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  1. 3466703727 3 = 1963 model year 4 = Buick 6 = Series 4600 (Wildcat/Invicta) 67 = 2-door convertible 03727 = sequential number, starting at 00001 for Oshawa ON STYLE 4667 TOP 10 BODY NO. 403801 PAINT V TRIM 689 B.S.O U63 A31 A46 B76 Style 4667 4 = Buick 6 = Series 4600 (Wildcat) 67 = 2-door convertible TOP 10 = Convertible top, White BODY NO. 403801 4 = Buick 03801 = sequential number Paint code V = solid Ember Red Trim 689 = Black Vinyl with Bucket-Type Front Seats Body Specific Options (B.S.O.) U63 = Sonomatic Radio With Manual Antenna A31 = Power Windows A46 = Power Seat - 4 Way Tilt Adjuster - bucket seats only B76 = Instrument Panel Lower Safety Pad
  2. 14703750 = frame serial number 1 = built at Flint MI 4703750 = sequential number, range was 4,524,131 to 4,801,264 for 1947 1947 MOD. 56-S STYLE No 47-4507 BODY No G 20749 TRIM No 52 PAINT No 6 K MOD. 56-S = 2-door sedanet, 6-passenger STYLE No 47-4507 4507 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 5 = Series 50/Super 07 = 2-door sedanet BODY No G 20749 G = built at Flint, MI 20749 = 20,749th 4507 built at Flint MI TRIM No 52 = Broadcloth-Grey (Striped), available on models 51, 56S PAINT No 6 = solid Brunswick Green Metallic Accessory option codes K = Rear wheel shields
  3. 1939 Mod. 81 Style No: 39-4819 Body No: 1769 Trim No: 719 Paint No 530 4819 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 8 = Roadmaster 19 = 4-door touring sedan - trunk back, 6-passenger Body No: 1769 Lack of a plant code before the body number means the body was built at Flint MI 1769 = 1769th 4819 built at Flint MI Trim No: 719 = Tan Bedford Cord available on models 81, 81F, and 87
  4. As Matt said, the engine number is from a Special. 44194020 4 = Series 40/Special 4194020 = sequential number, range for 1941 was 4,074,859 to 4,457,940
  5. For 1930-1934 the first two digits of the job number are the last two digits of the model year. Job 30122 is for a 1930 model 68.
  6. 13467033 = frame serial number 1 = built at Flint, MI 3467033 = sequential number, range for 1939 was 3,388,547 to 3,596,806 BUICK MOTOR DIVISION GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION FLINT MICH. 1939 MOD. 81 STYLE No 39-4819 K BODY No 2305 TRIM No 718 PAINT No 530 MO. DAY YEAR BODY BY FISHER 4819 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 8 = Series 80/Roadmaster 19 4-door touring sedan - trunk back, 6-passenger hand stamped K = option code for heater installed BODY No 2305 lack of a plant code on this line means the body was built at Flint, MI 2305 = 2305th 4819 built at Flint, MI Trim 718 = Grey Bedford Cord, available on models 81, 81F, and 87 Paint code 530 = solid Carlsbad Black 83629265 = engine serial number 8 = Series 80/Roadmaster 3629265 = sequential number, range for 1939 was 3,572,652 to 3,755,912
  7. The frame number is correct for 1937. Buick didn't start using a numerical plant code at the beginning of the frame number until 1938. In 1937, Flint didn't use a plant code, C was used for South Gate, CA and L for Linden, NJ. In 1938 it was 1 for Flint, 2 for South Gate, and 3 for Linden. 3191909 = frame serial number, correct for a Flint built car range was 2,999,497 to 3,219,847 for 1937 so C4560698 would not be a valid Buick frame serial number for 1937 BUICK-MOTOR-CO. FLINT MICH. 1937 MOD. 81 STYLE No 37-4819 6 BODY No 13798 TRIM No 312 PAINT No 502 MO. DAY YEAR M BODY BY FISHER Buick model 81 = Roadmaster 4-door sedan - trunk back, 6-passenger 4819 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 8 = Series 80/Roadmaster 19 = 4-door sedan - trunk back, 6-passenger hand stamped 6 = 6-wheel option Body number 13798 = 13798th 4819 built at Flint, MI Trim 312 = Tan Bedford Cord, available on models 81, 81F Paint code 502 = solid Coronary Green hand stamped M = Mahogany dash finish
  8. 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,.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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