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VEHICLE
IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER

BUICK
4 J 1 0 0 1 5 5 5

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, and stamped on the top surface of the engine block forward of the valve cover on the left side; on the 4700 Series, the number is on the right cowl under the hood.

FIRST DIGIT : Identifies the series
SERIES CODE
Special V-8
Special V-6
Special Deluxe V-8
Special Deluxe V-6
Skylark
LeSabre
Wildcat and Invicta
Riviera
Electra 225
0
A
1
B
3
4
6
7
8

SECOND DIGIT : Identifies the model year (J = 1963)

THIRD DIGIT : Identifies the assembly plant

ASSEMBLY PLANT CODE
Flint, MI
South Gate, CA
Linden, NJ
Kansas City, KS
Wilmington, DE
Atlanta, GA
Arlinton, TX
1
2
3
4
5
6
8

LAST 6 DIGITS : Represent the basic production numbers. Starting number 001001/up on full size; 501001/up on Special and Skylark.