2nd digit: Manufacturer;
Character G = General Motors
3rd digit: Make;
Character Z = Saturn
4th & 5th digits: Carline Series;
Characters MB = Base Convertible Sky
Characters MG = Sport Convertible Sky
6th digit: Body Style;
Character 3 = 2-Door, Convertible
7th digit: Restraint Systems;
Character 2 = Active Manual Belts w/ Driver & Passenger Supplemental Inflatable Restraint Frontal
8th digit: Engine Type;
Character X = RPO LNF, Gas, 4cyl., 2.0L, DI, Alum., Turbo, GM
Character B = RPO LE5, Gas, 4cyl., 2.4L, MFI, Alum., DOHC, HO, EcoTec
9th digit: Check Digit
10th digit: Model Year;
Character 7 = 2007
Character 8 = 2008
11th digit: Plant Location;
Character Y = Wilmington, DE, USA
12th -17th digits: Plant Sequence Number;
Still a bit confusing. If the last six numbers were say 125234 does that mean your car is the 125,234 one made (not that many Sky's have been built) or does it mean your car is the 25,234 one, or the 234rd one made? I know in other low volume manufactured cars it's all six digits. So a low volume car might be 000234. If the large six digit number is correct then does it mean your Sky was the 125,234 car (of all types combined) built by GM at that moment or day?
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Those last numbers are also known as 'Production Serial Sequence' numbers.
You used to be able to figure out what your production number was from them. But I do not think that applies any longer - or at least that is what I have heard.
Since the Sky is produced on the same platform and on the same production lines as the Pontiac Solstice, Opel GT, & Daewoo GX2 - this number may just be a reflection of how many vehicles have been produced on either that platform or production line.
My knowledge in this area comes more from restoring older cars - so I am not totally up on deciphering the newer VIN codes.
Hopefully, someone who works at GM with more knowledge will be able to answer this question adequately as to how those Production (or Sequence) digits work.
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Wow, Sure got a lot of help there!... and thanks. I have read where folks talk about theirs and say things like "mine is an early production number 223" . I still am confused as well about the production number of mine. I do know from carfax that it was produced in 2006 and is a 2007 model, it is not rare but just wish I could know the correct number. Puggs
One more time on the VINs. When the Sky first started the Vins were just Sky Vins and the Sols were just Sols Vins. They combined the two Vins at around 9000 on the Sky side with the vins on the Sol side. After that the Opel GT and the Daewoo were added to the Vins too. The last six numbers are your serial number on the cars. When referring to early numbers like, 101576, it means that this Vin, which is mine, was the 1576 Sky produced. As I said after 9000 it all was combined. Including R/L and GXP. ...Skip...You can go back in the archives in search mode and find out more....
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