1968 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:  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 an L6, 37 ~ 2-door sport coupe.

A V8 Nomad/Chevelle 300 would be 2, Greenbrier/300 Deluxe would be 4, Malibu would be 6, and Concours or SS396 would be 8.
A L6 Nomad/Chevelle 300 would be 1, Greenbrier/300 Deluxe would be 3, Malibu would be 5, and Concours would be 7.
(Only 210 L6 Concours were reported built so finding a 13735 Concours would be rare.)

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1st line:
B ~ Interior trim: Blue
CC ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Ermine White
136398K102631 ~ VIN
13639 ~ Chevelle (13), V8 (6), 4-door sport sedan (39)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
102631 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 2,631st Chevelle at Kansas City
Carburetor source: Rochester

2nd line:
V0828DE ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), August 28 (0828), 307/200hp w/Powerglide (DE)
FL0818W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (FL), August 18 (0818), Warren, MI (W)
9 ~ Vehicle Build Month: September

3rd line:
T7K06 ~ Powerglide Toledo (D), Model Year (7), July 06 (K06)*

Options

1   3   1    
I J K L M N O

I-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO 400]
K-4 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
M-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

* Apparently this is a late 1967 model Powerglide transmission
Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons


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Second owner warranty card

1st line:
136398K102631 ~ VIN
13639 ~ Chevelle (13), V8 (6), 4-door sport sedan (39)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
102631 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 2,631st Chevelle at Kansas City

2nd line:
Bowtie only

5th line:
5-50 ~ Original warranty period, 5 years or 50,000 miles
061 ~ Original dealer's number
2-8 ~ Start date of original warranty, February, 1968

It's known this is a replacement plate to the original owner by the warranty book itself. It's assumed the original owner 'lost' the original for some time and got a replacement then the original is found. Although the build date on the car is September 1967 it was not sold to the original owner until February of 1968, hence the 2-8 original warranty date.
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Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons


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1st line:
K ~ Interior trim: Not listed but this car does have parchment vinyl bucket seats w/black trim
C2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Ermine White, black vinyl top
138378K107237 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), SS396 V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
107237 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 7,237th Chevelle at Kansas City
Carburetor source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0820ET ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), August 20 (0820), 396/325hp w/TH400 (ET)
CY0823B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.07:1 ratio (CY), August 23 (0823), Buffalo, NY (B)
8 ~ Vehicle Build Month: August

3rd line:
CC682673 ~ Transmission Number: unknown format for TH400; suspect CC for 396cid version, 68 model year, 2673 for transmission serial number.

Options

1   4   1    
I J K L M N O

I-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
K-4 ~ Push button AM radio with rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]
M-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

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


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1st line:
K ~ Interior trim: Not listed but this car does have parchment vinyl bucket seats w/black trim
CC ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Ermine White
138378K111897 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), SS396 V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
111897 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 11,897th Chevelle at Kansas City
Carburetor source: Carter

2nd line:
T0915ED ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), September 15 (0915), 396/325hp w/manual (ED)
CD0811B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.07:1 ratio (CD), August 11 (0811), Buffalo, NY (B)
0 ~ Vehicle Build Month: October

3rd line:
P8P21 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1968 (8), September 21 (P21)

Options

    3        
I J K L M N O

K-3 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]

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


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Second owner warranty card

1st line:
138678K141284 ~ VIN
13867 ~ Chevelle (13), SS396 V8 (8), 2-door convertible (67)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
141284 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 41,284th Chevelle at Kansas City

3rd line:
2 - Second owner

5th line:
5-50 ~ Original warranty period, 5 years or 50,000 miles
177 ~ Original dealer's number
02-8 ~ Start date of original warranty, February, 1968

Note this is a replacement Protect-O-Plate created for the second owner of a car when it was still under warranty.

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


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1st line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black Cloth & Vinyl
L2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Teal Blue, black vinyl top
138378K162382 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), SS396 V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
162382 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 83,691st Chevelle at Kansas City
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T1227EG ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), December 27 (1227), 396/375hp w/manual (EG)
KF0117B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.55:1 ratio (KF), January 17 (0117), Buffalo, NY (B)
2 ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

3rd line:
P8A19 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), Model Year (8), January 19 (A19)

Options

2   3 4      
I J K L M N O

I-2 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
K-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63]
L-4 ~ Special suspension and disc brakes [RPO F40/J52]

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


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1st line:
D ~ Interior trim: Red Cloth & Vinyl
R1 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Matador Red, white convertible top
136678K183691 ~ VIN
13667 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door convertible (67)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
183691 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 83,691st Chevelle at Kansas City
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
V0316DF ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), March 16 (0316), 307/200hp w/Powerglide (DF)
FJ0318W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (FJ), March 18 (0318), Warren, MI (W)
3 ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
C8C15 ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Cleveland (C), Model Year (8), March 15 (C15)

