|VIN Range||1G1YY2257T5100001 – 1G1YY2257T5120536 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)
1G1YY2251T5600001 – 1G1YY2251T5601000 (Grand Sport)
|1 (First Digit)||1 – United States|
|G (Second Digit)||Manufacturer. G – General Motors|
|1 (Third Digit)||Manufacturer Division. 1 – Chevrolet|
|YY/YZ(ZR-1)||Make of Car. YY – Corvette Coupe/Convertible. YZ – ZR-1 Corvette (Coupe Only)|
|2/3 (Sixth Digit)||2 – Two Door Hatchback Coupe, 3 – Two Door Convertible|
|2 (Seventh Digit)||Type of Restraint System. 2 – Passive Restraint System.|
|5 (Eighth Digit)||Type of Engine. 5 – LT1: 5.7 Liter, 350CI Engine with Tuned-Port Injection|
|7 (ZR-1) (Ninth Digit)||Check Digit.|
|T (Tenth Digit)||The Model Year. T – 1996|
|5 (Eleventh Digit)||Location of the Assembly Plant. 5 – Bowling Green, Kentucky|
|1XXXXX/8XXXXX(ZR-1) (Twelfth thru Seventeenth Digits)||Production Sequence Numbers.|
The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 120536, accounting for each of the 20,536 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1996. Additionally, 1,000 Grand Sport Corvettes were also built in 1996. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.
For all 1996 Corvettes, the Vehicle Identification Number was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.
Check Digit is 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.)