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1966 Bonneville production numbers and decoding info

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Here are the production figures for 1966 Bonneville's:

2 Door hardtop:› 42,004
2 Door Convertible: 16,229
4 Door hardtop: 68,646
Station Wagon: 8,452


› › › › ›The base engine in the Bonneville with an automatic transmission was a 389 with an AFB 4 barrel carburetor that produced 325 horsepower. A manual shift car came with a 333 horsepower.
› › › › Optional engines included an economy 389 with 2 barrel carburetor rated at 290 HP, 421 4 barrel rated at 338 HP, 421 tripower rated at 356 HP, and a 421 HO tripower rated at 376 HP.

VIN Number decoding:› › ›


› › The VIN number is located on the drivers side front door post. The 13 digit number is decoded as follows:

Digit 1: "2"› means Pontiac
Digit 2 and 3: "62" means Bonneville
Digit 4 and 5:› Body style
› › "39"means 4 door hardtop
› › "37" is a 2 door hardtop
› › "67" is a 2 door convertible
› › "45" is a 9 passenger station wagon.
Digit 6: "6" means year of manufacturing (1966)
Digit 7: Assembly plant:
› › "P" is Pontiac, Michigan
› › "C" is South Gate, California
› › "E" is Linden, New Jersey
› › "X" is Kansas City, Kansas
› › "D" is Doraville, Georgia
› › "R" is Arlington, Texas
› › "Z" is Freemont, California
› › "B" is Baltimore, Maryland
› › "K" is Kansas City, Missouri
› › "U" is Lordstown, Ohio
Digits 8 through 13:› This is the build sequence number. Each assembly plant started this number at 100001. As an example "100101" would be the 100th car built.

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