1970 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card (Arlington, TX)

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Decode your Protect-O-Plate Warranty card

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.

Only Atlanta (at least through November of 1969) and Kansas City abbreviated the engine suffix code and rear axle code to two letters omitting the initial "C" letter (e.g., TW for engine instead of CTW or CF for rear axle instead of CCF). Arlington, Baltimore, Flint, Van Nuys, and Oshawa used the full three letter code for these two items.

Muncie 4-speed manual transmission broadcast letters as well as A, B, or C designations were included on Arlington cards.

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, and 1, 3, or 5 for a L6 engine was determined by the series.

A V8 Nomad would be 2, Greenbrier/Standard would be 4, Concours/Malibu would be 6, and Concours Estate/Monte Carlo would be 8.
A L6 Nomad would be 1, Greenbrier/Standard would be 3, and Concours/Malibu would be 5
.

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Courtesy Bill Orr

1st line:
136370R202237 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX
202237 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 2,237th Chevelle at Arlington.
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1124CTX ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, November 24 (1124), L34 402/350hp w/M20 manual (CTX)
CCF1215B2 ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CCF), December 15 (1215), Buffalo (B), 2nd/night shift (2)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
P0T05BWL ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 197(0), December 05 (T05), M21 (B), (WL build sheet broadcast code)

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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


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1st line:
136370R203123 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
203123 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 3,123rd Chevelle at Arlington.
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0112CRV ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, January 12 (0112), LS6 402/450hp w/M22 manual (CRV)
RW01120B2 ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 4.10:1 ratio (RW), January 12  (0112), 0 (unknown), Buffalo (B), 2nd/night shift (2), unknown (1)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
POR31CWO1 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (0), October 31 (R31), M22 (C), WO (broadcast code), 1 (unknown)

Options

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H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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

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Courtesy Rich Recupero

1st line:
136370R204149 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
204149 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 4,149th Chevelle at Arlington.
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0113CTW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, January 13 (0113), L34 402/350hp w/TH400 (CTW)
CW0109B21 ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), January 09  (0199), Buffalo (B), 2nd/night shift (2), unknown (1)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
70CF377 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 402/350hp (CF), 377 being the 377th day counted from January 1, 1969...making the transmission date January 12, 1970 (377-365=12)

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]
K-1 ~ Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

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


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1st line:
136370R212056 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
212056 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 12,056th Chevelle at Arlington.
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0205CRV ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, February 05 (0205), LS6 454/450hp w/M22 manual (CRV)
CRW0202B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 4.10:1 ratio (CRW), February 02 (0202), Buffalo (B)
2 ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

3rd line:
P0B04 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), February 04 (B04) ~ Note M20/M21/M22 designation not present

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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

This Protect-O-Plate and subsequent car are suspect. Several entries on the POP are not in accordance with other Arlington POP's such as no letter designator on the Muncie 4-speed transmission, lack of shift designation on the rear end code and, not shown, October dated casting for block, partial VIN stamped in the wrong place along with several other questionable items on the car itself.


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Second owner warranty card

1st line:
136370R214941 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
214941 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 14,941st Chevelle at Arlington.

2nd line:
2 ~ Second owner

Last line:
5-50 ~ Original warranty period, 5 years or 50,000 miles
138 ~ Mileage in hundreds of miles at time of reissue (13,800)
09-0 ~ Date of delivery to original purchaser - September 1970

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


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1st line:
136370R217383 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
217383 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 17,383rd Chevelle at Arlington.
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0309CTW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, March 09 (0309), L34 402/350hp w/TH400 (CTW)
CW0303B1 ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), March 03 (0303), Buffalo (B), 1st shift (1)
3 ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
2184370CF ~ Transmission Number: unidentified coding. Would assume 21843 (no idea), 1970 (70), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 402/350hp (CF).

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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


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Suspect

1st line:
136370R218407 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
218407 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 18,407th Chevelle at Arlington.
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0225CRR ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, February 25 (0225), LS6 454/450hp w/TH400 (CRR)
CRW0220B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 4.10:1 ratio (CRW), February 20 (0220), Buffalo (B)
3 ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
70Y413 ~ Transmission Number: 70 (1970), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 454/450hp (CY), 413 being the 413th day counted from January 1, 1969...making the transmission date the 48th day of 1970 or February 17, 1970 (413-365=48). Note this format is different from the TH400 shown above (70CF377) where this one is missing the letter "C" in the engine description segment.

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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


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1st line:
136370R225833 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
225833 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 25,833rd Chevelle at Arlington.
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
T0325CNF ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, March 25 (0325), 307/200hp w/TH350 (CNF)
CP0402B1 ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (CP), April 02 (0402), Buffalo (B), 1st shift (1)
4 ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

3rd line:
B0C26NGP - Transmission Number: Cleveland (B), 1970 (0), March 26 (C26), NGP (unknown codes)

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
K-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:
136370R229406 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
229406 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 29,406th Chevelle at Arlington.
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0331CTW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, March 31 (0331), 396/350hp w/TH400 (CTW)
CW0331B1 ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), March 31 (0331), Buffalo (B), 1st shift (1)
4 ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

3rd line:
70455CF ~ Transmission Number: 70 (1970), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 396/350hp (CF), 455 being the 455th day counted from January 1, 1969...making the transmission date the 90th day of 1970 or March 31, 1970 (455-365=48).

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]
K-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:
136370R243588 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
243588 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 43,588th Chevelle at Arlington.
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0420CRV ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, April 20 (0420), 454/450hp w/M22 manual (CRV)
RW0410B1 ~ Rear Axle Number: 4.10:1 ratio (RW), April 10 (0410), Buffalo (B), 1st shift (1)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
P0E01CWO ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 197(0), May 1 (E01), M22 (C), (WO build sheet broadcast code)

Options

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H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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


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1st line:
136370R253578 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
253578 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 53,578th Chevelle at Arlington.
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0528TW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, May 28 (0528), L34 396/350hp w/TH400 (TW)
CW1212B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), December 11 (1211), Buffalo (B)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
70F499CF ~ Transmission Number: 70 (1970), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 396/350hp (CF), 499 being the 499th day counted from January 1, 1969...making the transmission date the 134th day of 1970 or May 14 1970 (499-365=134). Note this format is different from the TH400 shown above (70Y413) where this one has both the F (in place of the Y) and CF at the end denoting the specific engine type for this transmission.

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]
K-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:
136370R257367 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
257367 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 57,367th Chevelle at Arlington.
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0604CRV ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, June 04 (0604), LS6 454/450hp w/M22 manual (CRV)
RU1114B2 ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (RU), November 14 (1114), Buffalo (B), 2nd shift (2)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
P0H09CWO ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), June 09 (H09), M22 (C), WO (broadcast code)

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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


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1st line:
136370R264334 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
R ~ Final Assembly Plant: Arlington, TX.
264334 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 64,334th Chevelle at Arlington.
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0620CTX ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, June 20 (0620), L34 402/350hp w/manual (CTX)
CW0622B1 ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), June 22  (0622), Buffalo (B), 1st/day shift (1)
7 ~ Vehicle Build Month: July

3rd line:
P0H16AWB ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (70), June 16 (H16), M20 (A), (WB build sheet broadcast code)

Options

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H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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