This is not necessarily the Fisher body plant that made the body. The paint is Expresso Brown the original vinyl top was dark brown but I cant find a code or match anywhere. The next car would have been 12xx78N300002 the xx would be dependent on whether it was a L6 or V8 and a coupe or convertible. These codes were used at the factory to determine what cars needed special modifications. The photo below with the cowl vent panel removed shows the typical location for this stamp. The tags where not painted.
However, 1971 showed a blank space in the lower or upper positions as required. For 1967-68 the upper body color was always the same as the lower body unless a vinyl top was installed or the car was a convertible. But they'll need to know to paint the stripes on one. This file has gotten so large that I've split this file up and moved the. Roof Rail Reading Lamps W. It was strictly a Plant Sequencing Number. From this page, you can quickly get to the specific codes.
. It should look like the following: The first numbers we see on the upper corner of the Data Plate indicate when the car was assembled. All aspects of the Corvette are Chevrolets responsibility. The 320 engine can be identified by the unusual fan used on this engine. The car body to be installed behind the Buick is an Oldsmobile. Wagon 2-Seat 1747,1847 3 2 dr. After they're done with it, it gets the Division specific goodies.
Firebird is indeed a rare thing. Trim is 820 which is Impala cloth I think followed by 1-1-5, any idea what that means? The first Camaro off the Los Angeles line in 1968 would be 12xx78L300001. This code is November 14, 1931, which would be correct for a 1932 early production vehicle. I can't find any information on the decoder for it. X22 and X33 codes have the same meaning as the related X11 code, but with an added blacked-out tailpan for X22, and with an added Z28 stripe for X33. In the world of mass produced vehicles, orders are processed based on production scheduling which in turn is established using many different variables. It has a tag, but it's not a Fisher Body tag.
The first letter occasionally 2 letters of the run number identifies the stamping plant and the number is the week e. I assure you that neither of the notes on an invoice are showing this car, or any car as being used for promotional purposes! The next line begins the unique definition of what this automobile looked like when it left the factory. After Dec 68, these cars would be coded X11 and X44. These discussions apply only to U. The next two digits are body style. If you have any data to contribute to the research of these accessory codes, we would love to see it! I am going to save this thing from the crusher.
This entire code is the same code stamped on the front of the engine block. These colors in 68 were normally Pink Mist, Carnival Red, Marigold Yellow, or Windward Blue Irid Irid. Sport Coupe 97 Upper Body Color Medium Orange N Assembly Plant Norwood, Ohio 05B Build Date May, 2nd week 158854 Body number Z28 Accessory Code - Combination of Car division, Series and body style. When the second pair is replaced by a single letter, this single letter indicates a vinyl or convertible top color. Often the leading zero is obscured by the rivet on January through September trim tags. Convertible 1111,1211 3 2 dr.
Some of the differences include, but are not limited to: upholstery, paint, bumpers, fenders, and accessories. Power Seat - bucket, left seat only V. Trim 348 is for Ivory Morroceen vinyl bolster with Blue and White pattern cloth - kinda glorified burlap. The special order restriction was lifted circa January 1969. In 1969, stripe color selection became more complicated as Chevy decided to make the stripe color vary depending on the top color. In 1937,1938, and 1939 it's still convertibles, Roadmasters and Limiteds at Flint only. Fisher Body developed the unsuccessful heavy fighter.
They can send you a copy of your build sheet indicating each item that was originally ordered with the car, its dealer invoice amount, and the dealer number it was shipped to, plus a whole lot of other interesting information. Sometime between 1D and 4D a fourth line of information was added consisting of two 3-digit numbers separated by a hyphen character. If the car was a standard sport coupe, this area would be blank. In 1916, the company became the Fisher Body Corporation. It is under the upper hinge. So always be wary, check the rivets to see if they look like they have been tampered with.
It is unknown why the code was not stamped on the tag. Convertible Top Color Codes Std. Note: Wilmington put the color of the wheels as a third letter or 2nd on convertibles in the paint code for 1965. These colors were: Windward Blue, Goldenrod Yellow, Pink and the equivalent of Carousel Red. It is against the law to alter this tag, but there are always ads on the internet of people wanting to sell a set of tags.