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Old 02-11-2013, 05:49:10 AM   #1
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Trying to decode a VIN for 68 pontiac tempest/gto

not sure if anyone here would know but whats the best way of going about decoding a VIN not sure if its a Tempest with a few GTO parts or a GTO with tempest parts

VIN i have is Q1NVAAA682002
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:56:18 AM   #2
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:16:02 AM   #3
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Search for performance years Pontiac website. Should be lots of info ther
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:00:02 AM   #4
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not sure if anyone here would know but whats the best way of going about decoding a VIN not sure if its a Tempest with a few GTO parts or a GTO with tempest parts

VIN i have is Q1NVAAA682002

I don't know what number you have there, but it isn't the U.S. VIN for a Tempest/LeMans/GTO.

A 1968 Pontiac VIN will start with the number "2" which designates a Pontiac.

The next two digits (for an A body) will be "42" for a GTO, "37" for a LeMans, "35" for a Tempest Custom and "33" for a Tempest.

The next two digits will either be "37" for a 2 door or "67" for a convertible.

Next digit will be "8" for a 1968.

Next digit will tell you which plant:

P = Pontiac MI
K = Kansas City MO
Z = Fremont CA
B = Baltimore MD
G = Framingham MA
R = Arlington TX

Next digit will give you engine info:

1 = 8cyl less then 100,000 units
2-5 = 8cyl more than 100,000 units
6 = 6cyl less than 100,000 units
7-8 = 6cyl more than 100,000 units

Then you have the sequence #.

The VIN plate for the 1968 GTO is located on the top of the dash on the left (driver's side). It is viewable through the windshield from outside of the car. It will look like this:



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thanks for that information the champ ill look for the Dash number it may not be there. the car has be converted to Right hand drive and the engine is now a SBC. is there another places i might find VIN tag Numbers the cowl tag outside was snaped in and only the bottom quarter of the tag was still attached. im not sure it there would be door end stickers the car has been resprayed a mazda blue color.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:47:59 AM   #6
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Get me the cowl tag into and I'll decode it for you.

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'50 Pontiac - my Dad sold this car to my brother in 1968. It followed my home in Sep 2011.

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:51:42 AM   #7
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Cowl tag help!

Hi I am in a similar situation. About to purchase a GTO and need to figure out if it all makes sense... Can you help?
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:02:20 PM   #8
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the 242 id defnitly a GTO vin, as for the tag, I really can't see it from your 2 pictures.........you should PM THE CHAMP he can definitly assist you further.
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