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VIN

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Vehicle Identification Number

Also see:
* Chassis numbers
* Body Codes

Overview

Starting in 1980, Datsuns in for sale in North America were marked with an international-standard VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) number. You'll find it in these locations:

  • Engine compartment ID plate
  • dash plate, visible through windshield

VIN, based on 1979 & 1980 ISO Standards, was the first international standardized vehicle identification number system. Prior to this, manufacturers used their own system. Nissan called their earlier IDs the "Car Number". Since the 1981 calendar year, only VIN has been used in North America and Europe.

Digits1-34-9101112-17
N. AmericaManufacturer IdentifierVehicle AttributesModel YearPlant codeManufacturer + chassis number
Int'lManufacturer IdentifierVehicle Descriptor Section (VDS)Model YearPlant codeUnique chassis number

Example

Here is a photo of actual B310 plate:
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VIN: JN1PB04S2B9259790 (17 digits)
* WMI: JN1
** J: Japan
** N: Nissan
* VDS attributes: PB04S2
** These are manufacturer-specific attributes
** Check digit: 2
* Model year: B - 1981
* Plant code: 9 - Fujiya
*: 
* Chassis no: 259790
EXAMPLE 2
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VIN: JN1PB05S7C7205723 (17 digits)
* WMI: JN1
** J: Japan
** N: Nissan
* VDS attributes: PB05S7
* Model year: C - 1982
* Plant code: U - Fujiya
*: 
* Chassis no: 205723
EXAMPLE 3: Japan-market
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* Chassis number: VPJC22-202948

This is not an ISO 3779 standard VIN but only a "Chassis Number".

EXAMPLE
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Plant 4: Aichi Machine
Color 002: white (truck has been repainted)
Trim K: gray

Plant Codes

  • U Zama (Partial operations begin December 1964, production ceased May 1995)
  • F Fuji Heavy Industries
  • C Smyrna, Tennessee USA
  • L Aguascaliente, Mexico
  • M Tochigi (Completed March 1971)
  • T Oppama (Partial operations begin Oct 1961)
  • W Kyusyu 九州
  • X Nissha-Hiratsuka 平塚
  • 4 Aichi Machine 愛知機械
  • 5 Murayama (Prince Motors plant acrquired in merger Aug 1966, Production ceased Mar 2001)
  • 9 Fujijyu (Fujiya, Fuji) Sold December 1999

For more details, see VIN on wikipeida. 

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