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1989 Chevrolet Corvette VIN Numbers

1989 COrvette

VIN Range 1G1YY2186K5100001 – 1G1YY2186K5126328
1 (First Digit) 1 – United States
G (Second Digit) Manufacturer.  G – General Motors
1 (Third Digit) Manufacturer Division. 1 – Chevrolet
YY (Fourth & Fifth Digits) Make of Car. Y – Corvette
2/3 (Sixth Digit) 2 – Two Door Hatchback Coupe, 3 – Two Door Convertible
1 (Seventh Digit) Type of Restraint System.  1 – Passive Restraint System.
8 (Eighth Digit) Type of Engine.  8 – L98: 5.7 Liter, 350CI Engine with Tuned-Port Injection
6 (Ninth Digit) Check Digit.
K (Tenth Digit) The Model Year. J – 1989
5 (Eleventh Digit) Location of the Assembly Plant. 5 – Bowling Green, Kentucky
1XXXXX (Twelfth thru Seventeenth Digits) Production Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 126328, accounting for each of the 26,328 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1989. In addition to the 26,328 Corvettes that were built for commercial sale, there was an additional 84 ZR-1 Corvette’s but that were not sold to the public. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

For all 1989 Corvettes, the Vehicle Identification Number was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.

Used to calculate the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code that can be used to verify the serial number is legitimate. (Note: The Check digit number varies depending on each specific VIN number.)

1989 Corvette