1980 Buick Parts and Restoration Information

1980 Buick VINS, Production Numbers, Fact and Figures

The 1980 Buicks started off the decade with style! Read all about the different Buicks that were offered in 1980. You can also break down your VIN number to find out what kind of 1980 Buick you own, what engine it came with, and where the car was produced! 

These cars can be had for a great price nowadays and accept upgrades nicely. 

1980 Buick

1980 Buick VIN Breakdown

Vehicle Identification Number – VIN

The Buick VIN number for 1980 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
5 – 151ci L4
7 – 173ci v6
A – 231ci v6 2bl Carb
3 – 231ci V6 Turbo
S – 265 v6 2bl Crab
W – 301 V8 4bl
H – 305 V8
Y – 307ci V8 4bl carb
R – 350ci V8
X – 350ci V8
6th = tell what year it is “A” = 1980
7th = What Plant the car was Produced
H – Flint MI
6 – Oklahoma City OK
G – Framingham MA
Z – Fremont CA
K – Leeds MO
X – Fairfax KS
E – Linden NJ
W – Willow Run MI
Z – Fremont CA
9th – 13th = Production Sequence numbers

1980 Buick Production Numbers

Total Buicks produced in 1980 including Opels: 700,083

Buick Riviera’s: 41,404

Buick Riviera S Turbo: 7,217

1980 Buick Car Models

  • 1980 Buick Riviera
  • 1980 Buick Electra
  • 1980 Buick LeSabre
  • 1980 Buick Regal
  • 1980 Buick Skylark
  • 1980 Buick Century
  • 1980 Buick Skyhawk
  • 1980 Buick Century Wagon
  • 1980 Buick Lesabre Wagon
  • 1980 Buick Electra Wagon

1980 Buick Models and Colors

1980 Buick Exterior Colors

Available On All Models

Available on all models except Century Sport Coupe and Sport Wagon Option

Available on all models except Skyhawk, Skylark, Century Sport Coupe, and Sport Wagon Option

Available on Skyhawk and Skylark only

Special Electra and Riviera colors(extra cost)

Additional Designers’ Accent Colors

1980 Buick Vinyl Top Colors

1980 Buick Sales Brochure

A copy of the sales brochure for the entire 1980 Buick product line courtesy of OldCarBrochures.com

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