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Thread: Buick 1959 Wagon - Help decoding

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    Buick 1959 Wagon - Help decoding

    I've bought a Buick 1959 wagon, but I need to decoding:

    VIN 4F1010428

    ENGINE 3FI85558

    STYLE 4435
    BODY 4797 4
    TRIM 455-R1
    PAINT R - R
    ACC D 1 B 1 G I 6 K 8 N 8 P 2 P 3Z

    Thanks a lot!

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    4F1010428
    4 = Series 4400/LeSabre
    F = 1959
    1 = built at Flint, MI
    010428 = sequential number, range for Flint was 000995 to 110001


    3F 185558
    3F = engine production code = 364 nailhead V8
    185558 = sequential number

    The engine should also have the car serial number (4F1010428) stamped on it (opposite side of the engine from the engine production code)


    STYLE 4435
    BODY 4797 4
    TRIM 455-R1
    PAINT R-R
    ACC D1 B1 G I6 K8 N8 P2 P3 Z


    STYLE 4435
    4 = Buick
    4 = Series 4400/LeSabre
    35 = 4-door estate wagon

    BODY 4797 4
    4797 = 4797th 4435 built
    4 = this usualy indicates the plant the body was sent to for final assembly, 4 was Kansas City KS, but the third digit of your car serial number is 1, indicating final assembly was at Flint, MI

    Trim 455 = Copper Cordaveen, available on style 4435

    Paint code R-R = solid Copper Glow Metallic

    Accessory option codes:
    R1 = Divided Rear Seat

    D1 = Sonomatic Radio - Manual Antenna

    B1 = Heater - Defroster

    G = Windshield Washer - Dual Speed Wipers

    I6 = Easy Eye Glass

    K8 = Foamtex seat cushions (Front & Rear) and Instrument Panel Safety Pad - Upper

    N8 = Air Conditioner Modification

    P2 = Custom Bright Exterior Moldings (roof drip, upper door frames, vent frames, and radiatior grille ornament)

    P3 = Custom Bright Exterior Moldings (front fender wheel opening and rocker panel)

    Z = Power Tail Gate Window
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    THANKS!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Buford26 View Post
    4F1010428
    4 = Series 4400/LeSabre
    F = 1959
    1 = built at Flint, MI
    010428 = sequential number, range for Flint was 000995 to 110001


    3F 185558
    3F = engine production code = 364 nailhead V8
    185558 = sequential number

    The engine should also have the car serial number (4F1010428) stamped on it (opposite side of the engine from the engine production code)


    STYLE 4435
    BODY 4797 4
    TRIM 455-R1
    PAINT R-R
    ACC D1 B1 G I6 K8 N8 P2 P3 Z


    STYLE 4435
    4 = Buick
    4 = Series 4400/LeSabre
    35 = 4-door estate wagon

    BODY 4797 4
    4797 = 4797th 4435 built
    4 = this usualy indicates the plant the body was sent to for final assembly, 4 was Kansas City KS, but the third digit of your car serial number is 1, indicating final assembly was at Flint, MI

    Trim 455 = Copper Cordaveen, available on style 4435

    Paint code R-R = solid Copper Glow Metallic

    Accessory option codes:
    R1 = Divided Rear Seat

    D1 = Sonomatic Radio - Manual Antenna

    B1 = Heater - Defroster

    G = Windshield Washer - Dual Speed Wipers

    I6 = Easy Eye Glass

    K8 = Foamtex seat cushions (Front & Rear) and Instrument Panel Safety Pad - Upper

    N8 = Air Conditioner Modification

    P2 = Custom Bright Exterior Moldings (roof drip, upper door frames, vent frames, and radiatior grille ornament)

    P3 = Custom Bright Exterior Moldings (front fender wheel opening and rocker panel)

    Z = Power Tail Gate Window

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