Third Generation Chevy Camaro 1982 - 1992: Street Performance and Race Mods


1986 Camaro Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) codes:

Vehicle Indentification Number Example: 1G1FP87H1GN100001
Commonly refer to as the "Vin Number", this series of numbers and letters is stamped on a plate

on the top of the instrument panel visible through the windshield.

First Digit: Indentifies the country in which the vehicle was built.
1 = U.S.A.

Second Digit: Identifies the Manufacturer.
G = General Motors

Third Digit: Identifies the automotive division.
1 = Chevorlet

Fourth Digit: Identifies the restraint system.
A = Manual Seat Belts

Fifth Digit: Identifies the series.
S = Camaro Berlinetta
P = Camaro Sport Coupe

Sixth Digit: Identifies the body type.
87 = 2 Door Coupe

Seventh Digit

Eighth Digit: Identifies the engine.
2 = 151 CID, 4-cyl., TBI (Chevy)
S = 173 CID, V-6, 2 BC,MFI(Chevy)
F = 305 CID, V-8, MFI(Chevy)
H = 305 CID, V-8, 4 BC (Chevy)
G = 305 CID, V-8, 4BC (Chevy)

Ninth Digit: Identifies the check digit.

Tenth Digit: Identifies the model year.
G = 1986

Eleventh Digit: Identifies the assembly plant.
L = Van Nuys
N = Norwood

Last Six Digits: Represent the basic production numbers, 100001/up

Body Number Plate
The Body Number Plate Identification Label is located under the hood on the radiator cross

support. It includes the the model year, build date, style number, assembly plant, body number,

paint color, paint type, trim combination, and seat type.

Example: D09D1FP87N17B1111LAR9100001

G		Model Year		1986
09		Build Date			September
D		Build Date			4th week
1		Car Division		Chevrolet
FP		Series			Camaro Sport Coupe
87		Body Style		2-Dr. Sport Coupe
N		Assembly Plant		Norwood
100001		Body Number
19B		Interior Trim		Charcoal Cloth
26		Lower Body Color		Black
26		Upper Body Color		Black
W		Paint Type			Water
AR9		Seat Type			Reclining Bucket

Option Codes

AR9		Recliner Bucket

Paint Type & Coat
BC CC Base Coat/Clear Coat

Paint Code
U8555 Lower Body Color Black L8555 Upper Body Color Black

Trim Code
19C Interior Trim (Black Cloth)

Trim Number
The Trim Number indicates the interior trim color and material.

Color	     Cloth		Vinyl		Leather		Code		
Black			  X					19B,19C,19D
Black			  		  X			19R
Light Saddle		  X					62B,62C,62D
Light Saddle				  X			62R
Russet			  X					68B,68C
Russet					  X			68R
Dark Carmine		  X					72B,72C,72D
Dark Carmine				  X			72N,72R
Medium Dark Gray	X					82B,82C
Medium Dark Gray		  X				82R
B-Standard Cloth
C-Custom Cloth
D-Contour Custom Cloth
R-Standard Vinyl
* Custom 
# Deluxe

The Paint Code
The Paint Code indicates the exterior paint color. A two part paint code indicates the bottom and top colors. Vehicles using the letters L and U indicate which code represents the lower body and the upper body colors respectively. Included on this label is a four digit number indicating the exterior body color. This number has been noted along with the exterior GM code.

Color			WA Number		Code
Silver Met			9021			13S
Black			8555			41
White			8554			40
Bright Blue Met		8751			23
Black Sapphire Met		8743			28
Yellow Gold		8929			51
Champagne Gold Met		8753			60
Russet Met		8754			66
Medium Russet Met		8757			68
Flame Red Met		8748			74
Bright Red			8774			81
Gunmetal Met		7782			84

Paint Types:
The Paint Type Code indicates what type of paint was used on the car.

