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#1 of 16 VIN breakdowns please help
Jun 02, 2007 (1:19 pm)
i am looking at a 1970 cougar XR7 and i cant find a book to break down the vin.i want to find out more about the car i would like to to know what the engine size is and any other info i can get
Jun 02, 2007 (3:46 pm)
Hi there you can try this tool
#3 of 16 its driving me nuts
Jun 03, 2007 (6:37 am)
0f93h568o79 thats the vin i got off the dash pad when ever i put it in a vin decoder it tells me it has to be 17 digits
Jun 03, 2007 (5:04 pm)
O = year (1970)
F = Dearborn MI
93 =Cougar HT XR-7 Luxury
H = 351 2 bbl
568079 is the production sequence number
There should also be a Vehicle Certification Label (V.C. Label they call it) attached to the rear face of the driver's door. This will contain body color code, trim code, axle, transmission and DSO codes.
#5 of 16 wow you are the man
Jun 04, 2007 (1:39 pm)
thank you very much. where did you get the info there are a couple of other cougars and would like to be able to decode it my self .
#6 of 16 Re: wow you are the man [fordman18]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 24, 2007 (7:25 am)
You can use the internet (just google VIN DECODERS) or there are many publications available on amazon.com
#7 of 16 Re: its driving me nuts [fordman18]
Aug 10, 2007 (5:52 am)
"...when ever i put it in a vin decoder it tells me it has to be 17 digits"
VIN codes since 1981 have been required to use a standardized 17-digit system. Prior to 1981, each company had their own system. All of the VIN decoders I've seen limit input to 1981 and newer, but as stated above, there are plenty of books (and websites) to help with older VINs.
#9 of 16 vin number prior to 1981
Nov 06, 2007 (8:20 am)
I know that VINnumbers were not 17 characters. What books are available. I'm looking for 1978 Corvette.
#10 of 16 Re: vin number prior to 1981 [cdrted]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 06, 2007 (9:18 am)
If you post the VIN I'll give you the breakdown; for security reasons, you can leave off the last 3 or 4 digits since they are only the production sequence numbers.
There's all kinds of books to decode Corvette VINs or I'm sure you can just google "Vin Decoder Corvette" and find something.
If you are looking for owner, mileage, title info, like on CARFAX, forget it.