Trying to decode a VIN for 68 pontiac tempest/gto

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  1. KrazyOztralien

    KrazyOztralien New Member

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    not sure if anyone here would know but whats the best way of going about decoding a VIN not sure if its a Tempest with a few GTO parts or a GTO with tempest parts

    VIN i have is Q1NVAAA682002
     
  2. brooksman9

    brooksman9 Veteran Member

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    Search for performance years Pontiac website. Should be lots of info ther
     
  3. The Champ

    The Champ Veteran Member

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    I don't know what number you have there, but it isn't the U.S. VIN for a Tempest/LeMans/GTO.

    A 1968 Pontiac VIN will start with the number "2" which designates a Pontiac.

    The next two digits (for an A body) will be "42" for a GTO, "37" for a LeMans, "35" for a Tempest Custom and "33" for a Tempest.

    The next two digits will either be "37" for a 2 door or "67" for a convertible.

    Next digit will be "8" for a 1968.

    Next digit will tell you which plant:

    P = Pontiac MI
    K = Kansas City MO
    Z = Fremont CA
    B = Baltimore MD
    G = Framingham MA
    R = Arlington TX

    Next digit will give you engine info:

    1 = 8cyl less then 100,000 units
    2-5 = 8cyl more than 100,000 units
    6 = 6cyl less than 100,000 units
    7-8 = 6cyl more than 100,000 units

    Then you have the sequence #.

    The VIN plate for the 1968 GTO is located on the top of the dash on the left (driver's side). It is viewable through the windshield from outside of the car. It will look like this:

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    Hope this helps!
     
  4. KrazyOztralien

    KrazyOztralien New Member

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    thanks for that information the champ ill look for the Dash number it may not be there. the car has be converted to Right hand drive and the engine is now a SBC. is there another places i might find VIN tag Numbers the cowl tag outside was snaped in and only the bottom quarter of the tag was still attached. im not sure it there would be door end stickers the car has been resprayed a mazda blue color.
     
  5. The Champ

    The Champ Veteran Member

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    Get me the cowl tag into and I'll decode it for you.

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  6. New2GTO

    New2GTO New Member

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    Cowl tag help!

    Hi I am in a similar situation. About to purchase a GTO and need to figure out if it all makes sense... Can you help?
     

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  7. stevenp3762

    stevenp3762 BANNED

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    the 242 id defnitly a GTO vin, as for the tag, I really can't see it from your 2 pictures.........you should PM THE CHAMP he can definitly assist you further.
     

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