1979 Buick Parts and Restoration Information

1979 Buick VINS, Production Numbers, Facts and Figures

1979 Buick VIN Breakdown

Vehicle Identification Number – VIN

The Buick VIN number for 1979 had 13 Characters.

1st = What division of GM, “4” is for Buick.
2nd = Tell what TYPE of car it is (Skylark, Century, Riviera, etc..)
B – Skylark
C – Skylark Limited
E – Century Wagon
H – Century
J – Regal
K – Regal Sports Coupe
L – Century
G – Century Sports Coupe
M – Regal
P – LeSabre Limited
S – Skyhawk
T – Skyhawk S
X – Electra Limited
W – Electra Park Ave
F – LeSabre Sports Coupe
N – LeSabre
Z – Riviera
3rd and 4th = Tells Body Style
07 – Skyhawk Hatchback
09 – Aero 4dr
35 – Wagon
37 – LeSabre 2dr coupe
47 – Regal 2dr
57 – Riviera 2dr coupe
69 – 4dr coupe
87 – 2dr coupe
5th = Engine Code
C – 196ci v6
A – 231ci v6 2bl Carb
2 – 231ci v6 2bl
3 – 231ci V6 Turbo
Y – 301 V8 4bl
W – 301 V8 4bl
G – 305 V8
H – 305 V8
L – 350ci V8
R – 350ci V8
X – 350ci V8
K – 403ci v8
6th = tell what year it is “9” = 1979
7th = What Plant the car was Produced
H – Flint MI
7 – Lordstown OH
W – Willow Run MI
T – Tarry town NY
G – Framingham MA
Z – Fremont CA
C – Southgate CA
X – Fairfax KS
E – Linden NJ
9th – 13th = Production Sequence numbers

1979 Buick Production Figures

Production Figures From TeamBuick.com

CENTURY SPECIAL SERIES
Model 4AE09-Four-Door Special Sedan7,364
Model 4AE35-Special Station Wagon10,413
Model 4AE87-Two-Door Special Coupe4,805
Model 4AH09-Four-Door Custom Sedan9,681
Model 4AH35-Custom Station Wagon21,100
Model 4AH87-Two-Door CustomCoupe2,474

REGAL SERIES
Model 4AJ47-Two-Door Coupe273,365

SKYHAWK
Model T07-Two-Door ‘S’ Hatch-4P4,766
Model S07-Two-Door Hatch-4P18,373

 

SKYLARK SERIES
Model 4XB17-Two-Door Hatchback608
Model 4XB27-Two-Door Coupe10,201
Model 4XB69-Four-Door Sedan10,849
Model 4XC27-Two-Door Custom Coupe3,546
Model 4XC69-Four-Door Custom Sedan3,822

LESABRE SERIES
Model 4BN37-Two-Door Coupe7,542
Model 4BN69-Four-Door Sedan25,431
Model 4BN37-Two-Door Limited Coupe41,872
Model 4BP69-Four-Door Limited Sedan75,939

 

ESTATE WAGON
Model 4BR35-Wagon21,312

ELECTRA 225 SERIES
Model 4CV37-Two-Door Coupe5,358
Model 4CV69-Four-Door Sedan11,055
Model 4CX37-Two-Door Limited Coupe28,878
Model 4CX69-Four-Door Limited Sedan76,340

RIVIERA
Model 4EZ57-Two-Door Coupe52,181
Total Production………………………….727,275

1979 Buick Engine Tune Up Specifications

 

YEARMODEL
SPARK PLUGS
DISTRIBUTOR
IGN.
TIMING
comp.,
crank
VALVES
FUEL
PUMP
PRESS.
IDLE
SPEED
TypeGapDwellGapTappet
Clearance, hot
intake
opens,
19796-196 cu.(105hp)R46TSX.060
electronic
15BTD16B4 1/4-
5 3/4
600
V6-231 cu.(105hp)R46TSX.060
electronic
15BTD17B4 1/2-
5 1/2
800
550AT
V6-231 cu.(115hp)R46TSX.060
electronic
15BTD16B4 1/4-
5 3/4
800
550AT
V6-231 cu.(turbo)R44TSX.060
electronic
15BTD16B4 1/4-
5 3/4
650
V8-350 cu. (155hp)R46TSX.045
electronic
15BTD13 1/2B6-7 1/2550

 

1979 Buick Exterior Colors

Available On All Models

Available On All Models Except Skyhawk, Skylark, Century Sport Coupe, Sport Wagon Option, & LeSabre Sport Coupe

Skyhawk and Skylark Colors

Available On All Models Except LeSabre Sport Coupe, Century Sport Coupe, & Sport Wagon Option

Special Electra And Riviera Colors (Extra Cost)

Additional Designers’ Accent Colors

1979 Buick Vinyl Top Colors

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