See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
All models have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) stamped on a plate which is attached to the left side of the instrument panel. This plate is visible through the windshield.
The VIN is also stamped on a name plate on the firewall, in the engine compartment.
The serial number on all 1971-80 models consists of a series identification number followed by a 6-digit production number. The serial number on all 1981 and later models has been changed to the new 17-digit format. The first three digits are the World Manufacturer Identification number. The next five digits are the Vehicle Description Section (same as the series identification number). The remaining nine numbers are the production numbers.