1970 Baltimore El Camino Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card

Decode your Protect-O-Plate Warranty card

Only one example. 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 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. Often other 'concessions/errors' were made such as the TH400 coding on the Van Nuys example of 70F273 instead of 70CF273.

Note:  GM offers 2 explanations on decoding the VIN.  Using the common 13680 as an example:
1. When describing the VIN plate: 1 ~ Chevrolet Division, 36 ~ Malibu V8, 80 ~ 2-door sedan pickup
...and...
2. When describing the POP: 13 ~ Chevelle, even number (4 or 6) is a V8 - odd number (3 or 5) is a L6, 80 ~ 2-door sedan pickup. The engine designations of 4 or 6 for a V8 engine, and 3 or 5 for a L6 engine was determined by the series.

A V8 Standard would be 4 and Malibu would be 6.
A L6 Standard would be 3 and Malibu would be 5
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Baltimore, Maryland

Courtesy Dean Barnes

1st line:
136800B117206 ~ VIN
13680 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
117206 ~ Sequence Assembly Number ~ 17,206th Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1106CRE ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, November 06 (1106), L48 350-4/300hp w/TH350 (CRE)
KD1030B ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (KD), October 30 (1030), Buffalo (B)
N ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
Y0K25 ~ Transmission Number: TH350 Toledo (Y), 1970 (0), July 25 (K25)

Options

1 1 3   1    
G H I J K L M

G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio
K-1 ~ Four Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

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


Courtesy David Hawboldt

1st line:
136800B131181 ~ VIN
13680 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
131181 ~ Sequence Assembly Number ~ 31,181st Chevelle at Baltimore
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T1129CRY ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, November 29 (1129), LS6 454/450 w/manual & aluminum heads (CRY)
CRW1215B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 4.10:1 ratio (CRW), December 15 (1215), Buffalo (B)
D ~ Vehicle Build Month: December

3rd line:
P0T01 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 1970 (0), December 01 (T01)

Options

  1 3 3    
G H I J K L M

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

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

Interesting note(s): Transmission model suffix for M20/M21/M22 not present.


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
136800B195606 ~ VIN
13680 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
195606 ~ Sequence Assembly Number ~ 95,606th Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0210CRE ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant, February 10 (0210), L48 350/300 w/TH350
CCH0203B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 2.73:1 ratio (CCH), February 03 (0203), Buffalo (B)
3 ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
Y0B25 ~ Transmission Number: Toledo (Y), 1970 (0), February 25 (B25)

Options

1 1 3 3      
G H I J K L M

G-1 ~ Power steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
133800B216498 ~ VIN
13380 ~ Chevelle (13), Standard L6 (3), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
B ~ Final Assembly Plant: Baltimore, MD.
216498 ~ Sequence Assembly Number ~ 116,498th Chevelle at Baltimore
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
F0630CRF ~ Engine Plant: Flint Engine Plant, June 30 (0630), L6 200/155hp, 3-speed manual
CGG0706B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (CGG), July 06 (0706), Buffalo (B)
7 ~ Vehicle Build Month: July

3rd line:
S0K02 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (S), 1970 (0), July 02 (K02)

Options

3            
G H I J K L M

G-3 ~ There is no number 3 associated with the first position. Suspect this really should be in the third position (I) for a radio.

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