1971 El Camino Protect-O-Plate Warranty Card

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.

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
.

Baltimore, Maryland

No examples

Kansas City, Missouri

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1st line:
136801K148349 ~ VIN
13680 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
1 ~ Model Year of Production: 1971
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
148349 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 48,349th 1971 Chevelle at Kansas City

2nd line:
T0121CCC ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T) ~ January 21 (0121) ~ 307/200hp w/Powerglide or TH350 (CC)
C1A25 ~ Transmission Number: Cleveland Powerglide (C), 1971 (1) ~ January 25 (A25)

3rd line:
GGC013B ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (GG) ~ January 13 (013) ~ Buffalo (C).
B ~ Carburetor Source: Bay City

Options

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G H I J K L M

G - 1 ~ Power Steering [RPO N40]
I - 3 ~ Radio

B ~ Vehicle Build Month: February


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1st line:
136801K151800 ~ VIN
13680 ~ Chevelle (13), Malibu V8 (6), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
1 ~ Model Year of Production: 1971
K ~ Final Assembly Plant: Kansas City, MO.
151800 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 51,800th 1971 Chevelle at Kansas City

2nd line:
T0128CCA ~ Engine Code: Tonawanda Engine Plant (T) ~ January 28 (0128) ~ 307/200hp w/manual (CA)
S1A27 ~ Transmission Number: Muncie 3-speed (S), 1971 (1) ~ January 27 (A27)

3rd line:
GIC015R ~ Rear Axle Number: Positraction 3.36:1 ratio (GI) ~ January 15 (015) ~ Buffalo (C).
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

Options

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G H I J K L M

I - 3 ~ Radio

B ~ Vehicle Build Month: February

Van Nuys, California

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1st line:
133801L133937~ VIN
13380 ~ Chevelle (13), Chevelle L6 (3), 2-door sedan pickup (80)
1 ~ Model Year of Production: 1971
L ~ Final Assembly Plant: Van Nuys, CA.
133937 ~ Sequence Assembly Number, 33,937th 1971 Chevelle at Van Nuys

2nd line:
F1209CAB ~ Engine Code: Flint Engine Plant (F) ~ December 09 (1209) ~ 250/145hp w/automatic (CAB)
71 ~ Transmission Number: Information lacking on card

3rd line:
GGC202 ~ Rear Axle Number: 3.36:1 ratio (GG) ~ July 21, 1970 (202)
R ~ Carburetor Source: Rochester

Options

    3      
G H I J K L M

I - 3 ~ Radio

A ~ Vehicle Build Month: January