VIN and ID codes

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I'm sure this info is already in here somewhere, but I came across this in the old threads and thought I may as well chuck it in. Credit goes to Stu (Holden Fan) who posted this in a reply to an inquiry into these codes on 20/02/2005.
I pretty much just cut and paste it so feel free to edit/correct/add to this as it does not list ALL codes.

 Original thread here

ENG: (Engine)

L20 - 202.

L31 - 308.

L32 - high compression 253.

L33 - low compression 253.

More engine details here:
HQ-WB_engine_prefixes


TRANS: (Transmission)

M15 - Three speed column shift manual, (except 308 & 350).

M20 - Four speed floor shift manual.

M21 - Four speed close ratio floor shift manual.

M22 - Four speed floor shift manual, (wide ratio) (six cyl commercial only).

M40 - Trimatic three speed column or console shift auto.

M41 - Turbo-Hydra-Matic 400 three speed column or console shift auto (308 only). Replaced in May 1979 by Turbo-Hydra-Matic 350.

M38 - Turbo-Hydra-Matic 350.


RRAXLE (Rear Axle / Diff Ratio)
GU4 - 3.08:1.

GU7 - 2.78:1.

GU8 - 3.90:1.

GV2 - 3.36:1 - only applicable to V8 HQ's.

GV4 - 3.36:1.

GV7 - 3.55:1.

G70 - 2.60:1 .


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Vehicle serial number

Breakdown of the VIN. (Early HQ only)
Eg: VIN - 80170QH500025.

80170 Q H5 00025

Model number

80170 - 6cyl Panelvan

80270 - 8cyl Panelvan

80180 - 6cyl Ute

80280 - 8cyl Ute

Last letter of vehicle model year (HQ)


Assembly plant code:

H1 - H4 = Brisbane

H5 - H9 = Sydney

J1 - J9 = Dandenong

L1 - L5 = Adelaide

L6 - L9 = Perth



Breakdown of the VIN. (Late HQ, HJ-HX-HZ)
Eg: VIN - 8M70RH J598183Z.

8 M 70 R H J5 98183 Z

GMH Designation Model code

M = Commercial

N = Kingswood


Body Style

70 = Panelvan

80 = Ute


Engine

L = 202 (3.3L)

LR = 253 (4.2L)

LT = 308 (5.0L)


Model Year

D = 1974

E = 1975

F = 1976

G = 1977

H = 1978


Assembly plant code

H1 - H4 = Brisbane

H5 - H9 = Sydney

J1 - J9 = Dandenong

L1 - L5 = Adelaide


Vehicle Serial Number

Series Code

Q = HQ

J = HJ

X = HX

Z = HZ


WB Stuff

MODELS

PREFIX OPTION MODEL

8WM60 ... - ... CAB CHASSIS

8WM70 ... - ... PANELVAN

8WM80 ... - ... UTILITY

8WN80 ... - ... KINGSWOOD UTILITY

8WS19 ... - ... STATESMAN DEVILLE

8WS19 ... XV4 ... STATESMAN DEVILLE SERIES II

8WT19 ... - ... STATESMAN CAPRICE

8WT19 ... XW9 ... STATESMAN CAPRICE SERIES II


ENGINE

COMP.RATIO OUTPUT ENG.NO.SUFFIX

3.3 6-CYL 8.8 66 kW WL

3.3 6-CYL(AUTO) 8.8 71 kW WL

4.2 V8 9.0 100 kW WR

5.0 V8 9.2 126 kW WT


FINAL DRIVE STATESMAN

SALISBURY
- 2.6

COMMERCIALS
- 3.08, 3.36, 3.55, 3.90, 4.44

LIMITED SLIP OPTIONAL ON ALL




H-page Author : Griff_one_tonner (24/03/2007)