1982 Corvette

1982 Chevrolet Corvette VIN Numbers

VIN Range 1G1AY8786C5100001 – 1G1AY8786C5125408 (Bowling Green)
1 (First Digit) Country.  1 – U.S. built / 2 – Canada built.
G (Second Digit) Manufacturer.  G – General Motors
1 (Third Digit) Make.  1 – Chevrolet
A (Fourth Digit). Restraint System.  A – Nonpassive/manual belts
Y (Fifth Digit) Series.  Y – Corvette
87 (Sixth and Seventh Digit) Body Type.  87 – Coupe 2-Door Plainback Special / 07 – Collector Edition Hatchback Coupe
8 (Eight Digit) Engine Type. 8 – 5.7L CFI
6 (Ninth Digit) Check Digit. This number will vary.
C (Tenth Digit) Model Year. C – 1982
5 (Eleventh Digit) Plant. 5 – Bowling Green
1XXXXX (Twelfth thru Seventeenth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits for the Corvette Coupe begin at 100001 and run thru 125408 accounting for all 25,407 Corvette Coupes built in 1982. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

1982 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate

For all 1982 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.)

1982 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate
1982 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate

1982 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 Charts Below).
      • C10 – Oct., 1981 C11 – Nov., 1981 C12 – Dec., 1981 C01 – Jan., 1982 C02 – Feb., 1982 C03 – Mar., 1982, C04 – Apr., 1982 C05 – May., 1982 C06 – Jun., 1982 C07 – Jul., 1982 C08 – Aug., 1982 C09 – Sep., 1982, C10 – Oct., 1982
    • 01 – Designates the Day of the Month.
    • 642 – Interior Trim code. 642 – Camel (Leather)
    • 59L – Exterior Color Code Upper. 59 – Silver 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.

1982 Corvette Transmission Identification

  • Location:
    • Chevrolet produced engines will be stamped with a source, production date, and engine suffix.
  • Engine Identification Example:
    • V0615ZDA
      • V – Source Designation.
      • V – Flint, MI
    • 0615 – Date Code. Month and Day. 0615 – June 15.
    • ZBA – Type Designation. ZBA – 350ci 200hp, automatic transmission.

1982 Corvette Engine VIN Derivative (Bowling Green Built)

  • Engine VIN Derivative Example:
    • 1C51XXXXX
      • 1 – Division. 1 – Chevrolet
      • C – Production Year. C – 1982
      • 5 – Assembly Plant. 5 – Bowling Green
      • 1XXXXX – Vehicle Sequence Number

1982 Corvette