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pj86cam
    
can i have some help identifing this vin #?
vin# is 362P18431. the one's could be I's ??? also the engine block has 11H.
posted: January 1, 2009
 
    
 
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corvetteali
    
Would you happen to know the Make of the vehicle?
posted:  January 2, 2009
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pj86cam
    
its a 62 catalina
posted:  January 2, 2009
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corvetteali
    
I guess I should have paid attention to the category you posted your question under. Silly me.

Here is some information that I found for decoding a 1962 Pontiac. It seems that your VIN is missing the first # which should be a 2.

VIN is located on left front door post

1st symbol:
21 - Tempest
23 - Catalina
26 - Star Chief
27 - Bonneville Safari
28 - Bonneville
29 - Grand Prix

2nd & 3rd symbols = the year
62 - 1962

4th symbol is where the vehicle was assembled:
P = Pontiac, Michigan

The remaining symbols is the sequential production number beginning at 1001 for each factory
Yours was the 18,431 vehicle produced
sources: The Standard Catalog of Pontiac
posted:  January 2, 2009
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corvetteali
    
Engine Block Code 11H - 389-cid/267-hp V8
Year = 1964
posted:  January 2, 2009
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pj86cam
    
thanks. is there anyway to tell what engine came in the car originally
posted:  January 2, 2009
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pontiacsd
    
The only way to officially decode what engine came factory installed in your Pontiac is to order the PHS documentation. The vin or trim tag is not going to list that information, only the factory build sheet will list it. Have you checked under seats, above the glove box liner, under the carpet for a build sheet? You never know, you might get lucky and find something, saving you about 50 dollars for a PHS report.
posted:  January 5, 2009
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