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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 1955-1971 Jeep CJ

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
1955 10001 27006
1956 27007 45922
1957 45923 68815
1958 68816 82877
1959 82878 97918
1960 97919 119539
1961 119540 134747

 

CJ-6 Serial Numbers from 1956-1961

Model Year Starting Number Finishing number
1956 10001 12224
1957 12225 13853
1958 13854 15067
1959 15068 17074
1960 17075 19110
1961 19111 21101

 

 1962 to 1971 Jeep CJ VIN Decoder Table

Character    
1st & 2nd Chassis Code 57 = 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 & 4th Body Style 01 = 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)
5th Body Style - Special Model Code A = 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
6th Drive Code 1 = Left Hand Drive
2 = Right Hand Drive
3 = LDH California, Fuel Evap Control
7th Engine Code 4 = F4-134 without Emission
5 = F4-134 with Emission
6 = V6-225 without Emission
7 = V6-225 with Emission
8th - 13th SSN
(Sequential Serial Number)
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