1973 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 3 C ******
Carline Price class Body type Engine displacement Year Plant Serial number
Imperial medium 23=2 dr. / 43=4 dr. 440 1973 Jefferson


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

V5Y G11
M45 P31 P41 N23
V1Y H51 R48 L31 L35
GY4 MRY5 000 AO6 138220
E85 D34 YM23 T3C 143229

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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