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The Vehicle Identification Number is located on the forward edge of the crash pad on the drivers side. The black emamel metal plate is riveted onto the instrrument panel structure. It has the car's full vehicle identification number imprinted there, and can best be viewed from the outside of the car at the base of the windshield.

Below you can find information on the VIN information.

 

To find out more about Serial Numbers for your Z Car:
Serial Number Information

Decoding Your VIN Number
240Z * 260Z * 280Z

G  H  L  S30  ######
Blank = Coupe
  G   = 2+2
  H   = L24 Motor for 240Z
  R   = L26 Motor for 260Z
  H   = L28E Motor for 280Z
  L   = Left Hand Drive
Blank = Right Hand Drive
 S30  = Car Model Number
##### = Serial Number
280ZX (Up to 2/1981)

H  G  S130  ######
Blank = Coupe
  H   = L28E Motor
  G   = 2+2 Model
 S130 = Car Model Number
######= Serial Number
280ZX (from 3/81-6/83)

JN1  H  Z0  4  S  *  D  X  ######
 JN1  = Nissan Passenger Vehicle
  H   = Non-Turbo L28E or VG30DE
  C   = Turbo L28ET or VG30DET
  Z0  = S130 Car Model for 280ZX
  4   = Coupe     6   = 2+2
  *   = Check Digit (0-9 or x)
  B = 1981 280zx  
  C = 1982 280zx 
  D = 1983 280zx 
  X = NISSHA Plant
##### = Serial Number
300ZX (from 7/83-2/89)

JN1  H  Z1  4  S  *  F  X  ######
 JN1  = Nissan Passenger Vehicle
  H   = Non-Turbo L28E or VG30DE
  C   = Turbo L28ET or VG30DET
  Z1  = Z31 Car Model for 300ZX
  4   = Coupe     6   = 2+2
  S   = 300ZX Standard Restaint 
        System
  *   = Check Digit (0-9 or x)
  F = 1985 300zx
  G = 1986 300zx  H = 1987 300zx
  J = 1988 300zx  K = 1989 300zx
  X = NISSHA Plant
##### = Serial Number
300zx (2-1989 - 7/1996)

JN1  R  Z2  4  A  *  L  X  ######
 JN1  = Nissan Passenger Vehicle
  R   = Non-Turbo VG30DE
  C   = Turbo VG30DETT
  Z2  = Z32 Car Model
  4   = Coupe
  6   = 2+2
  7   = Convertible
  A   = Without Air Bags
  H   = Driver's Side Air Bag
  D   = Dual Air Bags
  *   = Check Digit
  L = 1990 300zx  M = 1991 300zx
  N = 1992 300zx  P = 1994 300zx
  R = 1995 300zx  S = 1995 300zx
  T = 1996 300zx  
  X = NISSHA Plant
###### = Serial Number