1972 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card (Kansas City, MO)

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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.

You'll notice some plants used a three letter engine suffix code while some used a two letter code; Arlington even used both. All examples, so far, also used a three letter suffix code on the rear end axle ratio code.

You'll also notice that some plants code the rear end with the assembly plant first followed by the rear axle code and some will code the rear axle code first followed by the assembly plant.

VIN identification changed in 1972 in a number of ways.
>> The series was changed from a two-digit number to a single letter.
>> The engine size is now identified in the VIN.

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CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
1D67J2K512696 ~ VIN
1D67 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), convertible (67)
J ~ 350cid V8 4-bbl (L48)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
512696 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 12,696th Chevelle at Kansas City, MO.

2nd line:
T0804CKD ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), September 4 (0804), 350/175hp w/TH350 (CKD)
B2M22 ~ Transmission Code: Cleveland TH350 (B), 1972 (2), August 22 (M22)

3rd line:
KDC251 ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (KD), Buffalo (C), 251st day of 1971 or September 7, 1971
C ~ Carburetor Source: Carter

Options

1 1 3 3 1    
G H I J K L M

G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63 or U69 or U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]
K-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

T ~ Vehicle Build Month: Letter T not shown in any current documentation but given the VIN sequence it should be September which is typically the letter "J."

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
1D67U2K54790 ~ VIN
1D67 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), convertible (67)
U ~ 402cid V8 4-bbl (LS3)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
547790 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 47,790th Chevelle at Kansas City, MO.

2nd line:
V1210CTB ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), December 10 (1210), 402/330hp w/TH400 (CTB)
72D33 ~ Transmission Code: 1972 (72) Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 402-330hp (D), February 2, 1972 (33)

3rd line:
CHC031 ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 2.73:1 ratio (CH), Buffalo (C), 31st day of 1972 or January 31, 1972
C ~ Carburetor Source: Carter

Options

1 1 3 3 1    
G H I J K L M

G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63 or U69 or U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]
K-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

L ~ Vehicle Build Month: November (note November does not coincide with January rear axle or February transmission)

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
1D37H2K569971 ~ VIN
1D37 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), 2-door sport coupe (37)
H ~ 350cid V8 2-bbl (L65)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
569971 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 69,971st Chevelle at Kansas City, MO.

2nd line:
T0127CTL ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), January 27 (0127), 350/165hp w/TH350 (CTL)
Y2A27 ~ Transmission Code: Toledo Turbo Hydramatic 350 (Y) 1972 (2), January 27 (A27)

3rd line:
GCC031 ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (GC), Buffalo (C), 31st day of 1972 or January 31, 1972
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

Options

1 1 3 3 1    
G H I J K L M

G-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
H-1 ~ Power Brakes [RPO J50]
I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63 or U69 or U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]
K-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

B ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
1D37J2K623190 ~ VIN
1D37 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), 2-door sport coupe (37)
J ~ 350cid V8 4-bbl (L48)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
623190 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 121,190th Chevelle at Kansas City, MO.

2nd line:
V0421CKD ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), April 21(0421), 350/175hp w/TH350 (CKD)
Y2D21 ~ Transmission Code: Toledo Turbo Hydramatic 350 (Y) 1972 (2), April 21 (D21)

3rd line:
KDC104 ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (KD), Buffalo (C), 104th day of 1972 or April 13, 1972
C ~ Carburetor Source: Carter

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 [RPO U63 or U69 or U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

D ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
1D37W2K657xxx ~ VIN
1D37 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), 2-door sport coupe (37)
W ~ 454cid V8 4-bbl (LS5)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
657xxx ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 157,xxx Chevelle at Kansas City, MO.

2nd line:
T0610CRW ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), June 10 (0610), 454/270hp w/TH400 (CRW)
72F53 ~ Transmission Code: 1972 (72) Turbo Hydramatic 400 engine code 454~270hp (F), February 23, 1972 (53)

3rd line:
RVC137 ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (RV), Buffalo (C), 131st day of 1972 or May 10, 1972
C ~ Carburetor Source: Carter

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 [RPO U63 or U69 or U79]
J-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

F ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

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


*  The dates are counted from January 1, 1971