Type of Restraint System. 2 – Passive Restraint System.
G (Eighth Digit)
Type of Engine. G – LS1: 5.7 Liter, 346CI Engine
1/9 (Ninth Digit)
Check Digit (varies)
V (Tenth Digit)
The Model Year. V – 1997
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 109707. A total of 9,752 Corvettes were built in 1997. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.
For all 1997 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.)