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Third Generation

1982-1984

1 G 1 A P 8 7 F X C N 1 0 0 0 0 1
| | | | | |-| | | | | +---------+-----> Production Number
| | | | |  |  | | | +-----------------> Assembly Plant
| | | | |  |  | | |                        N = Norwood
| | | | |  |  | | |                        L = Van Nuys
| | | | |  |  | | +-------------------> Model year
| | | | |  |  | |                          C = 1982
| | | | |  |  | |                          D = 1983
| | | | |  |  | |                          E = 1984
| | | | |  |  | +---------------------> Check digit
| | | | |  |  +-----------------------> Engine Code
| | | | |  |                               F = 151 ci L4 LQ8 (1982-1983)
| | | | |  |                               2 = 151 ci L4 LQ9
| | | | |  |                               1 = 173 ci V6 LC1
| | | | |  |                               H = 305 ci V8 LG4
| | | | |  |                               7 = 305 ci V8 LU5 (1982),
| | | | |  |                                          L69 (1983)
| | | | |  |                               S = 305 ci V8 LU5 (1983)
| | | | |  |                               G = 305 ci V8 L69 (1984)
| | | | |  +--------------------------> Body Type
| | | | |                                  87 = 2 door coupe
| | | | +-----------------------------> Carline Series
| | | |                                    Chevorlet:
| | | |                                       P = Sport Coupe, Z28
| | | |                                       S = Berlinetta
| | | |                                    Pontiac:
| | | |                                       S = Firebird
| | | |                                       W = Trans Am
| | | |                                       X = Trans Am Special Edition
| | | +-------------------------------> Restraint System
| | |                                      A = Manual belts
| | |                                      B = Automatic belts
| | |                                      C = Automatic belts
| | |                                          (inflatable restraint)
| | +---------------------------------> Make
| |                                        1 = Chevrolet
| |                                        2 = Pontiac
| +-----------------------------------> Manufacturer
|                                          G = General Motors
+-------------------------------------> Country
                                           1 = USA
                                           2 = Canada

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1985-1986

1 G 1 F P 8 7 H X F N 1 0 0 0 0 1
| | | | | |-| | | | | +---------+-----> Production Number
| | | | |  |  | | | +-----------------> Assembly Plant
| | | | |  |  | | |                        N = Norwood
| | | | |  |  | | |                        L = Van Nuys
| | | | |  |  | | +-------------------> Model Year
| | | | |  |  | |                          F = 1985
| | | | |  |  | |                          G = 1986
| | | | |  |  | +---------------------> Check digit
| | | | |  |  +-----------------------> Engine Code
| | | | |  |                               2 = 151 ci L4 LQ9 (1985)
| | | | |  |                               1 = 173 ci V8 LB8 (1985)
| | | | |  |                               S = 173 ci V6 LB8 (1986)
| | | | |  |                               F = 305 ci V8 LB9
| | | | |  |                               G = 305 ci V8 L69
| | | | |  |                               H = 305 ci V8 LG4
| | | | |  +--------------------------> Body Type
| | | | |                                  87 = 2 door coupe
| | | | +-----------------------------> Carline Series
| | | |                                    Chevrolet:
| | | |                                       P = Sport Coupe, Z28
| | | |                                       S = Berlinetta
| | | |                                    Pontiac:
| | | |                                       S = Firebird
| | | |                                       W = Trans Am
| | | |                                       X = Trans Am Special Edition
| | | +-------------------------------> Carline Code
| | |                                      F = F Body
| | +---------------------------------> Make
| |                                        1 = Chevrolet
| |                                        2 = Pontiac
| +-----------------------------------> Manufacturer
|                                          G = General Motors
+-------------------------------------> Country
                                           1 = USA
                                           2 = Canada

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1987-1992

1 G 1 F P 2 1 H X H L 1 0 0 0 0 1
| | | | | | | | | | | +---------+-----> Production Number
| | | | | | | | | | +-----------------> Assembly Plant
| | | | | | | | | |                        N = Norwood (1987 only)
| | | | | | | | | |                        L = Van Nuys
| | | | | | | | | +-------------------> Model Year
| | | | | | | | |                          H = 1987
| | | | | | | | |                          J = 1988
| | | | | | | | |                          K = 1989
| | | | | | | | |                          L = 1990
| | | | | | | | |                          M = 1991
| | | | | | | | |                          N = 1992
| | | | | | | | +---------------------> Check digit

| | | | | | | +-----------------------> Engine Code
| | | | | | |                              S = 173 ci V6 LB8 (1987-1989)
| | | | | | |                              T = 191 ci V6 LH0 (1990-1992)
| | | | | | |                              F = 305 ci V8 LB9
| | | | | | |                              H = 305 ci V8 LG4 (1987)
| | | | | | |                              E = 305 ci V8 LO3 (1988-1992)
| | | | | | |                              8 = 350 ci V8 B2L/L98
| | | | | | |                                                (1987-1992)
| | | | | | +-------------------------> Restraint System
| | | | | |                                1 = Manual belts
| | | | | |                                2 = Manual belts
| | | | | |                                    (built in safety)
| | | | | |                                3 = Manual belts
| | | | | |                                    (driver inflatable)
| | | | | |                                4 = Automatic belts
| | | | | +---------------------------> Body Type
| | | | |                                  2 = 2 door coupe (hatchback)
| | | | |                                  3 = 2 dorr convertible
| | | | +-----------------------------> Carline Series
| | | |                                    Chevrolet:
| | | |                                       P = Camaro (all models)
| | | |                                    Pontiac:
| | | |                                       S = Firebird
| | | |                                       W = Formula, Trans Am
| | | +-------------------------------> Carline Code
| | |                                      F = F Body
| | +---------------------------------> Make
| |                                        1 = Chevrolet
| |                                        2 = Pontiac
| +-----------------------------------> Manufacturer
|                                          G = General Motors
+-------------------------------------> Country
                                           1 = USA
                                           2 = Canada

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