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Below is a listing of VIN information and other identification numbers for the 1986 Corvette.

VIN Tag Information
1G1YY078XG5100001 - 1G1YY078XG5127794 (coupe)
1G1YY078XG5900001 - 1G1YY078XG5907315 (convertible)
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/7th Body Type:  07 = Coupe Hatchback, 67 = Convertible
8th Engine:  8 = L98
9th Check digit to verify VIN correctly recorded.
10th Model Year:  G = 1986
11th Assembly Plant:  5 = Bowling Green, KY
Last 6 digits Production Number starting with 100001 - Coupe, 900001 - Convertible

Engine Suffix ID Numbers
DKF: 350ci, 230hp, (automatic transmission, iron heads, oil cooler)
DKC: 350ci, 230hp, (automatic transmission, iron heads)
DKH: 350ci, 230hp, (automatic transmission, export, iron heads)
DKD: 350ci, 230hp, (manual transmission, engine oil cooler)
DKB: 350ci, 230hp, (manual transmission, iron heads)
ZJS: 350ci, 235hp, (aluminum heads, automatic transmission, engine oil cooler)
ZJH: 350ci, 235hp, (aluminum heads, automatic transmission)
ZKD: 350ci, 235hp, (aluminum heads, automatic transmission, export)
ZJW: 350ci, 235hp, (aluminum heads, manual transmission, engine oil cooler)
ZKA: 350ci, 235hp, (aluminum heads, manual transmission)

Block ID Numbers
14088548: All Engines

Head ID Numbers
462624: 350ci, 230hp (iron heads)
14101128: 350ci, 235hp (aluminum heads)

Identification - click on the image for a larger view:
1986 Corvette Service Parts Label Service Parts Identificaton Label:
  • Description:  This label lists the VIN number, model code and Regular Production Option (RPO) codes used on the car.
  • Location:
      Coupes:  Early Production:  Inside the rear storage compartment behind the driver's seat.
    Late Production:  On the underside of the center console door between the seats.
      Convertibles:  On the underside of the center console door between the seats.