Options

1   3        
I J K L M N O

I-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
K-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63]

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


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1st line:
L ~ Interior trim: Black Cloth
KK ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Tripoli Turquoise
136378K187825 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
187825 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 87,825th Chevelle at Kansas City
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
V0318DF ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), March 18 (0318), 307-3200hp w/Powerglide transmission (DF)
unreadable ~ Rear Axle Number: Should begin with letter "C", March 21 (0321), Buffalo, NY (B)
4 ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

3rd line:
T8C27 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo (T), Model Year (8), March 27 (C27)

Options

1            
I J K L M N O

I-1 ~ Power steering [RPO N40]

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


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1st line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black Cloth/Vinyl
R2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Matador Red, black vinyl top
138678K209424 ~ VIN
13867 ~ Chevelle (13), SS396 (8), 2-door convertible (67)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
209424 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 109,424th Chevelle at Kansas City
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0508EG ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), May 08 (0508), 396-375hp w/manual transmission (EG)
CI509B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.73:1 ratio (CI), May 09 (0509), Buffalo, NY (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
P8E10 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (8), Model Year (8), May 10 (E10)

Options

3   4 3      
I J K L M N O

I-3 ~ Power steering & Power brakes [RPO N40/J50]
K-4 ~ Push button AM radio with rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]
L-3 ~ Disc brakes [RPO J52]

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


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1st line:
L ~ Interior trim: Black Vinyl
GG ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Ash Gold
136378K210063 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
210063 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 110,063rd Chevelle at Kansas City
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
V0507DF ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), May 07 (0507), 307/200hp w/Powerglide (DF)
FJ0510W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (FJ), May 10 (0510), Warren, MI (W)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
C8E09 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland (C), Model Year (8), May 09 (E09)

Options

    3        
I J K L M N O

K-3 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]

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


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1st line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black Cloth/Vinyl
KK ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Tripoli Turquoise
136378K214786 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
214786 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 114,786th Chevelle at Kansas City
C ~ Carburetor Source: Carter

2nd line:
V0518EI ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), May 18 (0518), 327/250hp w/Powerglide (EI)
FJ0517W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (FJ), May 17 (0517), Warren, MI (W)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
T8E15 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo (T), Model Year (8), May 15 (E15)

Options

    4 1      
I J K L M N O

K-4 ~ Push button AM radio with rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]
L-1 ~ Special Suspension [RPO F40]

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): Butternut Yellow, black vinyl top
136378K231244 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
226008 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 126,008th Chevelle at Kansas City
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
V0531EP ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), May 31 (0531), 327/275hp w/manual (EP)
CF0607B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CF), June 07 (0607), Buffalo, NY (B)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
P8H12 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), Model Year (8), June 12 (H12)

Options

    4        
I J K L M N O

K-4 ~ Push button AM radio with rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]

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


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1st line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black
P2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Seafrost Green, black vinyl top
138378K221215 ~ VIN
13837 ~ Chevelle (13), SS396 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
221215 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 121,215th Chevelle at Kansas City
C ~ Carburetor Source: Carter

2nd line:
T0522ED ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), May 22 (0522), 396/325hp w/manual & A.I.R. (ED)
CW0522B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), May 22 (0522), Buffalo, NY (B)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
P8H03 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), Model Year (8), June 03 (H03)

Options

             
I J K L M N O

No options

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


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1st line:
L ~ Interior trim: Black Vinyl (not documented until now)
R2 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Matador Red, black vinyl top
136378K231244 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
231244 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 131,244th Chevelle at Kansas City
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
V0521DN ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), May 21 (0521), 307/200hp w/manual & H.D. clutch (DN)
FJ0618W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (FJ), June 18 (0618), Warren, MI (W)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
S8H14 ~ Transmission Number: Saginaw (S), Model Year (8), June 14 (H14)

Options

    3        
I J K L M N O

K-3 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]

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


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1st line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black Cloth & Vinyl
RR ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Matador Red
136378K2379951 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
237995 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 137,995th Chevelle at Kansas City
C ~ Carburetor Source: Carter

2nd line:
V0330EH ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), March 30 (0330), 327/250hp w/manual (EH)
FM0539W ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.36:1 ratio (FM), May 39 (0539*), Warren, MI (W)
* Note date is obviously in error.
7 ~ Vehicle Build Month: July

3rd line:
S8H26 ~ Transmission Number: Saginaw (S), Model Year (8), June 26 (H26)

Options

    4 1 1    
I J K L M N O

K-4 ~ Push button AM radio with rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]
L-1 ~ Special suspension [RPO F40]
M-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

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