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Oldsmobile Vehicle Identification 1967 - 1972

1967
1968 - 1971
1972

1967

First symbol indicates the division of General Motors.
3 = Oldsmobile

Second to fifth symbols indicate series.
F-85 (F-85 model number)
3	3	-	-	Standard V6
3	4	-	-	Standard V8
0	7	2dr coupe Standard only
3	5	4dr station wagon
6	9	4dr sedan

Cutlass (Cut)
3	5	-	-	6 cyl
3	6	-	-	8 cyl
		1	7	2dr hardtop
		6	7	2dr convertible
		6	9	4dr sedan
		3	9	4dr hardtop
		3	5	4dr station wagon

Cutlass Supreme (CS)
3	8	0	7	2dr coupe
3	8	6	7	2dr convertible
3	8	6	9	4dr sedan
3	8	3	9	4dr hardtop
3	8	1	7	2dr hardtop

Vista Cruiser (VC model number) all 4 door station wagons
3	4	6	5	8 seater - standard
3	8	5	5	6 seater - custom
3	8	6	5	8 seater - custom
	
Delmont Eighty-Eight (88)
5	2	-	-	330 models
5	6	-	-	425 models
		8	7	2dr hardtop
		3	9	4dr hardtop
		6	9	4dr sedan
		6	7	2dr convertible (only 425)

Delta Eighty-Eight (D88)
5	8	-	-	Delta Standard
5	4	-	-	Delta Custom
		8	7	2dr hardtop
		6	9	4dr sedan - standard only
		3	9	4dr hardtop 
		6	7	2dr convertible - standard only
	
Ninety-Eight (98)
8	4	3	7	2dr coupe
8	4	6	7	2dr convertible
8	4	6	9	4dr sedan
8	4	3	9	4dr hardtop
8	6	6	9	4dr luxury sedan

Tornado (T)
9	4	8	7	2dr coupe standard (1966)
9	6	8	7	2dr coupe luxury (1966)


Sixth symbol indicates the model year.
7 = 1967

Seventh symbol indicated the series.

C = California (Southgate)
D = Atlanta						
E = Linden, NJ
G = Framington, Boston
M = Michigan (Lansing)
R = Texas (Arlington)
X = Kansas City	
Z = California (Fremont)	

			
Remaining symbols vehicle production number

The starting number at each plant was 100001

Engines (there is no relationship to an assembly plant)

1967
250ci	6 cyl			330ci F-85/Cutlass V8	330ci 88 V8
FVx = 155hp			W = 260hp			XE = 250hp
FVJ = export		WE = 250hp			X = 260hp		
								XG = 320hp

350ci F-85/Cutlass/Cutlass Supreme V8		WG/WH = 320hp

400ci 4-4-2 V8	VG = 350hp 4 barrel & 360hp Force-Air

400ci Turnpike Cruiser V8	V = 300hp

425ci	Dynamic 88/Delta 88/Ninety-Eight V8
PL = 300hp, P = 310hp, R = 365hp, RS = 375hp, PE = export 2 barrel, RE = export 4 barrel

425ci Tornado V8	RT = 385hp

1968-1971

First symbol indicates the division of General Motors.
3 = Oldsmobile

Second to fifth symbols indicate series.
F-85 (F-85 model number)
3	1	7	7	2dr coupe V6 (1968-1970)
3	1	7	7	4dr sedan V6 (1968)
3	2	7	7	2dr coupe V8 (1968-1970)
3	2	6	9	4dr sedan V8 (1968)
3	1	6	9	4dr sedan V6
3	2	6	9	4dr sedan V8

Cutlass (C) / Cutlass S (C)1968-70, (CS) 1971
3	5	-	-	6 cyl
3	6	-	-	8 cyl
		6	9	4dr sedan
		3	9	4dr hardtop (1968-1970)
		3	5	4dr station wagon (1968-1970)
		3	6	4dr station wagon (1971)
		7	7	2dr coupe
		8	7	2dr hardtop 
		6	7	2dr convertible (1968-1969)

