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Vehicle Identification Number
1955 through 1959 Truck Decoder


Location: All Task Force trucks have the vehicle identification number stamped on a stainless steel plate that is spot welded on the left front door hinge post.



1955
Sample Vehicle Identification Number is: D255A000001

D*       Series: (D-1500, H-3100, M-3200, J-3600, L-3800)
2       Second Series
55     Last two digits of model year (55,56,57,58,59)
A      Assembly plant (A-Atlanta GA, B-Baltimore MD, F-Flint MI, J-Janesville WI, K-Kansas City MO, L-Los Angeles CA, N-Norwood OH, O-Oakland CA, S-St. Louis MO, T-Tarrytown NY)
000001     Consecutive Sequence Number
* ("V" prefix indicates a V-8 engine)

      Decoding:
  • 1500 Series
  • Second Series
  • 1955 Model year
  • Built in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The first car built



1956

Sample Vehicle Identification Number is: 3A56A000001

3A*       Series: (D-1500, 3A-3100, 3B-3200, 3E-3600, 3G-3800)
56     Last two digits of model year (55>,56,57,58,59)
A      Assembly plant (A-Atlanta GA, B-Baltimore MD, F-Flint MI, J-Janesville WI, K-Kansas City MO, L-Los Angeles CA, N-Norwood OH, O-Oakland CA, S-St. Louis MO, T-Tarrytown NY)
000001     Consecutive Sequence Number
* ("V" prefix indicates a V-8 engine)

      Decoding:
  • 3100 Series
  • 1956 Model year
  • Built in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The first car built


1957

Sample Vehicle Identification Number is: 3A57A000001

3A*       Series: (D-1508, 3A-3100, 3B-3200, 3E-3600, 3G-3800)
57     Last two digits of model year (55>,56,57,58,59)
A      Assembly plant (A-Atlanta GA, B-Baltimore MD, F-Flint MI, J-Janesville WI, K-Kansas City MO, L-Los Angeles CA, N-Norwood OH, O-Oakland CA, S-St. Louis MO, T-Tarrytown NY)
000001     Consecutive Sequence Number
* ("V" prefix indicates a V-8 engine)

      Decoding:
  • 3100 Series
  • 1957 Model year
  • Built in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The first car built



1958
Sample Vehicle Identification Number is: 3A58A000001

3A*       Series: (D-1171, H-1271, 3A-3100, 3B-3200, 3E-3600, 3G-3800)
58     Last two digits of model year (55>,56,57,58,59)
A      Assembly plant (A-Atlanta GA, B-Baltimore MD, F-Flint MI, J-Janesville WI, K-Kansas City MO, L-Los Angeles CA, N-Norwood OH, O-Oakland CA, S-St. Louis MO, T-Tarrytown NY, W-Willow Run, MI)
000001     Consecutive Sequence Number
* ("V" prefix indicates a V-8 engine)

      Decoding:
  • 3100 Series
  • 1958 Model year
  • Built in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The first car built



1959
Sample Vehicle Identification Number is: 3A59A000001

3A*       Series: (G-1100, H-1200, 3A-3100, 3B-3200, 3E-3600, 3G-3800)
59     Last two digits of model year (55>,56,57,58,59)
A      Assembly plant (A-Atlanta GA, B-Baltimore MD, F-Flint MI, J-Janesville WI, K-Kansas City MO, L-Los Angeles CA, N-Norwood OH, O-Oakland CA, S-St. Louis MO, T-Tarrytown NY, W-Willow Run, MI)
000001     Consecutive Sequence Number
* ("V" prefix indicates a V-8 engine)

      Decoding:
  • 3100 Series
  • 1959 Model year
  • Built in Atlanta, Georgia
  • The first car built


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