L		Lacquer
E		Enamel
W		Water


The 4 speed

Transmission code is located on the machined surface on the left side of the case just
below the side cover and includes the type, year, month, day procduced and plant where 

6 Model Year (1986) YF Model 267 Julian Date A* Shift Built(1st) Code CID YP 305 YX 173 YZ 305 YW 305 Y8 305 YF 305 YS 305

The Build Date Code

Starts with the Julian date (day of the year) on which 1982 production started. The build
date code continues with the Julian date until December 31 (365).  The sequence then 
continues until the end of the 1985 production.  EXAMPLE: April 20, 1982 would translate 
to a build date code of 475.
In addition to the transmission production code number, all passenger cars have a portion
of the vehicle identification number stamped on the transmission.  The condensed vehicle 
identification number consists of the division identification number, model year, assembly 
plant designation and vehicle build sequence number.
The Rear Axle Code
Is a two letter code stamped on the front passenger side of the axle tube or on an
identification tag attached to the carrier cover. It identifies that axle code ratio and if the axle is
equipped with the Safe-T-Track option.
Code		Ratio		Year		Locking
2HC		3.73		86	
2HD		2.73		86
2HG		3.23		86
2HH		3.42		86
2HL		3.42		86
2HM		3.73		86
2HP		2.73		86
2HS		3.73		86
2HT		2.73		86
2HV		2.73		86
2HY		3.23		86

Regular Production Options (RPO) Description Code Six-Way Power Seat AG9 Split Folding Rear Seat Back AM9 Articulating Bucket AQ9 Reclining Bucket, Driver and Passenger Side AR9 Deluxe Bucket AS5 Tinted Glass, All Windows AO1 Tinted Windsheild AO2 Door Locks AU3 Windows, Power A31 Power Trunk/Hatch Opener A90 Quiet Sound Group BS1 Front Floor Carpet Mats B34 Rear Florr Carpet Mats B35 Electric Tune AM/FM Stereo Seek, Scan, Clock ERSS B4K Electric Tune AM/FM Stereo Seek, Scan, and ERSS B4N IROC-Z Performance Package B4Z Deluxe Luggage Compartment TR B48 Body Side Moulding B84 Black Door Edge Guards B91 Panels, Removable Glass Roof CC1 Windshield Wiper, Intermittent CD4 Rear Window Wiper and Washer C25 Electric Rear Window Defogger C49 Air Conditioning C60 Electric Control Air Conditioning C67 Automatic Inside Rearview Mirror DD8 DSRV Mirror Electric Mirror, LH/RH DD9 Rear Window Louvers DE1 Electric Twin Romote Sport Mirror DG7 Interior Roof Console DK6 Locking Rear Storage Cover D27 Rear Compartment Cargo Cover D42 Spoiler, Deck Lid Rear D80 Limited Slip Differential G80 Axle, Performance Ratio G92 Axle, Economy Ratio G95 Brake System, Power, Front and Rear Disc J65 Heater, Engine Block K05 Speed Control W/Resume K34 Engine, 2.8L, V-6, MFI LB8 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, TPI LB9 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, 4BC LG4 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, 4BC, H.O L69 Transmission, 5-Speed Manual MM5 Transmission, Automatic w/overdrive MX0 Steering Wheel, Tilt Type N33 Wheel Locking Package PB4 Aluminum Wheels PE1 Tires, P235/60R-15 S/B Radial B/W QAC Tires, P195/70R-14 S/B Radial Blackwall QDX Tires, P245/50R-16 S/B Radial B/W QDZ Tires, P205/70R-14 S/B Radial White Letter QHW Tires, P205/70R-14 S/B Radial Blackwall QHX Tires, P205/70R-14 S/B Radial W/S QHY Tires, P215/65R-15 S/B Radial White Letter QYH Tires, P215/65R-15 S/B Radial Blackwall QYZ Lamp Group, Auxiliary Lighting TR9 Headlamps, Halogen TT4 Lamps, RR End Lighting and Reflector T90 Heavy Duty Battery UA1 Alarm System, Overspeed Warning UD4 AM Radio w/Digital Clock UL6 Electronic Tuned AM/FM Stereo w/Cassette UT4 Dual Horns UO5 Gauge Package w/Tachometer U21 Power Antenna U75 Cooling System, Heavy Duty VO8 AM/Fm Stereo, Seek, and Scan Cassette, Clock YE2 Emissions, California Requirement YF5 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe Z28

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