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VIN# Locations

  • 1953 to early 1960 Driver-side door post
  • 1960 to 1962 Steering column in the engine compartment
  • 1963 to 1967 Instrument panel support brace under the glove box
  • 1968 to Present Drivers side top of the instrument panel or windshield post (A-pillar)

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VIN Reference

Corvette VIN Decoder 1953 to 1959

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10 and 11 Digit VIN Explanation and Location

  • 1953 to early 1960 Driver-side door post area.
  • 1955 left door hinge below courtesy lamp switch.
  • 1956-59 Left door hinge pillar below upper hinge.


Early Corvette's that had 6 Cylinder engines did not have the Letter "V" as the first Sequence Number. The Letter "V" stands for V8.

The VIN of 6 cylinder cars will always start with the Letter "E". This is why the VIN will be 10 digits for 1953-54 cars. For the 1955 model they added the letter V to get 11. After 1955 they went back to a 10 digit sequence.

Example: E54S001001

Sequence Number = Code Description

Car Series "E" for 1953, 54, 56, 57 or "J" = Chevrolet Corvette for 1958-59, V=V8 for 1955

2 & 3 Model Year 53 = 1953

54 = 1954

55 = 1955

56 = 1956

57 = 1957

58 = 1958

59 = 1959

4 Final Assembly Plant "S" = St. Louis

"F"= Flint Only 1953 Models

Production total of 300 were produced Flint, MI.

6 to 11 Production sequence number 01001- 109670


Corvette VIN Decoder 1960 to 1964

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12 Digit VIN Explanation and Location

  • Early 1960 Left Door hinge pillar below upper hinge. Late 1960 to 1962 Steering column aft of steering gear housing.
  • 1963 to 1964 Spot welded to body hinge brace under the glove box.

Example: 00867S100001

Sequence = Number Code Description

1 Model Year 0 = 1960

1 = 1961

2 = 1962

3 = 1963

4 = 1964

2 to 5 Series 0867 = Chevrolet Corvette "8"= Engine

6 Final Assembly Plant S = St. Louis

7 to 12 Production Sequence Number

Start VIN "1960" 00867S100001 End VIN "1964" 40837S122229


Corvette VIN Decoder 1965 to 1971

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13 Digit VIN Explanation and Location

  • 1965 to 1967 similar to the 1963 to 1964 models that were spot welded to the body hinge brace under the glove box.
  • The major difference was that the 65-67 were riveted instead in the same location.
  • 1968-82 Inner side of drivers side windshield post (A-pillar). Visible through window from outside.


Example: 194375S100001

Sequence Number = Code Description

1 GM division 1 = Chevrolet

2 Car line or series 9 = Corvette

3 Engine type 4 = V8

4 & 5 Body style 3 & 7 = two door coupe

6 & 7 = two door convertible

6 Model year designation from GM:

  • 5 = 1965
  • 6 = 1966
  • 7 = 1967
  • 8 = 1968
  • 9 = 1969
  • 0 = 1970
  • 1 = 1971

7 Final Assembly Plant "S" = St. Louis

8 to 13 Production Sequence Number 100001 - 121801


Corvette VIN Decoder 1972 to 1980

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13 Digit VIN Explanation and Location

  • Inner side of drivers side windshield post (A-pillar). Visible through window from outside.


Example: 1Z37J2S500001

Sequence Number = Code Description

1 GM division: 1 = Chevrolet

2 Car Line or Series: Z = Corvette

3 & 4 Body style: 3 & 7 = Two door coupe

8 & 7 = two door coupe(1978 to 1980)

6 & 7 = two door convertible

5 Engine type:

  • 1972 K = base L = LT1, W = LS5
  • 1973 J = L48, T = L82, Z = LS4
  • 1974 J = L48, T = L82, Z = LS4
  • 1975 J = L48, T = L82
  • 1976 J = L48, X = L82
  • 1977 L = L48, X = L82
  • 1978 L = L48, 4 = L82
  • 1979 8 = L48, 4 = L82
  • 1980 H = LG4, 8 = L48, 6 = L82

6 Model year designation from:

  • GM 2 = 1972, 3 = 1973, 4 = 1974, 5 = 1975, 6 = 1976, 7 = 1977, 8 = 1978, 9 = 1979, A = 1980

7 Final Assembly Plant: S = St. Louis

8 to 13 Production Sequence Number: 500001 - 440614


Corvette VIN Decoder 1981 to 2013

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17 Digit Corvette VIN Decoder Explanation and Location

  • Drivers side top of the instrument panel for late model Corvette's or windshield post (A-pillar) for earlier models.
  • Other locations for theft identification: Engine Block Deck, Transmission, Left Rear Inner Frame Rail, Right Forward Inner Frame Rail.


