Advance Design VIN Decoder 2018-10-25T14:30:03+00:00

Advance Design Truck Identification

The serial number consists of a group of numbers and letters which indicate the assembly plant, the model year, the series, the month of assembly,
and the number of units (plus 1000) assembled at that plant.

 EXAMPLE – 3SKB19943

 3-SK-B-19943 indicates that the truck was assembled at St. Louis.  1949 model, Series 4400,
built in February, and was the 18,943rd truck of the 4400 series built at that plant.

    3                           SK                          B                               19943

Assembly PlantSymbol & SeriesMonthUnit Number
1.  FlintGJ — 1500A — JanuaryEach series separately numbered

in sequence, starting with 1001,

at each plant.  (this number not

necessary for chassis classification.)

2.  TarrytownGK — 2000B — February
3.  St. LouisGP — 3100C — March
5.  Kansas CityGR — 3600D — April
6.  OaklandGT — 3700E — May
8.  AtlantaGS — 3800F — June
9.  NorwoodGU — 3900G — July
14.  BaltimoreSJ — 4100H — August
20.  Los AngelesSK — 4400I — September
21.  JanesvilleSL — 4500J — October
SP(S) — 5100K — November
SR (S) — 5400L — December
SS(S) — 5700
SV(S) — 6100
SW(S) — 6400
SX — 6700

 
1947 2ND SERIES

SymbolWheel BaseSeriesType of Vehicle
EJ1161500Passenger (Stylemaster)
EK1162000Passenger (Fleetmaster & Fleetline)
EP1163100Commercial ½ Ton Truck
ER125 ¼3600Commercial ¾ Ton Truck
ES1373800Commercial 1 Ton Truck
QJ1374100Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
QK1614400Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
QL1614500Utility School Bus Chassis
QV(S)1376100Utility 2 Ton Truck
QW(S)1616400Utility 2 Ton Truck
QX1996700Utility School Bus Chassis
QP(S)1105100Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
QR(S)1345400Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
QS(S)1585700Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE

 

1948

SymbolWheel BaseSeriesType of Vehicle
FJ1161500Passenger (Stylemaster)
FK1162100Passenger (Fleetmaster & Fleetline)
FP1163100Commercial ½ Ton Truck
FR125 ¼3600Commercial ¾ Ton Truck
FT125 ¼3700Commercial ¾ Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

FS1373800Commercial 1 Ton Truck
FU1373900Commercial 1 Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

RJ1374100Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
RK1614400Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
RL1614500Utility School Bus Chassis
RV(S)1376100Utility 2 Ton Truck
RW(S)1616400Utility 2 Ton Truck
RX1996700Utility School Bus Chassis
RP(S)1105100Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
RR(S)1345400Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
RS(S)1585700Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE

 

1949

SymbolWheel BaseSeriesType of Vehicle
GJ1151500Passenger (Special)

Stylemaster & Fleetline

GK1152100Passenger (Deluxe)

Stylemaster & Fleetline

GP1163100Commercial ½ Ton Truck
GR125 ¼3600Commercial ¾ Ton Truck
GT125 ¼3700Commercial ¾ Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

GS1373800Commercial 1 Ton Truck
GU1373900Commercial 1 Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

SJ1374100Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
SK1614400Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
SL1614500Utility School Bus Chassis
SV(S)1376100Utility 2 Ton Truck
SW(S)1616400Utility 2 Ton Truck
SX1996700Utility School Bus Chassis
SP(S)1105100Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
SR(S)1345400Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
SS(S)1585700Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE

 

1950

SymbolWheel BaseSeriesType of Vehicle
HJ1161500Passenger (Special)

Stylemaster & Fleetline

HK1162100Passenger (Deluxe)

Stylemaster & Fleetline

HP1163100Commercial ½ Ton Truck
HR125 ¼3600Commercial ¾ Ton Truck
HT125 ¼3700Commercial ¾ Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

HS1373800Commercial 1 Ton Truck
HU1373900Commercial 1 Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

TJ1374100Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
TK1614400Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
TL1614500Utility School Bus Chassis
TV(S)1376100Utility 2 Ton Truck
TW(S)1616400Utility 2 Ton Truck
TX1996700Utility School Bus Chassis
TP(S)1105100Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
TR(S)1345400Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
TS(S)1585700Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE

 

1951

SymbolWheel BaseSeriesType of Vehicle
JJ1161500Passenger (Special)

Stylemaster & Fleetline

JK1162100Passenger (Deluxe)

Stylemaster & Fleetline

JP1163100Commercial ½ Ton Truck
JR125 ¼3600Commercial ¾ Ton Truck
JT125 ¼3700Commercial ¾ Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

JS1373800Commercial 1 Ton Truck
JU1373900Commercial 1 Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

UJ1374100Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
UK1614400Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
UL1614500Utility School Bus Chassis
UV(S)1376100Utility 2 Ton Truck
UW(S)1616400Utility 2 Ton Truck
UX1996700Utility School Bus Chassis
UP(S)1105100Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
UR(S)1345400Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
US(S)1585700Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE

 

1952

SymbolWheel BaseSeriesType of Vehicle
KJ1161500Passenger (Special)

Stylemaster & Fleetline

KK1162100Passenger (Deluxe)

Stylemaster & Fleetline

KP1163100Commercial ½ Ton Truck
KR125 ¼3600Commercial ¾ Ton Truck
KT125 ¼3700Commercial ¾ Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

KS1373800Commercial 1 Ton Truck
KU1373900Commercial 1 Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

VJ1374100Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
VK1614400Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
VL1614500Utility School Bus Chassis
VV(S)1376100Utility 2 Ton Truck
VW(S)1616400Utility 2 Ton Truck
VX1996700Utility School Bus Chassis
VP(S)1105100Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
VR(S)1345400Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
VS(S)1585700Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE

 

1953 – 1955 1st

SymbolWheel BaseSeriesType of Vehicle
A1151500Passenger (One Fifty)
B1152100Passenger (Two Ten)
C1152400Passenger (Bel Air)
D1151508Sedan Delivery
H1163100Commercial ½ Ton Truck
J125 ¼3600Commercial ¾ Ton Truck
K125 ¼3700Commercial ¾ Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

L1373800Commercial 1 Ton Truck
M1373900Commercial 1 Ton Truck

(Double Duty)

Forward Control Delivery Chassis

N1374100Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
P1614400Utility 1 ½ Ton Truck
R1614500Utility School Bus Chassis
V1376100Utility 2 Ton Truck
W1616400Utility 2 Ton Truck
X1796500Utility 2 Ton Truck
Y1996700Utility School Bus Chassis
Z2126800Utility School Bus Chassis
S1105100Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
T1345400Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE
U1585700Utility 2 Ton Truck, COE

REFERENCES:
1949 Chevrolet Truck Data Book
1951 Chevrolet Truck Data Book
Chevs of the 40’s

NOTE 1: In my Chevrolet Truck Data Books, Model 2100 is listed as model 2000.  I’m not quite sure which one is correct.  I got model 2100 from the reference Chevs of the 40’s provided.  If the is a mistake, please let me know.

NOTE 2:  I don’t have a data book for the 1954-55 1st series and am going by what Chevs of the 40’s lists.  If this is in error, please let me know.