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1989 Dash Mounted VIN Code Plate (Sample)

 

1989 Body Panel Mounted VIN Code Plate (Sample)

 

 

Vehicle Identification Number - VIN
The Buick VIN number for 1986 had 17 Characters.

1st = country code Number "1" is for USA.
2nd = Company code, "G" is for GM
3rd = What division of GM, "4" is for Buick.
4th Restraint type
5th = Tell what TYPE of car it is (Skylark, Century, Riviera, ect..)
B - Regal Custom
C - Skylark Custom - Reatta
D - Skylark Limited Regal Limited
F - Electra T-type
H - Century Custom
J - Skylark Somerset Custom
L - LeSabre T-Type
M,K - Skylark Somerset
P - LeSabre Custom
R - LeSabre
S,T - Skyhawk
E - Skyhawk T-Type
X - Electra
W - Electra Park Ave
F - Electra T-Type
V - Electra Estate Wagon
Y - Riviera T-Type
Z - Riviera
6th and 7th = Tells Body Style
11 - Electra 2dr sedan
19 - Electra 4dr
27 - 2dr coupe
35 - 4dr wagon
37 - LeSabre 2dr coupe
47 - Regal 2dr
57 - Riviera 2dr coupe
69 - 4dr sedan
8th = Engine Code
O - 110ci L4 TBI
J - Turbo 110ci L4
P - 121ci L4
U - 151ci
R - 151ci
X - 173ci V6 2bl carb
L - 181ci V6
A - 231ci v6 2bl Carb
3 - 231ci V6 2bl carb SFI
B - 231ci v6
7 - 231 ci turbo
T - Diesel 231ci V6
Y - 307ci V8 4bl carb
9th = check digit
10th = tell what year it is "G" = 1986
11th = What Plant the car was Produced
D - Doraville GA
M - Lansing MI
T - Tarrytown NY
6 - Oklahoma City OK
H - Flint MI
K - Leeds, MO
X - Fairfax, KS
1 - Wentzville MO

 

 

Vehicle Identification Number - VIN
The Buick VIN number for 1987 had 17 Characters.
1st
= country code Number "1" is for USA.
2nd = Company code, "G" is for GM
3rd = What division of GM, "4" is for Buick.
4th & 5th = Tell what TYPE of car it is (Skylark, Century, Riviera, ect..)
"AG" = Century T-Type
"AH" = Century Custom
"AL" = Century Limited and Wagon
"BR" = LeSabre Estate Wagon
"BV" = Electra Estate Wagon
"CF" = Electra T-Type
"CW" = Electra Park Avenue
"CX" = Electra 3800
"EY" = Riviera T-Type
"EZ" = Riviera Luxury
"GJ" = Regal
"GK" = Regal T-Type
"GM" = Regal T-Type
"HH" = LeSabre
"HP" = LeSabre Custom
"HR" = LeSabre Limited
"JE" = Skyhawk T-Type
"JS" = Skyhawk Limited
"JT" = Skyhawk Limted
"NC" = Skylark
"ND" = Skylark Custom
"ND" = Skylark Limited
"NJ" = Somerset Custom
"NK" = Somerset T-Type
"NM" = Someret Limited
6th = Tells Body Style
"1" = 2dr Coupe
"2" = 2dr Hatchback
"3" = Converible
"5" = 4 dr Sedan
"6" = 4dr Hatchback
"8" = 4dr wagon
7th = Restraint codes
1 - manual belts
4 - automatic belts
0 - incomplete vehicle
8th = Engine Code
1 - 2.0L L4
3 - 3.8L
7 - 3.8L
A - 3.8L
C - 3.8L 3800
D - 2.3L DOHC Quad 4
H - 5.0L
L - 3.0L
K - 2.0L L4
M - 2.0L L4
N - 3.3L 3300 V6
R - 2.5L Tech IV L4
U - 2.5L L4 Tech IV
W - 2.8L V6
Y - 5.0L V8
9th = check digit
10th = tell what year it is "H" = 1987
11th = What Plant the car was Produced
J - Lakewood GA
B - Lansing MI
G - Framingham MA
H - Flint MI
J - Janesville WI
M - Lansing MI
T - Tarrytown NY
U - Hamtramck MI
I - Wentzville MO
1 - Oshawa Ontario Canada
6 - Oklahoma City OK
12th - 17th = Production Sequence numbers

