1975 Chevelle Vehicle Identification Number Plate

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1975 VIN Breakdown

Do not confuse the Vehicle Identification Number plate information with that found on the Fisher Body Number plate (trim tag). The series depiction on the VIN  plate does NOT have the meaning as the Fisher Body Number plate.

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) has much the same information as the Trim Tag such as the model, year, and assembly plant. The big change is how that data are coded differently than earlier VIN plates. A single letter (B, C, D, or H) replaces the two-digit series number, the body style retains a two-digit number, and new for 1972 is a letter (D, F, H, J, U, or W) indicating the engine installed. In previous years only the base engine type (L6 or V8) was indicated by an odd or even number on the VIN. The sixth digit is the model year followed by a letter for the final assembly plant and the sequence assembly number for that plant.

A typical 1975 Chevelle VIN might read: 1D37U5L585744 meaning a Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D) 2-dr sport coupe (37) with a 402-4 (U) engine, 1975 model year, and assembled in Los Angeles, CA. (L).

First Digit: Division of General Motors
1 - Chevrolet

Second Character: Series Designation
C = Malibu, El Camino
D = Malibu Classic, El Camino Classic
E = Laguna Type S-3
G = Malibu Classic Estate

H - Concours Estate, Monte Carlo

Third and Fourth Digit: Body Style/Model
29 - 4 door Sport Coupe
35 - 4 door Station Wagon
37 - 2 door Sport Coupe
57 ~ Monte Carlo 2-door sport coupe
80 - 2-door sedan pickup

Fifth Character: Engine size/type
D - 250 cid L-6 1 BC
H - 350 cid V-8 2 BC
L - 350 cid V-8 4 BC
U - 400 cid V-8 2 BC
Y - 454 cid V-8 4 BC

Sixth Digit: Year of Production
5 - 1975

Seventh Digit (Alpha Designation): Final Assembly Plant
B ~ Baltimore, Maryland
D - Doraville, Georgia
R - Arlington, Texas
Z - Fremont, California
1 ~ Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Eighth through Thirteenth Digits: Sequential Production Number

The sequential starting number for the 1975 Chevelle was 400001 at all Chevelle assembly plants. Each assembly plant sequenced Chevelles of all series/models without regard to specific series/models. For example, if a series 1G35 station wagon followed a 1E37 Laguna coupe, the sequence number would be one unit higher for the wagon.