1972 Imperial VIN Decoding

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The Vehicle Identification Number can be found on the instrument panel and on the body code plate:
Y M ** T 2 C ******
Carline Price class Body type Engine displ Year Plant Serial number
Imperial medium 23=2 dr. / 43=4 dr. 440 1972 Jefferson

The body code plate also includes schedule date, body type, engine code, transmission code, tire code, trim code and paint codes, for example:

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R32 Dual Rear Speakers
V5Y Body side mouldings, medium gold
G11 Tinted Glass All
M45 Fender skirts
P31 Power Windows
P41 Power Door Locks
N23 Electronic Ignition
V1Y Full vinyl roof, medium gold
H51 Single Air Conditioning with Heater
R48 Power Antenna
L31 Fender Mounted Turn Signal Indicators
L35 Cornering Lamps
GY4 Exterior paint, honeydew
MRY5 Trim code, medium gold poly
000 uim color ???
A06 Easy order group
138220 ????
E85 440ci 4bbl 8 cyl 375h.p. (RB)
D34 Torqueflight - Standard Duty
YM23 VIN Code
T2C VIN Code
143229 VIN Code

The build sheet can often be found under the rear seat of the car. This document reveals more details about the original equipment. If missing it might be available through the Chrysler Historical Society.

You can try decoding your own build sheet using the 1968-1974 body tag page.

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