1970 Kansas City 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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Kansas City, Missouri

10/29/2017

1st line:
136800K129306 ~ VIN
13680 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
129306 ~ Sequence Assembly Number ~ 29,306th Chevelle at Kansas City
H ~ Carburetor Source: HOlley

2nd line:
T1015KP ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant ~ October 15 (1015), L78 402/375hp w/manual transmission w/L89 (KP)
KF1104B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.55:1 ratio (KF), November 4 (1104), Buffalo (B)
N ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
70W289 ~ Transmission Number: 1970 (70), Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 402/375hp (W), 289 being the 289th day counted from January 1, 1969...making it October 16, 1969.

Options

1 1   3   3  
G H I J K L M

G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]
L-3 ~ Power Windows [RPO A31]

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

Interesting note: Engine suffix is coded as "KP" instead of typical "CKP."


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1st line:
136800K157738 ~ VIN
13680 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
0 ~ Model Year of Production: 1970
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
157738 ~ Sequence Assembly Number ~ 57,738th Chevelle at Kansas City
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0119TX ~ Engine Plant: Tonawanda Engine Plant ~ January 19 (0119), L34 402/350hp w/manual transmission (TX)
CF0114B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CF), January 14 (1114), Buffalo (B)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
P0S2B ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), 1970 (0), November 2 (S2), M21 (B)

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

Interesting note: Engine suffix is coded as "TX" instead of typical "CTX."