2 – Two Door Plainback Coupe, Z06 and ZR1 Coupe, 3 – Two Door Convertible
5/6 (Seventh Digit)
Type of Restraint System. 5 – Front, 6 – Front/Side
W/E/R (Eighth Digit)
Type of Engine. W – 376C.I., 430HP (LS3); E – 427C.I., 505HP (LS7); R – 376C.I., 638HP (LS9)
X (Ninth Digit)
Check Digit (varies)
9 (Tenth Digit)
The Model Year. 9 – 2009
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 through 115933 on the Coupe, Convertible and Z06, 800001 thru 801343 on the ZR1, 700001 thru 700060 on the ZR1 Pilot, 200001 thru 200375 on the Hertz Corvette, 300001 thru 300077 on the yellow GT1, and 400001 thru 400048 on the black GT1. 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 2009 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)