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1987 VIN Breakdown

Vehicle Identification Number - VIN

The Buick VIN number for 1987 had 17 Characters.

1st = country code Number "1" is for USA.
2nd = Company code, "G" is for GM
3rd = What division of GM, "4" is for Buick.
4th & 5th = Tell what TYPE of car it is (Skylark, Century, Riviera, ect..)
"AG" = Century T-Type
"AH" = Century Custom
"AL" = Century Limited and Wagon
"BR" = LeSabre Estate Wagon
"BV" = Electra Estate Wagon
"CF" = Electra T-Type
"CW" = Electra Park Avenue
"CX" = Electra 3800
"EY" = Riviera T-Type
"EZ" = Riviera Luxury
"GJ" = Regal
"GK" = Regal T-Type
"GM" = Regal T-Type
"HH" = LeSabre
"HP" = LeSabre Custom
"HR" = LeSabre Limited
"JE" = Skyhawk T-Type
"JS" = Skyhawk Limited
"JT" = Skyhawk Limted
"NC" = Skylark
"ND" = Skylark Custom
"ND" = Skylark Limited
"NJ" = Somerset Custom
"NK" = Somerset T-Type
"NM" = Someret Limited
6th = Tells Body Style
"1" = 2dr Coupe
"2" = 2dr Hatchback
"3" = Converible
"5" = 4 dr Sedan
"6" = 4dr Hatchback
"8" = 4dr wagon
7th = Restraint codes
1 - manual belts
4 - automatic belts
0 - incomplete vehicle
8th = Engine Code
1 - 2.0L L4
3 - 3.8L
7 - 3.8L
A - 3.8L
C - 3.8L 3800
D - 2.3L DOHC Quad 4
H - 5.0L
L - 3.0L
K - 2.0L L4
M - 2.0L L4
N - 3.3L 3300 V6
R - 2.5L Tech IV L4
U - 2.5L L4 Tech IV
W - 2.8L V6
Y - 5.0L V8
9th = check digit
10th = tell what year it is "H" = 1987
11th = What Plant the car was Produced
J - Lakewood GA
B - Lansing MI
G - Framingham MA
H - Flint MI
J - Janesville WI
M - Lansing MI
T - Tarrytown NY
U - Hamtramck MI
I - Wentzville MO
1 - Oshawa Ontario Canada
6 - Oklahoma City OK
12th - 17th = Production Sequence numbers


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