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1962-64 Chevy II The VIN plate is on the left front door hinge pillar directly below the upper hinge.

Digit Code
1 Model Year: 2: 1962, 3: 1963, 4: 1964.
2 & 3 Series: 01: Chevy II 100, L4; 02: Chevy II 100, L6; 03: Chevy II 300*, L4; 04: Chevy II 300*, L6 (only if followed by 11, 45, or 69); 04: Chevy II Nova 400**, L6 (or sometimes 283 V8).
*Not produced in 1964. ** Only if followed by 35, 37, or 67. In 1964, "Chevy II Nova 400" became "Chevy II Nova."
4 & 5 Body Code: 11: 2-door 6-passenger sedan; 35: 4-door 2-seat station wagon; 37: 2-door 5-passenger sport coupe; 45: 4-door 3-seat station wagon*; 67: 2-door 5-passenger convertible*; 69: 4-door 6-passenger sedan.
*Not produced in 1964.
6 Assembly Plant: A: Atlanta/Lakewood, GA; B: Baltimore, MD; F: Flint, MI; G: Framingham, MA; H: Fremont, CA; J: Janesville, WI; K: Kansas City/Leeds, MO; L: Los Angeles/Van Nuys, CA; N: Norwood, OH; O: Oakland, CA; S: St. Louis, MO; T: Tarrytown, NY; W: Willow Run, MI.
7-12 Production sequence (starting at 100001).


1965-71 Chevy II and Nova The VIN is a 13-digit code stamped on a plate. From 1965-67, this plate is on the left front body hinge pillar directly below the upper hinge. From 1968 to 1971, the VIN is visible through the driver's side of the windshield.

Digit Code
1 GM Division:1: Chevrolet.
2 & 3 Series: 11: Chevy II 100**, L4; 13: Chevy II 100**, L6; 14: Chevy II 100**, V8; 15: Chevy II Nova, L6*; 16: Chevy II Nova, V8*; 17: Chevy II Nova SS, L6*; 18: Chevy II Nova SS, V8*.
*1965-67 only. For 1968-71, the VIN does not indicate whether the car is a SS. **In 1968, "Chevy II 100" was replaced with "Chevy II Nova." For 1968, "Chevy II 100" was replaced with "Chevy II." After 1968, "Chevy II 100" was replaced with "Nova."
4 & 5 Body Code: 11: 2-door 6-passenger sedan*; 27: 2-door sedan (1968-71); 35: 4-door 2-seat station wagon*; 37: sport coupe***; 69: 4-door 6-passenger sedan.
*1965-68 only. ***If preceded by 15 or 16, 4-door 5-passenger sport coupe. If preceded by 17 or 18, 2-door 4-passenger sport coupe.
6 Model Year: 5: 1965, 6: 1966, 7: 1967, 8: 1968, 9: 1969, 0: 1970, 1: 1971.
7 Assembly Plant: A: Atlanta, GA; B: Baltimore, MD; C: Southgate, CA; F: Flint, MI; G: Framingham, MA; J: Janesville, WI; K: Kansas City, MO; L: Los Angeles/Van Nuys, CA; N: Norwood, OH; P: Pontiac, MI; R: Arlington, TX; S: St. Louis, MO; T: Tarrytown, NY; W: Willow Run, MI; Y: Wilmington, DE; Z: Fremont, CA; 1: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; 2: St. Therese, Quebec, Canada.
8-13 Production sequence which starts at 100001 except: starts at 200001 at Arlington, TX, starts at 300001 at all plants in 1969, and starts at 500001 for Canadian products in 1971.

NOTE: Starting in the 1969 model year, Chevrolet dropped the Chevy II designation.

1972-79 Nova The VIN is visible through the driver's side of the windshield.
Digit Code
1 Division:1: Chevrolet.
2 Series: X: Nova, Y: Nova Custom or Nova Concours.
3 & 4 Body Style:17: 2-door hatchback sedan,27: 2-door sedan,69: 4-door sedan.
5 Engine Code: D: 250, 1 bbl., L6; F: 307, 2 bbl., V8; G: 262, 2 bbl., V8; H: 350, 2 bbl., V8; J: 350, 4 bbl., V8; K: 350, 4 bbl., V8; L: 350, 4 bbl., V8; U: 305, 2 bbl., V8.
6 Model Year: x: 197x.
7 Assembly Plant: A: Atlanta, GA; B: Baltimore, MD; C: Southgate, CA; D: Doraville, GA; F: Flint, MI; J: Janesville, WI; K: Kansas City, MO; L: Los Angeles/Van Nuys, CA; N: Norwood, OH; R: Arlington, TX; S: St. Louis, MO; T: Tarrytown, NY; U: Lordstown, OH; W: Willow Run, MI; Y: Wilmington, DE; Z: Fremont, CA; 1: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; 2: St. Therese, Quebec, Canada.
8 - 13 Production sequence starting at 100001 at all plants.

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