Mopar VIN Decoding

This page will help you to learn how to decode the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of Mopars.

First of all lets go over the places that you might find the VIN.

The VIN Tag is located on the dash, drivers side (viewable through the windshield.) A vin tag looks like this:

Mopar VIN Tag

1969 and Up fender tag – which is located on the drivers side fender under the hood. The vin is located on the bottom line the last 3 groups. See picture below:

VIN on Fender Tag

On the buildsheet towards the top.

VIN on Build Sheet

Partial VIN on the radiator support.

Okay, now that we know how to find the VIN lets get to decoding.

First we will take an overview of the VIN and then we will seperate off into years so we can get a more in depth decoding.

Digits Description Example
1st Car Line B
2nd Price Class S
3rd and 4th Body Type 23
5th Engine N
6th Model Year 0
7th Production Plant B
8th – 13th ( 6 Digits Long ) Sequencial Number 100001

Now choose a year to learn how to decode the VIN for that year:

1970 1971

The decoding information is not yet available for 1966.

The decoding information is not yet available for 1967

The decoding information is not yet available for 1968

The decoding information is not yet available for 1969

1970 Mopar VIN Decoding

First Digit: Car Line

Code: Description:
  B   Plymouth Barracuda
  C   Chrysler Newport – 300 – New Yorker
  D   Dodge Polara – Monaco
  J   Dodge Challenger
  L   Dodge Dart
  P   Plymouth Fury
  R   Plymouth Belvedere / Satellite
  V   Plymouth Valiant
  W   Dodge Coronet
  X   Dodge Charger
  Y   Imperial Crown – LeBaron

Second Digit: Price Class

Code: Description:
  E   Economy
  H   High
  K   Police
  L   Low
  M   Medium
  N   New York Taxi
  P   Premium
  S   Special
  T   Taxi

Third & Fourth Digits: Body Type

Code: Description:
  21   2 Door Sedan – Coupe
  23   2 Door Hardtop
  27   Convertible
  29   2 Door Sports Hardtop
  41   4 Door Sedan
  43   4 Door Hardtop
  45   6 Passenger Wagon
  46   9 Passenger Wagon

Fifth Digit: Engine

Code: Description: Group:
  B   198 1 – 1 Barrel (6 Cylinder)   G
  C   225 1 – 1 Barrel (6 Cylinder)   RG
  E   Special Order (6 Cylinder)
  G   318 1 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   LA
  H   340 1 – 4 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   LA
  J   340 3 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   LA
  K   360 1 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   LA
  L   383 1 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   B
  N   383 1 – 4 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   B
  R   426 HEMI 3 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   RB
  T   440 1 – 4 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   RB
  U   440 1 – 4 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   RB
  V   440 3 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   RB
  Z   Special Order (8 Cylinder)

Sixth Digit – Model Year

Code: Description:
  0   1970

Seventh Digit – Production Plant

Code: Description:
  A   Lynch Road, MI, USA
  B   Hamtramck, MI, USA
  C   Jefferson, MI, USA
  D   Belvedere, IL, USA
  E   Los Angles, CA, USA
  F   Newark, DE, USA
  G   St. Louis, MO, USA
  H   New Stanton, PA, USA
  R   Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Last Six Digit – Sequence Number

Last six digits represent the sequence number.


1971 Mopar VIN Decoding

First Digit: Car Line

Code: Description:
  B   Plymouth Barracuda
  C   Chrysler Newport – 300 – New Yorker
  D   Dodge Polara – Monaco
  J   Dodge Challenger
  L   Dodge Dart – Demon
  P   Plymouth Fury
  R   Plymouth Belvedere / Satellite / Sebring
  V   Plymouth Valiant – Duster – Scamp
  W   Dodge Coronet – Charger
  Y   Imperial LeBaron

Second Digit: Price Class

Code: Description:
  E   Economy
  H   High
  K   Police
  L   Low
  M   Medium
  N   New York Taxi
  P   Premium
  S   Special
  T   Taxi

Third & Fourth Digits: Body Type

Code: Description:
  21   2 Door Sedan – Coupe
  23   2 Door Hardtop
  27   Convertible
  29   2 Door Sports Hardtop
  41   4 Door Sedan
  43   4 Door Hardtop
  45   6 Passenger Wagon
  46   9 Passenger Wagon

Fifth Digit: Engine

Code: Description: Group:
  B   198 1 – 1 Barrel (6 Cylinder)   G
  C   225 1 – 1 Barrel (6 Cylinder)   RG
  E   Special Order (6 Cylinder)
  G   318 1 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   LA
  H   340 1 – 4 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   LA
  K   360 1 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   LA
  L   383 1 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   B
  M   400 1 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   B
  N   383 1 – 4 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   B
  R   426 HEMI 3 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   RB
  T   440 1 – 4 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   RB
  U   440 1 – 4 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   RB
  V   440 3 – 2 Barrel (8 Cylinder)   RB
  Z   Special Order (8 Cylinder)

Sixth Digit – Model Year

Code: Description:
  1   1971

Seventh Digit – Production Plant

Code: Description:
  A   Lynch Road, MI, USA
  B   Hamtramck, MI, USA
  C   Jefferson, MI, USA
  D   Belvedere, IL, USA
  E   Los Angles, CA, USA
  F   Newark, DE, USA
  G   St. Louis, MO, USA
  H   New Stanton, PA, USA
  R   Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Last Six Digit – Sequence Number

Last six digits represent the sequence number.


The decoding information is not yet available for 1972

The decoding information is not yet available for 1973

The decoding information is not yet available for 1974

5 Responses to Mopar VIN Decoding

  1. Charles Fram says:

    Hello, What is the first digit letter code for a 1971 Road Runner? Road Runner is not listed. Thank you….

  2. stockmopar says:

    Road Runner’s first digit is “R”. Its in the same family as the Belvedere / Satellite. For the Road Runner the second digit / price class is “M” (Medium).

  3. Damon Cornish says:

    You have an R code for 70 as being a 426 Hemi with 3 2 barrels?????????? No such animal made.

  4. Antarius Morton says:

    I have a 1971 charger

  5. Antarius Morton says:

    WP29N1G199398 is my vin

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