 

 

Vehicle Identification Number - VIN
The Buick VIN number for 1988 had 17 Characters.
1st
= country code Number "1" is for USA.
2nd = Company code, "G" is for GM
3rd = What division of GM, "4" is for Buick.
4th = Tell what TYPE of car it is (Skylark, Century, Riviera, ect..)
"A" = Century
"B" = LeSabre and Electra Estate Wagon
"C" = Electra
"D" = Incomplete LeSabre wagon
"E" = Riviera and Reatta
"H" = LeSabre
"J" = Skyhawk
"N" = Skylark
"W" = Regal
5th Series type
B - Regal Custom
C - Skylark Custom - Reatta
D - Skylark Limited Regal Limited
F - Electra T-type
H - Century Custom
J - Skylark Custom
L - Century Limited - Estate Wagon
M - Skylark Limited
P - LeSabre Custom
R - LeSabre Limited - Estate Wagon
S - Skyhawk
U - Electra Ultra
V - Electra Estate Wagon
W - Electra Park Avenue
Z - Riviera
6th = Tells Body Style
"1" = 2dr Coupe
"5" = 4 dr Sedan
"8" = 4dr wagon
"9" = 4dr Wagon - incomplete
7th = Restraint codes
1 - manual belts
4 - automatic belts
0 - incomplete vehicle
8th = Engine Code
1 - 2.0L L4
C - 3.8L 3800
D - 2.3L DOHC Quad 4
N - 3.3L 3300 V6
R - 2.5L Tech IV L4
U - 2.5L L4 Tech IV
W - 2.8L V6
Y - 5.0L V8
9th = check digit
10th = tell what year it is "J" = 1988
11th = What Plant the car was Produced
J - Lakewood GA
B - Lansing MI
G - Framingham MA
H - Flint MI
J - Janesville WI
M - Lansing MI
T - Tarrytown NY
U - Hamtramck MI
I - Wentzville MO
1 - Oshawa Ontario Canada
6 - Oklahoma City OK
12th - 17th = Production Sequence numbers

 

 

Vehicle Identification Number - VIN
The Buick VIN number for 1989 had 17 Characters.

1st = country code Number "1" is for USA.
2nd = Company code, "G" is for GM
3rd = What division of GM, "4" is for Buick.
4th = Tell what TYPE of car it is (Skylark, Century, Riviera, ect..)
"A" = Century
"B" = LeSabre and Electra Estate Wagon
"C" = Electra
"D" = Incomplete LeSabre wagon
"E" = Riviera and Reatta
"H" = LeSabre
"J" = Skyhawk
"N" = Skylark
"W" = Regal
5th Series type
B - Regal Custom
C - Skylark Custom - Reatta
D - Skylark Limited Regal Limited
F - Electra T-type
H - Century Custom
J - Skylark Custom
L - Century Limited - Estate Wagon
M - Skylark Limited
P - LeSabre Custom
R - LeSabre Limited - Estate Wagon
S - Skyhawk
U - Electra Ultra
V - Electra Estate Wagon
W - Electra Park Avenue
Z - Riviera
6th = Tells Body Style
"1" = 2dr Coupe
"5" = 4 dr Sedan
"8" = 4dr wagon
"9" = 4dr Wagon - incomplete
7th = Restraint codes
1 - manual belts
4 - automatic belts
0 - incomplete vehicle
8th = Engine Code
1 - 2.0L L4
C - 3.8L 3800
D - 2.3L DOHC Quad 4
N - 3.3L 3300 V6
R - 2.5L Tech IV L4
U - 2.5L L4
W - 2.8L V6
Y - 5.0L V8
9th = check digit
10th = tell what year it is "K" = 1989
11th = What Plant the car was Produced
J - Lakewood GA
B - Lansing MI
G - Framingham MA
H - Flint MI
J - Janesville WI
M - Lansing MI
T - Tarrytown NY
U - Hamtramck MI
I - Wentzville MO
1 - Oshawa Ontario Canada
6 - Oklahoma City OK
12th - 17th = Production Sequence numbers