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1978 & 1979 Mopar VINs

 

1978 Codes:
First Digit = Car Line
C - Chrysler Newport / New Yorker
F - Chrysler Le Baron
G - Dodge Diplomat
H - Plymouth Volare
M - Plymouth Horizon
N - Dodge Aspen
R - Plymouth Fury
S - Chrysler Cordoba
W - Dodge Monaco
X - Dodge Charger SE / Magnum XE
Z - Dodge Omni
Second Digit = Price Class
L - Low
M - Medium
H - High
P - Premium
S - Special
Third and Fourth digits = Body Style
22 - 2 Door special coupe
23 - 2 Door hardtop
29 - 2 Door special coupe
41 - 4 Door sedan
43 - 4 Door hardtop
44 - 4 Door hatchback
45 - 2 Seat wagon
46 - 3 Seat wagon
Fifth Digit = Engine
A - 1.7 Liter 1 - 2 BBL 4 cylinder engine
C - 225 1 - 1BBL 6 cylinder "RG" engine
D - 225 1 - 2BBL 6 cylinder "RG" engine
E - Special order 6 cylinder
G - 318 1 - 2BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine
J - 360 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine
K - 360 1 - 2BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine
L - 360 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine (high performance)
N - 400 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "B" engine
P - 400 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "B" engine (high performance)
R - 360 "Lean Burn" 8 cylinder "LA" engine
T - 440 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "RB" engine
U - 440 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "RB" engine (high performance)
Z - Special order 8 cylinder
Sixth digit = Model year
8 - 1978
Seventh Digit = Assembly plant
A - Lynch Road, MI
B - Hamtramck, MI
C - Jefferson, MI
D - Belvedere, IL
F - Newark, DE
G - St. Louis, MO
R - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
The remaining six digits indicate the sequence number (serial number)
 

1979 Codes:
First Digit = Car Line
E - Dodge Saint Regis
F - Chrysler Le Baron
G - Dodge Diplomat
H - Plymouth Volare
M - Plymouth Horizon
N - Dodge Aspen
S - Chrysler Cordoba
T - Chrysler Newport / New Yorker
X - Dodge Magnum XE
Z - Dodge Omni

Second Digit = Price Class
L - Low
M - Medium
H - High
P - Premium
S - Special
Third and Fourth digits = Body Style
22 - 2 Door B-pillar hardtop
24 - 2 Door hatchback
29 - 2 Door special coupe
41 - 4 Door sedan
42 - 4 Door B-pillar hardtop
44 - 4 Door hatchback
45 - 2 Seat wagon

Fifth Digit = Engine
A - 1.7 Liter 1 - 2 BBL 4 cylinder engine
C - 225 1 - 1BBL 6 cylinder "RG" engine
D - 225 1 - 2BBL 6 cylinder "RG" engine
E - Special order 6 cylinder
G - 318 1 - 2BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine
H - 318 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine
J - 360 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine
K - 360 1 - 2BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine
L - 360 1 - 4BBL 8 cylinder "LA" engine (high performance)
R - 360 "Lean Burn" 8 cylinder "LA" engine
Z - Special order 8 cylinder





Sixth digit = Model year
9 - 1979
Seventh Digit = Assembly plant
A - Lynch Road, MI
B - Hamtramck, MI
C - Jefferson, MI
D - Belvedere, IL
F - Newark, DE
G - St. Louis, MO
R - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
The remaining six digits indicate the sequence number (serial number)

 

 

 

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