From what I've been able to get so far (correct me if any of this is wrong)
(12A445) Body was assembled in the first week of December. ***not sure what the "445" is or whether it was assembled in 1966 or 1967
(67) 1967, (166) Chevrolet Caprice, (39) 4-door hardtop
(BT) Arlington assembly plant, (01284) body production #
(843) Blue vinyl interior
(C) Ermine White lower body color
(C) Vinyl roof, light blue
and now, because of this post and the knowledge of people here:
(A31) Power windows
(C60) Air conditioning
(M40) Turbo 400
(U80) Rear speakers
While I do like the show (my wife was watching and I started watching BECAUSE of the car), I am NOT planning a supernatural clone. I had a coworker when I was in high school that had a 67 SS and I always liked the look. *personal opinion* I think there's just too much body there for a 2 door and seeing as how I have kids now a 4-door just fits better, anyway. I actually wanted a post sedan but the one that I got happened to be a Caprice sport sedan (and it was the cleanest I'd found)...so I ended up with a 4 door hardtop. I want to leave it all either a white or a Madiera Maroon type color ...tan/brown interior, either way (I think it will age better).
I'm planning on setting it up for a daily driver with a few modern creature comforts. I'm dropping a Cummins 3.3 turbo diesel in it with a T56 trans for durability and fuel economy (250 lb/ft tq @ 1600 rpm), shoulder belts, modern radio (satellite, navigation), modern suspension (Ride-Tech kit), electronic gauges and controls (DakotaDigital) because I'll have to monitor a few more parameters with the diesel...and some other stuff. I really hate to do it to a factory 396 but it's what I found and it was a pretty good price considering what most sellers are wanting for them (I paid $3500). Interior is trashed but there's not a lot of body or frame rust and the rust that's there is pretty easily fixable (passenger side floor pan from the vent window being left open, drip rails in the trunk-the trunk itself is pretty clean, under part of the vinyl roof).
The powerglide thing...When I first called the guy about the car, he told me over the phone that it was a 350 with a powerglide (he also told me that he had a clear title in hand and it was in "perfect" condition). When I went to go look at it, it was a 396 with the TH400, the title is nowhere to be found (original owner died and the car was in storage which is where the owner before me obtained it...having to get a title 42 done on it for use here in Oklahoma), and the interior was completely trashed-seats, headliner, carpet, dash.
I hadn't decoded the VIN or cowl tag but the transmission appears newer than the other bits so I just assumed it had been replaced...I'm planning on removing the engine and tranny anyway so it doesn't really matter to me; all I wanted/need is a relatively straight body to start with...
On to the pics...