1983 Buick Parts and Restoration Information

1983 Buick VINS, Production Numbers, Fact and Figures

Trying to decode your 1983 Buick VIN to find out where it was made, or exactly what model it is? Keep reading as we have all the information below to help you out! 

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1983 Buick VIN Breakdown

Vehicle Identification Number – VIN

The Buick VIN number for 1983 had 17 Characters.

1st = country code Number “1” is for USA.
2nd = Company code, “G” is for GM
3rd = What division of GM, “4” is for Buick.
4th Restraint system
5th = Tell what TYPE of car it is (Skylark, Century, Riviera, etc..)
C – Skylark Custom
H – Century Custom
J – Regal
K – Regal T-Type
L – Century
G – Century T-Type
M – Regal
P – LeSabre Custom
R – LeSabre
S – Skyhawk
E – Skyhawk T-Type
X – Electra
W – Electra Park Ave
F – Electra T-Type
V – Electra Estate Wagon
Y – Riviera T-Type
Z – Riviera
6th and 7th = Tells Body Style
11 – Electra 2dr sedan
19 – Electra 4dr
27 – 2dr coupe
35 – 4dr wagon
37 – LeSabre 2dr coupe
47 – Regal 2dr
57 – Riviera 2dr coupe
67 – 2dr Convertable
8th = Engine Code
O – 110ci L4 TBI
P – 121ci L4
U – 151ci
R – 151ci
X – 173ci V6 2bl carb
L – 181ci V6
A – 231ci v6 2bl Carb
3 – 231ci V6 2bl carb SFI
B – 231ci v6
7 – 231 ci turbo
T – Diesel 231ci V6
Y – 307ci V8 4bl carb
N – Diesel 350ci V8
9th = check digit
10th = tell what year it is “D” = 1983
11th = What Plant the car was Produced
D – Doraville GA
M – Lansing MI
T – Tarrytown NY
6 – Oklahoma City OK
H – Flint MI
K – Leeds, MO
X – Fairfax, KS
1 – Wentzville MO
2 – Quebec CA.
12th – 17th = Production Sequence numbers

1983 Buick Production Numbers

  • Model year 1983 – Buick all version, total production U.S. – 808415 units
  • Model year 1983 – Buick all version, total V-8 – 247880 units
  • Model year 1983 – Buick all version, total sales U.S. – 810435 units
  • Calendar year 1983 – Buick all version, total production U.S. – 905608 units
  • Model year 1983 – Buick all version, total with turbocharged – 5065 units
  • Model year 1983 – Buick all version, total diesel – 10680 units
  • Calendar year 1983 – Buick all version, total sales U.S. – 845083 units
  • Model year 1983 – Buick all version, total 4-cyl. – 143725 units
  • Model year 1983 – Buick all version, total V-6 – 416810 units

1983 Buick Car Models

  • 1983 Buick Riviera
  • 1983 Buick Electra
  • 1983 Buick LeSabre
  • 1983 Buick Regal
  • 1983 Buick Century
  • 1983 Buick Skylark
  • 1983 Buick Skyhawk
  • 1983 Buick Regal Estate Wagon
  • 1983 Buick Lesabre Estate Wagon
  • 1983 Buick Electra Estate Wagon
  • 1983 Buick Skyhawk Limited Wagon

1983 Buick Models and Colors

1983 Buick

1983 Buick Exterior Colors

1983 Buick Sales Brochure

A copy of the sales brochure for the entire 1983 Buick product line courtesy of OldCarBrochures.com

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