1970 Corvette with LT1 engine

1969 Chevrolet Corvette VIN Numbers

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VIN Range 194379S700001 – 194379S738762
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
9 (Sixth Digit) Model Year.  9 – 1969
S (Seventh Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
7XXXXX (Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 700001 and run thru 738762, accounting for all 38,762 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1969. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

1969 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate

For all 1969 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.)

VIN Plate Location - 1969 Corvette
VIN Plate Location – 1969 Corvette

1969 Corvette Body Number Trim and Point Plate

  • Location: On the driver’s side upper left-hand door hinge pillar.
  • Example:
  •  Q01 – Body build date code.
    • Q – Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
      • A – Aug., 1968B – Sep., 1968C – Oct., 1968D – Nov., 1968E – Dec., 1968F – Jan., 1969., G – Feb., 1969H – Mar., 1969 I – Apr., 1969 J – May, 1969  K – Jun., 1969 L – Jul., 1969., M – Aug., 1969., N – Sept., 1969., O – Oct., 1969., P – Nov., 1969Q – Dec., 1969
    • 01 – Designates the Day of the Month.
    • 427 – Interior Trim code. 427 – Green (Vinyl)
    • 983 – Exterior Color Code. 983 – Fathom Green

1969 Corvette Engine Identification and Engine Number

  • Location: All engines are stamped on the top front of the right-hand bank of cylinder and case.
  • Engine Identification Example:
    • T0122LM
      • T – Engine build location.
      • T – Tonawanda, NY. (All big block engines.)
      • V – Flint, MI. (All small block engines.)
      • 0122 – Date Code. Month and Day. 0122 – January 22.
      • LM – Type Designation. LM – 427ci 400hp, 3 or 4 speed manual transmission.
  • Engine Number Example:
    • 19S700001
      • 1 – Division Identification Number. 1 – Chevrolet
      • 9 – Model year. 9 – 1969
      • S – Assembly Plant Designation. S – St. Louis
      • 700001 – VIN Sequential Serial Number

1969 Corvette Transmission Identification & Transmission Number

  • Location:
    • 3 & 4-Speed Manual (Saginaw) – Stamped on right-hand side of case in the upper forward corner.
    • 4-Speed (Muncie) – Stamped on the top right-hand side of the case.
    • Turbo Hydra-matic Automatic – Name plate tag on right-hand side of case.
  • Transmission Identification Example:
    • RJS9E01D
      • RJ – Type Designation.
      • RJ – 3-Speed Saginaw
      • WE – 4-Speed Saginaw or Muncie
      • – –     Turbo Hydra-matic Automatic
  • S – Source Designation.
    • S – Saginaw.
    • R – Saginaw
    • P – Muncie
    • CC – Ypsilanti
  • 9 – Model Year.  9 – 1969
  • EO1D – Production Month and Date.
    • E – Designates Month (See Chart Below.)
      • A – Jan.B – Feb., C – Mar., D – Apr., E – May., H – June., K – July., M – 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
  • Transmission Number Example:
    • 19S700001
  • 1 – Division Identification Number. 1 – Chevrolet
  • 9 – Model year. 9 – 1969
  • S – Assembly Plant Designation. S – St. Louis
  • 700001 – VIN Sequential Serial Number

1969 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 1969 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