1968 El Camino 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.

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, 6, or 8) is a V8 - odd number (3 or 5) is a L6, 80 ~ 2-door sedan pickup. The engine designations of 4, 6, or 8 for a V8 engine, and 3 or 5 for a L6 engine was determined by the series.

A V8 300 Deluxe would be 4, Malibu would be 6, and an SS396 would be 8.
A L6 300 Deluxe would be 3, and a Malibu would be 5.

Fremont, California

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1st Line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black
GG ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Ash Gold
138808Z122099 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), SS396 (8), El Camino 2-door Sedan Pickup (80)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
122099 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 61,444th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T1130EF ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), November 30 (1130), L34 396/350hp w/manual (EF)
CD1128B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36 ratio (CD), November 28 (1128), Buffalo, NY (B)
D ~ Vehicle Build Month: December

3rd line:
P8S30HL ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P) Model Year (8), November 30 (S30), suspect broadcast code (HL)

Options

    3   1    
I J K L M N O

K-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63]
M-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st Line:
T ~ Interior trim: Turquoise
VV ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Sequoia Green
138808Z128448 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), SS396 (8), El Camino 2-door Sedan Pickup (80)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
128448 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 61,444th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0105ED ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), January 05 (0105), L35 396/325hp w/manual (ED)
CF1218B ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.31 ratio (CF), December 18 (1218), Buffalo, NY (B)
1 ~ Vehicle Build Month: January

3rd line:
P8T12HL ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P) Model Year (8), December 12 (T12), suspect broadcast code (HL)

Options

3   3 3      
I J K L M N O

I-3 ~ Power Steering & Power Brakes [RPO N40 & J50]
K-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63]
L-3 ~ Disc Brakes [RPO J52]

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


CHEVELLESTUFF  All Rights Reserved

1st Line:
E ~ Interior trim: Black
FF ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Island Teal
138808Z138375 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), SS396 (8), El Camino 2-door Sedan Pickup (80)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
138375 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 38,375th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0216ED ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), February 16 (0216), L34 396/325hp w/manual (ES)
CW0220W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.31 ratio (CW), February 20 (0220), Warren, MI (W)
D ~ Vehicle Build Month: December

3rd line:
P8B19 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie (P) Model Year (8), February 18 (B19)

Options

    3        
I J K L M N O

K-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63]

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


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1st Line:
J ~ Interior trim: Saddle Vinyl
GG ~ Body Exterior Paint (lower/upper): Ash Gold
136808Z161444 ~ VIN
Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), El Camino 2-door Sedan Pickup (80)
8 ~ Model Year of Production: 1968
Z ~ Final Assembly Plant: Fremont, CA.
161444 ~ Sequence Assembly Number: 61,444th Chevelle at Fremont
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

2nd line:
T0601EI ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T), June 01 (0601), L73 327/250hp w/Powerglide (EI)
FL0527W ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36 ratio (FL), May 27 (0527), Warren, MI (W)
6 ~ Vehicle Build Month: June

3rd line:
T8E29 ~ Transmission Number: Powerglide Toledo (T) Model Year (8), May 29 (E39)

Options

1   3   1    
I J K L M N O

I-1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40] & Power Brakes [RPO J50]
K-3 ~ Radio [RPO U63]
M-1 ~ Four-Season Air Conditioning [RPO C60]

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