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VIN Decoder

The ATGO VIN Decoder will help you find out more information about what originally came on your 82-92 Camaro or Firebird.




Thirdgen VIN Decoder

Select the Year Range:
1982-1984
1985-1986
1987-1992
Check Digit

 


1982-1984 VIN Information

1 G 1 A P 8 7 F X C N 1 0 0 0 0 1
| | | | | |-| | | | | +---------+-----> Production Number
| | | | |  |  | | | +-----------------> Assembly Plant
| | | | |  |  | | |                        N = Norwood
| | | | |  |  | | |                        L = Van Nuys
| | | | |  |  | | +-------------------> Model year
| | | | |  |  | |                          C = 1982
| | | | |  |  | |                          D = 1983
| | | | |  |  | |                          E = 1984
| | | | |  |  | +---------------------> Check digit
| | | | |  |  +-----------------------> Engine Code
| | | | |  |                               F = 151 ci L4 LQ8 (1982-1983)
| | | | |  |                               2 = 151 ci L4 LQ9
| | | | |  |                               1 = 173 ci V6 LC1
| | | | |  |                               H = 305 ci V8 LG4
| | | | |  |                               7 = 305 ci V8 LU5 (1982),
| | | | |  |                                          L69 (1983)
| | | | |  |                               S = 305 ci V8 LU5 (1983)
| | | | |  |                               G = 305 ci V8 L69 (1984)
| | | | |  +--------------------------> Body Type
| | | | |                                  87 = 2 door coupe
| | | | +-----------------------------> Carline Series
| | | |                                    Chevorlet:
| | | |                                       P = Sport Coupe, Z28
| | | |                                       S = Berlinetta
| | | |                                    Pontiac:
| | | |                                       S = Firebird
| | | |                                       W = Trans Am
| | | |                                       X = Trans Am Special Edition
| | | +-------------------------------> Restraint System
| | |                                      A = Manual belts
| | |                                      B = Automatic belts
| | |                                      C = Automatic belts
| | |                                          (inflatable restraint)
| | +---------------------------------> Make
| |                                        1 = Chevrolet
| |                                        2 = Pontiac
| +-----------------------------------> Manufacturer
|                                          G = General Motors
+-------------------------------------> Country
                                           1 = USA
                                           2 = Canada

 

1985-1986 VIN Information

1 G 1 F P 8 7 H X F N 1 0 0 0 0 1
| | | | | |-| | | | | +---------+-----> Production Number
| | | | |  |  | | | +-----------------> Assembly Plant
| | | | |  |  | | |                        N = Norwood
| | | | |  |  | | |                        L = Van Nuys
| | | | |  |  | | +-------------------> Model Year
| | | | |  |  | |                          F = 1985
| | | | |  |  | |                          G = 1986
| | | | |  |  | +---------------------> Check digit
| | | | |  |  +-----------------------> Engine Code
| | | | |  |                               2 = 151 ci L4 LQ9 (1985)
| | | | |  |                               1 = 173 ci V8 LB8 (1985)
| | | | |  |                               S = 173 ci V6 LB8 (1986)
| | | | |  |                               F = 305 ci V8 LB9
| | | | |  |                               G = 305 ci V8 L69
| | | | |  |                               H = 305 ci V8 LG4
| | | | |  +--------------------------> Body Type
| | | | |                                  87 = 2 door coupe
| | | | +-----------------------------> Carline Series
| | | |                                    Chevrolet:
| | | |                                       P = Sport Coupe, Z28
| | | |                                       S = Berlinetta
| | | |                                    Pontiac:
| | | |                                       S = Firebird
| | | |                                       W = Trans Am
| | | |                                       X = Trans Am Special Edition
| | | +-------------------------------> Carline Code
| | |                                      F = F Body
| | +---------------------------------> Make
| |                                        1 = Chevrolet
| |                                        2 = Pontiac
| +-----------------------------------> Manufacturer
|                                          G = General Motors
+-------------------------------------> Country
                                           1 = USA
                                           2 = Canada

 

