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B U I C K
4V57J3H446727
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
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)
SECOND DIGIT:Identifies the series
SERIES CODE
Appollo
Century
Century Lexus
Regal
Century Wagon
Century Lexus Wagon
LeSabre
LeSabre Custom
Estate Wagon
Centurion
Electra 225
Electra 225 Custom
Riviera
B
D
H
J
F
K
L
N
R
P
T
V
Y
THIRD AND FOURTH DIGITS: identify the body style
BODY STYLE CODE
2-Door Hatchback
2-Door Coupe
4-Door Sedan
Station Wagon 2-Seat
2-Door Coupe
4-Door Hardtop
Station Wagon 3-Seat
2-Door Hardtop or Coupe
Convertible
4-Door Sedan
2-Door Hardtop
17
27
29
35
37
29
45
57
67
69
87
FIFTH DIGIT: identifies the engine
ENGINE CODE
6-250
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
D
H
J
K
T
U
V
W
SIXTH DIGIT: identifies the year (3 = 1973)
SEVENTH DIGIT: identifies the assembly plant
ASSEMBLY PLANT CODE
Southgate, Calif.
Framingham, MA
Flint, MI
Van Nuys, Calif.
Fairfax, KS
Wilminton, DE
Fremont, CA
C
G
H
l
X
Y
Z
LAST SIX DIGITS: Represent the basic production sequence
EXAMPLE:
4
V
57
J
3
H
123456
Buick
Div
Series
Body
Style
Engine
Code
Year
Asm
Plant
Prod
Code





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