:
7=1967
8=1968
9=1969
0=1970
1=1971

7th digit: Letter indicating assembly plant:
L=Van Nuys, California
N=Norwood, Ohio
U=Lordstown, Ohio

8th through 12th digits: Sequential production number starting with 600001 for 6-cylinder models and 100001 for V8 models.

1st digit: GM line number:
Pontiac=2

2nd digit: Series number:
Firebird=2

3rd digit: Model/Engine number:
3=All 1967-69 models
3=Standard models(1970-71)
4=Esprit V8(1970-71)
6=Formula V8 (1970-71)
8=Trans Am V8 (1970-71)

4th and 5th digit: Body type number:
37=Sport Coupe (1967-69)
67=Convertible (1967-69)
87=Sport Coupe (all 1970-81)




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This V.I.N. plate is visible through the windshield on the driver's side dash panel.

1st digit: GM line number:
Pontiac=2

2nd digit: Series number:
S=Base Firebird
T=Esprits
U=Formula
V=Trans Am (1972-74)
W=Trans Am (1975-1980)
X=10th Anniversary Trans Am (1979)
X=Turbo Indy Trans Am (1980)

3rd and 4th digit: Body type number:
87=Sport Coupe

5th digit: Engine code:
A=231 c.i.d. 2-bbl V6 (1978-80)
C=231 c.i.d. 2-bbl V6 (1977)
D=250 c.i.d. 1-bbl L6 (1972-76)
G=305 c.i.d. 2-bbl V8 (1979)
H=305 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1975)
H=305 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1980)
J=350 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1976)
K=403 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1977-79)
L=350 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1978)
M=350 c.i.d. 2-bbl V8, single exh. (1972-76)
N=350 c.i.d. 2-bbl V8, dual exh. (1972-74)
R=400 c.i.d. 2-bbl V8, single exh. (1972-74)
P=400 c.i.d. 2-bbl V8, dual exh. (1973-74)
P=350 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1977)
R=350 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1977)
S=400 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1975-76)
S=265 c.i.d. 2-bbl V8 (1980)
T=400 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8, dual exh. (1972-74)
T=301 c.i.d. TC 4-bbl V8 (Turbo) (1980)
U=305 c.i.d. 2-bbl V8 (1978)

W=455 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1975-76)
W=301 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1979-80)
X=455 c.i.d. 300 hp 4-bbl V8 H.O. (1972)
X=455 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 S.D. (1973-74)
Y=455 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1973-74)
Y=301 c.i.d. 2-bbl V8 (1977, 1979)
Y=301 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 T/A 4.9 (1980)
Z=400 c.i.d. 4-bbl V8 (1977-79)

6th digit: Last digit of the model year:
2=1972
3=1973
4=1974
5=1975
6=1976
7=1977
8=1978
9=1979
A=1980

7th digit: Assembly plant location:
L=Van Nuys, California
N=Norwood, Ohio

8th through 13th digits: Sequential
production number starting with 500001
for all 1972 models and 100001 for all
1973-80 models.




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The V.I.N. plate for this year is visible through the windshield on the driver's side dash panel.

1st digit: Country of Origin:
1=U.S.A.
2=Canada

2nd digit: G=General Motors

3rd digit: Division:
2=Pontiac
4th digit: Restaint system:
A=Non-passive
B=Automatic belts
C=Inflatable restraint

5th digit: Series:
S=Base Firebird
T=Esprit
V=Formula
W=Trans Am
X=Trans Am Special Edition
Y=NASCAR Turbo Trans Am Pace Car

6th and 7th digits: Body style:
87=Sport Coupe

8th digit: Engine:
A=231 c.i.d. 110 hp 2-bbl V6
H=305 c.i.d. 145 hp 4-bbl V8
S=265 c.i.d. 120 hp 2-bbl V8
T=301 c.i.d. 200 hp TC 4-bbl V8 (Turbo)
W=301 c.i.d. 135 hp 4-bbl V8
W=301 c.i.d. 150 hp T/A 4.9 V8
L=350 c.i.d. 175 hp 4-bbl V8

9th digit: Check digit

10th digit: Year:
B=1981

11th digit: Assembly plant:
L=Van Nuys, California
N=Norwood, Ohio

12th through 17th digits: Sequential
production number starting with 100001
for all models.

4 speed
04-09-08, 06:31 PM
thanks for the chart my vi shows a number 3 as the third digit how do you find what engine 3 is. thanks

poncho1961
04-10-08, 10:40 AM
I believe the chart above applies to 70 on up as far as the decoding goes, so it may not work with your 69. Best way is to look for the build sheets or get the PHS documentation.

FiredUp6975
04-11-08, 08:58 PM
thanks for the chart my vi shows a number 3 as the third digit how do you find what engine 3 is. thanks

try this site... check out this info.

1969 Firebird V.I.N. Information (http://firstgenfirebird.org/firebird/1969/vin.html)

4 speed
04-13-08, 08:26 PM
another good site but im still no having any luck finding out what drivetrain came in the car from the factory before it was removed

poncho1961
04-14-08, 07:26 AM
You may have to spring for the PHS docs unless you can find the build sheet in the car.

FiredUp6975
04-17-08, 08:29 PM
Stop worrying about it just ship the Car to me!

4 speed
04-19-08, 05:19 PM
Have been out of town just got back and read my email thanks for the answers