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  • DeCodeing VIN ID's Firebird

    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.
    ~Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes~

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    1969 Firebird 400 Convertible, 1969 Firebird Coupe

  • #2
    firebird decoding

    thanks for the chart my vi shows a number 3 as the third digit how do you find what engine 3 is. thanks

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    • #3
      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.
      I'm the Rick in prick.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 4 speed View Post
        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
        ~Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes~

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        1969 Firebird 400 Convertible, 1969 Firebird Coupe

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        • #5
          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

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          • #6
            You may have to spring for the PHS docs unless you can find the build sheet in the car.
            I'm the Rick in prick.

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            • #7
              Stop worrying about it just ship the Car to me!
              ~Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes~

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              1969 Firebird 400 Convertible, 1969 Firebird Coupe

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              • #8
                Have been out of town just got back and read my email thanks for the answers

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