1970 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card (Baltimore, MD)

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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 ]

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1st line:
136690B110260 ~ VIN
13669 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 4-door sedan (69)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
110260 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 10,260th Chevelle at Baltimore
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0922CNF ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, September 22 (0922), L14 307/200hp w/TH350 (CNF)
CK0618B* ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 2.73:1 ratio (CK), June 18 (0618), Buffalo, NY (B)
0 ~ Vehicle Build Month: October

3rd line:
C0P17 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland TH350 (C), 1970 (0), September 17 (P17)

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]

* Build sheet shows rear end code as KC and also notes RPO G97, a 2.73:1 Positraction axle ratio


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1st line:
136370B119980 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
119980 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 19,980th Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
F1115CTX ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), November 15 (1115), L34 402/350hp w/manual (CTX)
CCW1104B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CCW), November 04 (1104), Buffalo, NY (B)
N ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
P0S06B ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (0), November 06 (S06), 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]

Several things wrong on this warranty card:
1 - Engine code for Flint; no 396 engines were built at flint.
2 - B suffix code shown on transmission; the person stamping the POP wouldn't know what 4-speed and its designation has no bearing on the warranty card information.


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1st line:
136370B140445 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
140445 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 40,445th Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1211CTW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, December 11(1211), L34 402/350hp w/TH400 (CTW)
CCF1112B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CCF), November 12 (1112), Buffalo, NY (B)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
70F313 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (0) 396/350 (F),  313 being the 313th day counted from January 1, 1969... making it November 9, 1969

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]

Several things wrong on this warranty card:
1 - Engine code for Flint; no 396 engines were built at flint.
2 - B suffix code shown on transmission; the person stamping the POP wouldn't know what 4-speed and its designation has no bearing on the warranty card information.


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1st line:
136670B141682 ~ VIN
13667 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door convertible (67)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
141682 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 41,682nd Chevelle at Baltimore
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T1112CRV ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, November 12 (1112), LS6 454/450hp w/manual (CRV)
CRW1126B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 4.10:1 ratio (CRW), November 26 (1126), Buffalo, NY (B)
0 ~ Vehicle Build Month: October

3rd line:
P0A05 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (0), January 05 (A05)

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]


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Second owner warranty card

1st line:
136370B142168 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
142168 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 42,168th Chevelle at Baltimore

2nd line:
2 ~ Second owner

Last line:
5-50 ~ Original warranty period, 5 years or 50,000 miles
042 ~ Mileage in hundreds of miles at time of reissue (4,200)
2-0 ~ Date of delivery to original purchaser

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


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1st line:
138570B143884 ~ VIN
13857 ~ Chevelle (13), Monte Carlo V8 (8), Monte Carlo 2-door sport coupe (57)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
143884 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 66,563rd Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0112CRN ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, January 12 (0112), LS5 454/360hp w/TH400 (CRN)
CRK1210B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 2.56:1 ratio (CRK), December 10 (1210), Buffalo, NY (B)
2 ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

3rd line:
70R385 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 454/360hp (R), 385 being the 385th day counted from January 1, 1969... making it January 21, 1970

Options

1 3 1  
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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:
136370B159533 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), MalibuV8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
159533 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 66,563rd Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0126CTW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, January 26 (0126), L34 296/350hp w/TH400 (CTW)
CCW0226B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CCW), February 26 (0226), Buffalo, NY (B)
3 ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
70F418 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 396/350hp (F), 418 being the 418th day counted from January 1, 1969... making it February 22, 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]

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


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1st line:
136370B166563 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
166563 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 66,563rd Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0916CRT ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, September 16 (0916), LS5 454/360hp w/manual (CRT)
CRV1126B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CRV), September 29 (0929), Buffalo, NY (B)
3 ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
P0B16 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 1970 (0), February 16 (B16)

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:
138570B173376 ~ VIN
13856 ~ Chevelle (13), Monte Carlo (8), 4-door, sport coupe (57)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
173376 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 73,376th Chevelle at Baltimore
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
T0314CNN ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, May 14 (0314), L65 350-2/250hp w/TH350 (CNN)
WC083 ~ Rear Axle Number: unknown format
4 ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

3rd line:
B0D03 ~ Transmission Number: TH350 Cleveland (B), 1970 (0), April 03 (D03)

Options

1 3 1  
GHIJKLM

G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63/U69/U79]
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:
138360B187800 ~ VIN
13836 ~ Chevelle (13), Concours Estate V8 (8), 4-door, 2-seat wagon (36)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
187800 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 87,800th Chevelle at Baltimore
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
T0423CNN ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, April 23 (0423), L65 350-2/250hp w/TH350 (CNN)
CCA0504B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CCA), May 04 (0504), Buffalo, NY (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
Y0E01 ~ Transmission Number: TH350 Toledo (Y), 1970 (0), May 01 (E01)

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]

Note the option numbers are stamped 1 position to the right out of sequence.

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


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1st line:
136670B188926 ~ VIN
13667 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (8), 2-door convertible (67)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
188926 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 94,884th Chevelle at Baltimore
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0414CRV ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, April 14 (0414), LS6 454/450hp manual trans (CRV)
CRV0408W ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CRV), April 08 (0804), Warren, MI (W)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
P0C11C ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), 1970 (0), March 11 (C11), 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]

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


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1st line:
136670B194884 ~ VIN
13667 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (8), 2-door convertible (67)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
194884 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 94,884th Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0507CTW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, May 07 (0507), L34 396/350hp w/TH400 (CTW)
CCW0422B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CCW), April 22 (0422), Buffalo, NY (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
70F442 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (0) 396/350 (F),  442 being the 385th day counted from January 1, 1969... making it March 18, 1970

Options

11331  
GHIJKLM

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:
136670B2082464 ~ VIN
13667 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (8), 2-door convertible (67)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
208246 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 94,884th Chevelle at Baltimore
C ~ Carburetor Source: Carter

2nd line:
T0615CRE ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, June 15 (0615), L48 350/300hp w/TH350 (CRE)
CKD0622B ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (CKD), June 22 (0622), Buffalo, NY (B)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
Y0H08 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo TH350 (Y), 1970 (0), June 08 (H08)

Options

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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-3 ~ no such known code
Car does have power steering and radio so it is suspected the '3' in position H should be in position I.

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


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1st line:
138570B209802 ~ VIN
13857 ~ Chevelle (13), Monte Carlo V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (57)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Baltimore, MD.
209802 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 109,802nd Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0627CNN ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, June 27 (0627), L65 350/250hp w/TH350 (CNN)
WC169B ~ Rear Axle Number: unknown format, Buffalo, NY (B)
7 ~ Vehicle Build Month: July

3rd line:
B0H24 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland TH350 (B), 1970 (0), June 24 (H24)

Options

13     
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G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-3 ~ no such known code
Car does have power steering and radio so it is suspected the '3' in position H should be in position I.

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