1965 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card (Baltimore, MD)

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I have more examples but only list a few examples on this page. If you request help with yours, contact me and I'll be glad to answer any questions you have. Include a photo of the Protect-O-Plate as plants often deviate during the model year.

Note that 1965 was the first year the Protect-O-Plate was introduced and, as you'll notice, different final assembly plants created their Protect-O-Plates a little differently - particularly Fremont, CA.

Note:  GM offers 2 explanations on decoding the VIN.  Using the common 13637 as an example:
1. When describing the VIN plate: 1 ~ Chevrolet Division, 36 ~ Malibu V8, 37 ~ 2-door sport coupe
...and...
2. When describing the POP: 13 ~ Chevelle, even number (2,4,6,8) is a V8 - odd number (1,3,5,7) is a L6, 37 ~ 2-door sport coupe. The engine designations of 2, 4, 6, or 8 for a V8 engine, and 1, 3, 5, or 7 for a L6 engine was determined by the series.

An L6 Chevelle 300 would be 1, 300 Deluxe would be 3, Malibu would be 5, and Malibu SS would be 7.
A V8 Chevelle 300 would be 2, 300 Deluxe would be 4, Malibu would be 6, and Malibu SS would be 8.

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Baltimore, Maryland

CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
B ~ Interior Trim: Blue
CC ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Ermine White
4 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio with rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]

2nd line:
136375B114974 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
114974 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 14,974th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
T1117EE ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), November 17  (1117), 327/250hp w/Powerglide (EE)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester
T1118 ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Toledo (T), November 19 (1118)

4th line:
CX1124B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.07:1 ratio (CX), November 24 (1124), Buffalo, NY (B)
K ~ Vehicle Build Month: December (1964)

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
S ~ Interior Trim: White/Black
RR ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Regal Red
1 ~ Power Steering only [RPO N40]
3 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
1 ~ Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
136375B110713 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
110713 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 10,713th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
F0814DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), August 14  (0814), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester
C0820 ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Cleveland (C), August 20 (0820)

4th line:
CB0810B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (CB), August 10 (0810), Buffalo, NY (B)
R ~ Vehicle Build Month: August (1964)

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
B ~ Interior Trim: Blue
AA ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Tuxedo Black

2nd line:
135375B120084 ~ VIN
13537 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu L6 (5), 2-sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
120084 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 21,103rd Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
T1217AL ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), December 17  (1217), 194/120hp w/Powerglide (AL)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
T1211 ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Toledo (T), December 11 (1211)

4th line:
CA1217B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), December 17 (1217), Buffalo, NY (B)
K ~ Vehicle Build Month: December

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
Courtesy Ed Sharretts

1st line:
F ~ Interior Trim: Fawn
N2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Madeira Maroon, black convertible top
3 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
135675B121103 ~ VIN
13567 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu L6 (5), 2-door convertible (67)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
121103 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 21,103rd Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
T1224AL ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), December 24  (1224), 194/120hp w/Powerglide (AL)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
T1211 ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Toledo (T), December 11 (1211)

4th line:
CA1223B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), December 23 (1223), Buffalo, NY (B)
Z ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
E ~ Interior Trim: Black
R2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Regal Red, black convertible top
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
138675B121671 ~ VIN
13867 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), 2-door convertible (67)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
121671 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 21,671st Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
T0810DE ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), August 13 (0813), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
CT0903 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo (T), September 03 (0903)

4th line:
CA1222W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), December 22 (1222), Warren, MI (W)
Z ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
B ~ Interior Trim: Blue
DD ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Mist Blue
2 ~ AM Manual tune [RPO U60]
1 ~ Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
135355B124654 ~ VIN
13535 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu L6 (5), 4-door station wagon (35)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
124654 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 24,654th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
F0111CA ~ Engine Code: Plant unreadable, Flint (F), January 11 (0111), 230/130hp w/manual 3-speed (CA)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester
S1230 ~ Transmission Number: Saginaw (S), December 30 (1230)

4th line:
CB0105W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (CB), January 05 (0105), Warren, MI (W)
Z ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
D ~ Interior Trim: Red
CC ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Ermine White
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
35375B129951 ~ VIN (Note leading "1" is missing)
13537 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS L6 (7), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
129951 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 29,951st Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
?0202AL ~ Engine Code: Plant unreadable, February 02 (0202), 194/120hp w/Powerglide (AL)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester
T0805 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo (T), August 05 (0805)

