1965 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card (Fremont, CA)

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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.

* Fremont depicts interior trim as a 3-digit number.
* Fremont depicts paint colors with letters.
* Fremont depicts wheel color after lower/upper paint colors.
* Fremont lists the RPO code for items on the first line instead of a code number used at other plants.

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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Fremont, California

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1st line:
714 ~ Interior Trim: Black Pattern Imitation Leather
AAA ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper-wheels): Tuxedo Black (A-black wheels)
N40 ~ Power Steering

2nd line:
138375Z125231 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
125231 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 25,231st Chevelle sequenced at Fremont

3rd line:
F0126DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), January 26 (0216), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester
C0203N ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Cleveland (C), February 03 (0203), night shift (N)

4th line:
CA201W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), February 01 (201), Warren, MI (W)
Y ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
Courtesy Chris Carney

1st line:
741 ~ Interior Trim: Medium Blue Pattern Imitation Leather
CCA ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper-wheels): Ermine White (A-black wheels)
J50 ~ Power Brakes
N40 ~ Power Steering
U63 ~ Push button AM radio
C14 ~ Two speed wipers and washer

2nd line:
138375Z134608 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
134608 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 34,608th Chevelle sequenced at Fremont

3rd line:
F0315DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), March 15 (0315), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
C0310N ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Cleveland (C), March 10 (0310), night shift (N)

4th line:
CA0308B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), March 8 (0308), Buffalo, NY (B)
X ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
Courtesy Tim Lucci

1st line:
714 ~ Interior Trim: Black Pattern Imitation Leather
YYA ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper-wheels): Crocus Yellow (A-black wheels)
U63 ~ Push button AM radio
C14 ~ Two speed wipers and washer

2nd line:
138375Z139633 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
139633 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 39,633rd Chevelle sequenced at Fremont

3rd line:
F0405DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), April 5 (0405), 283/195 w/Powerglide (DE)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
C0402N ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Cleveland (C), April 2 (0402), night shift (N)

4th line:
CA0403B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), April 3 (0403), Buffalo, NY (B)
W ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

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