Home Corvette Generation C5 Corvette 1998 – C5 Corvette VIN Range 1G1YY32G2W5100001 – 1G1YY22G2W5131069 1 (First Digit) 1 – United States G (Second Digit) Manufacturer. G – General Motors 1 (Third Digit) Manufacturer Division. 1 – Chevrolet YY (Fourth & Fifth Digits) Carline/Series. YY – Corvette/Coupe 2/3 (Sixth Digit) Bodystyle of Car. 2 – Two Door Hatchback Coupe, 3 – Two Door Convertible 2 (Seventh Digit) 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) W (Tenth Digit) The Model Year. W – 1998 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 131069. A total of 31,084 Corvettes were built in 1998. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. For all 1998 Corvettes, the Vehicle Identification Number was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.