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VEHICLE
IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER

BUICK
444275H101555

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 engine block.

FIRST DIGIT : Identifies the GM Division (4=Buick)

SECOND AND THIRD DIGITS : Identifies the series
SERIES
CODE
V-6
CODE
V-8
Special
Special Deluxe
Sportwagon
Skylark
LeSabre
LeSabre Custom
Wildcat
Wildcat Deluxe
Wildcat Custom
Electra
Electra Custom
Riviera
33
35
-
43
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
34
36
42
44
52
54
62
64
66
82
84
94
FOURTH AND FIFTH DIGITS : Identifies the body style
SERIES
CODE
V-6
2-Door Coupe
4-Door, 2-Seat Station Wagon
2-Door Hardtop Coupe
4-Door Hardtop
2-Door Hardtop Coupe
4-Door, 2 Seat Sportwagon
4-Door, 3 Seat Sportwagon
2-Door Convertible
4-Door Sedan
27
35
37
39
47
55
65
67
69

SIXTH DIGIT : Identifies the model year (5 = 1965)

SEVENTH DIGIT : Identifies the assembly plant
ASSEMBLY PLANT
CODE
V-6
Flint, MI
South Gate, CA
Fremont, CA
Kansas City, KS
Wilmington, DE
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Kansas City, MO
Bloomfield MI
H
C
Z
X
Y
D
B
K
V

LAST 6 DIGITS : Represent the basic production numbers. Starting number 100001/up.