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1967-2002 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

The Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am are among the most recognizable classic American cars of all time, alongside their GM cousin the Camaro. It's no surprise that car enthusiasts around the world are drawn to these sporty and elegant vehicles, and undertake restoration projects to bring them back to original condition. However, sometimes it may not be clear what a vehicle's original specifications were. In this case, a VIN decoder can be used to gain some insight. Read on to learn how to find your car's details using our comprehensive 1967-2002 Pontiac Trans Am & Firebird VIN decoder.

1947-2007 Chevy Truck Generations - Quick Reference Guide

Over the course of six decades from 1947 to 2007, Chevrolet trucks went through many changes. The most substantial of these changes serve as the dividing lines between Chevy truck generations. If you're a classic truck enthusiast, you're probably able to spot these body style cues and recall the corresponding model year ranges, but those who are new to classic trucks may not be so well-versed. With this in mind, we put together a clear and concise visual guide to 1947-07 Chevy truck generations.

What is a Tri Five Chevy? - 1955, 1956, & 1957 Chevrolet Identification Guide

Many who are new to the classic car world have wondered, "what is a Tri Five Chevy?" The nickname Tri Five is used to represent a specific set of classic Chevrolet vehicles, namely the iconic 1955, '56, and '57 Chevrolet cars. This includes the well-known One-Fifty, Two-Ten, Bel Air, and Nomad models, as well as lesser-known sub-models such as the Delray coupe, and Handyman, Townsman, and Beauville wagons. In this article, we'll take a detailed look back at the various configurations, paint codes, and some noteworthy optional accessories for the 1955-57 Chevy Tri Five.

1973 Mustang Convertible - The Perfect Project

Many of us have owned classic cars and have eventually been forced to sell them, only to regret that decision years or decades later. For Omar Palacios, of Orange, California, that long-lost car was a 1985 Mustang 5.0 with T-tops. Many years after selling his first Mustang, he found himself browsing used car listings on Craigslist, and stumbled upon the 1973 Mustang convertible seen here. Omar and his wife Moriah immediately drove out to see the car in person, and soon decided they had to buy and restore it.

1960-1972 Chevy Truck History & Model Year Differences

Last week, we created a visual guide to identifying 1947-1959 Chevy trucks, including some of the subtle changes and options for each model year. This week, we're continuing that theme to cover more recent 1960-1972 GM trucks. If you've ever seen one of these classic trucks and wondered what year it is, or you're curious if the restoration parts on your truck match its original specifications, read through our 1960-72 Chevy truck history guide below.

1947-1959 Chevy Truck Model Years Identification Guide

Chevrolet trucks have changed a lot over the years, with each model year and generation offering unique features that helped them redefine what a pickup was capable of. Classic Industries is committed to supplying owners of these timeless pickups with restoration parts, but we're also committed to preserving their legacy. To this end, we've created a visual guide to help you identify Chevy truck model years and learn about their differences. In this article, we'll cover 1947-1959 Chevrolet trucks one year at a time.

1967-2002 Camaro Generations & Production Numbers

The initial production run of the Chevrolet Camaro began with the 1967 model year and ended in 2002. Thankfully, that end was only temporary, since the Camaro returned in 2010 and is still in production to this day. Enthusiasts commonly split the Camaro's history into distinct generations, with each representing a major change to the body style and features. The first four Camaro generations cover the 1967-2002 model years. Today, we'll take a look at how to identify the first-gen, second-gen, third-gen, and fourth-gen Camaro, as well as estimated production numbers for each year.

1958-80 Chevy Impala & Full Size Chevy VIN Decoder

The Chevy Impala and other Full Size Chevy models, such as the Delray, Biscayne, Bel Air, and Caprice, have garnered widespread popularity among classic car fans. Whether it's an original-style cruiser, modified low-rider, or a pavement-pounding hot rod, there are many ways these cars can be restored and modified. However, one of the first steps in buying or researching your classic Impala is to understand exactly what model you're working on. Our 1958-59, 1960-64, 1965-71, and 1972-80 Chevy Impala VIN decoders can help you determine the year, series, model, assembly plant, and other important details about your car.

1962-1979 Chevy Nova VIN Decoder

The Chevy Nova was available in a wide variety of configurations, from practical sedans and wagons to exhilarating convertibles and powerful Super Sport coupes. It's estimated that General Motors produced more than 5,000,000 Chevy II / Nova models between 1962 and 1979, making them an excellent choice to buy and restore today. However, it's not always easy to identify the original specifications of a classic Nova by looks alone. Our Chevy Nova VIN decoder will help you use the vehicle identification number to determine the year, series, model / body style, engine, assembly plant, and other key details about your 1962-64, 1965-71, and 1972-79 Chevy Nova.

Buick Grand National & Regal Restoration: Featured Customer Car Builds

Interest in classic cars is often tied to the vehicles we owned (or aspired to own) when we were in our teenage years, so it should come as no surprise that cars from the 1980s are steadily increasing in popularity. The 1978-87 Buick Regal, Buick Grand National, and legendary Buick GNX are great examples of this trend. These G-body vehicles have always had a cult following in the lowrider and drag racing communities, but we're glad to see them developing an even broader appeal. The Regal has always been an excellent platform for affordable restoration and customization.