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Oldsmobile Vehicle Identification 1973 - 1975

1973
1974
1975

1973
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.

Seventh symbol indicated the assembly plant.
			
1	2	3/4	5	6	7
3 = Oldsmobile
	B = Omega
		27 = 2dr coupe
		17 = 2dr hatch
		69 = 4dr sedan
	F = Cutlass Hardtop
		37 = 2dr coupe
	G = Cutlass ‘S’
		29 = 4dr sedan (sold as Cutlass)
		37 = 2dr coupe
	J = Cutlass Sumpreme
		57 = 2dr coupe
		29 = 4dr coupe
	K = Vista Cruiser
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater 
		45 = 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
	Q = Custom Cruiser
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater
	R = Custom Cruiser with woodgrain
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater		
	T = 98
		37 = 2dr coupe
		39 = 4dr sedan
	V = 98 luxury
		37 = 2dr coupe
		39 = 4dr sedan
	X = 98 Regency
		39 = 4dr sedan
	Y = Tornado
		57 = 2dr coupe
	Z = Tornado Brougham
		57 = 2dr coupe
			H,K,M = 350ci V8
			T,U,V,W = 455ci V8
				3 = 1973	
					E = Linden, NJ
					G = Framington, Boston
					L = Van Nuys
					M = Michigan (Lansing)
					R = Texas (Arlington)
					X = Kansas City	
					W = Willow Run

Remaining symbols vehicle production number

The starting number was 100001 at each plant.

Engines (there is no relationship to an assembly plant)

1973
250ci 6cyl		350ci V8
CC* 100nhp		QN/QO/QP/QQ/QS/QT = 160nhp			
			QA/QB/QJ/QK/QU/QV/QC/QD/QE/QL = 180nhp		
			
455ci V8
U* = 225nhp
T = 250nhp
W = 270nhp

1974

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.

Seventh symbol indicated the assembly plant.
			
1	2	3/4	5	6	7
3 = Oldsmobile
	B = Omega
		27 = 2dr coupe
		17 = 2dr hatch
		69 = 4dr sedan
	F = Cutlass Hardtop
		37 = 2dr coupe
	G = Cutlass ‘S’
		29 = 4dr sedan (sold as Cutlass)
		37 = 2dr coupe
	H = Cutlass Wagon (sold as Cutlass Supreme Cruiser)
		35 = 4dr station wagon 6 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 8 seater
	J = Cutlass Supreme
		57 = 2dr coupe
		29 = 4dr coupe
	K = Vista Cruiser (sold as a Cutlass)
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater 
		45 = 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
	Q = Custom Cruiser
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater
	R = Custom Cruiser with woodgrain
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater		
	T = 98
		39 = 4dr sedan
	V = 98 luxury
		37 = 2dr coupe
		39 = 4dr sedan
	X = 98 Regency
		37 = 2dr coupe
		39 = 4dr sedan
	Y = Tornado
		57 = 2dr coupe
	Z = Tornado Brougham
		57 = 2dr coupe
			D = 250ci 6cyl
			K,M = 350ci V8
			T,U,W = 455ci V8
				4 = 1974	
					E = Linden, NJ
					G = Framington, Boston
					L = Van Nuys
					M = Michigan (Lansing)
					R = Texas (Arlington)
					X = Kansas City	
					W = Willow Run

Remaining symbols vehicle production number

The starting number was 100001 at each plant.

Engines (there is no relationship to an assembly plant)

1974
250ci 6cyl		350ci V8
DC* = 100nhp	K*/M* = 180nhp		
			
455ci V8
U* = 225nhp
T = 250nhp
W = 270nhp

1975

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.

Seventh symbol indicated the assembly plant.
			
1	2	3/4	5	6	7
3 = Oldsmobile
	B = Omega
		27 = 2dr coupe
		17 = 2dr hatch
		69 = 4dr sedan
	C = Omega Saloon
		27 = 2dr coupe
		17 = 2dr hatch
		69 = 4dr sedan
	D = Starfire
		07 = 2dr coupe
		T07 = 2dr coupe
	F = Cutlass Hardtop
		37 = 2dr coupe
	G = Cutlass ‘S’
		29 = 4dr sedan (sold as Cutlass)
		37 = 2dr coupe
	H = Cutlass Supreme Cruiser)
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater
	J = Cutlass Supreme/Vista Cruiser
		57 = 2dr coupe
		29 = 4dr coupe
35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater
	K = Cutlass Saloon
		57 = 2dr coupe
		29 = 4dr coupe
	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
	Q = Custom Cruiser
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater
	R = Custom Cruiser with woodgrain
		35 = 4dr station wagon 5 seater
		45 = 4dr station wagon 7 seater		
	V = 98 luxury
		37 = 2dr coupe
		39 = 4dr sedan
	X = 98 Regency
		37 = 2dr coupe
		39 = 4dr sedan
	Y = Tornado
		57 = 2dr coupe
	Z = Tornado Brougham
		57 = 2dr coupe
			C = 231ci V6
D = 250ci 6cyl
F = 260ci V8
			H,J,K,M = 350ci V8
			R,S = 400ci V8
			T,W = 455ci V8
				5= 1975
					D = Doraville (Atlanta)
E = Linden, NJ
					G = Framington, Boston
K = Leeds, Mo					
L = Van Nuys
					M = Michigan (Lansing)
					R = Texas (Arlington)
					X = Kansas City	
					W = Willow Run
					2 = St Therese

Remaining symbols vehicle production number

The starting number was 100001 at each plant.

Engines (there is no relationship to an assembly plant)

1975
250ci 6cyl			231ci V6		350ci V8
C** = 105nhp		F* = 110nhp		RS/RT = 145nhp

260ci V8						
QA/QB/QC/QD/QE/QJ/QK/QN/QP/QQ/TA/TE/TD/TN/TP/TQ = 110nhp			
350ci V8
P*/Q2/Q3/Q4/Q5/QL/QO/QX/RN/RW/RX/TL/TO/TX = 165nhp
M = 170nhp dual exhaust

400ci V8
YH/YJ = 170/175nhp
YM/YT = 190nhp

455ci V8
U*/V*/YM/YT = 190nhp = 225nhp
W = 215hp dual exhaust


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