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  1. Same place as the engine serial number (on a pad at the front of the right cylinder head) but the engine production code is stamped upside down in relation to the engine serial number.
  2. Job number 7710 is a 1928 model 58 2-door coupe.
  3. Try on passenger side on top of the cowl.
  4. The engine is not numbers matching because it is from 1962. 7J1087769 = car/engine serial number 7 = Series 4700/Riviera J = 1963 1 = built at Flint, MI 087769 = sequential number, range for 1963 Flint full-size cars was 001001 to 128398 4I1095138 = car/engine serial number of engine donor car 4 = Series 4400/LeSabre I = 1962 1 = built at Flint 095138 = sequential number, range for 1962 Flint full-size cars was 001001 to 101495 L2I 420766 = engine production code L = low compression regular gas option in U.S., automatic transmission only, Wildcat 375 2 = 401 V8 with 2 bbl carb I = 1962 420766 = sequential number 04C STYLE 63-4747 FB 29899 BODY TRIM 717 J2 FF * PAINT ACC. S8 I6 N2 U7 04C = bodyd build date = April (04) 1963, third week (C) 4747 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 7 = Series 4700/Riviera 47 = 2-door hardtop sport coupe FB = body built at Flint, MI 29899 = 29,899th style 4747 built at Flint Trim 717 = Blue Cloth and Vinyl with Bucket-Type Front Seats, available only on style 4747 Paint code FF = solid Marlin Blue Metallic * = unknown Accessory option codes: J2 = Power Seat - 4 Way Tilt Adjuster S8 = Protection Group and Remote Control Side View Mirror I6 = Soft-Ray Tinted Glass N2 = Air Conditioner U7 = Power Windows
  5. If the car is truly a 1949, then sounds like someone removed the 1949 frame serial number plate and data plate and replaced it with a 1946 frame serial number plate. There are lots of reasons a person might do this and the plates are easily removed. Buick always used a frame serial number plate (called a VIN in later years). Some years the was actually attached to the frame and other years it was attached to the cowl, firewall, or door jamb area. The style of the plate varied over the years. Also, an X after the Fisher body style number denotes some sort of hydraulic power accessory not an export car. For 1949 this would be hydraulic window lifts/seat/top. An X after the Buick model number would denote an export model (see the attached model chart from the 1928-1954 Buick Master Chassis Parts Book).
  6. 14517325 = frame serial number 1 = built at Flint, MI 4517325 = sequential number, range for 1946 was 4,364,445 to 4,524,130 Buick was known to use an I for a 1 and a b for a 6. Perhaps it is a 1946 but wasn't imported until 1949? It wasn't unusual for the importing country to use the year of import as the year of the car. If you find the body plate mentioned above it will have the model year listed on it. The plate will look like the one in the attached photo. As you can see from the photo, in 1946 the serial number plate was attached with screws, so it would be easy to swap with another.
  7. 1430882x = car serial number (the number you posted is short one digit) 1 = built at Flint, MI 430882x = sequential number, range for 1942 was 4,257,442 to 4,364,444 (this portion should be 7 digits long) 45101395 = engine serial number 4510139 = sequential number, range for 1942 was 4,457,941 to 4,556,599 5 = Series 5/Super (1942 was the first year for the series digit to be at the end of the engine number. Yes, I know, Buick pulled a fast one.) So looks like 1942 numbers to me. I've posted some pictures of the engine numbers from two 1942 Specials showing the series digit at the end of the engine number.
  8. 70746784 7074678 = sequential number, starting at 6950620 for 1953 (last year for straight šŸ˜Ž 4 = Series 40/Special (starting in 1942 Buick put the series digit at the end of the serial number)
  9. Yes, it's an engine serial number, which was used as the VIN by many states back in the day. Looks like a previous owner didn't know it was the engine serial number and stamped it on a tag. Not the first time I've seen someone do that because they were unaware it was the engine serial number. Also possible that they swapped engines and discovered that the old engine serial number was used as the VIN only after they made the swap and then made a tag to match the title. It would be good to check the engine serial number of the engine currently in the car. 43526823 4 = Series 40/Special 3526823 = sequential number, range for 1938 was 3,396,937 to 3,572,651
  10. 54229445 = engine serial number 5 = Series 50/Super 4229445 = sequential number, range for 1941 was 4,074,859 to 4,457,940 Fisher body style number = 4519 4 = Buick 5 = Series 50/Super 19 = 4-door touring sedan, 6-passenger BODY No C 2205 C = built at Fremont, CA 2205 = 2205th 4519 built at Fremont
  11. Here is some 1941 paint code info from the "Buick for 1941: Prices, Colors, Terms, Equipment, Accessories" booklet revised January 23,1941.
  12. ST 76 4AJ29 G 035640 BDY TR 97N A51 36L 36U PNT 12C 80045 76 = 1976 model year 4AJ29 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick (division) A = A-body platform J = Regal 29 = 4-door colonnade sedan G = body built at Framingham, MA 035640 = sequential body number, no relation to VIN Trim 97N = Firethorn Vinyl (Oxen and Madrid grain) A51 = seat option code = Strato bucket seats 36L 36U = solid Boston Red Metallic 12C = build date = third week (C) of December (12) 1975 80045 = broadcast/sequence number, also found on buildsheet
  13. There were three colors available: black, white, and tan depending on the model. The Buick sales code was shown on the order form but the service code was stamped on the trim line of the cowl tag: