Decoding Corvette VINs - It's Old VIN Time Again

Decoding your Corvette's Vehicle Identification Number

Christopher R. Phillip Aug 1, 2011 0 Comment(s)
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2008
Example: 1G1YY26W485123456
1-3 - World Make Identifier (1G1=Chevrolet)
4/5 - Carline/Series (YY=Corvette)
6 - Body Style (2=Two-door, 3=Two-door convertible)
7 - Restraint Code (5=Active [manual] belts with Driver and Passenger Inflatable Restraint—Front with Occupant Sensor, 6=Active [manual] belts with Driver and Passenger Inflatable Restraint—Front and Side and Occupant Sensor)
8 - Engine Type (W=376 ci/430 hp, E=427 ci/505 hp)
9 - Check Digit (Varies by VIN)
10 - Model Year (8=2008)
11 - Plant (5=Bowling Green, Kentucky)
12-17 - Production Sequence Number (100001 through 135284)

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2009
Example: 1G1YY26E295123456
1-3 - World Make Identifier (1G1=Chevrolet)
4/5 - Carline/Series (YY=Corvette)
6 - Body Style (2=Two-door, 3=Two-door convertible)
7 - Restraint Code (5=Driver and Passenger Inflatable Restraint—Front with Occupant Sensor, 6=Active [manual] belts with Driver and Passenger Inflatable Restraints—Front, Side and Occupant Sensor)
8 - Engine Type (W=376 ci/430 hp, E=427 ci/505 hp, R=376 ci/638 hp)
9 - Check Digit (Varies by VIN)
10 - Model Year (9=2009)
11 - Plant (5=Bowling Green, Kentucky)
12-17 - Production Sequence Number (100001-115033, ZR1 800001-801343, ZR1 pilot 700001-700060, Hertz ZHZ 200001-200375, yellow GT1 300001-300077, black GT1 400001-400048)

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2010
Example: 1G1YP2DWXA5123456
1-3 - World Make Identifier (1G1=Chevrolet)
4 - Carline (Y=Corvette)
5 - Series (A=Corvette Standard 1LT M/T, B=Corvette Preferred 2LT M/T, C=Corvette Premium 3LT M/T, D=Corvette Custom 4LT M/T, E=Corvette Standard 1LT A/T, F=Corvette Preferred 2LT A/T, G=Corvette Premium 3LT A/T, H=Corvette Custom 4LT A/T, J=Corvette Z06 Standard 1LZ M/T, K=Corvette Z06 Premium 2LZ M/T, L=Corvette Z06 Custom 3LZ M/T, M=Corvette ZR1 Standard 1ZR M/T, N=Corvette ZR1 Custom 3ZR M/T, P=Corvette Grand Sport 1LT M/T, R=Corvette Grand Sport 2LT M/T, S=Corvette Grand Sport 3LT M/T, T=Corvette Grand Sport 4LT M/T, U=Corvette Grand Sport 1LT A/T, V=Corvette GS 2LT A/T, W=Corvette GS 3LT A/T, X=Corvette GS 4LT A/T)
6 - Body Style (2=Two-door, 3=Two-door convertible)
7 - Restraint Code (D=Active [manual] belts, airbags—driver and passenger front [1st row], and front-seat side [1st row])
8 - Engine Type (W=376 ci/430 hp, E=427 ci/505 hp, T=376 ci/638 hp)
9 - Check Digit (Varies by VIN)
10 - Model Year (A=2010)
11 - Plant (5=Bowling Green, Kentucky)
12-17 - Production Sequence Number (100001 through 110597, ZR1 800001 through 801572)

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2011
Example: 1G1YL2DE4B5123456
1-3 - World Make Identifier (1G1=Chevrolet)
4 - Carline (Y=Corvette)
5 - Series (A=Corvette Standard 1LT M/T, B=Corvette Preferred 2LT M/T, C=Corvette Premium 3LT M/T, D=Corvette Custom 4LT M/T, E=Corvette Standard 1LT A/T, F=Corvette Preferred 2LT A/T, G=Corvette Premium 3LT A/T, H=Corvette Custom 4LT A/T, J=Corvette Z06 Standard 1LZ M/T, K=Corvette Z06 Premium 2LZ M/T, L=Corvette Z06 Custom 3LZ M/T, M=Corvette ZR1 Standard 1ZR M/T, N=Corvette ZR1 Custom 3ZR M/T, P=Corvette Grand Sport 1LT M/T, R=Corvette Grand Sport 2LT M/T, S=Corvette Grand Sport 3LT M/T, T=Corvette Grand Sport 4LT M/T, U=Corvette Grand Sport 1LT A/T, V=Corvette GS 2LT A/T, W=Corvette GS 3LT A/T, X=Corvette GS 4LT A/T, 9=Non-USA/Canada)
6 - Body Style (2=Two-door, 3=Two-door convertible)
7 - Restraint Code (D=Active [manual] belts, airbags—driver and passenger front [1st row], and front-seat side [1st row])
8 - Engine Type (W=376 ci/430 hp, E=427 ci/505 hp, T=376 ci/638 hp)
9 - Check Digit (Varies by VIN)
10 - Model Year (B=2011)
11 - Plant (5=Bowling Green, Kentucky)
12-17 - Production Sequence Number (starts at 100001, ZR1 starts at 800001, Z06 Carbon Limited Edition starts at 600001)

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