AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information



The 13-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is attached to the left topside of the instrument panel, so that it is visible through the windshield.

1975-80 MODELS

See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Typical 13-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)1975-80 models

First digit: A, for American Motors

Second digit: Last number of year, 5 for 1975

Third digit: Transmission type

S: 3-Speed columnF: 3-Speed floorA: Automatic-columnC: Automatic-floorM: 4-Speed floor

Fourth digit: Series

Fifth digit: Body type

Sixth digit: Trim class

Seventh digit: Engine:

A, 6-258, 1 bbl.B, 6-232, 1 bbl.C, 6-232, 2 bbl.E, 6-232, 1 bbl.G, 6-232, 2 bbl.H, 8-304, 2 bbl.N, 8-360, 2 bbl.P, 8-360, 4 bbl.Z, 8-401, 4 bbl.

Remaining digits: Vehicle serial number. Numbering was started at 100,001 each year at the Kenosha, Wisconsin plant and at 700,001 at the Brampton, Ontario plant.

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Fig. Fig. 2: Common 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) decoding chart1981-88 models

1981-88 MODELS

A seventeen digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is embossed on a metal plate that is riveted to the upper left corner of the dash panel visible through the windshield. To decode the VIN, see the accompanying illustration.