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  1. Over many years and from many sources I have compiled a list that covers 1980 and earlier. The best source for 1963 and earlier is the new car order forms as the option codes on those are the same as those used on the trim tag,.
  2. 0I1601359 = car serial number 0 = Series 4000/Special V8 I = 1962 model year 1 = built at Flint, MI 601359 = sequential number, range for Flint built Y-body cars was 501,001 to 604,700 1I1590292 = engine serial number (non-original engine, original engine serial number should match car serial number above) 1 = Series 4100/Special Deluxe V8 I = 1962 model year 1 = built at Flint, MI 590292 = sequential number, range for Flint built Y-body cars was 501,001 to 604,700 I 389792 I = engine production code = 1962 215 Fireball V8, 8.8:1 comp ratio, 220 lbs-ft, 155 HP, 2V 389792 = sequential number, 1962 model year production was 400,150 BUICK DIV. GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 07D STYLE 62-4067 FB 5734 BODY TRIM 079 VV 1 PAINT ACC. A7 F1 H I7 K7 07D = build date = July (07) 1962, fourth week (D) 4067 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 0 = Series 4000/Special V8 67 = 2-door convertible FB = body built at Flint MI 5734 = 5734th style 4067 built at Flint Trim 079 = Red Vinyl with Bucket-Type Front Seats, available on style 4067 Paint code VV = solid Cardinal Red 1 = convertible top code = White Accessory option codes: A7 = 4-speed manual transmission, V-8 required F1 = Convenience group (glare proof mirror, cigar lighter, coat hooks, dual horn, right sun visor) H = Back-up lights I7 = Soft-Ray tinted glass - windshield only K7 = Instrument panel safety cover
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    1960 Buick Invicta engine ID

    What it tells you depends on what side of the engine it is from. Since it is 9 digits long, I'm guessing it is from the driver side of the engine, which makes it the car/engine serial number. This number decodes as follows: 4G4006709 4= Series 4400/LeSabre G = 1960 model year 4 = built at Kansas City, KS 006709 = sequential number, range for KC was 001001 to 032090 You said you were working on an Invicta, if this was the original numbers matching engine then the engine serial number should start with a 6 and match the serial number plate in the driver door jamb. This engine is from a LeSabre, so you will need to find the engine production code. The engine production code will be found in the same location on the passenger side and it is usually less than 9 digits long. Bill listed two of the engine production codes used in 1960, the complete list is: L3G = low comp. 364 V8 3G = 364 V8 4G - 401 V8 The format AB123 didn't start until the 1963 model year, so in 1960 the numbers following the engine production code are a sequential number, which can be upto 6 digits long since 1960 Buick production was 253,999. My guess is the engine production code will start with 3G, making it a 364 nailhead V8.
  4. The assembly manual I got from ebay, it is mostly y-body (Skylark). The dealer letter I found on-line. The date on the assembly manual page is August 14, 1963. I've updated the scan in my previous post with a scan of the entire page.
  5. I've attached to pictures, one is from the 1963 Buick assembly manual and the other is a Dealer Service Information letter (see last paragraph). Both mention the three digit number. The highest number I've seen on an engine is 757. I've seen one POP with 770 and this post references one that is 778: http://forums.aaca.org/topic/107262-1963-riviera-decode-help/?tab=comments#comment-470361
  6. 09E F ST 66-49487 EUC 20044 BODY TR 651-R XX PAINT EXTSM 2KGR 3B 4F 5K 09E = build date = September (09) 1965, fifth week (E) F = body shipped to Flint, MI for final assembly 49487 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 94 = Riviera 87 = 2-door hardtop coupe EUC = body built at Euclid, OH 20044 = EUC body number Trim 651 = Custom trim, Blue Vinyl with Bucket-Type Front Seats R = seat code = Reclining bucket seat Paint code XX = solid Riviera White Accessory option codes: Group 1 E = Tinted glass (all windows) X = Power Windows (Except Vents) T = 4-Way Power Seat - bucket, left seat only S = Power Trunk Release M = Vacuum Operated Door Locks Group 2 K = Air Conditioner G = Long console R = Rear seat speaker Group 3 B = Rear Window Defroster Group 4 F = Remote controlled outside driver's mirror Group 5 K = Door Edge Guards
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    Looking for more info on my 36 Buick ??

    Trim 246 = Taupe Mohair Fabric, available on models 41, 46, 46S, 46SR, 48, 61, 66S, 66SR, 68 Paint code 432 = solid Phantom Grey Metallic frame no : 2958839 range for 1936 was 2,830,899 to 2,999,496 1290710-1 is a casting number, engine number should start with a 4 for Special (Series 40), see attached photo for location.
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    How to Indentify a Century

    BUICK MOTOR DIVISION GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION FLINT MI 1940 MOD. 61 STYLE No 40-4619 BODY No 5481 TRIM No 809 PAINT No 541 MO. DAY YEAR BODY BY FISHER MOD. 61 = Buick model number = Century 4-door touring sedan, 5-passenger 40-4619 40 = 1940 model year 4619 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick (GM div. number, 1 = Chevy, 2 = Pontiac, 3 = Olds) 6 = Series 60/Century (4=Series 40/Special, 5=Series 50/Super, etc.) 19 = body style code = 4-door touring sedan, 5-passenger BODY No 5481 lack of a plant code means the body was built at Flint MI 5481 = sequential body number, 5481st 4619 built at Flint MI TRIM No 809 = Tan Bedford Cord, available on models 61, 61A only PAINT No 541 = solid Carlsbad Black
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    Reading tag?

