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1958-80 Chevy Impala & Full Size Chevy VIN Decoder

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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.

1958-59 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN Decoder

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VIN Plate Location: 1958-59 models have the vehicle identification number located on a steel plate riveted to the left door jamb on the hinge pillar.

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1958-59 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 1st Digit: Model Series
A = 1100 Delray / Yeoman, 6 Cylinder
B = 1200 Delray / Yeoman, 8 Cylinder
C = 1500 Biscayne / Brookwood, 6 Cylinder
D = 1600 Biscayne / Brookwood, 8 Cylinder
E = 1700 Bel Air / Nomad, 6 Cylinder
F = 1800 Bel Air / Nomad, 8 Cylinder
G = 1100 Sedan Delivery 6 Cylinder
H = 1200 Sedan Delivery 8 Cylinder

1958-59 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 2nd & 3rd Digits: Model Year
58 = 1958
59 = 1959

1958-59 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 4th Digit: Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
F = Flint, MI
G = Framingham, MA
J = Janesville, WI
K = Kansas City, MO
L = Los Angeles, CA
N = Norwood, OH
O = Oakland, CA
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
W = Willow Run, MI

1958-59 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 5th - 10th Digits: Production Number
Sequential production numbers started with 100001


1960-64 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN Decoder

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VIN Plate Location: 1960-64 models have the vehicle identification number located on a steel plate riveted to the left door jamb on the hinge pillar.

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1960-64 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 1st Digit: Model Year
0 = 1960
1 = 1961
2 = 1962
3 = 1963
4 = 1964

1960-64 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 2nd & 3rd Digits: Series
11 = Biscayne 6 Cylinder
12 = Biscayne 8 Cylinder
13 = Fleetmaster (1960-61), Impala SS (1964) 6 Cylinder
14 = Fleetmaster (1960-61), Impala SS (1964) 8 Cylinder
15 = Bel Air 6 Cylinder
16 = Bel Air 8 Cylinder
17 = Impala 6 Cylinder
18 = Impala 8 Cylinder

1960-64 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 4th & 5th Digits: Model
11 = 2 Door Sedan
15 = 2 Door Station Wagon (6 Passenger)
19 = 4 Door Sedan
21 = 2 Door Business Sedan
31 = 2 Door Hardtop
35 = 4 Door Station Wagon (6 Passenger)
37 = 2 Door Hardtop
39 = 4 Door Hardtop
41 = 2 Door Sedan
45 = 4 Door Station Wagon (9 Passenger)
47 = 2 Door Hardtop
49 = 4 Door Sedan
67 = 2 Door Convertible
69 = 4 Door Sedan
70 = 2 Door Sedan Delivery
71 = 2 Door Sedan Delivery
80 = 2 Door Sedan Pickup (El Camino)
91 =2 Door Station Wagon (6 Passenger)
93 = 4 Door Station Wagon (6 Passenger)
94 = 4 Door Station Wagon (9 Passenger)

1960-64 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 6th Digit: Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
C = Doraville, GA
F = Flint, MI
G = Framingham, MA
J = Janesville, WI
K = Kansas City, MO
L = Los Angeles, CA
N = Norwood, OH
O = Oakland, CA
R = Arlington, TX
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
U = South Gate, CA
W = Willow Run, MI
Y = Wilmington, DE

1960-64 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 7th - 12th Digits: Production Number
Sequential production numbers started with 100001


1965-71 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN Decoder

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VIN Plate Location: 1965-67 models have the vehicle identification number located on a steel plate riveted to the left door jamb on the hinge pillar. 1968-71 models have the vehicle identification number located on a steel plate riveted to the upper dash panel, visible from outside the vehicle through the driver's side lower corner of the windshield.

