|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.)
I’m looking at a corvette that has a C4 body but it has a K in the ID number and is title as a 1989. It’s not the only one I’ve seen.