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Vehicle Identification

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VIN-Plate / VIN-Sticker

Position of the VIN-Plate (left circle) and the VIN-Number engraved in the firewall (right circle)

US-Spec vehicles don’t have a VIN-Plate. They have a VIN-Sticker located at the driver’s door.

US-Spec VIN-Sticker

VIN-Plate of a J-Spec vehicle (EU-Spec vehicles do have a slightly different plate)

 

 

 

 

Explanations for the lines.

1. MODEL

Internal Equipment code

2. ENGINE

Engine (2JZ-GE or 2JZ-GTE) and displacement (2997ccm)

3. FRAMENo.

The frame number (VIN). US- and EU-Spec vehicles do have a 17-digit VIN instead of a 12-digit VIN

4. COLOR TRIM bzw. C/TR

Exterior colour and interior trim. There is no obvious system for the interior trim. The first letter gives you the seat-material (F = Cloth ; L = Leather), the third the interior colour (0 = tan ; 2 = black)

5. TRANS./AXLE resp. A/TM

The transmission and differential.

6. PLANT BUILT

The plant the car has been manufactured at. Vehicles built between 1993 and April 1997 were manufactured in plants A21-A26 (Serial Number starting with “0”). Vehicles built after April 1997 were manufactured in plants M21-M22 (serial number starting with “1”).

Explanation of the Toyota Modelcode

E- Exhaust Gas Standard E=1978 Japanese Standard until 08.99; GF=Standard 08.99+ (only on J-Spec vehicles)
JZA80 Supra 05.93+ (JZ=JZ-Engine; A8=Supra 05.93+; 0=Fine code)
L- Steering Wheel Location L=Left Hand Drive; R=Right Hand Drive (only on export vehicles)
A Model Name A=Supra
J Body Type J=Targa*; L=Coupé*
M Transmission M=5-Speed Manual; F=6-Speed Manual; P=4-Speed Automatic
V Equipment Grade V=Export Specification respectively SZ or RZ-S on jap.Vehicles; Q=RZ; S=SZ-R; Z=GZ
F Type of Engine F=2JZ-GE; Z=2JZ-GTE
A Export Specification A=USA; K=Canada; W=Europe; V=Arabia; Non: GEN-Model (only on export vehicles)

*Note: Sales Name Europe: Targa; USA: Sport Roof; Japan: Aerotop
Sales Name Vehicles with fixed roof Europe: Coupé; USA and Japan: Liftback (USA non-official “Hardtop”)

The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is a unique number, which can be used to identifiy a vehicle’s country of origin, model type, model year etc. For the MKIV Supra the VIN can be used to determine for which market the vehicle has been produced.

 

European VIN according to ISO 3779

Example: JT164JA80XXXXXXXX

JT1 “World Manufacturer Code” J=Japan; T=Toyota; 1=European specification
64 Body type (same for Hardtop and Targa-Vehicles!)
J Type of Engine (2JZ)
A Toyota Rear wheel drive platform
80 Generation (Supra 05.93+)
XXXXXXXX Serial Number (Identifiying the production date: see below)

North-American VIN (1993-1995)

US-Spec vehicles do have a 17-digit VIN on the VIN-Sticker and in the car title. The VIN-Number engraved in the firewall is the 12-digit J-Spec type nevertheless (below).

Example: JT2JA82J1SXXXXXXX

JT2 “World Manufacturer Code” J=Japan; T=Toyota; 2=N-American specification
J Type of Engine (2JZ)
A Toyota Rear wheel drive platform
8 Generation (Supra 05.93+)
2 Type of Engine: 2=Turbo; 1=Non-Turbo
J Body type : J=Targa; L=Hardtop
1 Check Digit
S Model Year (P=93; R=94; S=95)
XXXXXXX Serial Number (Identifiying the production date: see below)

North-American VIN (1996-1998)

Example: JT2DE82A1SXXXXXXX

JT2 “World Manufacturer Code” J=Japan; T=Toyota; 2=N-American specification
D Body type: 2=Supra (Hardtop and Targa)
E Type of Engine: E=Turbo; D=Non-Turbo
8 Generation (Supra 05.93+)
2 Number of Airbags
A Toyota Rear wheel drive platform
1 Check Digit
S Model Year T=96; V=97; W=98)
XXXXXXX Serial Number (Identifiying the production date: see below)

Japanese VIN

Example: JZA80-XXXXXXX

The Japanese VIN is a 12-digit type and consists only of the model code (JZA80) and the serial number. GCC-Spec and GEN Model vehicles do have this VIN-type, too.

Serial Number

Beginning with the first prototype each Supra was assigned a unique serial number, which can be used for determining the manufacturing date. From April 1997 on the production was moved from plants A21-A26 to plants M21-M22. Vehicles produced after April 1997 do have a serial number starting with “1” instead of “0”.

 

1992 First Serial Number of the Month
December 0001010

 

1993 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
0001030
0001032
0001059
0001063
0001804
0003672
0005743
0008033
0009628
0011811
0013999
0015617

 

1994 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
0016931
0017762
0018731
0019951
0020911
0021772
0022778
0023410
0023981
0024772
0025720
0026586

 

1995 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
0027187
0027721
0028482
0029303
0029725
0030408
0031293
0032064
0032290
0032867
0033335
0033770

 

1996 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
0034050
0034322
0034672
0035017
0035275
0035587
0036146
0036956
0037239
0037660
0038114
0038486

 

1997 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
0038817
0039276
0039612
0040374,1000000
1000001
1000245
1000499
1000741
1000808
1001084
1001363
1001557

 

1998 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1001747
1001976
1002235
1002538
1002693
1002870
1003109
1003358
1003457
1003545
1003675
1003780

 

1999 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1003832
1003897
1004012
1004130
1004198
1004245
1004334
1004400
1004423
1004496
1004546
1004607

 

2000 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1004645
1004679
1004748
1004811
1004859
1004889
1004923
1004950
1004966
1004985
1005040
1005093

 

2001 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1005113
1005141
1005184
1005227
1005256
1005297
1005333
1005364
1005400
1005441
1005464
1005489

 

2002 First Serial Number of the Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
1005520
1005547
1005594
1005655
1005696
1005756
1005806
1005857
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