1968 C3 Corvette

1968 Chevrolet Corvette VIN Numbers

1968 Corvette Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)

VIN Range 194378S400001 – 194378S428566
1 (First Digit) Make/Manufacturer.  1 – Chevrolet
9 (Second Digit) Model series.  9 – Corvette
4 (Third Digit) Engine type.  4 – V8 Engine (all types)
37 (Fourth and Fifth Digits) 37- Corvette Coupe / 67 – Corvette Convertible
8 (Sixth Digit) Model Year.  8 – 1968
S (Seventh Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
4XXXXX (Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.
The last six digits begin at 400001 and run thru 428566, accounting for all 28,566 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built-in 1968. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

1968 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate

For all 1968 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is stamped on a plate attached to the left front body hinge pillar. (See Figure 1 below.)

1968 Corvette Body Number Trim & Point Plate

  • Location: On the driver’s side “A” pillar in the door jam.
  • Example:

  • L18 – Body build date code.
  • L – Designates the Month
    • A – Aug., 1967, B – Sep., 1967, C – Oct., 1967, D – Nov., 1967, E – Dec., 1967, F – Jan., 1968, G – Feb., 1968, H Mar., 1968 I – Apr., 1968 J – May, 1968  K – Jun., 1968 L – Jul., 1968
      M – Aug., 1968
    • 18 – Designates the Day of the Month.
  • 411 – Interior Trim code. 411 – Dark Blue (Vinyl)
  • 978 – Exterior Color Code. 978 – International Blue

1968 Corvette Engine Identification

  • Location: All engines are stamped on the top front of the right-hand bank of cylinder and case.
  • Example: F1210HE
    • F – Engine build location. F – Flint Michigan.
    • 1210 – Date Code. Month and Day. 1210 – December 10.
    • HE – Type Designation. HE – Regular engine, 3 or 4 speed, 4-bbl. carb.
      • (Refer to the Engine Suffix section of the 1968 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Type Designations.)
  • All engines are stamped on the top front of the right-hand bank of cylinder and case.

1968 Corvette Transmission Identification

  • Location: 
    • Manual Transmission – Stamped on right-hand side of case in the upper forward corner.
    • Turbo Hydra-matic Automatic – Name plate tag on right-hand side of case.
  • Example: RJS8E01D
  • RJ – Type Designation.  RJ – 3-Speed.
  • S – Source Designation.
    • S – Saginaw.
    • R – Saginaw
    • P – Muncie
    • CC – Ypsilanti
  • 8 – Model Year.  8 – 1968
  • EO1D – Production Month and Date.
    • E – Designates Month
      • A – Jan.B – Feb.C – Mar.D – Apr.E – MayH – JuneK – JulyM – Aug.P – Sep. R – Oct. S – Nov.T – Dec.
  • O1 – Designates Day of the month.
  • D – D or N after the date code designates day or night shift.

1968 Corvette Axle Identification

  • Location: Bottom left or right of axis tube adjacent to carrier housing.
    Example: AK0212W
  • AK – Type Designation.  AK -3.36 axle ratio, 3-Speed or 4-speed transmission.
    • (Refer to the Axle Identification section of the 1968 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Type Designations.)
  • 0212 – Date Code. Month and Day. 0212 – February 12.
  • W – Source Designation.
    • G – Gear and Axle
    • B – Buffalo
    • W – Warren

1968 C3 Corvette