C2 Corvette Decoder

C2 Corvette VIN Decoder

C2 Corvette VIN Decoder

The C1 Corvette VIN carried over into the C2 generation Corvette and kept it that way for the 1963 and 1964 model year cars. In 1965 the VIN configuration was change to 13 digits (instead of 12 digits) with the basic information remaining the same. The basic information was still shown including year, body style and order in the production sequence. The 3rd digit now signified a V8 engine, but not which one.

C2 Corvette VIN Ranges (by Year)

C2 Corvette VIN Location

The VIN on a Corvette has always been stamped on a plate, although the location of that plate has varied over the years. In 1963 and 1964 the VIN was spot welded to body hinge brace under the glove box. 1965 to 1967 were similar to the 1963 to 1964 models that were spot welded to the body hinge brace under the glove box with the major difference being that the 1965 – 19767s were riveted instead in the same location.

1963 Corvette VIN Location. For all 1963 Corvettes, the location of the VIN, body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box.

1964 Corvette VIN Location. For all 1964 Corvettes, the location of the VIN, body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box.

1965 Corvette VIN Location. For all 1965 Corvettes, the location of the VIN, body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box. They are riveted rather than spot welded.

1966 Corvette VIN Location. For all 1966 Corvettes, the location of the VIN, body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box. They are riveted rather than spot welded.

1967 Corvette VIN Location. For all 1967 Corvettes, the location of the VIN, body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box. They are riveted rather than spot welded.


C2 Corvette VIN Decoder (1963 – 1964)

C2 CORVETTE VIN DECODER (1963 - 1964)

In 1960 Chevy changed the Corvette VIN. They went from 10 digits up to a 12 digit VIN. The added 2 digits distinguish between coupe and convertible body style. There was also a change in the designation of the Corvette series by Chevy to 08. The digit order was also changed slightly. These changes carried over into the C2 generation for 1963 and 1964 model years.

C2 Corvette VIN Explanation (1963 – 1964)

Digit 1 – Model Year: A one-digit model year. “3” for 1963, “4” for 1964.

Digit 2 & 3 – Series/Model: A two-digit number which is General Motors identification/series code for Chevrolet Corvette. “08” for Corvette.

Digit 4 & 5 – Body Style: “37” for Coupe, “67” for Convertible.

Digit 6 – Assembly Plant: “S” for St. Louis for 1963 to 1964.

Digit 7 through 12 – Production Number: This is the six-digit build sequence number. In 1963 through 1964 that number started at 100001. Each new Corvette produced being assigned the next number in sequence. Last sequence number should equal total production for that year in almost all cases.

1963 Corvette VIN Decoder

1963 Corvette VIN Decoder

VIN Range 30837S100001 – 30837S121513
3 (First Digit) Model Year. 3 – 1963
0837 or 0867 (Second thru Fifth Digits) Model series. 0837- Coupe or 0867 – Convertible
S (Sixth Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
1XXXXX (Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 121513, accounting for each of the 20,536 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1963. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. For all 1963 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box.

1964 Corvette VIN Decoder

1964 Corvette VIN Decoder

VIN Range 40837S100001 – 40837S122229
4 (First Digit) Model Year.  4 – 1964
0837 or 0867 (Second thru Fifth Digits) Model series. 0837- Coupe or 0867 – Convertible
S (Sixth Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
1XXXXX (Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.
The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 122229, accounting for each of the 22,229 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1964. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. For all 1964 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box.

C2 Corvette VIN Decoder (1965 – 1967)

C2 CORVETTE VIN DECODER (1965 - 1967)

In 1965 the Corvette VIN configuration was changed from the earlier 1960-1964 format. There were now 13 characters, although the basic information remained the same as previous years, just rearranged slightly in their order. The basic information was still shown including year, body style and order in the production sequence. The 3rd digit now signified a V8 engine, but not which one.

C2 Corvette VIN Explanation (1965 – 1967)

Digit 1 – Make/Manufacturer: A one-digit make designation. “1” for Chevrolet

Digit 2 – Series/Model: A one-digit make designation which is General Motors identification/series code for Chevrolet Corvette. “9” for Corvette.

Digit 3 – Engine: A one-digit number for the V8 engine (all cars had the V8). “4” = V8.

Digit 4 & 5 – Body Style: “37” for Coupe, “67” for Convertible.

Digit 6 – Model Year: “5″ for 1965, “6” for 1966, “7” for 1967

Digit 7 – Assembly Plant:“S” for St. Louis for 1965 to 1967.

Digit 8 through 13 – Production Number: This is the six-digit build sequence number. In 1965 through 1965 that number started at 100001. Each new Corvette produced being assigned the next number in sequence. Last sequence number should equal total production for that year in almost all cases.

1965 Corvette VIN Decoder

1965 Corvette VIN Decoder

VIN Range 194375S100001 – 194375S123564
1 (First Digit) Make/Manufacturer.  1 – Chevrolet
9 (Second Digit) Model series.  9 – Corvette
4 (Third Digit) Engine type.  4 – V8 Engine (all types)
37 (Fourth and Fifth Digits) 37- Corvette Coupe / 67 – Corvette Convertible
5 (Sixth Digit) Model Year.  5 – 1965
S (Seventh Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
1XXXXX (Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 123564, accounting for all 23,564 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1965. Two Corvettes were built after production officially ended. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. For all 1965 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box.

1966 Corvette VIN Decoder

1966 Corvette VIN Decoder

VIN Range 194376S100001 – 194376S127720
1 (First Digit) Make/Manufacturer.  1 – Chevrolet
9 (Second Digit) Model series.  9 – Corvette
4 (Third Digit) Engine type.  4 – V8 Engine (all types)
37 (Fourth and Fifth Digits) 37- Corvette Coupe / 67 – Corvette Convertible
6 (Sixth Digit) Model Year.  5 – 1966
S (Seventh Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
1XXXXX (Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 127720, accounting for all 27,720 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1966. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. For all 1966 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box.

1967 Corvette VIN Decoder

1967 Corvette VIN Decoder

VIN Range 194377S100001 – 194377S122940
1 (First Digit) Make/Manufacturer.  1 – Chevrolet
9 (Second Digit) Model series.  9 – Corvette
4 (Third Digit) Engine type.  4 – V8 Engine (all types)
37 (Fourth and Fifth Digits) 37- Corvette Coupe / 67 – Corvette Convertible
7 (Sixth Digit) Model Year.  5 – 1967
S (Seventh Digit) Vehicle Assembly Location. S – St. Louis, Missouri
1XXXXX (Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) Plant Sequence Numbers.
The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 122940, accounting for all 22,940 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1967. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. For all 1967 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), body style, body number trim and paint combination can be found on the instrument panel brace under the glove box.

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