1959 Buick Body Tag

1959 Buick Body Tag Decode

Decode the 1959 Buick Body Tag to see how your 1959 Buick came originally from the factory. It is a plate located under the hood attached to the outer dash (passenger side). Use this guide to start your 1959 Buick Body Tag decode now!

1959 MOD.Specifies the model via. Refer to our 1959 Buick Production Overview
STYLE NO.Specifies the Fisher Body Style. 50 means 1959 model year. The next digit “4” stands for Buick (Fisher Body produced bodies for Cadillac, Oldsmobile and others, too). Next one is for the series: 4 (Le Sabre), 6 (Invicta), 7 (Electra) or 8 (Electra 225). The rest tells us the exact model (see 1959 Buick Production Overview)!
BODY NO.The leading letter indicates the assembly plant:
FB – Flint, Michigan
BC – South Gate, California
BL – Linden, New Jersey
BK – Kansas City, Missouri
BW – Wilmington, Delaware
BA – Atlanta, Georgia
BF – Framingham, Massachusetts
BT – Arlington, Texas
TRIM NO.This info shows which interior was chosen. Please see our 1959 Buick Interior Trim section.
PAINT NO.The original exterior paint is given here. Look it up on this 1959 Buick Colors page.
TOP & ACCSome of the factory installed options were marked here. Compare the letters with this list of 1959 Buick Optional Equipment.

1959 Buick Assembly Plants

1959 Buick VIN Tag

1959 Buick VIN Tag Decode

Each 1959 Buick has an individual vehicle identification number stamped on the VIN tag. The serial number is located on a plate affixed to the left front pillar post below the belt molding line and is visible by opening the left front door.

First digitThis indicates the series.
4 – Le Sabre
6 – Invicta
7 – Electra
8 – Electra 225
Letter at second placeThis indicates the model year.
F – 1959
Seven additional digitsThis is the production sequence number.