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The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is important for ordering parts and for servicing. The VIN is a thirteen digit (1975-1980) or seventeen digit (1981 and later) sequence of numbers and letters visible on a plate fastened to the upper left instrument panel area, seen through the windshield.
Model years appear in the VIN as the last digit of each particular year (6 is 1976, 8 is 1978,etc.), until 1980 (which is A). This is the final year under the thirteen digit code. The seventeen digit VIN begins with 1981 (B), and continues 1982 (C) and so on, except letters which may be confused with numbers (I, O or Q are skipped). Because of this, 1987 is represented by (H) while 1988 is (J) and 1989 is (K).