1978 Corvette

1980 Chevrolet Corvette VIN Numbers

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VIN Range 1Z878AS400001 – 1Z878AS440614 (Corvette Coupe)
1 (First Digit) Make/Manufacturer.  1 – Chevrolet
Z (Second Digit) Model series.  Z – Corvette
87 (Third and Fourth Digits) 87- Corvette Coupe
8 (Fifth Digit) Engine Type. 8 – Base Engine / H – LG4 / 6 – L82 Engine
A (Sixth Digit) Model Year. A – 1980
S (Seventh Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
4XXXXX (Eighth thru Thirteenth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits for the Corvette Coupe begin at 400001 and run thru 440614, accounting for all 40614 Corvette Coupes built in 1980. 5,020 Corvettes were sold in Canada. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

1979 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate
1979 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate

1980 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate

  • Location:
    • On the driver’s side upper left-hand door hinge pillar.
  • Example:

  • A01 – Body build date code.
    • A – Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
      • A – Oct., 1979B – Nov., 1979C – Dec., 1979D – Jan., 1980E – Feb., 1980F – Mar., 1980, G – Apr., 1980H – May, 1980 I – Jun., 1980 J – Jul, 1980 K – Aug., 1980,
    • 01 – Designates the Day of the Month.
    • 592 – Interior Trim code. 592 – Doeskin (Leather)
    • 59L – Exterior Color Code Upper. 59 – Frost Beige
    • 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.

1980 Corvette Engine Identification

  • Location:
    • All engines are stamped on the top front of the right-hand bank of cylinder and case.
  • Engine Identification Example:
    • F1210ZAM
    • F – Source Designation.
      • F – Flint, MI
    • 1210 – Date Code. Month and Day. 1210 – December 10.
    • ZAM – Type Designation. ZAM – 350ci 190hp, 4-speed manual transmission.

1980 Corvette Transmission Identification

  • Location:
    • 4-Speed (Muncie) – Stamped on the top right side of the case at adapter.
    • 3-Speed Automatic – Name plate tag on right-hand side of case above filler plug.
  • Transmission Identification Example:
    • ZJ R0E01
    • ZJ – Type Designation.
      • ZJ – 4-Speed Manual
      • 7JC – 3-Speed Automatic
    • R – Source Designation.
      • R – Muncie
      • Y – Toledo
    • 0 – Year. 0 – 1980
    • E01D – 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 – Sept. / R – Oct. / S – Nov. / T – Dec.
      • 01 – Designates Day of the month.
      • D or N – Designates Day or Night Shift on Automatic only.

1980 Corvette