1972 Chevelle Fisher Body Number Plate
Typical 1972 Fisher Body plate breakdown
Do not confuse the Fisher Body Number plate information with that found on the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate. The series depiction on the Fisher Body Number plate does NOT have the meaning as the VIN plate. This is readily apparent for 1972. From 1964 through 1971 the Fisher Body style number often (but not always) matched the first five digits of the VIN leading many to believe they meant the same thing, that is an L6 or V8 engine was originally installed in the car, when in fact the Fisher Body style number and division/series/model of the VIN are two different items. For 1972 Fisher Body continued to use the same format for the style number (such as 13637) but GM changed the VIN format from 13637 (for example for a Malibu sport coupe) to 1D37. It wasn't until the 1973 model year that the Fisher Body plate also changed to the new format.
To date, all plants (except Van Nuys) have been verified to use an odd 3rd digit in the style number although the Van Nuys plant is suspected to have used an odd 3rd digit as well in the style number.
Some assembly plants have more information on their plates than others and some have information on different lines. Please check the individual assembly plants for specifics.
Line 1: Production date of vehicle. A typical production date is 06C
This production date of 06C decodes to June (06) in the third week
Unfortunately, nobody can define what dates are associated with a week letter.
|01 - January||07 - July|
|02 - February||08 - August|
|03 - March||09 - September|
|04 - April||10 - October|
|05 - May||11 - November|
|06 - June||12 - December|
A - First Week
B - Second Week
C - Third Week
D - Fourth Week
E - Fifth Week
Line 2: The first two-digit number on line two is the year of production followed by division/series/body style, assembly plant, and the Fisher Body unit number used for production purposes.
SERIES/MODEL IDENTIFICATION (for trim level purposes only, not for engine type identification)
NOMAD SERIES 131-13236 STATION WAGON
MODEL 131-13236 ~ NOMAD 4-DOOR STATION WAGON*
CHEVELLE SERIES 133-13400
MODEL 133-13437 ~ 2-DOOR SPORT COUPE, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 133-13469 ~ 4-DOOR SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 133-13480 ~ 2-DOOR SEDAN PICKUP, 3-PASSENGER
GREENBRIER SERIES 13400 STATION WAGON
MODEL 13436 ~ GREENBRIER 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 2-SEAT*
MODEL 13446 ~ GREENBRIER 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 3-SEAT
MALIBU SERIES 135-13600
MODEL 135-13637 ~ 2-DOOR SPORT COUPE, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 13639 ~ 4-SPORT DOOR SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 13667 ~ 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 135-13669 ~ 4-DOOR SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 13680 ~ 2-DOOR SEDAN PICKUP, 3-PASSENGER
CONCOURS SERIES 136-13800 STATION WAGON
MODEL 13636 ~ CONCOURS 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 2-SEAT
MODEL 13646 ~ CONCOURS 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 3-SEAT
MODEL 13836 ~ CONCOURS ESTATE 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 2-SEAT
MODEL 13846 ~ CONCOURS ESTATE 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 3-SEAT
MONTE CARLO SERIES 13857**
MODEL 13857 ~ MONTE CARLO, 2-DOOR SPORT COUPE, 5-PASSENGER
* Conventional tailgate; dual action tailgate standard for all other
Chevelle Station Wagons.
** The Monte Carlo was introduced in 1970 and was only available in one series. Many do not consider the Monte Carlo when talking about Chevelles but carries the Chevelle 13xxx series and was built along side the Chevelle using the same vehicle sequencing numbers.
Line 3: Interior trim and lower/upper paint codes.
Other 1970-1975 Chevrolet/Fisher Body Plant Codes
|Letter Code *||Plant Location||Years|
|BL||Van Nuys, California||1970|
|K||Kansas City, Missouri||1971-1975|
|KAN||Kansas City, Missouri||1970|
|S||St. Louis, Missouri||1972-1975|
|ST||St. Therese, Canada||1970-1971|
|STL||St. Louis, Missouri||1970-1971|
|T||Tarrytown, New York||1971-1975|
|TA||Tarrytown, New York||1970|
|W||Willow Run, Michigan||1972-1975|
|WAR||Willow Run, Michigan||1970-1971|
|2||St. Therese, Canada||1975|
|* 1972 and later plant codes changed to match VIN code|