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1985 Camaro Vin Decoding 

Vehicle Indentification Number: 1G1FP87S1FN100001
Commonly refer to as the "Vin Number", this series of numbers and letters is stamped on a plate

 on the top of the instrument panel visible through the windshield.

First Digit: Indentifies the country in which the vehicle was built.
1 = U.S.A.

Second Digit: Identifies the Manufacturer.
G = General Motors

Third Digit: Identifies the automotive division.
1 = Chevorlet

Fourth Digit: Identifies the restraint system.
A = Manual Seat Belts

Fifth Digit: Identifies the series.
S = Camaro Berlinetta
P = Camaro Sport Coupe

Sixth Digit: Identifies the body type.
87 = 2 Door Coupe

Seventh Digit

Eighth Digit: Identifies the engine.
2 = 151 CID, 4-cyl., TBI (Chevy)
S = 173 CID, V-6, 2 BC,MFI(Chevy)
F = 305 CID, V-8, MFI(Chevy)
H = 305 CID, V-8, 4 BC (Chevy)
G = 305 CID, V-8, 4BC (Chevy)

Ninth Digit: Identifies the check digit.

Tenth Digit: Identifies the model year.
E = 1985

Eleventh Digit: Identifies the assembly plant.
L = Van Nuys
N = Norwood

Last Six Digits: Represent the basic production numbers, 100001/up

Body Number Plate
The Body Number Plate Identification Label is located under the hood on the radiator cross

support. It includes the the model year, build date, style number, assembly plant, body number,

paint color, paint type, trim combination, and seat type.

Example: D09D1FP87N17B1111LAR9100001

F		Model Year		1985
09		Build Date			September
D		Build Date			4th week
1		Car Division		Chevrolet
FP		Series			Camaro Sport Coupe
87		Body Style		2-Dr. Sport Coupe
N		Assembly Plant		Norwood
100001		Body Number
19B		Interior Trim		Charcoal Cloth
26		Lower Body Color		Black
26		Upper Body Color		Black
W		Paint Type			Water
AR9		Seat Type			Reclining Bucket

Option Codes

AR9		Recliner Bucket

Paint Type & Coat
BC CC Base Coat/Clear Coat

Paint Code
U8555 Lower Body Color Black L8555 Upper Body Color Black

Trim Code
19C Interior Trim (Black Cloth)

Trim Number
The Trim Number indicates the interior trim color and material.

Color	      Cloth		Vinyl		Leather		Code		
Black			  X					19B,19C
Black			  X					19D,19E
Black					  X			19N,19R
Light Saddle		  X					62B,62C
Light Saddle		  X					62D,62E
Light Saddle				  X			62N,62R
Russet			  X					68B,68C
Russet			  X					68D,68E
Russet					  X			68N,68R
Dark Carmine		  X					72B,72C
Dark Carmine		  X					72D,72E
Dark Carmine				  X			72N,72R
Medium Dark Gray	X					82B,82C
Medium Dark Gray	X					82D,82E
Medium Dark Gray		  X				82N,82R
B-Standard Cloth
C-Custom Cloth
D-Contour Custom Cloth
E-Contour Standard Cloth
N-Custom Vinyl
R-Standard Vinyl
* Custom 
# Deluxe

The Paint Code
The Paint Code indicates the exterior paint color. A two part paint code indicates the bottom and top colors. Vehicles using the letters L and U indicate which code represents the lower body and the upper body colors respectively. Included on this label is a four digit number indicating the exterior body color. This number has been noted along with the exterior GM code.

Color			WA Number		Code
White			3967			11
Silver Met			8535			12
Medium Gray Met		8573			15
Black			848			19
Dark Blue			8596			26
Bright Blue Met		8587			30E
Bright Blue Met		8604			30W
Yellow Gold		8740			50
Yellow Beige		8525			54
Light Chestnut Met		8590			60E
Light Chestnut Met		8606			60W
Russet Met		8607			69W
Spectra Red		7211			75
Dark Red			8524			78

Paint Types:
The Paint Type Code indicates what type of paint was used on the car.

L		Lacquer
E		Enamel
W		Water

Transmissions:

The 4 speed

Transmission code is located on the machined surface on the left side of the case just below
the side cover and includes the type, year, month, day procduced and plant where assembled.

