Production - Vehicle Identification
VIN Decoding - Australian Mopars - VC to VF
By Keegan Rowe
On early models the body number is stamped in to the right hand inner fender.
First and second character:
Indicates the model. V for valiant and C/E/F for the model.
Indicates the gearbox that was supplied.
|3||6 cylinder manual transmission|
|4||6 cylinder auto transmission|
|6||8 cylinder auto transmission|
|7||6 cylinder HP manual transmission|
|8||6 cylinder HP auto transmission|
The price range:
Fifth and sixth character:
The body type:
|23||2 Door Hardtop|
|41||4 Door Sedan|
|45||4 Door Station Wagon|
Each body has a unique serial number which reflects it's production number, numbers are sequential starting from 00001 in each body type.
For example, VE8-M-41-0123. This decodes as a Valiant 'E' model, with a 6 cylinder HP automatic transmission, medium price range in a sedan body. The transmission type dictates the engine type as well - the HP automatic indicates that the engine is a 160HP Slant 6 cylinder.