VIN and Model Number Decoding

VIN Number Decoding

VIN Number Arrangement: JN1 C Z 1 4 S * G X 000101

  • JN1- Nissan Pass Vehicle
  • C/H- Engine Type: C=VG30ET(turbo) H=VG30E(non turbo)
  • Z1- Nissan 300ZX (Z31 type)
  • 4/6- Body Type: 2=seater 6=2+2seater
  • S- Restaint System: S=standard
  • *- Check Digit: (0-9 or X)
  • E/F/GH/J/K- Model year: E=1984 F=1985 G=1986 H=1987 J=1988 K=1989
  • X- Manufacture Plant: Hiratsuka, Japan
  • 000101- Vehicle Serial Number: Yes. More than one Z31 can have the same serial number

This info is located on driver side door jamb, model plate, dash plate, and stamped into the engine bay firewall.

Model Decoding

Model Decoding Vehicle model code:

Position #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 etc
Code: K H L G Z31 J A T N etc

Each position/character means something:
1. blank = standard roof; K = T-bar roof
2. H = VG30E engine
3. L = left hand drive
4. blank = 2 seater; G = 2+2 seater
5. model of car - Z31
6. blank = SF model; J = GL model; X = GL-L model
7. blank = manual trans; A = automatic trans
8. blank = non-turbo; T = turbo
9. N = Canada model; U = USA model; V = California model
etc. = more information
- C = manual climate controls
- D = Digital instrumentation 1)
- F = monochromatic paint scheme
- G = automatic climate controls 2)
- L5 = 50th Anniversary Edition
- W = Japanese made leather seats
- Y = US made leather seats

Example 1: KHLGZ31JATU
So the car is: T-tops, vg30e, left-hand drive, 2+2, GL trim, auto trans, turbo, Canadian model

Example 2: KHLZ31XVDFGY
So the car is T-tops, VG30E, left-hand drive, GLL trim, california emissions, digital instumentation, monochromatic paint, automatic climate control, US made leather seats

1) All 84-86 GLL models had digital instrumentation - for the 87-89 models, it was optional
2) All GLL models had automatic climate control, but you may not have the letter in the model information for early 84 models
 
information/model_vin.txt · Last modified: 2014/09/08 18:04 (external edit)
 
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