1965 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card (Kansas City, MO)

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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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Kansas City, Missouri

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1st line:
B ~ Interior Trim: Blue
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:
136695K303997 ~ VIN (Stamped in error, VIN is 103997)
13669 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 4-door sedan (69)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
103997 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 3,997th Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
F0826DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), August 26 (0826), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
C0828 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland (C), August 08 (0828)

4th line:
CA827W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), August 27 (827)*, Warren, MI (W)
P ~ Vehicle Build Month: September (1964)

* Note the leading zero (0) omitted from month code and VIN stamped incorrectly as "303997"


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1st line:
B ~ Interior Trim: Blue
D1 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Mist Blue, white convertible top
5 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM/FM radio [RPO U69]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
138675K125368 ~ VIN
13867 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), convertible (67)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
125368 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 25,368th Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
F1116EA ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), November 16 (1116), 327/250hp w/manual (EA)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester
P1106 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), November 06 (1106)

4th line:
CW0924B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), September 24 (0924), Buffalo, NY (B)
L ~ Vehicle Build Month: November (1964)


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1st line:
F ~ Interior Trim: Fawn
VV ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Cameo Beige
1 ~ Power Steering/Power Brake Option: Power steering only [RPO N40]
3 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio [RPOU63Z01]

2nd line:
138375K130358 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), sport coupe (63)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
130358 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 30,358th Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
F1127DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), November 27 (1127), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
C1106 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland (C), November 06 (1106)

4th line:
CA1201W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), December 01 (1201), Warren, MI (W)
K ~ Vehicle Build Month: December (1964)


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1st line:
E ~ Interior Trim: Black
NN ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Madeira Maroon
4 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM/FM radio with rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
138375K137329 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
137329 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 37,329th Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
F1212EC ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), December 12 (1212), 327/350hp w/manual (EC)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
P1222 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), December 22 (1222)

4th line:
CW1219B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), December 19 (1219), Buffalo, NY (B)
Z ~ Vehicle Build Month: January (1965)


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1st line:
C ~ Interior Trim: Saddle
S3 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Sierra Tan, beige convertible top
1 ~ Steering/Brake Option: Power Steering [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:
138675K144564 ~ VIN
13867 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), convertible (67)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
144564 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 44,564th Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
F0114DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), January 14 (0114), 283/195hp w/Powerglide (DE)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
T0112 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo (T), January 12 (0112)

4th line:
CA114B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), January 14 (114)*, Buffalo, NY (B)
Z ~ Vehicle Build Month: January (1965)
* Appears to be missing the leading '0' in the date.


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Courtesy Verle Randolph

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

2nd line:
136375K154047 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
154047 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 54,047th Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
F0205EC ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), February 05 (0205), 327/350hp w/HD manual (EC)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
P0206 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), February 06 (0206)

4th line:
CN0205B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio w/metallic brakes (CN), February 05 (0205), 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:
B ~ Interior Trim: Blue
DD ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Mist Blue
1 ~ 4-way Front Seat [RPO A41]

2nd line:
13115K179983 ~ VIN
13115 ~ Chevelle (13), Chevelle 300 L6 (1), 2-door station wagon (15)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
179983 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 79,983rd Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

T0415AL ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), April 15 (0415), 194/120hp w/Powerglide transmission (AL)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
T0422 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo Powerglide (T), April 22 (0422)

4th line:
CB420W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (CB), May 20 (422 - note leading zero not stamped), Warren, MI (W)
W ~ Vehicle Build Month: April (1965)


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1st line:
C ~ Interior Trim: Saddle
J3 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Cypress Green, beige convertible top
3 ~ Power steering and power brakes [RPO N40 & J50]
3 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
138375K188459 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
188459 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 88,459th Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
F05111DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), May 11 (0511), 283/195hp w/Powerglide transmission (DE)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
C0510 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland Powerglide (C), May 10 (0510)

4th line:
CB0511W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (CB), May 11 (0511), Warren, MI (W)
V ~ Vehicle Build Month: May (1965)


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1st line:
S ~ Interior Trim: White/Black
AA ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Tuxedo Black
1 ~ Steering/Brake Option: Power Steering [RPO N40]
2 ~ Generator Option: 55 amp [RPO K77]
4 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio with rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]
1 ~ Windshield Wiper Option: Comfort & Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]

2nd line:
138375K189284 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu SS V8 (8), sport coupe (37)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
189284 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 89,284th Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
F0512EC ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), May 12 (0512), 327/350hp w/manual transmission (EC)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley
P0513 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), May 13 (0513)

4th line:
CF0513B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CF), May 13 (0513), Buffalo, NY (B)
V ~ Vehicle Build Month: May (1965)


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1st line:
A ~ Interior Trim: Aqua
LL ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower-upper): Tahitian Turquoise
3 ~ Radio Option: Push button AM radio [RPO U63]

2nd line:
133115K194243 ~ VIN
13311 ~ Chevelle (13), 300 Deluxe L6 (3), 2-door sedan (11)
5 ~ Model Year of Production: 1965
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
194243 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 64,243rd Chevelle sequenced at Kansas City

3rd line:
T0527AA ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), May 27 (0527), 194/120hp w/manual transmission (AA)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City
S0525 ~ Transmission Number: Saginaw (S), May 25 (0525)

4th line:
CA0520B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), May 20 (0520), Buffalo, NY (B)
T ~ Vehicle Build Month: June (1965)