Cutlass Supreme (CS)1968-70 (CSU) 1971
4	2	8	7	2dr coupe (1968-1969)
4	2	6	9	4dr sedan (1968-1970)
4	2	3	9	4dr hardtop(1968-1969 / 1971)
4	2	5	7	2dr hardtop (1970-1971)
4	2	6	7	2dr convertible (1970-1971)

4-4-2 (442)
4	4	7	7	2dr coupe (1968-1970)
4	4	8	7	2dr hardtop
4	4	6	7	2dr convertible
4	4	8	7H	2dr Hurst/Olds (1969)

Vista Cruiser (VC) 
4	8	5	5	4dr station wagon 5/6 seater
4	8	6	5	4dr station wagon 7/8 seater

Delmont Eighty-Eight (88) (1968 only)
5	4	8	7	2dr hardtop 
5	4	3	9	4dr hardtop
5	4	6	9	4dr sedan
5	4	6	7	2dr convertible

Delta Eighty-Eight (D88) (1968 only)
6	4	8	7	2dr hardtop - standard
6	4	6	9	4dr sedan - standard
6	4	3	9	4dr hardtop - standard
6	6	8	7	2dr hardtop - custom
6	6	3	9	4dr hardtop - custom

Delta Eighty-Eight (D88) (1969-1971)
5	4	3	7	2dr hardtop
5	4	6	9	4dr sedan
5	4	3	9	4dr hardtop
5	6	6	7	2dr convertible (1969-1970)

Delta Eighty-Eight Custom (DC88) (1969-1970)
6	4	3	7	2dr hardtop
6	4	6	9	4dr sedan
6	4	3	9	4dr hardtop

Delta Eighty-Eight Custom (88C) (1971)
6	4	3	9	4dr hardtop
6	4	5	7	2dr hardtop
6	4	6	9	4dr sedan

Delta Eighty-Eight Royale (DR88)(1968-1970)
6	6	4	7	2dr hardtop

Delta Eighty-Eight Royale (88R)(1971)
6	6	4	7	2dr hardtop
6	6	6	7	2dr convertible

Custom Cruiser (CC)(1971)
6	8	3	5	4dr station wagon 5 seater
6	8	4	5	4dr station wagon 7 seater

Ninety-Eight (98)
8	4	5	7	2dr hardtop (1968-1970)
8	4	6	7	2dr convertible (1968-1970)
8	4	6	9	4dr sedan (1968-1970)
8	4	3	9	4dr hardtop
8	4	3	7	2dr hardtop (1971)
8	6	6	9	4dr luxury sedan
8	6	3	9	4dr luxury hardtop (1969-1970)
8	6	3	7	2dr hardtop (1971)

Tornado (T)
9	4	8	7	2dr coupe standard (1968-1970)
9	6	8	7	2dr coupe custom (1968-1970)
9	6	5	7	2dr coupe (1971)
9	8	5	7	2dr coupe Brougham trim (1971)

Sixth symbol indicates the model year.
8 = 1968
9 = 1969
0 = 1970
1 = 1971

Seventh symbol indicated the assembly plant.

C = California (Southgate)
D = Atlanta						
E = Linden, NJ
G = Framington, Boston
M = Michigan (Lansing)
R = Texas (Arlington)
X = Kansas City	
Z = California (Fremont)
1 = Oshawa, Canada	
			
Remaining symbols vehicle production number

The starting number at each plant for the 1968 model year on was 100001

Engines (there is no relationship to an assembly plant)
1968
250ci	6cyl			350ci V8 F-85/Cutlass/Cutlass Supreme
VA/VB/VF/VE = 155hp	QI/QJ = 250hp manual	T = 250hp
				QA/QB	= 250hp auto	TB/TD = 250hp auto
								TN = 310hp

