13 diget vin

by Don D'ambrogi
(dallas tx)

I am trying search the vin on my 1974 corvette. The problem is all that I have entered they all say the same thing invalid vin must be 17 digit code 1972-1980 have only 13 digit Please help.

Comments for 13 diget vin

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 05, 2017
1980 corvette NEW
by: Anonymous


Dec 02, 2011
by: Anonymous

Prior to 1981, VIN numbers were made up by the manufacturer. After '81 (possibly '79, I'm not sure which) the Fed stepped in an mandated a 17 number/letter VIN numer (also, they outlawed the use of 1, 0 (zero), and Q.
I found this out by trying to get a Carfax for my '74 Vette. Kept saying "VIN number not valid" (was a 13 digit number). Scared heck out of me. Thought I'd bought a car with a bad number. Googled "13 character VIN number" and found the above.
Have a great day, B

Oct 31, 2010
What are you looking for?
by: Corvette-web-central

We maybe able to help if you state what information you are seeking besides just the VIN. If you have already looked at our VIN decoder page try listing more info so we can help.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to C3 Corvette Ask!.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.
Chris Trautman @ Corvette Assembly Plant 2019

About Us: Corvette Web Central | Owner Bio: Chris Trautman

Established in 2008 by Chris Trautman, Corvette Web Central quickly grew into one of the top leading Corvette enthusiast websites globally. 

"This website is a passion of mine, just as much as being a Corvette owner," says Chris.  He was frustrated trying to find information on the internet about Corvettes which was was not biased or influenced somehow. 

He has owned three Corvettes over the last twenty years and does not plan to stop owning one anytime soon.

Note: Some links on this page are part of our affiliate program and provide a small portion of proceeds to fund the administrative costs and to fund more product reviews.  We are not paid to perform the reviews or are we given any products for free.  

You might like these