I’m brand new to the Mopar scene but I drank the Kool-Aid as soon as I bought my 1972 Charger. Not only are these cars a blast to drive, they are esthetically pleasing to both the eyes and the ears. At every show, meet, cruise, event, driveway and heck even in a parking lot a Classic Mopar demands the respect and reverence of any crowd. The term muscle car is defined when you hear one of these Chrysler power plants turn over. I knew I needed to be a part of this small but elite few who own a definitive piece of the muscle car history.
My car is very much in its infancy stage, with plans ranging from engine build and paint to a custom hood and interior conversion. With the help of a few online Dodge Charger decoding sources, I’ve deciphered and included the VIN and fender tag from my 72 Charger. I look forward to the insight and knowledge afforded to me by veteran Mopar owners and enthusiasts alike to facilitate a build worthy of the Mopar heritage. I plan on taking meticulous notes, and spending exhaustive hours recording my build to keep you all updated on the status of my build.

Vehicle Identification Number decoding is as follows:
Description                                               Interpretation                                 Code
Model: Dodge Charger or Coronet                                                                   W
Price Class: High                                                                                                  H
Body Type: 2 door hardtop                                                                               23
Engine: 318ci V8 2bbl (LA motor)                                                                     G
Year: 1972                                                                                                            2
Assembly Plant: St. Louis, MO                                                                          G
Sequence Number: xxxxxx                                                                                 xxxxxx

Decoding of Fender Tag is as follows:
Code          Description
E44            318-2 Barrel
D34            TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
WH23         W = Dodge Coronet / Charger
H = High
23 = 2 Door Hardtop
G2G           G = 318 150HP(net) or 155HP(net) 1-2BBL 8 CYL
2 = 1972
G = St. Louis, MO, USA
xxxxxx         Sequence Number ‘xxxxxx’
FE5            Paint Code: Bright Red / Rally Red
S2X            Trim Grade/Style/Color
S = Sport
2 = Vinyl Bench
X = Black
EW1           Upper Door Frame: White / Alpine White
C10            Date Built: 12 / 10 / 1971
181880      Order Number: 181880
V1W           Roof Type OR Color: Full Vinyl Top – White
U                Built to Specifications for USA Order
B41            Front Disc Brakes Some Yrs. Power
B51            Power Assisted Brakes
G11           Tinted Glass All
G37           Left Hand Remote, Right Hand Manual Chrome Mirrors
H51           Single Air /w Heater
J2              3 Speed Variable Wipers
J52            Inside Hood Release
L31           Hood / Fender Mount Turn Signal
N21          Air Pump
M25         Wide Sill Molding
R11         Music Master Radio AM
V7W        Accent Stripes – White
26           26 in. Radiator