4th line:
CA0130B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), January 30 (0130), Buffalo, NY (B)
Y ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
E ~ Interior Trim: Black
Y2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Crocus Yellow, black convertible top
3 ~ Power steering and power brakes [RPO N40 & J50]
3 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
1 ~ Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
5 ~ Windows, Electric Control/Folding Top, Electric [RPO A31/C06]
138675B136865 ~ VIN
13867 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), 2-door convertible (67)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
136865 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 36,865th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
T0301DE ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), March 01 (0301), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
C0302 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland (C), March 02 (0302)

4th line:
CA0224W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), February 24 (0224), Warren, MU (W)
X ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
F ~ Interior Trim: Fawn
NN ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Madeira Maroon
3 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]

2nd line:
131115B144586 ~ VIN
13111 ~ Chevelle (13), 300 L6 (1), 2-door sedan (11)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
144586 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 44,586th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
T0330AL ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), March 30 (0330), 3194/120hp w/Powerglide transmission (AL)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester
T0330 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo Powerglide (T), March 30 (0330)

4th line:
CA0330B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), March 30 (0330), Buffalo, NY (B)
W ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
S ~ Interior Trim: White/Black
P2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Evening Orchid, black convertible top
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
4 ~ Power windows/power folding top
137675B146433 ~ VIN
13767 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS L6 (7), 2-door convertible (67)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
146433 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 46,433rd Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
F0406CA ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), April 04 (0404), 230/140hp w/manual transmission (CA)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
S0311 ~ Transmission Number: Saginaw (S), March 11 (0311)

4th line:
CA0331W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), March 31 (0331), Warren, MI (W)
W ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
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1st line:
E ~ Interior Trim: Black
JJ ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Cypress Green
5 ~ Push button AM/FM radio [RPO U69]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
138375B147177 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
147177 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 47,177th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
F0402EC ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), April 02 (0402), 327/350hp w/manual transmission (EC)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
P0406 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), April 06 (0406)

4th line:
CW0114B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), January 14 (0114), Buffalo, NY (B)
W ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
A ~ Interior Trim: Aqua
CC ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Ermine White
2 ~ Radio Option: AM Manual tune [RPO U60]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
136375B166331 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
165331 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 65,331st Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
T0610DE ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), June 10 (0610), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
C0414 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland (C), April 04 (0404)

4th line:
CA0601W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), June 01 (0601),Warren, MI (W)
T ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
Courtesy Rob K.

1st line:
A ~ Interior Trim: Aqua
LL ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Tahitian Turquoise
3 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
136375B168885 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
168885 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 68,885th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
F0610EC ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), June 10 (0610), 327/350hp w/HD manual (EC)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
P0428 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), April 28 (0428)

4th line:
CF0609B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CF), June 09 (0609), Buffalo, NY (B)
T ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
Courtesy Dennis Weehunt

1st line:
D ~ Interior Trim: Red
R1 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Roman Red, white convertible top
1 ~ Power steering only [RPO N40
3 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
136675B172007 ~ VIN
13667 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door convertible (67)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
172007 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 72,007th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
T0623DE ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), June 23 (0623), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
C0621 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland (C), June 21 (0621)

4th line:
CA0622W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), June 22 (0622), Warren, MI (W)
T ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


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1st line:
E ~ Interior Trim: Black
NN ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Madeira Maroon
3 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
138375B186455 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
186455 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 86,455th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
F0802EC ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), August 02 (0802), 327/350hp w/Manual (EC)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
P0728 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), July 28 (0728)

4th line:
CF0726B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CF), July 26 (0726), Buffalo, NY (B)
R ~ Vehicle Build Month: August

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
Courtesy Chris Stone

1st line:
E ~ Interior Trim: Black
DD ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Mist Blue
3 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
137375B187999 ~ VIN
13737 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS L6 (7), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
187999 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 87,999th Chevelle sequenced at Baltimore

3rd line:
F0708CC ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), July 08 (0708), 230/140hp w/Powerglide (CC)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester
C0809 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland Powerglide (C), August 09 (0809)

4th line:
CA0804W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), August 04 (0804), Warren, MI (W)
R ~ Vehicle Build Month: August

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.