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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER


B U I C K
4N39T4X100000

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 Luxus
Estate Wagon
Electra 225
Electra 225 Custom
Electra Limited
Riviera
B
D
H
J
F
K
N
P
R
T
V
X
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
39
45
57
67
69
87

FIFTH DIGIT : identifies the engine

ENGINE CODE
6-250
V8-350 2-BC Dual Exhaust
V8-350 2BC
V8-350 4-BC
V8-350 Dual Exhaust
V8-455 2-BC
V8-455 2-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
G
H
J
K
P
R
T
U
V
W

SIXTH DIGIT : identifies the year (4 = 1974)

SEVENTH DIGIT : identifies the assembly plant

ASSEMBLY PLANT CODE
Southgate, Calif.
Framingham, MA
Flint, MI
Van Nuys, Calif.
Norwood, OH.
Fairfax, KS
Wilminton, DE
Fremont, CA
C
G
H
L
N
X
Y
Z

LAST SIX DIGITS : Represent the basic production numbers

EXAMPLE:
4
V
39
J
4
H
445346
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Series
Body
Style
Engine
Code
Year
Asm
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Prod
Code