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1967-2002 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

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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.

1967-69 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

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1st - 5th Digits: Model Series

Year Series Body
1967 223 37 Coupe, 67 Convertible
1968 223 37 Coupe, 67 Convertible
1969 223 37 Coupe, 67 Convertible

 

6th Digit: Model Year

Year Code
1967 7
1968 8
1969 9

 

7th Digit: Assembly Plant

Code Location
U Lordstown, Ohio
N Norwood, Ohio
L Van Nuys, California

 

8th Digit: Engine

Code Series
1 V8
6 6 Cylinder

 

1970-71 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

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1st - 5th Digits: Model Series

Year Series Body Model
1970 223 87 Coupe Base Firebird
1970 224 87 Coupe Esprit
1970 226 87 Coupe Formula
1970 228 87 Coupe Trans Am
1971 223 87 Coupe Base Firebird
1971 224 87 Coupe Esprit
1971 226 87 Coupe Formula
1971 228 87 Coupe Trans Am

 

6th Digit: Model Year

Year Code
1970 0
1971 1

 

7th Digit: Assembly Plant

Code Location
N Norwood, Ohio
L Van Nuys, California

 

8th Digit: Engine

Code Series
1 V8
6 6 Cylinder

 

1972-80 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

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1st - 4th Digits: Model Series

Year Series Body Model
1972-75 2S 87 Coupe Base Firebird
1972-75 2T 87 Coupe Esprit
1972-75 2U 87 Coupe Formula
1972-75 2V 87 Coupe Trans Am
1976-78 2S 87 Coupe Base Firebird
1976-78 2T 87 Coupe Esprit
1976-78 2U 87 Coupe Formula
1976-78 2W 87 Coupe Trans Am
1979-80 2S 87 Coupe Base Firebird
1979-80 2T 87 Coupe Esprit
1979-80 2U 87 Coupe Formula
1979-80 2W 87 Coupe Trans Am
1979 2X 87 Coupe 10th Anniv. Trans Am
1980 2X 87 Coupe Turbo Pace Car

 

5th Digit: Engine Code

Year Code Cubic Inches Option
1978-80 A 231 2 bbl.
1977 C 231 2 bbl.
1972-76 D 250  
1979 G 305 2 bbl.
1975 H 350 4 bbl., Single Exh.
1980 H 305 4 bbl.
1977-79 K 403 4 bbl.
1977-79 L 350 4 bbl.
1972-76 M 350 2 bbl., Single Exh.
1972-74 N 350 2 bbl., Dual Exh.
1972-74 P 400 2 bbl., Dual Exh.
1976 P 350 4 bbl., Single Exh.
1972-74 R 400 2 bbl., Single Exh.
1977, 79 R 350 4 bbl.
1973-75 S 400 4 bbl., Single Exh.
1980 S 265 2 bbl.
1972-74 T 400 4 bbl., Dual Exh.
1980 T 301 Turbo 4 bbl.
1978 U 305 2 bbl.
1975-76 W 455 HO 4 bbl., Dual Exh.
1979-80 W 301 4 bbl.
1972-74 X 455 SD 4 bbl., Dual Exh.
1973-74 Y 455 4 bbl., Dual Exh.
1977, 79 Y 301 2 bbl.
1976-79 Z 400 4 bbl., Dual Exh.

 

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6th Digit: Model Year

Year Code
1972 2
1973 3
1974 4
1975 5
1976 6
1977 7
1978 8
1979 9
1980 A

 

7th Digit: Assembly Plant

Code Location
N Norwood, Ohio
L Van Nuys, California

 

1981-84 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

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1st - 7th Digits: Model Series

Year Origin Restraint Series Body Model
1981-84 1G2 A S 87 Base Firebird
1981 1G2 A T 87 Esprit
1981 1G2 A V 87 Formula
1981-84 1G2 A W 87 Trans Am
1981-84 1G2 A X 87 Turbo / SE

 

8th Digit: Engine Code

Year Code Cubic Inches / Litre Induction
1981 A 231 2 bbl.
1983 F 151 / 2.5 TBI
1984 G 305 / 5.0 HO 4 bbl.
1981-84 H 305 / 5.0 4 bbl.
1981-84 L 173 / 2.8 TBI
1981 S 265 2 bbl.
1983 S 305 / 5.0 EFI
1981 T 301 Turbo 4 bbl.
1981 W 301 4 bbl.
1982 1 173 / 2.8 4 bbl.
1983-84 1 173 / 2.8 TBI
1982-84 2 151 / 2.5 TBI
1982 7 305 / 5.0 EFI

 

9th Digit: Check Digit

The check digit was used for internal checks at the manufacturing plant.