400ci V8					455ci V8
QL = 290hp					UC = 310hp
QR/QS/QT = 325hp				UN/UO = 365hp
QW/QU = 350hp				UA/UB = 320hp
QT = 360hp “W-30” optional V8		US/UT = 375hp
						UW = 400hp (Tornado only)
						UX = 390hp (Tornado only)

1969
250ci	6cyl			350ci V8
VA/VB/VF/VE = 155hp	QI = 250hp manual		
VD/VJ = export		QA/QB/QJ = 250hp auto	
				QV/QN/QP = 310hp man	
				QX = W-31 325hp
				TL/TB/TO/TC = 250hp

400ci V8					455ci V8
QW = 350hp					UC/UD/UJ = 310hp
QR/QS = 325hp				UN/UO = 365hp
QU/QT = 360hp “W-30” optional V8	UL = 390hp	
						US/UT/UV = 375hp (Tornado)
						UW = 400hp (Tornado)
						UX = 380hp (Hurst-Olds)

1970
250ci 6cyl			350ci V8
VB/VF = 155hp		QI/QA/QJ/TC/TD/TL = 250hp
				QN/QP/QV = 310hp
				QD/QX = 325hp
				
455ci V8
UC/UD/UJ = 310hp
TX/TY = 320hp
TP/TQ/TU/TV/TW/UN/UO = 365hp
TS/TT = 370hp
US/UT = 375hp
UL = 390hp
UV/UW = 400hp

1971
250ci 6cyl			350ci V8
ZB/ZG/VB/VF = 145hp	QI/QA/QJ/TC/TD/TE = 240hp
				QN/QP/QB/QD = 260hp
				
455ci V8
UC/UD/UE/TY/TX = 280hp
TA/TN/TP/TQ/TU/TV/TW/UN/UO = 320hp
TT/TL/TS/TB = 340hp
US/UT = 350hp

1972

First symbol indicates the division of General Motors.

Second symbol indicates the series:

Third and fourth symbols indicate body style.

Fifth symbol indicates type of engine.

Sixth symbol indicates model year.
2 = 1972

Seventh symbol indicated the assembly plant.
			
1	2	3/4	5	6	7
3 = Oldsmobile
	D = F-85
		69 = 4dr sedan			
	F = Cutlass Hardtop
		87 = 2dr coupe
	G = Cutlass ‘S’
		69 = 4dr sedan (sold as Cutlass)
		36 = 4dr station wagon (sold as Cutlass Cruiser)
		87 = 2dr hardtop
		77 = 2dr sports coupe
	J = Cutlass Sumpreme
		57 = 2dr hardtop
		67 = 2dr convertible
		39 = 4dr hardtop
	K = Vista Cruiser
		56 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		66 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater
	L = Delta 88
		57 = 2dr coupe
		39 = 4dr hardtop
		69 = 4dr sedan
	N = Delta 88 Royale
		57 = 2dr coupe
		39 = 4dr hardtop
		69 = 4dr sedan
		67 = 2dr convertible
	R = Custom Cruiser
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater
	U = Ninety-Eight
		37 = 2dr hardtop
		39 = 4dr sedan
		1972 - body no. 8639 Regency also available.
	V = Luxury
		37 = 2dr 88 coupe
		39 = 4dr 88 sedan
	Y = Tornado
		57 = 2dr coupe
		1972 - body no. 9857 Brougham also available.
	X = Tornado Chassis

			H,J,K,M = 350ci V8
			S,T,U,V,W,X = 455ci V8
				2 = 1972	
					E = Linden, NJ
					G = Framington, Boston
					M = Michigan (Lansing)
					R = Texas (Arlington)
					X = Kansas City	
					Z = California (Fremont)

Remaining symbols vehicle production number

The starting number was 100001 at each plant.

Engines (there is no relationship to an assembly plant)

1972
350ci V8				455ci V8
QA = 160hp				WX = 250hp
QB/QC/QN = 175hp			UD/UE/UA/UB = 270hp
QD/QE/QJ/QK/QP = 180hp			US/UT = 335hp
QM = 200hp				UL/UN/UO = 300hp

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