Deciphering Your VIN Number

 

 

 

 

 

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Field #

Description

1

The first digit is the country code. 1=US

2

The 2nd digit is the corporation code; G=GM

3

Car make. 1=Chevrolet

4

Car line / series. Corvette's have always been known within GM as the "Y" body cars, so Corvette=Y.

5

Car line / series. Y=Corvette; Z=ZR-1

6

Body style. 2=Coupe, 3=Convertible

7

Safety restraint code. 2=seat belt & airbag

8

Engine type/code. G=LS1. (Codes for other Corvette models include 8=L98, P=LT1, J=LT5 (ZR-1's), 5=LT4, S=LS6 (Z06's)).

9

Random check digit

10

Model year. 3=2003. (2=2002, 1=2001, Y=2000, X=1999, W=1998)

11

Assembly plant. 5=Bowling Green, KY

12

Six digit production number. The first 2003 VIN was 100001. Units 100001 through 100044 were pilot production units. The first production 2003 Corvette is 100045, which is a 50th Anniversary Edition.