1988 Camaro Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) codes:
Vehicle Indentification Number Example: 1G1FP21S1JL100001
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.
1 = U.S.A.
Second Digit: Identifies the Manufacturer.
G = General Motors
Third Digit: Identifies the automotive division.
1 = Chevorlet
Fourth Digit: Identifies the car line.
F = Camaro
Fifth Digit: Identifies the series.
P = Camaro (all models)
Sixth Digit: Identifies the body type.
2 = 2 Door Coupe 3 = Convertible
Seventh Digit Identifies the restraint system.
1 = Manual Belts
Eighth Digit: Identifies the engine. S = 173 CID, V-6, 2 BC,MFI(Chevy) F = 305 CID, V-8, MFI(Chevy) E = 305 CID, V-8, TBI (Chevy) 8 = 350 CID, V-8, MFI (Chevy)
Ninth Digit: Identifies the check digit.
Tenth Digit: Identifies the model year.
J = 1988
Eleventh Digit: Identifies the assembly plant.
L = Van Nuys
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.
J Model Year 1988 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
AR9 Recliner Bucket
Paint Type & Coat
BC CC Base Coat/Clear Coat
U8555 Lower Body Color Black L8555 Upper Body Color Black
19C Interior Trim (Black Cloth)
The Trim Number indicates the interior trim color and material.Color Cloth Vinyl Leather Code Black X 19B,19C Medium Beechwood X 66B,66C Medium Beechwood X 662 Dark Carmine X 72B Medium Dark Gray X 82B,82C Medium Dark Gray X 822 B-Standard Cloth C-Custom Cloth 2-Leather * Custom
The Paint CodeThe 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 Medium Maui Blue Met 9184 23 Black 8555 41 White 8554 40 Yellow Gold 8929 51 Medium Orange Met 9188 63 Flame Red Met 8748 74 Bright Red 8774 81 Gunmetal Met 7782 84
The Paint Type Code indicates what type of paint was used on the car.L Lacquer E Enamel W Water
The 4 speedTransmission code is located on the machined surface on the left side of the case justbelow the side cover and includes the type, year, month, day procduced and plant whereassembled.
8 Model Year (1988) YX Model M Transmission Type (THM 700-R4) Y Build Location (Toledo) XXXXXXXX Transmission Serial Number 267 Julian Date A* Shift Built(1st) Code CID YX 173 YZ 305 YW 305 YM 350 YP 305
The Build Date CodeStarts 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 CodeIs a two letter code stamped on the front passenger side of the axle tube or on an identification
Code Ratio Year Locking 4ET 2.77 88 4EU 3.27 88 4EW 3.45 88 6HB 3.08 88 6HE 2.73 88 6HF 3.08 88 6HK 3.08 88 6HL 3.42 88 6HP 2.73 88 6HQ 3.23 88 6HT 2.73 88 7EW 3.45 88 8EU 3.27 88 8EW 3.45 88
Regular Production Options (RPO) Description Code Six-Way Power Seat AG9 Split Folding Rear Seat Back AM9 Reclining Bucket, Driver and Passenger Side AR9 High Performance Lear Siegler Bucket, Passenger and Driver AQ9 Tinted Glass, All Windows AO1 Door Locks AU3 Windows, Power A31 Power Trunk/Hatch Opener A90 Front Floor Carpet Mats B34 Rear Florr Carpet Mats B35 Engine, 5.7L, V-8, TPI B2L Deluxe Luggage Compartment TR B48 Body Side Moulding B84 Black Door Edge Guards B91 Panels, Removable Glass Roof CC1 Windshield Wiper, Intermittent CD4 Electric Rear Window Defogger C49 Air Conditioning C60 Dome and Reading Lamp C95 Rear Window Louvers DE1 Electric Twin Romote Sport `(credit) DX3 Locking Rear Storage Cover D27 Rear Compartment Cargo Cover D42 Spoiler, Deck Lid Rear D80 Spoiler, Aerowing D81 Limited Slip Differential G80 Axle, Performance Ratio G92 Brake System, Power, Front and Rear Disc J65 Heater, Engine Block K05 Speed Control W/Resume K34 Engine Oil Cooler KC4 Engine, 5.0L, V-8, TPI LB9 Engine, 170HP, 305, CID LO3 Transmission, Automatic w/overdrive MX0 Steering Wheel, Tilt Type N33 Aluminum Wheels, 16 inch N96 Tires, P245/50R-16 S/B Radial B/W QDZ Tires, P215/65R-15 S/B Radial Blackwall QYZ Lamp Group, Auxiliary Lighting TR9 Headlamps, Halogen TT4 Heavy Duty Battery UA1 Radio Delete UL5 Electronic Tune AM/FM Stereo Seek, Scan, clock Cassette UM6 Delco-GM/Bose Music System, Electronic UU8 Electronic Tune AM/Stereo/FM Stereo, Seek, Scan, Cassette UX1 Power Antenna U75 Emissions, California Requirement YF5 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe Z28