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1986 Firebird Vin Decoding 

Vehicle Indentification Number: 1G2FW87HXGN100001
Commonly refer to as the "Vin Number", this series of numbers and letters is stamped on a plate

 on the topof 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.
2 = Pontiac

Fourth Digit: Identifies the car line.
F = Firebird

Fifth Digit: Identifies the series.
S = Firebird Base Model
W = Firebird Trans Am
X = Firebird S/E

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

Eighth Digit: Identifies the engine.
2 = 151 CID, 2.5L, 4-Cyc., TBI S = 173 CID, 2.8L, V-6, M.F.I (Chevy) H = 305 CID, 5.0L, 4BC V8 G = 305 CID, 5.0L, V8 BC, High Output F = 305 CID, 5.0, V-8, M.F.I., w/AT (Chevy)

Ninth Digit: Identifies the check digit.

Tenth Digit: Identifies the model year.
F = 1986

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

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

Body Number Plate
The Body Number Plate indentifies the model year, car division, series, style, body assembly

plant, body number, trim combination, paint codes amd build date. The plate is located under the

hood on the radiator cross support.

(need picture of the body number plate)
Example:

1		Country of Mfg.		USA
G 		Manufacturer		GM
2		Car Division		Pontiac
F		Car Line			Firebird
W		Series			Trans Am
87		Body Style		2-Door Coupe
H		Engine			305CID, V8, Chevy
X		Check Digit
G		Model Year		1986
N		Assembly Plant		Van Nuys, CA
100001		Body Number	

Option Codes

AC3		6-Way Power Driver's Seat
AU3		Power Door Locks
CC1		Removable Glass Hatch Roof

Paint Type & Coat
BC CC Base Coat/Clear Coat

Paint Code
L8743 Lower Body Color Black Sapphire Metallic U8743 Upper Body Color Black Sapphire Metallic

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

Color			Cloth		Vinyl		Leather		Code		
Black 					  X				19R
Black 			  X						19B,19C
Camel			  X		  X				62R
Camel		 	  X						62B,62C*,62D*#
Camel							 X		622
Russet			  X						68B, 68C*
Medium Dark Carmine	  X						72B, 72C*
Medium Dark Gray			 	 X				82R
Medium Dark Gray	   	X						82B, 82C
Medium Dark Gray				 		X		822
* 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
Silver Metallic 			9021			13S
Bright Blue Metallic			8751			23
Black Sapphire Metallic		8743			28
White				8554			40
Black				8555			41
Yellow GOld			8929			51
Champagne Gold Metallic		8753			60
Russet Metallic			8754			66
Medium Russet Metallic		8757			68
Flame Red Metallic			8748			74
Bright Red				8774			81
Gunmetal Metallic			7782			84

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

DIS Lacquer	Dispersion Lacquer
SOL Lacquer	Solution Lacquer
BC CC		Base Coat/Clear Coat
Water 
Enamel

Seat Type Code
The Seat Type Code indicates the type of seats installed in the car.

Type				Code
Recliner Bucket			AR9
Articulating Bucket			AQ9
(Full P&D Slide)	

Transmissions:

The 700R4 Automatic

Transmission code is located on the right rear oil pan rail and includes the year, model, Julian
build date and shift built.

Example:6YP267A
6 Model Year (1986) YP 305 CID Application 267 Julian Date A* Shift Built (1st) *A&B - First shift C&H - Second shift D - Day N - Night Code CID Y8 305 YF 305 YP 305 YS 305 YW 305 YX 173 YZ 305

The Build Date Code

Starts with the Julian date (day of the year) on which 1986 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: January 20, 1985 would translate to a build 
date code of 385.
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
2ET		2.77		86		
8XV		3.27		86		
8XW		3.45		86		
8XX		3.70		86		
2HC		3.73		86
2HM		3.73		86
8XV		3.72		86

Regular Production Options (RPO) Description Code 6-Way Power Drivers Seat AC3 Custom Seat Belts AK1 Adjustable Custom Seats - Lear Siegler AQ9 Front Recaro Bucket Seats AS5 Door Locks AU3 Glass, Soft Ray, All Windows AO1 Windows, Power A31 Roof Drip Moldings BX5 Luxury Trim Group B20 Mats, Carpeted Front Floor B34 Mats, Carpeted Rear Floor B35 Luggage Compartment Trim B48 Custom Exterior Group B57 Moldings, Roof Drip B80 Moldings, Vinyl Bodyside B84 Moldings, Door Edge Gaurd B91 Hatch Roof w/removable Glass Panels CC1 Controlled-cycle Windshield Wipers CD4 Rear Window Wiper - Washer System C25 Electirc Rear Window Defrost C49 Custom Air Conditioning C60 Dome Reading Lamp C95 Sunshield, Louvered Rear Window DE1 Sport OSRV Mirrors DG7 Roof Console Subwoofer Controls DK6 Hood Applique DX1 Rear Compartment Storage Cover D27 Mirror, Visor Vanity, RH D34 Mirror, Dual Sport OSRV D35 Spoiler, Rear Deck D80 Ralley ll D83 Custom 2 Tone Paint D84 Limited Slip Differential Axle G80 Performace Ratio Axle D84 Power Disc Brakes, front and rear J65 Engine Block Heater K05 Cruise Control w/Resume Feature K34 Engine, 2.8L, V6 LB8 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, 4BC LB9 Engine, 5.0L V8, 4BC LG4 Engine, 2.5L L-4 LQ9 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, High Output L69 Transmission, 4 Speed Manual MM4 Transmission, 5-Speed Manual MM5 Transmission, Automatic, 4Spd w/Torque MX0 Steering Wheel, Leather wrapped NP5 Formula 3 spoke Leather Steering Wheel NK3 Locking Fuel Filler Door NO9 Wheels, 15 x 7" Finned Turbo Cast - Alum N24 Steering Wheel - Tilt N33 Wheels, Cast Aluminum N90 Wheels, Custom Wheel Covers N96 Wheel Locking Package PB4 Wheels, Diamond-Spoke Aluminum PW7 Tires, P235/60VR15 Steel Belted Blackwalls QAC Tires, P245/50VR16 Steel Belted Blackwalls QDZ Tires, P215/65R15 Steel Belted Whte Ltrs QYH Tires, P215/65R15 Steel Belted Blackwalls QYZ Lamp group TR9 Battery, Heavy Duty UA1 Delco Am/Fm Stereo w/o Clock UK4 Delco Am/Fm Stereo w/seek-scan UM6 Delco Am/Fm Stereo w/seek-scan & clock UM7 6 Speaker Sub Woofer UQ7 Delco Touch Control UT4 Delco Am/Fm Stereo w/graphic Eq UX1 Rally and Instrument Panel Tach Gauges U21 Delco AM Radio System U63 Power Antenna U75 Heavy Duty cooling V08 Front License Plate Mounting VK3 Special Performance Package WS6

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