Bodystyle of Car. 2 – Two Door Hatchback Coupe, 3 – Two Door Convertible
6 (Seventh Digit)
Type of Restraint System.Type of Restraint System. 4 – Front, 6 – Front/Side
U/E (Eighth Digit)
Type of Engine. U – LS2: V8, 6.0 Liter, Aluminum Engine, SFI E – LS7: V8, 7.0 Liter, Aluminum Engine
X/8 (Ninth Digit)
Check Digit (varies)
6 (Tenth Digit)
The Model Year. 6 – 2006
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 133992. Early Z06 Corvettes (100001 thru 100162) had a Y engine code. Ending VIN (133992) did not match the total quantity of Corvettes built because 2006 production included 29 non-salable prototype builds. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.
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.)
For all 2006 Corvettes, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield. (See Figure 1 below)