In 1958-67 the serial number identification plate was attached to the left front body hinge pillar directly below the upper door hinge.
1st digit – Series -
A = Del Ray / Yeoman L6
B = Del Ray / Yeoman V8
C = Biscayne / Brookwood L6
D = Biscayne / Brookwood V8
E = Bel Air / Nomad L6
F = Bel Air / Normad V8
G = Sedan Delivery L6
H = Sedan Delivery V8 

2nd & 3rd digits – Model year -58 = 1958

 

4th digit – Assembly plant -
A = Atlanta, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
F = Flint, MI
G = Pontiac, MI (1959 only)
J = Janesville, WI
K = Kansas City, MO
L = Los Angeles, CA
N = Norwood, OH
O = Oakland, CA
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
W = Willow Run, MI 

Last 6 digits – Production sequence starting at 100001 at all plants.

 


1st digit - Series -
A = Biscayne / Brookwood L6
B = Biscayne / Brookwood V8
C = Bel Air / Parkwood / Kingswood L6
D = Bel Air / Parkwood / Kingswood V8
E = Impala / Nomad L6
F = Impala / Normad V8 

2nd & 3rd digits – Model year -
59 = 1959

 

4th digit – Assembly plant -
A = Atlanta, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
F = Flint, MI
G = Pontiac, MI (1959 only)
J = Janesville, WI
K = Kansas City, MO
L = Los Angeles, CA
N = Norwood, OH
O = Oakland, CA
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
W = Willow Run, MI 

Last 6 digits – Production sequence starting at 100001 at all plants.

 



 

1st digit – Model year -
0 = 1960
1 = 1961
2 = 1962
3 = 1963
4 = 1964 

 

 

2nd & 3rd digits – Series -
11 = Biscayne L6
12 = Biscayne V8
13 = Biscayne Fleetmaster L6 (1960-61)
13 = Impala SS L6 (1964)
14 = Biscayne Fleetmaster V8 (1960-61)
14 = Impala SS V8 (1964)
15 = Bel Air L6
16 = Bel Air V8
17 = Impala L6
18 = Impala V8 

4th & 5th digits – Body style -
11 = 2-door sedan
15 = 2-door wagon
19 = 4-door sedan (1960)
21 = 2-door Utility sedan
35 = 4-door wagon (6-passenger)
37 = 2-door Sport coupe (bubble top)
39 = 4-door Sport sedan
45 = 4-door wagon (9-passenger)
47 = 2-door Sport coupe
67 = 2-door convertible
69 = 4-door sedan (1961-64)

 

6th digit – Assembly plant -
A = Atlanta, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
F = Flint, MI
G = Framingham, MA
H = Fremont, CA (1964 only)
J = Janesville, WI
K = Kansas City, MO
L = Los Angeles, CA
N = Norwood, OH
O = Oakland, CA
R = Arlington, TX (1964 only)
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
U = Southgate, CA (1964 only)
W = Willow Run, MI
Y = Wilmington, DE (1964 only) 

Last 6 digits – Production sequence starting at 100001 at all plants.

 


From 1965 to 1967 the serial number identification plate was attached to the left front body hinge pillar directly below the upper door hinge. From 1968 to 1971 it was attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver’s side and is visible through the windshield from outside the car.

 

1st digit – Division -
1 = Chevrolet 

2nd & 3rd digits – Series -
53 = Biscayne L6
54 = Biscayne V8
55 = Bel Air L6
56 = Bel Air V8
63 = Impala L6
64 = Impala V8
65 = Impala SS L6 (1965)
66 = Impala SS V8 (1965)
66 = Caprice V8 (1966-71)
67 = Impala SS L6 (1966-67)
68 = Impala SS V8 (1966-67)

 

 

4th & 5th digits - Body style -
11 = 2-door sedan
35 = 4-door station wagon, 2-seat (1965-68 models)
36 = 4-door station wagon, 2-seat (1969-71 models)
37 = 2-door Sport Coupe (1965-66 Impala & SS)
37 = 2-door coupe (1969-70 Impala)
39 = 4-door Sport Sedan )
45 = 4-door station wagon, 3-seat (1965-68 models)
46 = 4-door station wagon, 3-seat (1969-71 models)
47= 2-door coupe (1966-71 Caprice, 1968-71 Impala Custom)
57 = 2-door coupe (1971 Impala)
67 = 2-door convertible
69 = 4-door sedan
87 = 2-door Sport Coupe (fastback) (1967-68 Impala & SS) 

6th digit – Model year -
5 = 1965
6 = 1966
7 = 1967
8 = 1968
9 = 1969
0 = 1970
1 = 1971

 

7th digit – Assembly plant -
A = Atlanta, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
C = Southgate, CA
F = Flint, MI
G = Framingham, MA
J = Janesville, WI
K = Kansas City, MO
L = Los Angeles, CA
N = Norwood, OH
P = Pontiac, MI
R = Arlington, TX
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
U = Lordstown, OH
W = Willow Run, MI
Y = Wilmington, DE
Z = Fremont, CA
1 = Oshawa, ON Canada
2 = St. Therese, QB Canada 

Last 6 digits – Production sequence starting at 100001 at all plants.

 


In 1972 the serial number identification plate was attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver’s side and is visible through the windshield from outside the car.

 

1st digit - Division -
1 = Chevrolet 

2nd digit – Series -
K = Biscayne / Brookwood
L = Bel Air / Townsman
M = Impala / Kingswood
N = Caprice / Kingswood Estate

 

3rd & 4th digits – Body style -
35 = 4-door station wagon, 2-seat
39 = 4-door Sport Sedan
45 = 4-door station wagon, 3-seat
47 = 2-door coupe (Caprice and Impala Custom)
57 = 2-door coupe (Impala)
67 = 2-door convertible
69 = 4-door sedan 

5th digit – Engine code -
D = 250 1-bbl L6 110 hp
H = 350 2-bbl V8 165 hp
R = 400 2-bbl V8 170 hp
S = 402 4-bbl V8 210 hp
U = 402 4-bbl V8 240 hp
W = 454 4-bbl V8 270 hp

6th digit – Model year -
2 = 1972

 

7th digit – Assembly plant -
A = Atlanta, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
C = Southgate, CA
F = Flint, MI
G = Framingham, MA
J = Janesville, WI
K = Kansas City, MO
L = Los Angeles, CA
N = Norwood, OH
P = Pontiac, MI
R = Arlington, TX
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
U = Lordstown, OH
W = Willow Run, MI
Y = Wilmington, DE
Z = Fremont, CA
1 = Oshawa, ON, Canada
2 = St. Therese, QB, Canada 

Last 6 digits – Production sequence starting at 100001 at all plants.

 

 

 

Special Offers


Click the button to sign up for the latest YearOne promotions by email!