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1953 Buick-Need help decoding our ID Numbers

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We are wanting to confirm the codes and numbers on our 1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible. The numbers are as follows:

Number Stamped on Frame: 26925721 Decode=____________

We are missing our body VIN tag that is located on the left door sill pillar. What part of the frame stamp number is part of the VIN Tag.

Engine Stamp Number: V 1094197 Decode=_____________

Body Number Plate:

1953 MOD 53-76C Decode = 1953 Roadmaster Convertible

Style No. 53-4767X Decode = 1953 Convertible

Body No. G 1187 Decode =__________

Trim No. 73T Decode = Red Leather

Paint No. 61 BD Decode = Osage Cream

Top 2 Decode = Tan

ACC P Decode = ___________

Thank You,

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1. A frame number that starts with a "2" = a South Gate, California frame.

2. The frame number and the VIN number should be the same.

3. The engine letter "V" = V8

Your engine is the 109,419 production number.

The last digit "7" indicates it was originally placed in a 70-series Buick.

4. Body designated as a "G" was made in Flint, Michigan, 1187th of 3318

Roadmaster 76C Convertibles.

5. "B" after the paint number could mean "heater & defroster"

"D" after the paint number could mean "Sonomatic radio & antenna"

6. Accessory "P" = Easy Eye Glass (tinted)

A couple of strange items that I see.....

1. A California frame with a Flint body.

2. Your Trim "76T" is a new one that I haven't seen before, whereas a Trim

Number "76" would indicate "Black Leather".

Al Mack

"500 Miles West of Flint"

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Correction to my post above........

Re: TRIM 72T (not 76T)

This is still a new one to me.......a "72" = Dark Blue pattern nylon with plain blue broadcloth.......wasn't available in a Roadmaster convertible.....a "T"

accessory = Hydraulic Controls........Strange.....Help ???

Al Mack

"500 Miles West of Flint"

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The X on the style number would normally denote the hydraulic controls for top and windows.

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