"Buick Trademark(s) used with the written permission of General Motors"
 
 
Home Forums Garage Classifieds Reference


VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

B U I C K
4L39H2H000001

Located on the top of the dash on the driver's side and visible through the windshield from outside the car.

FIRST DIGIT : Identifies GM Division (4 = Buick)
SERIES CODE
Skylark
Sport Wagon
GS
Skylark Custom
LeSabre
LeSabre Custom
Centurion
Estate Wagon
Electra 225
Electra 225 Custom
Riviera
D
F
G
H
L
N
P
R
U
V
Y

THIRD AND FOURTH DIGITS : identify the body style

BODY STYLE CODE
2-Door Coupe
Station Wagon 2-Seat
Station Wagon 2-Seat Sportwagon
2-Door Hardtop
4-Door Hardtop
Station Wagon 3-Seat
2-Door Hardtop
2-Door Hartop
Convertible
4-Door Sedan
2-Door Hardtop
27
35
36
37
39
45
47
57
67
69
87

FIFTH DIGIT : identifies the engine

ENGINE CODE
V8-350 2-BC Dual Exhaust
V8-350 2-BC
V8-350 4-BC
V8-350 4-BC Dual Exhaust
V8-455 4-BC
V8-455 4-BC Dual Exhaust
V8-455 4-BC Stage I
V8-455 4-BC Stage I
G
H
J
K
T
U
V
W

SIXTH DIGIT : identifies the year (2 = 1972)

SEVENTH DIGIT : identifies the assembly plant

ASSEMBLY PLANT CODE
Southgate, Calif.
Framingham, MA
Flint, MI
Fairfax, KS
Wilminton, DE
Fremont, CA
C
G
H
X
Y
Z

LAST SIX DIGITS : Represent the basic production sequence

EXAMPLE :

4
L
39
H
2
H
1000001
Buick
Div
Series
Body
Style
Engine
Code
Year
Asm
Plant
Prod
Code