1976 Corvette

1976 Chevrolet Corvette VIN Numbers

VIN Range 1Z37L6S400001 – 1Z37L6S446558
1 (First Digit) Make/Manufacturer.  1 – Chevrolet
Z (Second Digit) Model series.  Z – Corvette
37 (Third and Fourth Digits) 37- Corvette Coupe / 67 – Corvette Convertible
L (Fifth Digit) L – Base Engine / X – L82 Engine
6 (Sixth Digit) Model Year.  6 – 1976
S (Seventh Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
4XXXXX (Eighth thru Thirteenth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 400001 and run thru 446558, accounting for 46,558 Corvette Coupes built in 1976. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. There is documented evidence that the final VIN for the 1976 Corvette ended in 446567, nine more units than the published total of 46,558.

1976 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate

For all 1976 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.)

1976 Corvette Body Number & Point Plate

  • Location:
    • On the driver’s side upper left-hand door hinge pillar.
  • Example:BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
  • A01 – Body build date code
    • A – Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
      • A – Aug., 1975B – Sep., 1975C – Oct., 1975D – Nov., 1975E – Dec., 1975F – Jan., 1976, G – Feb., 1976H – Mar., 1976 I – Apr., 1976 J – May, 1976 K – June, 1976 L – Jul., 1976, M – Aug., 1976
      • 01 – Designates the Day of the Month.
      • 19V – Interior Trim code. 19V – Black (Vinyl)
      • 10L – Exterior Color Code. 10 – Classic White
      • Codes were often followed by the letter L, but some trim plates had an exterior code preceded by the number 9 with no letter L following.