AMC 1965-67 VIN (serial number) decoder

All Marlin bodies were built at the Kenosha Lake Front Plant = R

Examples:                                                      
A 5 K A 9 7 J 1 23456
A 6 K A 9 7 S 1 00001
A 7 B S 9 7 S 1 23000

Manufacturer
letter 1965 1966 1967
A American Motors Corporation
other
Year
number 1965 1966 1967
5 1965
6 1966
7 1967
Assembly Plants
letter 1965 1966 1967
B All Years Brampton Canada Assembly
K All Years Kenosha WI. Assembly
Transmission
letter 1965 1966 1967
A AUTOMATIC COLUMN AUTOMATIC COLUMN AUTOMATIC COLUMN
C FLOOR SHIFT AUTOMATIC FLOOR SHIFT AUTOMATIC FLOOR SHIFT AUTOMATIC
F 4 SPEED STICK FLOOR CONSOLE 4 SPEED STICK FLOOR CONSOLE 4 SPEED STICK FLOOR CONSOLE
M 4 SPEED STICK NO CONSOLE 4 SPEED STICK NO CONSOLE 4 SPEED STICK NO CONSOLE
S 3 SPEED COLUMN3 SPEED COLUMN 3 SPEED COLUMN
O 3 SPEED STICK COLUMN + OVER DRIVE 3 SPEED STOCK COLUMN + OVER DRIVE
3 SPEED STICK COLUMN + OVER DRIVE
3 SPEED STICK FLOOR SHIFT CONSOLE + OVER DRIVE 3 SPEED STICK FLOOR SHIFT CONSOLE + OVER DRIVE 3 SPEED STICK FLOOR SHIFT CONSOLE + OVER DRIVE
Car Series
number 1965 1966 1967
9
2 door hardtop
2 Door Hardtop
2 Door Hardtop
Body Type
number 1965 1966 1967
7 Marlin Marlin Marlin
Engine
letter 1965 1966 1967
S 232-1BDL 232-2BDL 232-1BDL
T 232-2BDL 232-2BDL 232 2BDL
H 287 2BDL 287 2BDL
J 327 2BDL
K 327 4BDL 327 4DBL
U 290 2BDL
V 343 2BDL
W 343 4DBL
Sequential Serial Number
Starting Serials Found On Plate Welded To Top Of Right Wheel House Tower On 1965 1966 1967
232 CID 2-100,001
287 CID 3-100,001
327 CID 4-100,001
1967 only Milwaukee built bodies start with body number 1 Kenosha Lake Front Plant start with A-1 or R-1
Example a car with this number 100264 which means that car was the 263 made in 1966 with 232 2bdl automatic (this car has been scraped)

This car was built some ware around  mid August of 1965

All engine sizes and models were differentiated by serial number beginning in 1965. The engine size follows the Starting Serial Number in the list below . The 1965 Marlin uses a series/model number instead of a letter.

1965

50/Marlin 6 2100001; 2K100001 - 232
50/Marlin 8 3100001; 3K100001 - 287
                  4100001; 4K100001 - 327

1966

50/Marlin 6 V100001; VK100001 - 232
                        S100001; SK100001 - 232/2V
50/Marlin 8 T100001; TK100001 - 287
               W100001; WK100001 - 327
                      U100001; UK100001 - 327/4V
 

ALL Models 10 50 80 Date Codes all Marlin went down the West line the W Line

 

1965 Model Year
August, 1964 E-9976 W-8878
September E-25611 W-21863
October E-47061 W-42933
November E-6851 8 W-63816
December E-92155 W-87085
January, 1965 E-109016 W-104038
February E-119045 W-114261
March E-133969 W-128882
April E-155900 W-149737
May E-172996 W-166703
June E-189161 W-182359
July E-194045 W-188273
 
1966 Model Year
August, 1965 E-6450 W-4999
September E-13067 W-11553
October E-34751 W-33497
November E~50638 W-49602
December E-66576 W-65737
January, 1966 E-69827 W-73891
February E-76498 W-89329
March E-831 55 W-1 04426
April E-94199 W-128989
May E-102217 W-146744
June E-112192 W-167369
 
1967 Model Year
8-19-66 E-1006 W-785
8-26-66 E-2859 W-2836
9-2-66 E-5178 W-5229
9-9-66 E-6738 W-7990
9-16-66 E-8880 W-1 1798
9-23-66 E-10734 W-1 3605
9-30-66 E-13041 W-17285
10-7-66 E-15476 W-21542
10-14-66 E-17852 W-26263

67 Marlins-here is the monthly breakdowns:
 
1967 production begins in AUG of 1966
     Month     Per Month       Total
    Aug (1966)       22       22
    Sept       528       550
    Oct       1004       1554
    Nov        419       1973
    Dec        324       2297
    Jan (1967)        86       2481
    Feb             30       2413
    Mar        68       2481
    Apr     &n