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1965-71 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 1st Digit: Division
1 = Chevrolet

1965-71 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 2nd & 3rd Digits: Series
53 = Biscayne 6 Cylinder
54 = Biscayne 8 Cylinder
55 = Bel Air 6 Cylinder
56 = Bel Air 8 Cylinder
63 = Impala 6 Cylinder
64 = Impala (1965-71), Impala Custom (1968-69) 8 Cylinder
65 = Impala SS (1965) 6 Cylinder
66 = Impala SS (1965), Caprice (1967-71) 8 Cylinder
67 = Impala SS (1967) 6 Cylinder
68 = Impala SS (1967) 8 Cylinder

1965-71 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 4th & 5th Digits: Model
11 = 2 Door Sedan
35 = 4 Door Station Wagon (6 Passenger)
36 = 4 Door Station Wagon (6 Passenger)
37 = 2 Door Hardtop
39 = 4 Door Hardtop
45 = 4 Door Station Wagon (9 Passenger)
46 = 4 Door Station Wagon (9 Passenger)
47 = 2 Door Hardtop
67 = 2 Door Convertible
69 = 4 Door Sedan
87 = 2 Door Hardtop

1965-71 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 6th Digit: Model Year
5 = 1965
6 = 1966
7 = 1967
8 = 1968
9 = 1969
0 = 1970
1 = 1971

1965-71 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 7th Digit: Assembly Plant
A = Lakewood, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
C = South Gate, CA
D = Doraville, GA
F = Flint, MI
J = Janesville, WI
K = Leeds, MO
L = Van Nuys, CA
N = Norwood, OH
R = Arlington, TX
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
U = Lordstown, OH
V = Pontiac, MI
W = Willow Run, MI
Y = Wilmington, DE
Z = Fremont, CA
1 = Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
2 = St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
4 = Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
6 = Oklahoma City, OK

1965-71 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 8th - 13th Digits: Production Number
Sequential production numbers started with 100001


1972-80 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN Decoder

VIN Plate Location: 1972-80 models have the vehicle identification number located on a steel plate riveted to the upper dash panel, visible from outside the vehicle through the driver's side lower corner of the windshield.

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1972-80 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 1st Digit: Division
1 = Chevrolet

1972-80 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 2nd Digit: Series
1972:
K = Biscayne
L = Bel Air
M = Impala
N = Caprice

1973-75:
K = Bel Air
L = Impala
N = Caprice

1976-80:
L = Impala
N = Caprice

1972-80 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 3rd & 4th Digits: Model
35 = 4 Door Station Wagon (6 Passenger)
39 = 4 Door Hardtop
45 = 4 Door Station Wagon (9 Passenger)
47 = 2 Door Hardtop
57 = 2 Door Hardtop
67 = 2 Door Convertible
69 = 4 Door Sedan

1972-80 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 5th Digit: Engine
A = 231-2V — 1980
D = 250-1V — 1972-73, 1977-79)
G = 305-2V — 1979
H = 305-4V — 1980
H = 350-2V — 1972-75
J = 267-2V — 1980
K = 229-2V — 1980
K = 350-4V — 1973
L = 350-4V — 1972, 1974-80
N = 350-F.I. — 1980
R = 400-2V — 1972-74
S = 402-2V — 1972
S = 454-4V — 1976
U = 305-2V — 1977-78
U = 400-4V — 1974-76
U = 402-4V — 1972
V = 350-2V — 1976
V = 454-4V — 1972
W = 454-4V — 1972
X = 454-4V — 1973
Y = 454-4V — 1973-76

1972-80 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 6th Digit: Model Year
2 = 1972
3 = 1973
4 = 1974
5 = 1975
6 = 1976
7 = 1977
8 = 1978
9 = 1979
A = 1980

1972-80 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 7th Digit: Assembly Plant
A = Lakewood, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
C = South Gate, CA
D = Doraville, GA
F = Flint, MI
J = Janesville, WI
K = Leeds, MO
L = Van Nuys, CA
N = Norwood, OH
R = Arlington, TX
S = St. Louis, MO
T = Tarrytown, NY
U = Lordstown, OH
V = Pontiac, MI
W = Willow Run, MI
Y = Wilmington, DE
Z = Fremont, CA
1 = Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
2 = St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
4 = Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
6 = Oklahoma City, OK

1972-80 Chevy Impala / Full Size VIN — 8th - 13th Digits: Production Number
Sequential production numbers started with 100001

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