1980 CORVETTE TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION
Location:

Transmission Identification Example:

ZJ - Type Designation.
ZJ - 4-Speed Manual
7JC - 3-Speed Automatic
R - Source Designation.
R - Muncie
Y - Toledo
0 - Year. 0 - 1980
E01D - Production Month and Date.
E - Designates Month (See Chart Below.)
A - Jan. / B - Feb. / C - Mar. / D - Apr. / E - May / H - June / K - July / M - Aug. / P - Sept. / R - Oct. / S - Nov. / T - Dec.
01 - Designates Day of the month.
D or N - Designates Day or Night Shift on Automatic only.
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1980 CORVETTE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN)
1Z878AS400001 - 1Z878AS440614 (Corvette Coupe)

1 (First Digit) - Make/Manufacturer.  1 - Chevrolet
Z (Second Digit) - Model series.  Z - Corvette
87 (Third and Fourth Digits).  87- Corvette Coupe
8 (Fifth Digit) - Engine type.  8 - Base Engine / H - LG4 / 6 - L82 Engine
A (Sixth Digit) - Model Year.  A - 1980
S (Seventh Digit) - Vehicle Assembly Location. S - St. Louis, Missouri
4XXXXX (Eighth thru Thirteenth Digits) - Plant Sequence Numbers. 

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VIN PLATE
Corvette VIN Plate Location
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1980 CORVETTE VEHICLE SERIAL NUMBER PLATE
1980 CORVETTE BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
Location:

Example:








A01 - Body build date code.
A - Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
A - Oct., 1979B - Nov., 1979C - Dec., 1979D - Jan., 1980E - Feb., 1980F - Mar., 1980
G - Apr., 1980H - May, 1980 I - Jun., 1980 J - Jul, 1980   K - Aug., 1980
01 - Designates the Day of the Month.
592 - Interior Trim code. 592 - Doeskin (Leather)
(Refer to the Interior Color Codes section of the 1980 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Trim codes.)
59L - Exterior Color Code Upper. 59 - Frost Beige
         (Refer to the Color Codes section of the 1980 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all exterior color codes.)
BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
1980 Corvette Body Number Trim and Point Plate
1980 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:
1YZ87
AU3
CC1
C49
FE7
F51
K30
LG4
L82
MM4
MX1
N90
QGB
QXH
UA1
UM2
UN3
UP6
U58
U75
UL5
U81
V54
YF5
ZN1
DESCRIPTION:
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Power Door Locks
Removable Glass Roof Panels
Rear Window Defogger
Gymkhana Suspension
Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
Cruise Control
305ci, 180hp Engine (required in California)
350ci, 230hp Engine
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Automatic Transmission
Aluminum Wheels (4)
White Letter SBR Tires, P225 / 70R15
White Letter SBR Tires, P255 / 60R15
Heavy Duty Battery
AM-FM Radio, stereo with 8-track tape
AM-FM Radio, stereo with cassette
AM-FM Radio, stereo with CB
AM-FM Radio, stereo
Power Antenna
Radio Delete
Dual Rear Speakers
Roof Panel Carrier
California Emission Certification
Trailer Package
QUANTITY:
40,614
32,692
19,695
36,589
9,907
1,695
30,821
3,221
5,069
5,726
34,838
34,128
26,208
13,140
1,337
6,138
15,708
15,148
2,434
32,863
201
36,650
3,755
3,221
796
RETAIL PRICE:
$13,140.24
$140.00
$391.00
$109.00
$55.00
$35.00
$123.00
--$50.00
$595.00
$0.00
$0.00
$407.00
$62.00
$426.16
$22.00
$46.00
$155.00
$168.00
$391.00
$56.00
--$126.00
$52.00
$125.00
$250.00
$105.00
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YZ87) -  The base price of the 1980 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.

Power Door Locks (AU3) - Factory installed power door locks.

Removable Glass Roof Panels (CC1) - Tinted glass lift-out roof panels.

Rear Window Defogger (C49) - An optional rear window forced air defogger.

Gymkhana Suspension (FE7) - An optional, heavier-duty suspension system for higher levels of performance.

Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers (F51) -

Cruise Control (K30) - Cruise control allowed the car to maintain a set speed without the driver depressing the accelerator pedal.

305ci, 180hp Engine (LG4) - Engine option required in California, small block V-8 engine.

350ci, 230hp Engine (L82) - Optional higher-output, small block V-8 engine.

4-Speed Manual Transmission (MM4) - 4-speed manual transmission.

Automatic Transmission (MX1) - An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.

Aluminum Wheels (4) (N90) - Included four aluminum wheels and a conventional steel spare.

White Letter Steel Belted Radial Tires, P225/70R15 (QGB) - Optional size tires with special raised white lettering.

White Letter Steel Belted Radial Tires, P255/60R15 (QXH) - Standard size tires with special raised white lettering.

Heavy Duty Battery (UA1) - Optional, heavier-duty battery with increased cranking amps/capability.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with 8-Track Tape (UM2) - The standard/stock radio equipped with an 8-Track Tape Player.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with Cassette (UN3) - The standard/stock radio equipped with a Cassette Tape Player.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with CB (UP6) - The standard/stock dealer installed radio equipped with a CB.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U58) - A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.

Power Antenna (U75) - A rear deck antenna that retracts and extends when the radio or ignition is powered off and on respectively. The power antenna extends 31 inches.

Radio Delete (UL5) - Radio deletion.

Dual Rear Speakers (U81) - Dual rear auxiliary speakers.

Roof Panel Carrier (V54) - A carrier mounted to the rear deck for external transport of the removable roof panels.

California Emission Certification (YF5) -

Trailer Package (ZN1) - Factory installed trailer package.

NOTES:
1980 CORVETTE ENGINE IDENTIFICATION
Location: 

Engine Identification Example:

F - Source Designation.
F - Flint, MI
1210 - Date Code. Month and Day. 1210 - December 10.
ZAM - Type Designation. ZAM - 350ci 190hp, 4-speed manual transmission.
         (Refer to the Engine Suffix section of the 1980 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Type Designations.)
1980 Corvette Coupe