Vehicle Identification Number/VIN Decoder Table for 1955-1971 Jeep CJ

A CJ VIN number helps owners and mechanics identify details regarding the engine type, the place it was built, and more. CJs made from 1955 to 1971 can be in several possible locations. You should find a tin plate on the driver’s side firewall and/or on the dash inside the Jeep. Jeep CJs built prior to 1962 typically used a serial number. 1962 and later Jeep CJs used VIN numbers.

Refer to the below CJ Jeep Serial number decoder and VIN charts to learn more about your Jeep. The CJ serial number chart ranges from 1955 – 1961 for the CJ-5, and 1956-1961 for the CJ-6. The third chart contains VIN numbers ranging from CJs made from 1962-1971. 

CJ5 Serial Numbers from 1955-1961

Model Year

Starting Number

Finishing number

19551000127006
19562700745922
19574592368815
19586881682877
19598287897918
196097919119539
1961119540134747

 

CJ-6 Serial Numbers from 1956-1961

Model Year

Starting Number

Finishing number

19561000112224
19571222513853
19581385415067
19591506817074
19601707519110
19611911121101

 

 1962 to 1971 Jeep CJ VIN Decoder Table

Character

1st & 2ndChassis Code57 = Universal
81 = Universal CJ-3B
83 = Universal CJ-5
84 = Universal CJ-6
85 = Universal DJ-6
86 = Universal DJ-6
87 = Jeepster C101
3rd & 4thBody Style01 = Convertible (Jeepster)
02 = Commando Convertible (Jeepster)
04 = Fire Engine
05 = Open Body
10 = Open Body (Universal Diesel)
22 = Tuxedo Park Mark IV
23 = Fire Truck (Universal)
34 = Open Body (Universal CJ-3B)
54 = Open Body (Universal CJ-5)
55 = Open Body (Universal CJ-5 Diesel)
74 = Open Body (Universal CJ-6)
75 = Open Body (Universal CJ-6 Diesel)
5thBody Style - Special Model CodeA = V6-225
C = Canadian Built
F = Station Wagon (Jeepster)
H = Pick-up (Jeepster)
0 = Universal (Disregard)
0 = Roadster Open Body (Jeepster)
S = Smog (Universal)
8 = Universal
6thDrive Code1 = Left Hand Drive
2 = Right Hand Drive
3 = LDH California, Fuel Evap Control
7thEngine Code4 = F4-134 without Emission
5 = F4-134 with Emission
6 = V6-225 without Emission
7 = V6-225 with Emission
8th - 13thSSN
(Sequential Serial Number)
000000