how can I tell by the VIN no. if the 1979 corvette she bought has a 185 hp motor or the 220 hp motor

Asked by Jan 19, 2011 at 05:07 PM about the 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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The 8th number of the VIN is the engine. You have to figure out what number or letter chevy used for the engine options.

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For 1979 the 5th (fifth) digit of the VIN is the engine code, an 8 is the 195hp engine and a 4 is the 225hp engine.

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u need to pass on ur VIN number to ur dealer or to Chevrolet to gett all kinda details

thanks for the INFO. did some more research and found out it's a 195 HP

Thanks Joe: I did some research and found out that it is a 195 HP, as the 5th didgit is an "8". Thanks again. Zeedawg

Thanks anjy834u: Did some research and found out it's a 195 HP as the 5th no. of the VIN is an "8". If it was a "4" it would be the 220 HP. Thanks again. zeeDawg

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