Commonly referred to as the VIN NUMBER, this series of numbers and letters is stamped on a plate attached to the left front door hinge pillar. Also stamped on the top surface of the engine block forward of the valve cover on the left side.
FIRST DIGIT: Identifies the series
SECOND DIGIT: Identifies the model year (I = 1962)
THIRD DIGIT: Identifies the assembly plant
South Gate, CA
Kansas City, KS
LAST 6 DIGITS: Represent the basic production numbers. Starting number 501001/up