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Old 09-04-2009, 12:28 AM
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i bought a 1984 corvette and in the vin # threre is an 51 and there is a E before the 51 does this mean the car is an z51
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:37 AM
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Found this on the web:

The Vehicle identification number, or VIN, decodes as follows for the C 4 Corvette.


1.........................Country of Origin 1=USA
G.......................Manufacturer G= General Motors
1.......................Division 1= Chevrolet
YY...................Carline and Series YY= Standard Corvette YZ=ZR1
3......................Body Type 3= Convertible 2=Hatchback
1......................Seat Belt Systems 1= Manual Belts
8......................Engine Code 8= L83 L98 P=LT1 5=LT4 J=LT5
9......................Check Digit
K....................Model Year SEE CHART BELOW
5.....................Factory Code 5= Bowling Green, Kentucky
The last five digits indicate the Plant sequential Build Numbers



Symbol E........................1984 Symbol L ............................1990

Symbol F.........................1985 Symbol M............................1991

Symbol G.........................1986 Symbol N............................1992

Symbol H.........................1987 Symbol O................Not Used

Symbol I..........................Not Used Symbol P 1993

Symbol J..........................1988 Symbol R.............................1994

Symbol K.........................1989 Symbol S...............................1995

Symbol L..........................1990 Symbol T.................................1996


The last five numbers are the car's position in the build sequence for the model year.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:36 AM
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Look in the lid of the center console. The option codes should be listed there. I think the VetteMOD tech section has the option codes for a C4.
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Or you could crawl under the rear of your 84 and look at that long spring that goes from one side to the other, it is a blackish gray color. On one end of the spring near the wheel end it will be stamped into the fiberglass spring "RHD" that means it is a heavy duty spring for a Z51 corvette. The stamped RHD is a little hard to see might want to use a flashlight but it is there. It is stamped on the underside of the spring. Most 84 vettes were a Z51. My opinion the best handling corvette with the best seats.
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Or simply look for the additional braces under the engine, they run from the side to the center of the front crossmember. Only there on Z51 & Z52. It's so easy to spot, if you don't have those...no reason to look any further.
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Do you kidneys hurt after a long drive? It's a Z51.
I drive mine rain or shine.
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Do you kidneys hurt after a long drive? It's a Z51.
I drive mine rain or shine.
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