    I don't know what it means. Doesn't seem to be a stamping error or flaw. It looks like an O or OO on some tags. I've only seen it on a small number of Flint built 1965 tags. Some Flint built 1966-1967 tags have a ampersand symbol (&) in about the same spot, don't know what that means either.
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    Reading tag?

    GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 11B ST 65-49447 FB 30931 BODY TR 608 CC * PAINT ENXT-2K-3B-4F-5KW 11B = build date = November (11) 1964, second week (B) ST = style 65 = 1965 model year 49447 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 94 = Riviera 47 = 2-door hardtop sport coupe FB = body built at Flint, MI 30931 = sequential body number TR = trim Trim 608 = Standard Black Vinyl with Bucket-Type Front Seats, available on style 49447 Paint code CC = solid Arctic White * = unknown, but only found on 1961-1966 Flint built cars Option codes Group 1 E = Tinted glass (all windows) X = Power Windows (Except Vents) N = Power Windows (Vents Only) T = 4-Way Power Seat - bucket, left seat only Group 2 K = Air Conditioner Group 3 B = Rear Window Defroster Group 4 F = Remote controlled outside driver's mirror Group 5 K = Door Edge Guards W = Seat Belts With Retractor
  11. sean1997

    1965 Buick Wildcat GS

  12. sean1997

    This plate from a 1957 Super

    Trim 533 shows up on the 1957 wholesale car order form dated revised June 10th, 1957. It is listed as Black Cloth and Ivory Cordaveen, available on models 53 and 56R. I have it in my trim code list here: http://forums.aaca.org/topic/231704-1932-1975-buick-trim-codes-by-model/
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    1940 Buick Special Convertible

    The engine number decodes as follows: 53960328 5 = Series 50/Super 3960328 = sequential number, range for 1940 was 3786214 to 4074858 Look for a tag on the firewall or cowl that looks like the one I've attached below.
  14. sean1997

    Question for 1965 Buick folks

    Car #1 The sticker on the air cleaner probably says Wildcat 445 and not Wildcat 455. This indicates that the engine has 445 lb-ft of torque, making the engine a 401 c.i. nailhead rather than the Wildcat 465 or Super Wildcat which both had 465 lb-ft of torque and were 425 c.i. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 03D ST 65-46667 FB 161752 BODY TR 677 R1 * PAINT W-2LR-5KW BODY BY FISHER 03D = body build date = March (03) 1965, fourth week (D) ST = style 65 = 1965 model year 46667 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 66 = Wildcat Custom 67 = 2-door convertible FB = body built at Flint, MI 161752 = sequential body number, no relation to VIN TR = trim Trim 677 = Red Vinyl with Bucket-Type Front Seats, available on style 46667 Paint code R = solid Flame Red 1 = White convertible top * = unknown, but only found on 1962-1966 tags from Flint, MI built cars Option codes: Group 1 W = Tinted windshield Group 2 L = 4-spd manual transmission R = Rear seat speaker Group 5 K = Door Edge Guards W = Seat Belts With Retractor Car #2 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 04A ST 65-44469 KAN 3430 BODY TR 131 C-C PAINT E 2KXPR 3H 4F 5W BODY BY FISHER 04A = body build date = April (04) 1965, first week (A) ST = style 65 = 1965 model year 44469 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 44 = Skylark V8 69 = 4-door thin pillar sedan KAN = body built at Kansas City, MO 3430 = sequential body number TR = trim Trim 131 = Blue Cloth and Vinyl, available on styles 44337, 44369, 44437, 44469 Paint code CC = solid Arctic White Option codes: Group 1 E = Tinted glass (all windows) Group 2 K = Air Conditioner X = ST-300 auto trans P = Back-up Lights R = Rear seat speaker Group 3 H = Belt reveal, wheelhouse opening molding Group 4 F = Remote controlled outside driver's mirror Group 5 W = Seat Belts With Retractor Car #3 GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 01C ST 65-44437 FB 89968 BODY TR 138 CC * PAINT W-2XP-3H-4F-5W BODY BY FISHER 01C = body build date = January (01) 1965, third week (C) ST = style 65 = 1965 model year 44437 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 44 = Skylark V8 37 = 2-door hardtop sport coupe FB = body built at Flint, MI 89968 = sequential body number, no relation to VIN TR = trim Trim 138 = Black Cloth and Vinyl, available on styles 44337, 44369, 44437, 44469 Paint code CC = solid Arctic White * = unknown, but only found on 1962-1966 tags from Flint, MI built cars Option codes: Group 1 W = Tinted windshield Group 2 X = ST-300 auto trans P = Back-up Lights Group 3 H = Belt reveal, wheelhouse opening molding Group 4 F = Remote controlled outside driver's mirror Group 5 W = Seat Belts With Retractor
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    1947 Buick Special original paint question

    Yes, I have same information for 1939 and 1941. I have information that I've compiled into an option code list that covers most years from 1938 to 1980. The only year I am missing completely is 1940 and I only have limited data for 1973-1974, but by that time most of the option codes weren't changing much from year to year, so any missing codes would likely be the same as in 1972 or 1975.