The Vehicle Identification Number plate (VIN) has similar information to the trim tag such as the model, year, and assembly plant. One difference is the last six numbers relating to the assembly plant sequence as opposed to the trim tag's Fisher Body sequence and the series will designate a 6-cyl (odd 3rd digit) or V8 (even 3rd digit) on the VIN plate where the 3rd digit on the trim tag does not.

This VIN reads 136379A307416 and is for a Malibu V8 2-door sport coupe assembled in Atlanta, GA. and is the 7,416th model sequenced at the plant for 1969.

First Character: Division of General Motors
1 - Chevrolet

Second and Third Character: Series Designation
31 - Chevelle 300, 6-cylinder
32 - Chevelle 300, 8-cylinder
33 - Chevelle 300 Deluxe, El Camino (Deluxe), 6-cylinder
34 - Chevelle 300 Deluxe, El Camino (Deluxe), 8-cylinder
35 - Malibu, El Camino (Custom), 6-cylinder
*36 - Malibu, El Camino (Custom), 8-cylinder
38 - Concours Estate, 8-cylinder

Fourth and Fifth Character: Body Style/Model
27 - 2-door coupe
35 - 4-door station wagon, 2 seats
36 - 4-door station wagon, 2 seats, dual tailgate
*37 - 2-door sport coupe
39 - 4-door sport sedan
67 - 2-door convertible
69 - 4-door sedan
80 - 2-door sedan pickup

Sixth Character: Year of Production
9 - 1969

Seventh Character:
Final Assembly Plant
*A ~ Atlanta, Georgia
B ~ Baltimore, Maryland
Z ~ Fremont, California
G ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
K ~ Kansas City, Missouri
1 ~ Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Eighth through Thirteenth Characters: Sequential Production Number
The sequential starting number for the 1969 Chevelle was 300001 at all Chevelle assembly plants. Each assembly plant sequenced Chevelles of all series/models without regard to specific series/models. For example, if a series 13435 station wagon followed a 13667 Malibu convertible, the sequence number would be one unit higher for the wagon. It's also entirely possible to have the same sequence number from all five 1969 U.S. assembly plants (six if you include Oshawa, Ontario) with the only difference between the VINs being the plant code.

Production at the Baltimore assembly plant in July and the Kansas City plant exceeded 100,000 units in February so the VIN sequence from those time frames to the end of production would be 4nnnnn for the Baltimore and Kansas City plants.

For the Fremont plant only, the 3-digit interior trim code is stamped in the top left corner.