1987-1992 VIN Information


1 G 1 F P 2 1 H X H L 1 0 0 0 0 1
| | | | | | | | | | | +---------+-----> Production Number
| | | | | | | | | | +-----------------> Assembly Plant
| | | | | | | | | |                        N = Norwood (1987 only)
| | | | | | | | | |                        L = Van Nuys
| | | | | | | | | +-------------------> Model Year
| | | | | | | | |                          H = 1987
| | | | | | | | |                          J = 1988
| | | | | | | | |                          K = 1989
| | | | | | | | |                          L = 1990
| | | | | | | | |                          M = 1991
| | | | | | | | |                          N = 1992
| | | | | | | | +---------------------> Check digit
| | | | | | | +-----------------------> Engine Code
| | | | | | |                              S = 173 ci V6 LB8 (1987-1989)
| | | | | | |                              T = 191 ci V6 LH0 (1990-1992)
| | | | | | |                              F = 305 ci V8 LB9
| | | | | | |                              H = 305 ci V8 LG4 (1987)
| | | | | | |                              E = 305 ci V8 LO3 (1988-1992)
| | | | | | |                              8 = 350 ci V8 B2L/L98
| | | | | | |                                                (1987-1992)
| | | | | | +-------------------------> Restraint System
| | | | | |                                1 = Manual belts
| | | | | |                                2 = Manual belts
| | | | | |                                    (built in safety)
| | | | | |                                3 = Manual belts
| | | | | |                                    (driver inflatable)
| | | | | |                                4 = Automatic belts
| | | | | +---------------------------> Body Type
| | | | |                                  2 = 2 door coupe (hatchback)
| | | | |                                  3 = 2 dorr convertible
| | | | +-----------------------------> Carline Series
| | | |                                    Chevrolet:
| | | |                                       P = Camaro (all models)
| | | |                                    Pontiac:
| | | |                                       S = Firebird
| | | |                                       W = Formula, Trans Am
| | | +-------------------------------> Carline Code
| | |                                      F = F Body
| | +---------------------------------> Make
| |                                        1 = Chevrolet
| |                                        2 = Pontiac
| +-----------------------------------> Manufacturer
|                                          G = General Motors
+-------------------------------------> Country
                                           1 = USA
                                           2 = Canada

 

Check Digit Information


To determine check digit (9th digit) of your car you need to take the VIN and assign any letters in the VIN with a set value (number) as follows:
  A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, D = 4, E = 5, F = 6, G = 7, H = 8,
  J = 1, K = 2, L = 3, M = 4, N = 5, O = 6, P = 7, R = 9,
  S = 2, T = 3, U = 4, V = 5, W = 6, X = 7, Y = 8, Z = 9
              
Any numbers in the VIN remain the same (not replaced) and thus you have a 17 digit number.

Then you must multiply each of the 17 digits by a set "weight" (multiplier). The weight applied to each digit is as follows:

  1st = 8, 2nd = 7, 3rd = 6, 4th = 5, 5th = 4, 6th = 3, 7th = 2, 8th = 10,
  9th = 0 (check digit), 10th = 9, 11th = 8, 12th = 7, 13th = 6, 14th = 5,
  15th = 4, 16th = 3, 17th = 2
              
After multiplying each VIN digit by the associated weight - add up the results of all 17 products. Then divide by 11 and the remainder is your check digit.

If the remained is 10, then the check digit is 'X'.

Here's an example: VIN = 1G1BL52P7TR115520 (note '7' is the check digit)

VIN                1 G 1 B L 5 2 P  7 T R 1 1 5 5 2 0

Assigned Values    1 7 1 2 3 5 2 7  7 3 9 1 1 5 5 2 0

Multiplier         8 7 6 5 4 3 2 10 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2

Add the products:  (1 X 8) + (7 X 7) + (1 X 6) ... (0 X 2) = 337
              
Divide 337 by 11 which gives you 30, and a remainder of 7 which is the same as the 9th digit of the VIN.

 

*All information on this site was captured from various online resources,. ATGO can not be help accountable for the above information. If you have any info you would like to add or update, please e-mail StevenK [at] austinthirdgen [dot] org.

 
 

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