1968 Chevelle Body Number Plates ~ Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (OS)

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It is known that in 1968 Oshawa coded trim tag style numbers with an even 3rd digit for a V8 and an odd 3rd digit for an L6 so the Fisher Body Style number is a valid resource to tell if the car was a V8 or L6.

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A51 C08 D55 M40 ~ RPO codes noted below
T-27 ~ Matches documentation of a black (coded "27") vinyl top
ST  68 13837 ~ 1968 Super Sport 396 Coupe
OS193063 BODY ~ Fisher Body data processing number
TR  757 ~ Medium Teal Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
2 ~ shift number *
9-20 ~ September 20 assembly date
FF  PAINT ~ Island Teal (lower-upper) [but note it still has a black vinyl top]

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This Malibu is a Canadian model as noted by the "Z49" code and huge "MADE IN CANADA" on the trim tag.  The RPO codes in bold appear on the trim tag as well.

097 Job Number of Trim Sheet
13837 SS 396 2-door Sport Coupe
FF Island Teal paint (lower/upper)
757 Medium Teal Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
193063 Fisher Body unit number
A02 Windshield Glass (Tinted)
A51 Front bucket (Astro Type)
C08 Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover (Vinyl Top)
C50 Rear Window Defroster and Defogger
D55 Front Compartment Floor Console
F40 Heavy Duty Front and Rear Suspension
G80 Rear Axle - Positraction
K05 Engine Block Heater
L30 V8 Engine, 327 cubic inch - Even though 13837 style indicates in an SS396.
M40 3-Speed Automatic Transmission - (THM 400)
N40 Hydraulic Steering
PW8 F70-14-4 PR Tire - Red Stripe
P01 Wheel Trim Cover
U63 Radio - Pushbutton AM
U80 Auxiliary Rear Speaker
Z49 Mandatory Canadian Base Equip Modifications

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A51 D55 M20 U79 ~ RPO codes
ST  68 13867 ~ 1968 SS396 Sport Coupe
OS197216  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  766 ~ Parchment Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
2 ~ shift number *
11-14 ~ November 14 assembly date
QQ  PAINT ~ Verdoro Green Metallic (lower-upper)


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A51 C06 M25 TP10 ~ RPO codes (M25 should probably be M35 for Powerglide transmission)
ST  68 13667 ~ 1968 V8 Malibu Convertible
OS199053  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  794 ~ Parchment Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
2 ~ shift number *
12-13 ~ December 13 assembly date
QQ  PAINT ~ Verdoro Green Metallic (lower-upper) [but note it still has a white convertible top]


02/02/2017

A51 C06 D55 M40 ~ RPO codes (bucket seats, power convertible top, center console, TH400 transmission)
ST
  68 13867 ~ 1968 SS396 Convertible
OS204466?  BODY ~ Fisher Body data processing number
TR  766 ~ Black Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
2 ~ shift number *
2-7 ~ February 7 assembly date
NN  PAINT - Cordovan Maroon (lower-upper)


Courtesy Aaron Kulikowski
An example of what happens when one attempts to remove built-up paint with a wire wheel. Luckily the majority of the information is still readable.

M35 ~ RPO code for Powerglide automatic transmission
ST
  68 13327 ~ 1968 L6 300 Deluxe 2-Door Sedan
OS21403?  BODY ~ Fisher Body data processing number
TR  760 ~ Black Pattern Imitation Leather (bench seat)
2 ~ shift number *
6-3 ~ June 3 assembly date
9 ~ Enamel paint
KK  PAINT - Tripoli Turquoise (lower-upper)

Beaumont

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This is a trim tag for a Canadian Beaumont and not a Chevelle.
D55 A51 C08 M40 U57 T-21 ~ RPO codes
T-21 ~ Matches documentation of car above except this Beaumont has a white (coded "21") vinyl top
ST  68 73837 ~ 1968 Beaumont SD-396 Coupe
OS791200  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  794 ~ Parchment Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
1 ~ shift number *
10-27 ~ October 27 assembly date
NN  PAINT ~ Cordovan Maroon (lower-upper) [but note it still has a white vinyl top]


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This is a trim tag for a Canadian Beaumont and not a Chevelle.
A51 C08D55 M40 T-27 ~ RPO codes
ST  68 73837 ~ 1968 Beaumont SD-396 Coupe
OS794973  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  756 ~ Medium Gold Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
1 ~ shift number *
11-20 ~ November 20 assembly date
QQ  PAINT ~ Verdoro Green (lower-upper) [but note it still has a black vinyl top]

* It's 99.99% certain the first number in the sequence is the shift number. While this bears out for model years 1964 through 1967 for both Chevelles and Beaumonts, it probably applies to 1968 as well but more samples are needed to draw a solid conclusion.


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This is a trim tag for a Canadian Beaumont and not a Chevelle.
M35 ~ RPO codes
ST  68 73637 ~ 1968 Beaumont Sport Coupe
OS806121  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  772 ~ Dark Blue Rapture Cloth, Imitation Leather (bench seat)
2 ~ shift number *
6-18 ~ June 18 assembly date
9EE  PAINT ~ Fathom Blue Metallic (lower-upper) [the number 9 indicates enamel paint]

* It's 99.99% certain the first number in the sequence is the shift number. While this bears out for model years 1964 through 1967 for both Chevelles and Beaumonts, it probably applies to 1968 as well but more samples are needed to draw a solid conclusion.