1970 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card (Atlanta, GA)

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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
.

[ Arlington ] | [  Atlanta  ] | [ Baltimore ] | [ Flint ] | [ Kansas City ] | [ Van Nuys ] | [ Oshawa ]

Interesting to note that these two Atlanta SS-optioned Chevelles have the same transmission date even though the sequence numbers are 1,693 units apart. Also note on line 2 the rear end date. Even though the first car was built first, the second car has an earlier date stamp, 0924 vs. 1015.

1st line:
136370A106240 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
106240 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 6,240tht Chevelle at Atlanta/Lakewood
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1001TW ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda. (T), October 01 (1001), L34 402/350hp w/TH400 (TW)
CW1015B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), October 15 (1015), Buffalo (B)
0 ~ Vehicle Build Month: October

3rd line:
70F281 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 engine code 402/350hp (F), 281 being the 281st day counted from January 1, 1969... making it October 08.

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.



1st line:
136370A106611 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
106611 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 6,661st Chevelle at Atlanta/Lakewood
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1013TW ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda. (T), October 13 (1013), L34 402/350hp w/TH400 (TW)
CW1015B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), October 15 (1015), Buffalo (B)
0 ~ Vehicle Build Month: October

3rd line:
70F281 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 engine code 402/350hp (F), 281 being the 281st day counted from January 1, 1969... making it October 08.

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.



Courtesy Mike Register

1st line: 136370A108034 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
108034 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 8,034th Chevelle at Atlanta
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1024TW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, October 24 (1224), L34 402/350hp w/TH400 (TW)
CW0924B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), September 24  (0924), Buffalo (B)
N ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
70F281 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 engine code 402/350hp (F), 281 being the 281st day counted from January 1, 1969... making it October 08.

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.



1st line:
136370A108xxx ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
108xxx ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 8,xxxth Chevelle at Atlanta
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T1024KO ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, October 24 (1224), L78 402/375hp w/manual (KO)
KK1017 ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 4.10:1 ratio (KK), October 17 (1017)
N ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
P0P24 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (70), September 24 (P24)

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.



1st line:
136370A113465 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
113465 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 13,345th Chevelle at Atlanta
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1103NC ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, November 03 (1103), 307/200hp w/manual (NC)
CS1112W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), November 12 (1112), Warren, MI (W)
N ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
S0S06 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (S), 1970 (70), November 06 (S06)

Options

       
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(No major options)

Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.
Note this is a replacement warranty card as the owner's information is stamped on the card itself and not on embossed tape. This is also why there is a 3-letter suffix code on the engine and the suffix letter C on the transmission.



1st line:
136370A120689 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
120689 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 20,689th Chevelle at Atlanta
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1121CRT ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, December 21 (1121), LS5 454/365hp w/manual (CRT)
RU1126B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (RU), November 26 (1126), Buffalo, NY (B)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
P0S18C ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (70), November 18 (S18), M22 (C)

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.
Note this is a replacement warranty card as the owner's information is stamped on the card itself and not on embossed tape. This is also why there is a 3-letter suffix code on the engine and the suffix letter C on the transmission.



1st line:
136370A122075 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
122075 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 22,075th Chevelle at Atlanta
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1229CNN ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, December 29 (1229), L65 350/250hp w/TH350 (CNN)
CGA1217B2 ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.56:1 ratio (CGA), December 17 (1217), Buffalo, NY (B), 2nd shift (2)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
Y0T16D ~ Transmission Number: Toledo TH350 (T), 1970 (0), November 16 (T16), day shift (D)

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52] *
K-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60] *

Stamping on this card is not consistent with the options ordered. Build sheet shows power steering, air conditioning, and radio but no disc brakes. So the gap between power steering (G) and disc brakes (J) should be one space, not two, and there should be a space between what would be the radio and air conditioning such as:
1 3 1 and not the 1  31 shown and would decode to:
G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
K-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

Note the rear axle ratio code has gone from a 2-letter code to a 3-letter code
Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.



1st line:
136370A128824 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
128824 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 28,884th Chevelle at Atlanta
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0115CTW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, January 15 (0115), L34 296/350hp w/TH400 (CTW)
CCW0114B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CCW), January 14 (0114), Buffalo, NY (B)
2 ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

3rd line:
70F377 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 engine code 402/350hp (F), 377 being the 377th day counted from January 1, 1969... January 12, 1970.

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]

Note the rear axle ratio code has gone from a 2-letter code to a 3-letter code
Owner/dealer info: Original owner's name/address removed for obvious privacy reasons.


Courtesy Doug Rudh
Second owner warranty card

1st line:
136370A140486 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
K ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Atlanta, GA.
140486 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 40,486th Chevelle at Atlanta

2nd line:
2 ~ Second owner

Last line:
5-50 ~ Original warranty period, 5 years or 50,000 miles
211 ~ Mileage in hundreds of miles at time of reissue (21,100)
05-0 ~ Date of delivery to original purchaser - May 1970

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



1st line:
136370A155972 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
155972 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 57,052nd Chevelle at Atlanta
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0330CRT ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, March 30 (0330), LS5 454/360hp w/manual (CRV)
CRV0408B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CRV), April 08 (0408), Buffalo, NY (B)
4 ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

3rd line:
P0C19 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (0), March 19 (C19), (no letter designation)

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.
Suspect Protect-O-Plate



1st line:
136370A157052 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
157052 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 57,052nd Chevelle at Atlanta
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0429CRT ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, April 29 (0429), LS5 454/360hp w/manual (CRV)
CRV0406B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CRV), April 06 (0406), Buffalo, NY (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
P0D09C ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (0), April 09 (D09), M22 (C)

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.



1st line:
136370A159738 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
159738 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 59,738th Chevelle at Atlanta
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0501CTX ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, May 01 (0501), L34 396/350hp w/manual (CTX)
CKJ0804B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.55:1 ratio (CKJ), August 04 (0804), Buffalo, NY (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
P0D16B ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (0), April 16 (D16), M21 (B)

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.



1st line:
136370A167594 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
A ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
167594 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 67,594th Chevelle at Atlanta
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
T0428CRT ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, April 28 (0428), LS5 454/360hp w/manual (CRT)
CRV1212B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CRV), December 12 (1212), Buffalo, NY (B)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
P0C05C ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (0), March 05 (C05), M22 (C)

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.