I HAVE A 1966 IMPALA SPORT COUPE VIN NUM, 163376S211787 ,BUT THE FIRE WALL TAG HAS THE NUMBER,66–16437. THE VIN 163 IS A 6 CYLINDER RIGHT?, BUT CAL TAG IS 164 SHOWING 8 CYLINDER ,IS SOMETHING WRONG?, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS IS CORRECT.. THANK YOU , SKIP..
1966 Impala VIN 163376s211787 id's as follows:
63=Series=Impala 6 cylinder. (***Note- clean this 3 to make sure it isn't an 8) 68=series= Impala Super Sport V8 engine
37=Body Style: 2-door sport coupe, 5 passenger
6= year = 1966
S= Final Assembly Plant: St Louis, Missouri
211787= Sequence Number: 11,787th car built at St. Louis in that model year.
Firewall Tag number 66 =car year = 1966 16437= model #= 2 door Sport Coupe Impala 8 cylinder
I CHECKED THE VIN # AND IT IS A 3 NOT AN 8,I ALSO CHECKED THE RIVIETS AND THEY ARE FACTORY 6 POINT RIVIETS IS THERE ANY OTHER EXPLANATION FOR THE NUMBERS NOT BEING THE SAME?,I CAN TELL THIS IS A FACTORY 396 BB, NOTHING HAS BEEN CHANGED,ALSO IS THERE A WEBSITE I CAN GET A COPY OF THE BUILD SHEET AND SELLING DEALER OR ANY PAPER WORK FOR THIS CAR, THANKS AGAIN , SKIP..
Call Chevrolet Customer Assistance in Michigan at 1 800 222–1020 from 9–4 and give them your vin and they will tell you which engine and other options were originally installed in your car. Ask kindly and be specific and they will help.
I just bought a 1966 Impala and the owner never got around to fix it up but he said that the last owner said it was a super sport how can i tell my vin num.is 164376L225575 the fire tag is 66 –16437
Fisher body plants would build bodies without drivetrains for the assembly plants when they got too busy. The rule of thumb was to affix a V8 cowl tag even though they didn't know which engine was being installed on the assembly line. 6cyl engine could have a V8 cowl tag from the factory. Tags could be wrong, The VIN will always be correct.
On all 1965 through 1971 trim tags, the engine identification portion of the model identification number always indicates a V-8 engine. No 6-cylinder engine identification numbers are stamped on any trim tag. engine verification must be made by checking the VIN. Check the CHEVROLET by the numbers 1965–69 book.
i have 1966 impala 2 door coupe vin#16437C129629, tag plate ST 66–16437, BC12898, KK, TR814, C60, and engine #3655961 (rear of block) and #C129629 (front of block) trying to find the basic imformation on car but most important if the engine block is the original to car its a 396 big block
Thanks for your patience. Your vin decodes as follows: 1= Chevrolet division 64=series=Impala 8 cylinder 37=body style= 2 door sport coupe 6= year=1966 C=final assembly plant= Southgate, California 129629=sequence number, 129,629th car built at Southgate in that model year.
Trim tag plate decodes: 66–16437= model year= 1966 and model id.=Impala 8 cylinder 2 door sport coupe.
BC12898 KK= exterior body color= medium turquoise artesian turquoise TR814=Trim #814=black interior trim C60=may be a vinyl top option or two tone paint option
Engine= 3855961=casting number for 1966 396, 325 horsepower C129629 engine stamping matches end letter and end numbers in vin number
I have a 1966 impala with the vin # 164676s195384. How can I tell what the vin numbers mean… I want to know what engine it came with, what color, if its a super sport.?. And what options it had
Ask Mr. Bowtie Forum
CARS Inc. is happy to provide as a free public service a Question and Answer forum for Classic Chevy lovers to ask questions, and then discuss with each other topics relating to all things having to do with restoring classic Chevrolets.
The forum is set up to allow any car lover an opportunity to have a dialogue with your fellow car lovers. The more that Classic Chevy owners interact with each other, the better.