1968 Buick Skylark

Spag4203

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Hi There!

I am a new member. My name is Tony. I bought a 68 Skylark 350-2 last year and wanted to get the VIN and engine decoded.

The VIN is 444378H353730,
Cowl tag is ST 68-44437FL1 307239 Body, TR 133 T-8 Paint,
Engine number is 48D102055.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Tony
 
444378H353730 = car serial number (VIN)
4 = Buick
44 = Skylark Custom
37 = 2-door hardtop coupe
8 = 1698 model year
H = final assembly at Flint MI
353730 = sequential number, starting at 100001 for V8 cars at each plant


48D102055 = partial VIN of engine donor car (should match the above if it was the original engine)
4 = Buick
8 = 1968 model year
D = Doraville, GA
102055 = sequential number, , starting at 100001 for V8 cars at each plant


ST 68-44437 FL1 307239 Body
TR 133 T-8 Paint

Fisher body style number = 44437
4 = Buick
44 = Skylark Custom
37 = 2-door hardtop coupe

FL1 = body built at Flint MI
307239 = body number (no relation to VIN)

Trim 133 = Gold (Champagne) Vinyl on 44437

Paint code T = Desert Beige
8 = Avocado vinyl top
 
My first car - 68 Skylark T-Desert Beige with avacado convertible top. even in 1976 when I replaced the top it was
an expensive job (for a high school student )
Is your car one I have seen advertised - I saw a nice one for sale for a while.IMG_0196 (2).JPG
 

Spag4203

New member
Some references show it as 1970, some as 1968-1971 (http://www.buickgod.com/article/3243.html). The casting number is not the best way to identify a Buick engine as Buick casting numbers are notoriously fickle. The engine production code would be better. Here is where to find it:


Here is a list of the engine production codes:

Thank you! That is good information to know / have.
 
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