Second Generation Firebird V.I.N. Information List

Select the model year range of the Second generation Firebird

1970 - 1971
1972 - 1980
1981


1970 - 1971 VIN NUMBERS

2 2 8 8 7 0 N 1 0 0 0 0 1
GM LINE NUMBER
2 = Pontiac
                 
SERIES NUMBER
2 = Firebird 
               
MODEL/ENGINE NUMBER
3 = Standard Model 
4 = Esprit 
6 = Formula 
8 = Trans Am 
                   
BODY TYPE NUMBER
87 = Sport Coupe
             
LAST DIGIT OF MODEL YEAR 
0 = 1970 
1 = 1971 
                       
ASSEMBLY PLANT 
N = Norwood, Ohio
L = Van Nuys, California
           
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1972 - 1979 VIN NUMBERS

2 X 8 7 Z 9 N 1 0 0 0 0 1
GM LINE NUMBER
2 = Pontiac
                   
SERIES NUMBER
S = Base Firebird 
T = Esprit 
U = Formula 
V = Trans Am (1972-1976) 
W = Trans Am (1977-1979) 
X = 10th Anniversary Trans Am (1979) 
                 
BODY TYPE NUMBER
87 = Sport Coupe
                     
ENGINE CODE
A = 231 CID 2-bbl V6 (1978-80)
C = 231 CID 2-bbl V6 (1977)
D = 250 CID 1-bbl L6 (1972-76) 
G = 305 CID 2-bbl V8 (1979)
H = 350 CID 4-bbl V8 (1975)
H = 305 CID 4-bbl V8 (1980)
J = 350 CID 4-bbl V8 (1976)
K = 403 CID 4-bbl V8 (1977-79)
L = 350 CID 4-bbl V8 (1978)
M = 350 CID 2-bbl V8 single exhaust (1972-76)
N = 350 CID 2-bbl V8 dual exhaust (1972-74)
R = 400 CID 2-bbl V8 single exhaust (1972-74)
P = 400 CID 2-bbl V8 dual exhaust (1973-74)
P = 350 CID 4-bbl V8 (1977)
R = 350 CID 4-bbl V8 (1977)
S = 400 CID 4-bbl V8 (1975-76)
S = 265 CID 2-bbl V8 (1980)
T = 400 CID 4-bbl V8 dual exhaust (1972-74)
T = 301 CID TC 4-bbl Turbo (1980)
U = 305 CID 2-bbl V8 (1978)
W = 455 CID 4-bbl V8 (1975-76)
W = 301 CID 4-bbl V8 (1979-80)
X = 455 CID 300 hp 4-bbl H.O. (1972)
X = 455 CID 300 hp 4-bbl Super Duty (1973-74)
Y = 455 CID 4-bbl V8 (1973-74)
Y = 301 CID 2-bbl V8 (1977, 1979)
Y = 301 CID 4-bbl V8 T/A 4.9 (1980)
Z = 400 CID 4-bbl V8 (1977-79)
             
LAST DIGIT OF MODEL YEAR 
2 = 1972 
3 = 1973 
4 = 1974 
5 = 1975 
6 = 1976 
7 = 1977 
8 = 1978 
9 = 1979 
A = 1980
                       
ASSEMBLY PLANT 
N = Norwood, Ohio
L = Van Nuys, California
           
PRODUCTION SEQUENCE                          

1981 VIN NUMBERS

1 G 2 A W 8 7 L 1 B N 1 0 0 0 0 1
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
1 = U.S.A
2 = Canada
                   
MANUFACTURER
G = General Motors
                   
DIVISION
2 = Pontiac
                       
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
A = non passive
B = automatic belts
C = inflatable restraint 
                 
SERIES NUMBER
S = Base Firebird 
T = Esprit 
V = Formula 
W = Trans Am 
X = Trans Am Special Edition
Y = NASCAR Turbo Trans Am Pace Car
                         
BODY TYPE NUMBER
87 = Sport Coupe
               
ENGINE CODE
A = 231 CID 110 hp 2-bbl V6
H = 305 CID 145 hp 4-bbl V8
S = 265 CID 120 hp 2-bbl V8
T = 301 CID 200 hp TC 4-bbl Turbo
W = 301 CID 135 hp (or 150 hp T/A 4.9) 4-bbl V8
Y = 301 CID 4-bbl V8 T/A 4.9
                             
CHECK DIGIT              
LAST DIGIT OF MODEL YEAR 
B = 1981 
                               
ASSEMBLY PLANT 
N = Norwood, Ohio 
L = Van Nuys, California
           
PRODUCTION SEQUENCE                                  



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