1970 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card (Van Nuys, CA)

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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 ]

1st line:
136370L131495 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
L ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Van Nuys, CA.
131495 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 31,495th Chevelle at Van Nuys.
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
T1014CNF ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, October 14 (1014), 307/200 w/TH350 (CNF)
CCP1008B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (CCP), October 08  (1008), Buffalo (B)
D ~ Vehicle Build Month: December

3rd line:
B0R14D ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland TH350 (B), 1970 (0), October 14 (R14), Day shift (D)

Options

1133   
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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


Line #1
138570L141392 = VIN
13857 ~ Chevelle (13), Monte Carlo V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (57)
0 = Year of Production: 1970
L = Final Assembly Plant: Van Nuys, CA.
141392 = Sequence Assembly Number: 41,392nd Chevelle at Van Nuys
C = Carburetor Source: Carter

Line #2
T1028CNJ ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, October 28 (1028), L65 350/300 w/manual (CNJ)
CCW1027B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CCW), October 27 (1027),  Buffalo (B)
N ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

Line #3
P0R27A ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P),  1970 (0), October 27 (R27),  M20 (A)

Options

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GHIJKLM

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:
136370L144107 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
L ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Van Nuys, CA.
144107 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 44,107th Chevelle at Van Nuys.
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T1010CKO ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, October 10 (1010), L78 396/375hp w/manual (CKO)
CKF1024B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.55:1 ratio (CKF), October 24  (1024), Buffalo (B)
N ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
P0R27D ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 1970 (0), October 27 (R27), unknown (D)

Options

1133   
G HIJKLM

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:
136370L161119 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
L ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Van Nuys, CA.
161119 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 61,119th Chevelle at Van Nuys.
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T1217CRV ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, December 17 (1217), LS6 454/450hp w/manual (CRV)
CRW1217B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 4.10:1 ratio (CRW), December 17 (1217), Buffalo (B)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
P0S03C ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 1970 (0), November 03 (S03), M22 (C)

Options

1133   
G HIJKLM

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:
136370L174694 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
L ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Van Nuys, CA.
174694 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 74,694th Chevelle at Van Nuys.
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1020CRT ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, October 20 (1020), LS5 454/360hp w/manual (CRT)
CRV1017B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CRV), October 17 (1017), Buffalo (B)
3 ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
P0A27C ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 1970 (0), January 27 (A27), M22 (C)

Options

11331  
G HIJKLM

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



Second owner warranty card

1st line:
136670L178930 ~ VIN
13667 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), convertible (67)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
L ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Van Nuys, CA.
178930 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 78,930th Chevelle at Van Nuys.

2nd line:
2 ~ Second owner

Last line:
5-50 ~ Original warranty period, 5 years or 50,000 miles
031 ~ Mileage in hundreds of miles at time of reissue (3,100)
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:
136800L184541 ~ VIN
13680 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
L ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Van Nuys, CA.
184541 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 84,541st Chevelle at Van Nuys.
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0403CTW ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, April 03 (0403), L34 296/350hp w/TH400 (CTW)
CW0401B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio (CW), April 01 (0401), Buffalo (B) *
4 ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

3rd line:
70F449 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (0) 396/350 (F),  449 being the 449th day counted from January 1, 1969... making it the 84th day of 1970 or March 25, 1970.

Options

11331  
G HIJKLM

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

* Note the leading letter "C" is missing from the rear axle code on this POP.



1st line:
136370L186536 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
L ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Van Nuys, CA.
186536 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 86,536th Chevelle at Van Nuys.
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0403CRV ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, April 03 (0403), LS6 454/450hp w/manual (CRV)
RW0409B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 4.10:1 ratio (RW), April 09 (0409), Buffalo (B) *
4 ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

3rd line:
P0D02C ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 1970 (0), April 02 (D02), M22 (C)

Options

 133   
G HIJKLM

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 the leading letter "C" is missing from the rear axle code on this POP.



1st line:
136370L190170 ~ VIN
13637 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (37)
0 ~ Model Year of Production ~ 1970
L ~ Final Assembly Plant ~ Van Nuys, CA.
190170 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 90,170th Chevelle at Van Nuys.
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
V0331CNF ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), March, 31 (0331), L14 307/200hp w/TH350 (CNF)
CCP0413B ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (CCP), April 13 (0413), Buffalo (B)
5 ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
B0D22D ~ Transmission Number: TH350 Cleveland (B), 1970 (0), April 22 (D22), Day Shift (D)

Options

1 3 1  
G HIJKLM

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