VIN Tag Decoding – 1958 and 1959 Chevrolet

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Here is how to decode the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on American made 1958 and 1959 Chevrolet B-body (full size) cars. Locate the VIN tag on the left door jamb. It should be spot welded to the hinge pillar.

Note: This cowl, or trim tag style only applies to Chevrolet cars produced in the USA.
The first character represents the model and indicates 6 cylinder or v8 engine.
1st Digit Series What It Is
A 1100 1958 : 6 cylinder Delray or Yeoman wagon
1959 : 6 cylinder Biscayne or Brookwood wagon
B 1200 1958 : 8 cylinder Delray or Yeoman wagon
1959 : 8 cylinder Biscayne or Brookwood wagon
C 1500 1958 : 6 cylinder Biscayne or Brookwood wagon
1959 : 6 cylinder Bel Air, Parkwood or Kingswood wagon
D 1600 1958 : 8 cylinder Biscayne or Brookwood wagon
1959 : 8 cylinder Bel Air, Parkwood or Kingswood wagon
E 1700 1958 : 6 cylinder Belair or Nomad wagon
1959 : 6 cylinder Impala or Nomad wagon
F 1800 1958 : 8 cylinder Belair or Nomad wagon
1959 : 8 cylinder Impala or Nomad wagon
G 1171 1958 : 6 cylinder sedan Delivery|
1959 : 6 cylinder sedan Delivery or El Camino
H 1271 1958 : 8 cylinder sedan Delivery
1959 : 8 cylinder sedan Delivery or El Camino
The second and third characters represent the year. 58=1958, 59=1959.
The fourth character represents the manufacturing plant. See a detailed chart.
The last series of digits represent the production sequence number, starting at 100001.

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