1969 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.

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) is a L6, 37 ~ 2-door sport coupe. The engine designations of 2, 4, 6, or 8 for a V8 engine, and1, 3 or 5 for a L6 engine was determined by the series.

A V8 Nomad would be 2, Greenbrier/300 Deluxe would be 4, Concours/Malibu would be 6, and Concours Estate would be 8.
A L6 Nomad would be 1, Greenbrier/300 Deluxe would be 3, and Concours/Malibu would be 5
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As usual, Fremont seemed to have their own standard operating procedure that did not correspond to any other plant. The 3-digit number in the upper left corner is also the trim code, something no other 1969 plant did. The numbers/letters used for options on the third line are not the typical 1 or 3 but rather 2 and K. The number and letter do not appear to coincide with even the 1 and 3 positions of other plants. For each position (1 through 9 or G through M) there is only one option so it's questionable why some cards will have, for example, the number 2 in the first position (even one with the number 5) and some cards will have the letter K in the same first position.

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1st line:
790 ~ Aff. Parchment Coated Fabric (bench seat) trim number matches body plate trim
         (unique to Fremont & Ontario Chevelles)
136379Z311695 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
9 ~ Model Year of Production: 1969
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
311695 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 11,695th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1022DC ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), October 22 (1022), L14 307/200hp w/Powerglide (DC)
CA1026B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), October 26 (1026), Buffalo, NY (B)
0 ~ Vehicle Build Month: October

3rd line:
C9R16D ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Cleveland (C), 1969 (9), October 16 (R16), Day shift (D)

Options

2   2        
G H I J K L M

Fremont had their own way of coding options on the Protect-O-Plate.

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


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1st line:
795 ~ Aff. Midnight Green Coated Fabric (bench seat) trim number matches body plate trim
         (unique to Fremont & Ontario Chevelles)
136379Z321659 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
9 ~ Model Year of Production: 1969
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
321659 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 21,659th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1202JE ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), December 2 (1202), L34 396/350hp w/TH400 (JE)
CW1203B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), December 3 (1203), Buffalo, NY (B)
D ~ Vehicle Build Month: December

3rd line:
69F319 ~ Transmission Number: 1969 (69), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 396/350hp (F), 319th day of the year 1968 or November 14, 1968.

Options

5            
G H I J K L M

Fremont had their own way of coding options on the Protect-O-Plate. No known #5 code in any position.

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


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1st line:
755 ~ Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) trim number matches body plate trim
         (unique to Fremont & Ontario Chevelles)
136379Z329873 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
9 ~ Model Year of Production: 1969
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
329873 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 29,873rd Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0109DC ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), January 9 (0109),  307/200hp w/Powerglide (DC)
CB0109W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (CB), January 9 (0109), Warren, MI (W)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
C9A21D ~ Transmission Number: 1969 (9),  Toledo (C), January 21 (A21), Day shift (D)

Options

2   2        
G H I J K L M

Fremont had their own way of coding options on the Protect-O-Plate. No known #2 code in any position. It is known this car was equipped with N40 Power Steering and standard radio.

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons. Also note the inspecting dealer, Fairview Chevrolet in Antioch, California. The selling dealer of this car was Bob Carstens Chevrolet in Riverdale, California indicating the car was purchased/transferred from Fairview Chevrolet to Bob Carstens Chevrolet where it was sold.


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1st line:
762 ~ Dark Blue Rior-Richmond Cloth (bench seat) trim number matches body plate trim
         (unique to Fremont & Ontario Chevelles)
136379Z338731 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
9 ~ Model Year of Production: 1969
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
338731 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 38,731stth Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0228HB~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), February 28 (0228), L48 350/300hp w/TH350 (HB)
CN0228B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 2.56:1 (CN), February 28 (0228), Buffalo, NY (B)
3 ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
Y9A18 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo (Y), 1969 (9), January 18 (A18),

Options

2   5 K 1    
G H I J K L M

Fremont had their own way of coding options on the Protect-O-Plate. Fremont is the only plant I've seen of a warranty card with a letter used to code an option.

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.
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1st line:
755 ~ Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) trim number matches body plate trim
         (unique to Fremont & Ontario Chevelles)
136379Z348658 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
9 ~ Model Year of Production: 1969
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
348658 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 48,658th Chevelle at Fremont
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0419JB ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), April 19 (0419), L78 396/375hp w/manual (JD)
CF0407B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 (CF), April 07 (0407), Buffalo, NY (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
P9D10D ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1969 (9), April 10 (D10), Day shift (D)

Options

2   2 K      
G H I J K L M

Fremont had their own way of coding options on the Protect-O-Plate. Fremont is the only plant I've seen of a warranty card with a letter used to code an option.

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.
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1st line:
756 ~ Black Coated Fabric (bucket seat) trim number matches body plate trim
         (unique to Fremont & Ontario Chevelles)
136379Z349778 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
9 ~ Model Year of Production: 1969
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
349778 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 48,658th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
F0429JA ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (T), April 29 (0429), L34 395/325hp w/manual (JA)
CF0418B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 (CF), April 18 (0418), Buffalo, NY (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
P9D11 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1969 (9), April 11 (D11), note no letter for M20/M21/M22

Options

K   2 K 1    
G H I J K L M

Fremont had their own way of coding options on the Protect-O-Plate. Fremont is the only plant I've seen of a warranty card with a letter used to code an option.

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

1st line:
755 ~ Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) trim number matches body plate trim
         (unique to Fremont & Ontario Chevelles)
136369Z349974 ~ VIN
13636 ~ Chevelle (13), Concours V8 (6), 4-door wagon (36)
9 ~ Model Year of Production: 1969
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
349974 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 49,974th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0419HB ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), April 19 (0419), L48 350-4/300hp w/TH350 (HB)
KD0424B ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (KD), April 24 (0424), Buffalo, NY (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
Y9D28D ~ Transmission Number: TH350 Toledo (Y), 1969 (9), April 28 (D28), Day shift (D)

Options

K   2 K 1    
G H I J K L M

K-1 ~ Four Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

Fremont had their own way of coding options on the Protect-O-Plate. Fremont is the only plant I've seen of a warranty card with a letter used to code an option.

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

1st line:
755 ~ Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) trim number matches body plate trim
         (unique to Fremont & Ontario Chevelles)
1136379Z359728 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
9 ~ Model Year of Production: 1969
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
359728 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 59,728th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0616JA ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), June 16 (0616), L34 395/325hp w/manual (JA)
CI0515B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.73:1 ratio (CI), May 15 (0515), Buffalo, NY (B)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
P9A45 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1969 (9), January 45 (A45), {suspicious} note no letter for M20/M21/M22

Options

K   2 K      
G H I J K L M

Fremont had their own way of coding options on the Protect-O-Plate. Fremont is the only plant I've seen of a warranty card with a letter used to code an option.

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