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Volvo 240 VIN INFORMATION

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The following information was resurrected here after the VLVworld.com (formerly VolvoWorld.com) web pages went away. 
This Volvo VIN info has been very useful to myself and many 240 enthusiasts over the years, so I decided to add it here in a familiar format similar to how it previously existed. 

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VIN  - Vehicle Identification Number
1975 to 1980 200 Series

This VIN contains 13 digits (after the VC prefix).





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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Model
VC
2
4
4
4
5
L
1
2
7
5
9
6
5














































































242
2-door 240
244
4-door 240
245
wagon 240
262
2-door 260
264
4-door 260
265
5-door 60

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Engine
VC
2
4
4
4
5
L
1
2
7
5
9
6
5

















































































11
B20A
15
B20F
21
B19A
24
B19E
41
B21A
44
B21E
45
B21F
61
B27A
62
B28A
64
B27E
65
B27F
68
B28E
69
B28F
77
D24

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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Year
VC
2
4
4
4
5
L
1
2
7
5
9
6
5

















































B
1975
E
1976
H
1977
L
1978
M
1979
A
1980

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4
5
6
7
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9
10
11
12
13
Factory
VC
2
4
4
4
5
L
1
2
7
5
9
6
5


































0
Kalmar Sweden
1
Torlanda (Gothenburg) Sweden
2
Ghent Belgium (Volvo Europe)
3
Halifax N.S. Canada
D
Italy (assembled by Bertone)

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5
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9
10
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12
13
Chassis Number
VC
2
4
4
4
5
L
1
2
7
5
9
6
5















This is a unique consecutive number assigned to each chassis.  Each car within a chassis series (2-door, 4-door or wagon) was assigned this unique 6-digit number. The year can also be determined from the chassis number.




VIN  - Vehicle Identification Number
1981 to 1996 All Volvo Models

This VIN contains 17 digits. The table further below shows a few decoded examples.



VIN Digit Decoding


          
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5
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17
Manufacturer

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

YV1 = VOLVO CARS
(Manufacturer code assigned by ISO)

          
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Model

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

A
240
B
260
F
740
G
760
H
780
J
940
K
960

          
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Safety

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

A
Airbag
X
Mechanical Belt
S
4-door with airbag
W
Wagon with airbag
T
4-door with mechanical belt

         
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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12
13
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16
17
Engine

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

11
B17A
21
B19A
24
B19E
26
B19E
37
D20
41
B21A
44
B21E
45
B21F
46
B21ET
47
B21FT
48
B21LH Jet
49
B21F MPG (1981)
B21F K Jet (1982)
61
B27A
62
B28A
64
B27E
65
B27F
68
B28E
69
B28F
74
D24 TIC w/EGR
75
D24 TIC w/o EGR
76
D24T
77
D24 (81-84)
80
B230G
81
B23A
82
B230GT, B230FD
84
B23E
85
B230FB
86
B230FT EGR
87
B230FT non-EGR
88
B23F (1983-84)
B230F (1985 +)
89
B234F
92
B6244F
93
B6254F
95
B6304F w/ air pump
96
B6204F w/o air pump
98
N6304G
99
B6254G

          
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3
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5
6
7
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9
10
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12
13
14
15
16
17
Doors

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

2
2-door
4
4-door
5
5-door (wagon)

          
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Check

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

This digit is a CHECK FIGURE that is calculated by other digits in the VIN.  It's used as a safety measure to prevent errors.

          
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3
4
5
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7
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17
Year

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

A
1980
B
1981
C
1982
D
1983
E
1984
F
1985
G
1986
H
1987
J
1988
K
1989
L
1990
M
1991
N
1992
P
1993
R
1994
S
1995
T
1996

          
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Factory

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

0
Kalmar Sweden
1
Torlanda (Gothenburg) Sweden
2
Ghent Belgium (Volvo Europe)
3
Halifax N.S. Canada
4
Thailand
5
Malaysia
6
Indonesia
7
Uddevalla Sweden
A
Uddevalla Sweden
D
Italy (Assembled by Bertone)


          
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16
17
Chassis Nr.

Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7

This is a unique consecutive number assigned to each chassis.  Each car within a chassis series (2-door, 4-door or wagon) was assigned this unique 6-digit number. The year can also be determined from the chassis number.

Example Decoding

          
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Y
V
1
A
X
8
4 5
6
C
3
3
7
5
0
6
7


Y
V
1
A
X
4
7
5
4
E
3
5
8
6
4
9
8






















VIN
Decoded Information
YV1AX8456C3375067
 YV1 = Volvo
 A = 240
 X = Mechanical belts
 84 = B23E Engine
 5 = Wagon
 6 = Check figure
 C = 1982
 3 = Halifax N.S. Canada Plant
 375067 = Chassis number

YV1AX4754E3586498
 YV1 = Volvo
 A = 240
 X = Mechanical belts
 47 = B21FT Engine
 5 = Wagon
 4 = Check figure
 E = 1984
 3 = Halifax N.S. Canada Plant
 586498 = Chassis number









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