1966 Chevelle Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card

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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.

There is strong evidence the Saginaw M20 wide ratio transmission did not appear before February/March of 1966, so all M20 4-speeds are assumed to be Muncie before this date.  If anyone as documented proof, such as a warranty card (Protect-O-Plate) showing a Saginaw coded M20 (R) prior to February/March of 1966 is encouraged to send the a readable image of the warranty card for verification.

Note:  GM offers 2 explanations on decoding the VIN.  Using the common 13617 as an example:
1. When describing the VIN plate: 1 ~ Chevrolet Division, 36 ~ Malibu V8, 17 ~ 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, or 5 ) is a L6, 17 ~ 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. Note there is no L6 series that will have a 7 engine code in 1966.

A V8 Chevelle 300 would be 2, 300 Deluxe would be 4, Malibu would be 6, and SS396 would be 8.
A L6 Chevelle 300 would be 1, 300 Deluxe would be 3, Malibu would be 5.

Atlanta, Georgia

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1st line:
S ~ Interior trim: White/Black
AA ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Tuxedo Black
138176A108948 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), SS396 V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (17)
6 ~ Model Year of Production: 1966
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Atlanta, GA.
108948 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 8,948th Chevelle at Atlanta
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T1111EKH ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), November 11 (1111), 396/325hp w/Powerglide & Holley carburetor (EKH)
CW1112B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio w/396, w/A.C. (CW), November 12 (1112), Buffalo, NY (B)
Q ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
T1109D ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Toledo (T), November 09 (1109), Day shift (D)

Options

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I-3 ~ Power Steering & Power Brakes [RPO N40/J50]
K-3 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]
M-1 ~ Four Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

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

Framingham, Massachusetts

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1st line:
B ~ Interior trim: Blue
DD ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Mist Blue
135696G107468 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), Malibu L6 (5), 4-door sedan (69)
6 ~ Model Year of Production: 1966
G ~ Final Assembly Plant: Framingham, MA
107468 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 7,468th Chevelle at Framingham
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
F1007CC ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), October 07 (1007), 230/140hp w/Powerglide (CC)
CF0923W ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CF), September 23 (0901), Warren, MI (W)
Q ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
C1026 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland (C), October 26 (1026)

Options

1            
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I-1 ~ Power Steering Only [RPO N40]

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

Fremont, California

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1st line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black
HH ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Willow Green
138176Z125895 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), SS 396 V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (17)
6 ~ Model Year of Production: 1966
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
125895 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 25,895th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0124EH ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), January 24 (0124), 396/325hp w/A.I.R. & manual (EH)
CF0901B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CF), September 01 (0901), Buffalo, NY (B)
H ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
P0128 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), January 28 (0128)

Options

1   6        
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I-1 ~ Power Steering Only [RPO N40]
K-6 ~ AM/FM push button radio w/rear speaker [RPO U69/U80]

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


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1st line:
F ~ Interior trim: Fawn
K6 ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Artesian Turquoise, black vinyl top
138176Z144823 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), SS 396 V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (17)
6 ~ Model Year of Production: 1966
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
144823 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 44,823rd Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0428EH ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), April 28 (0428), 396/325hp w/A.I.R. & manual (EH)
CF0426 ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31:1 ratio (CF), April 26 (0426), (axle plant not shown)
J ~ Vehicle Build Month: May

3rd line:
P0415 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), April 15 (0415)

Options

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L-1 ~ Comfort and Convenience Group with standard mirror [RPO Z01]
O-3 ~ (no listing)

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

Flint, Michigan

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1st line:
L ~ Interior trim: Black Vinyl
FF ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Marina Blue
136176F140311 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sport coupe (17)
6 ~ Model Year of Production: 1966
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
140311 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 25,895th Chevelle at Fremont
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
F0525DA ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F), May 25 (0525), 283/195hp w/manual (DA)
CA0601B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), June 01 (0601), Buffalo, NY (B)
G ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
S0527 ~ Transmission Number: Saginaw (S), May 27 (0527)

Options

             
I J K L M N O

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


Kansas City, Missouri

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1st line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black
FF ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Marina Blue
138176K123435 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), SS 396 V8 (8),  2-door sport coupe (17)
6 ~ Model Year of Production: 1966
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO
125435 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 25,435th Chevelle at Kansas City
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T1119ED ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), November 19 (1119), 396/325hp w/manual (ED)
CN1116B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31:1 ratio w/metallic brakes (CN), November 16 (1116), Buffalo, NY (B)
Q ~ Vehicle Build Month: November

3rd line:
P1111 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P), November 11 (1111)

Options
    4        
I J K L M N O

K-4 ~ Push button AM radio w/rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]

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


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1st line:
S ~ Interior trim: White/Black
FF ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Marina Blue
138176K170309 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), SS396 V8 (8), 2-door sport coupe (17)
6 ~ Model Year of Production: 1966
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
170309 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 70,309th Chevelle at Kansas City
H ~ Carburetor Source: Holley

2nd line:
T0205EF ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), February 05 (0205), 396/360hp w/manual (EF)
KG0225B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.55:1 ratio w/metallic brakes (KG), February 25 (0225), Buffalo, NY (B)
M ~ Vehicle Build Month: March

3rd line:
P0219 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 4-speed (P), February 19 (0219)

Options

    4        
I J K L M N O

K-4 ~ Push button AM radio w/rear speaker [RPO U63/U80]

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


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1st line:
B ~ Interior trim: Blue
DD ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Mist Blue
135696K184556 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), Malibu L6 (5), 4-door sedan (69)
6 ~ Model Year of Production: 1966
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
184556 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 84,556th Chevelle at Kansas City
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

2nd line:
F0419CA ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant. (F), April 19 (0419), 230/140hp w/manual & overdrive (CA)
CA0418W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.08:1 ratio (CA), April 18 (0418), Warren, MI. (W)
E ~ Vehicle Build Month: April

3rd line:
S0331 ~ Transmission Number: Saginaw w/overdrive (S), March 31 (0331)

Options

    3        
I J K L M N O

K-4 ~ Push button AM radio [RPO U63]

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


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