1972 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.

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.

[ Arlington ] | [ Baltimore ] | [ Kansas City ] | [ Van Nuys ] | [ Oshawa ]

CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
1D37H2L504066 ~ VIN
1D37 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), 2-door sport coupe (37)
H ~ 350cid V8 2-bbl (L65)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
L ~ Final Assembly Plant: Los Angeles, CA.
504066 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 4,066th Chevelle at Los Angeles, CA.

2nd line:
T0820CTL ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), August 20 (0820), 350-2/165hp w/TH350 (CTL)
Y2M17 ~ Transmission Code: TH350 Toledo (Y), Year 1972 (2), August 17 (M17)

3rd line:
GCC2392  ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (GC), Buffalo (C), August 26 (239*), and night shift (2).
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

Options

    3      
G H I J K L M

I-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63 or U69 or U79]

J ~ Vehicle Build Month: October

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
Courtesy Brian Port

1st line:
1D37H2L553xxx ~ VIN
1D37 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), 2-door sport coupe (37)
H ~ 350cid V8 2-bbl (L65)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
L ~ Final Assembly Plant: Los Angeles, CA.
533xxx ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 33,xxx Chevelle at Los Angeles, CA.

2nd line:
T0203CTL ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), February 03 (0203), 350-2/165hp w/TH350 (CTL)
Y2B10 ~ Transmission Code: TH350 Toledo (Y), Year 1972 (2), February 10 (B10)

3rd line:
GCC0121-B ~ Rear Axle Number: 2.73:1 ratio (GC), Buffalo (C), 12th day of 1972 or Jan 12, 1972, and day shift (1)
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

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]

B ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved
Courtesy Andy Mettler

1st line:
1D37H2L570092 ~ VIN
1D37 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), 2-door sport coupe (37)
H ~ 350cid V8 2-bbl (L65)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
L ~ Final Assembly Plant: Los Angeles, CA.
570092 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 70,092nd Chevelle at Los Angeles, CA.

2nd line:
V0407CMD ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), April 07 (0407), 350-2/165hp w/TH350 (CMD)
Y2D03 ~ Transmission Code: TH350 Toledo (Y), Year 1972 (2), April 03 (D03)

3rd line:
GCC099  ~ Rear Axle Number:  2.73:1 ratio (GC), Buffalo (C), 99th day of 1972 or April 8, 1972, and day shift (1)
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

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 [RPO U63 or U69 or U79]
K-1 ~ Air Conditioning (RPO C60)

D ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st line:
1D37J2L599554 ~ VIN
1D37 ~ Chevrolet (1), Malibu (D), 2-door sport coupe (37)
J ~ 350cid V8 4-bbl (L48)
2 ~ Model Year of Production: 1972
L ~ Final Assembly Plant: Los Angeles, CA.
599554 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 99,554th Chevelle at Los Angeles, CA.

2nd line:
V0614CDD ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (V), June 14 (0614), 350-4/175hp w/TH350 (CDD)
Y2H19 ~ Transmission Code: TH350 Toledo (Y), Year 1972 (2), June 19 (H19)

3rd line:
KDC1692-  ~ Rear Axle Number:  2.73:1 ratio (KD), Buffalo (C),169th day of 1972 or June 17, 1972, and night shift (2)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

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 ~ Air Conditioning (RPO C60)

G ~ Vehicle Build Month: July

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


 


 

* Indicates the number of days counted from January 1, 1971