Example:5YF267A
5 Model Year (1984) YF Model 267 Julian Date A* Shift Built(1st) Code CID YF 305 PQ 151 YW 305 4BC YP 305 YZ 305 EFI YX 173 Y8 305

The Build Date Code

Starts with the Julian date (day of the year) on which 1982 production started. The build date
code continues with the Julian date until December 31 (365).  The sequence then continues 
until the end of the 1985 production.  EXAMPLE: April 20, 1982 would translate to a build date 
code of 475.
Note:
In addition to the transmission production code number, all passenger cars have a portion
of the vehicle identification number stamped on the transmission.  The condensed vehicle 
identification number consists of the division identification number, model year, assembly 
plant designation and vehicle build sequence number.
The Rear Axle Code
Is a two letter code stamped on the front passenger side of the axle tube or on an identification
tag attached to the carrier cover.  It identifies that axle code ratio and if the axle is equipped 
with the Safe-T-Track option.
Code		Ratio		Year		Locking
	
8JB		3.23		85		
8JC		3.42		85
8JD		3.42		85
8JP		3.08		85		YES
8JQ		3.23		85		YES
8JS		3.73		85   		YES
8KA		3.42		85		
8KB		3.73		85
8KR		3.08		85
8PP		3.08		85		YES
8PQ		3.23		85		YES
8PR		3.42		85		YES
8PS		3.73		85		YES
8XB		3.08		85	
8XC		3.27		85
8XO		3.08		85		YES
8XP		3.27		85		YES
8XQ		3.45		85		YES
8XR		3.70		85		YES
8XU		3.08		85		YES
8XV		3.27		85		YES
8XW		3.45		85		YES
8XX  		3.70		85		YES
9PE		3.42		85

Regular Production Options (RPO) Description Code Six-Way Power Seat AG9 Split Folding Rear Seat Back AM9 Articulating Bucket AQ9 Reclining Bucket, Driver and Passenger Side AR9 Tinted Glass, All Windows AO1 Tinted Windsheild AO2 Door Locks AU3 Windows, Power A31 Power Trunk/Hatch Opener A90 Quiet Sound Group BS1 Front Floor Carpet Mats B34 Rear Florr Carpet Mats B35 Electric Tune AM/FM Stereo Seek, Scan, Clock ERSS B4K Electric Tune AM/FM Stereo Seek, Scan, and ERSS B4N IROC-Z Performance Package B4Z Deluxe Luggage Compartment TR B48 Body Side Moulding B84 Black Door Edge Guards B91 Panels, Removable Glass Roof CC1 Windshield Wiper, Intermittent CD4 Rear Window Wiper and Washer C25 Electric Rear Window Defogger C49 Air Conditioning C60 Electric Control Air Conditioning C67 DSRV Mirror Electric Mirror, LH/RH DD9 Electric Twin Romote Sport Mirror DG7 Interior Roof Console DK6 Locking Rear Storage Cover D27 Visor Mirror, RH D34 Sport Mirrors LH Remote and RH Manual D35 Rear Compartment Cargo Cover D42 Spoiler, Deck Lid Rear D80 Sport Suspension F41 Limited Slip Differential G80 Axle, Performance Ratio G92 Brake System, Power, Front and Rear Disc J65 Heater, Engine Block K05 Speed Control W/Resume K34 Engine, 2.8L, V-6, MFI LB8 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, TPI LB9 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, 4BC LG4 Engine, 2.5L, L-4, EFI LQ9 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, 4BC, H.O L69 Transmission, 5-Speed Manual MM5 Transmission, Automatic w/overdrive MX0 Steering Wheel, Tilt Type N33 Wheel Trim Cover, Deluxe PO1 Tires, P235/60R-15 S/B Radial B/W QAC Tires, P245/50R-16 S/B Radial B/W QDZ Tires, P205/70R-14 S/B Radial White Letter QHW Tires, P205/70R-14 S/B Radial Blackwall QHX Tires, P205/70R-14 S/B Radial W/S QHY Tires, P195/75R-14 S/B Radial B/W QMW Tires, P195/75R-14 S/B Radial W/S QMX Tires, P215/65R-15 S/B Radial White Letter QYH Lamp Group, Auxiliary Lighting TR9 Headlamps, Halogen TT4 Lamps, RR End Lighting and Reflector T90 Heavy Duty Battery UA1 Dual Horn UO5 Special Instrumentation U21 Radio, AM Push Button U63 Radio, AM/FM Push Button U69 Antenna, Power U75 Dual Rear Speakers U64 Electronic Tuned AM/FM Stereo w/Cassette UT4 Cooling System, Heavy Duty VO8 Am/Fm Stereo radio w/ERSS YE1 AM/Fm Stereo, Seek, and Scan Cassette, Clock YE2 Radio, Am/Fm stereo w/ST Cassette Tape Player and ER YE4 Electronic Tuned AM/FM Stereo Radio YF1 Emissions, California Requirement YF5 Rally Wheels ZJ7 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe Z28

Resources:
Amos Press Inc. Catalog of CAMARO ID Numbers 1967-1993
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