10th Digit: Model Year

Year Code
1981 B
1982 C
1983 D
1984 E

 

11th Digit: Assembly Plant

Code Location
N Norwood, Ohio
L Van Nuys, California

 

1985-86 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

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1st - 7th Digits: Model Series

Year Origin Series Body Model
1985-86 1G2 FS 87 Base Firebird
1985-86 1G2 FW 87 Trans Am
1985-86 1G2 FX 87 Special Edition

 

8th Digit: Engine Code

Year Code Cubic Inches / Litre Induction
1985-86 F 305 / 5.0 LB9
1985-86 G 305 / 5.0 L69
1985-86 H 305 / 5.0 LG4
1986 S 173 / 2.8 LB8
1985 1 173 / 2.8 LC1
1985 2 151 / 2.5 LQ9

 

9th Digit: Check Digit

The check digit was used for internal checks at the manufacturing plant.

10th Digit: Model Year

Year Code
1985 F
1986 G

 

11th Digit: Assembly Plant

Code Location
N Norwood, Ohio
L Van Nuys, California

 

1987-02 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

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1st - 6th Digits: Model Series

Year Origin Series Body Model
1987-90 1G2 FS 2 Coupe Firebird
1987-90 1G2 FW 2 Coupe Trans Am
1991 1G2 FS 2 Coupe, 3 Convertible Firebird
1991 1G2 FW 2 Coupe, 3 Convertible Trans Am
1992 1G2 FS 2 Coupe, 3 Convertible Firebird
1992 1G2 FV 2 Coupe, 3 Convertible Trans Am
1993 2G2 FS 2 Coupe Firebird
1993 2G2 FV 2 Coupe Formula / Trans Am
1994-02 2G2 FS 2 Coupe, 3 Convertible Firebird
1994-02 2G2 FV 2 Coupe, 3 Convertible Formula / Trans Am

 

7th Digit: Restraint System

Code Type
1 Manual belts
2 Manual belts with dual airbag
3 Manual belts with driver airbag

 

8th Digit: Engine Code

Year Code Cubic Inches / Litre Induction
1988-92 E 305 / 5.0 TBI
1987-92 F 305 / 5.0 TPI
1988-02 G 346 / 5.7 MFI
1987 H 305 / 5.0 4 bbl.
1996-02 K 231 / 3.8 MFI
1993-97 P 350 / 5.7 MFI
1987-89 S 173 / 2.8 MFI
1993-95 S 207 / 3.4 SFI
1990-92 T 191 / 3.1 MFI
1989 7 231 / 3.8 SFI Turbo
1987-92 8 350 / 5.7 TPI

 

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9th Digit: Check Digit

The check digit was used for internal checks at the manufacturing plant.

10th Digit: Model Year

Year Code
1987 H
1988 J
1989 K
1990 L
1991 M
1992 N
1993 P
1994 R
1995 S
1996 T
1997 V
1998 W
1999 X
2000 Y
2001 1
2002 2

 

11th Digit: Assembly Plant

Code Location
N Norwood, Ohio
L Van Nuys, California
2 St. Therese, Quebec, Canada

 

1967-02 Firebird / Trans Am Production Numbers

Note: These numbers are not exact. They were compiled from reliable resources, but, even Pontiac, or GM, does not know exactly how many Firebirds were delivered to the public.

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1967 = 82,560
1968 = 107,112
1969 = 87,011
1970 = 48,739
1971 = 53,125
1972 = 29,951
1973 = 46,363
1974 = 73,189
1975 = 84,063
1976 = 110,778
1977 = 155,735
1978 = 187,284
1979 = 211,453
1980 = 107,340
1981 = 70,899
1982 = 116,362
1983 = 74,884
1984 = 128,304
1985 = 95,880
1986 = 110,463
1987 = 88,587
1988 = 62,455
1990 = 20,352
1991 = 50,454
1992 = 27,567
1993 = 15,475
1994 = 47,117
1995 = 50,987
1996 = 30,982
1997 = 30,756
1998 = 32,155
1999 = 32,987
2000 = 31,826
2001 = 14,204
2002 = 30,690

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