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Below is a listing of VIN information and other identification numbers for the 1987 Corvette.

VIN Tag Information
1G1YY2182H5100001 - 1G1YY2182H5130632
Digit Definition
1st Nation of Origin:  1 = U.S.
2nd Manufacturer:  G = GM
3rd Make and Type:  1 = Chevrolet Passenger
4th Carline:  Y = Corvette
5th Carline/Series:  Y = Corvette
6th Body Type:  2 = Coupe Hatchback, 3 = Convertible
7th Restraint System:  1 = Manual Belts
8th Engine:  8 = L98
9th Check digit to verify VIN correctly recorded.
10th Model Year:  H = 1987
11th Assembly Plant:  5 = Bowling Green, KY
Last 6 digits Production Number starting with 100001 and up.

Engine Suffix ID Numbers
ZJN: 350ci, 240hp, (automatic transmission)
ZLC: 350ci, 240hp, (manual transmission, oil cooler)
ZLA: 350ci, 240hp, (automatic transmission, oil cooler)
ZLB: Export

Block ID Numbers
14093638: All Engines

Head ID Numbers
14101128: All Engines

Identification
1987 Corvette Service Parts Label Example Service Parts Identificaton Label:
  • Description:  This label lists the VIN number, model code and Regular Production Option (RPO) codes used on the car.
  • Location:
      On the underside of the center console door between the seats.