Example: 1G1YY26W485100001

Sequence Number = Code Description

1 Country of Origin: 1 = USA

2 Manufacturer: G = GM

3 Make of car: 1 = Chevrolet

4 Car Line or Series: Y = Y-body series (Corvette)

5 Corvette Specific information Model/Equipment "Y" or "Z" Z = ZR1, A=1LT mt, B=2LT mt, C=3LT mt, D=4LT mt, E=1LT at, F=2LT mt, G=3LT at, H=4LT at, J=Z06 1LZ, K=Z06 3LZ, L=Z06 3LZ, M=ZR1 std, N=ZR1 3ZR, P=GS LT mt, R=GS 2LT mt, S=GS 3LT mt, T=GS 4LT mt, U=GS 1LT at, V=GS2LT at, W=GS 3LT at, X=GS 4LT at, 9=NON USA/CANADA

6 Body style: 07=1982 Collectors Edition, 1= Hard Top (99-04 Z06) 2 = Coupe (97-2011+ Coupe, Z06, ZR1) 3 = Convertible (98-2011+)

7 Restraint system: 2= Front 3 = late model seat belts warning and air bags 4= Front/Side 5= Front (2007+) 6=Front/Side (2006-09) D=Front/Side (2010-2013)

8 Engine type: 8 = L98, P = LT1, J = ZR1, 5 = LT4, G=LS1, S=LS6, U=LS2, E=LS7, W=LS3, R=LS9

9 Randomly generated check digit: 0 - 9 Security Code

10 Model year designation from GM:

  • B = 1981
  • C = 1982
  • D = 1983
  • E = 1984
  • F = 1985
  • G = 1986
  • H = 1987
  • J = 1988
  • K = 1989
  • L = 1990
  • M = 1991
  • N = 1992
  • P = 1993
  • R = 1994
  • S = 1995
  • T = 1996
  • V = 1997
  • W = 1998
  • X = 1999
  • Y = 2000
  • 1 = 2001
  • 2 = 2002
  • 3 = 2003
  • 4 = 2004
  • 5 = 2005
  • 6 = 2006
  • 7 = 2007
  • 8 = 2008
  • 9 = 2009
  • A=2010
  • B= 2011
  • C=2012
  • D=2013

11 Final Assembly Plant Location: 4= St. Louis (1981 Corvette's overlap) 5 = Bowling Green

12 to 17 Production sequence number: 800001=ZR1, 700001=Z06 2013 CONVERTIBLE 60TH, 100001=ALL OTHER MODELS

Corvette VIN Decoder 2009 ZR1

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There are three Corvette VIN decoder sequences for 2009 Corvette ZR1.

  1. The First Numbering Sequence is: 95700001 these are the "pilot cars". They were built in early June 2008 and most have since been sold to Corvette dealers. Chevrolet still has this sequence #1.
  2. Second sequence is: 95800001. These are the production ZR1's. Jay Leno received #1. These cars began production in late August 2008.
  3. The third sequence is: 95900001 and this is the car that sold at Barrett Jackson and was delivered in July 2008. It is the first "Retail" ZR1.

2009 Corvette VIN Decoder GT1

  • VIN sequence 300001 series for 45U Velocity Yellow representing the No. 3 Corvette C6.R
  • VIN sequence 400001 series for 41U Black representing the No. 4 Corvette C6.R


Limited production of 600 total for all three models

Coupe 100 Yellow 100 Black

Convertible 100 Yellow 100 Black

Z06 100 Yellow 100 Black

  • Coupe and convertible versions also include Z51 Performance Package and NPP Performance Exhaust
  • Optional MX0 6-speed paddle shift automatic on coupe and convertible
  • Optional C2L dual roof package on coupe
  • Optional U3U Navigation System on all models

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17 Digit Corvette VIN Decoder Explanation and Location

  • Drivers side top of the instrument panel for late model Corvette's or windshield post (A-pillar) for earlier models.
  • Other locations for theft identification: Engine Block Deck, Transmission, Left Rear Inner Frame Rail, Right Forward Inner Frame Rail.


Example: 1G1YC2D74E5100001

Sequence Number Code Description

1 Country of Origin: 1 = USA

Manufacturer: G = GM

Make of car: 1 = Chevrolet

Car Line or Series: Y = Y-body series (Corvette)

5 Corvette Specific information Model/Equipment 

A=1LT M/T, B=1LT A/T, C=2LT M/T, D=2LT A/T, E=3LT M/T, F=3LT A/T, G=Z51 1LT M/T, H=Z51 1LT A/T, J=Z51 2LT M/T, K=Z51 2LT A/T, L=Z51 3LT M/T, M=Z51 3LT A/T, N=Z06 1LZ M/T, P=Z06 1LZ A/T, R=Z06 2LZ M/T, S=Z06 2LZ A/T, T=Z06 3LZ M/T, U=Z06 3LZ A/T, V=GS 1LT M/T, W=GS 1LT A/T, X=GS 2LT M/T, Y=GS 2LT A/T, Z=3LT M/T  (GS= Grand Sport, M/T=Manual Transmission M7, A/T=Automatic Transmission A8) A/T, 9=NON USA/CANADA

6 Body style:  2 = Coupe, 3 = Convertible 

7 Restraint system:  D=Front/Side AJ7 Airbags with manual seat belts

8 Engine type: 7=LT1, 6=LT4

9 Randomly generated check digit: 0 - 9 or "X" Security Code

10 Model year designation from GM:

  • E=2014
  • F=2015
  • G=2016
  • H=2017
  • J=2018
  • K=2019

11 Final Assembly Plant Location: 5 = Bowling Green

12 to 17 Production sequence number:  Base=100001, Collector Edition Grand Sport=300001, Grand Sport=500001, Z06=600001, C7.R Z06=700001-700650 (150 Exported)

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