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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, everyone. I recently got a 66 Impala. She needs some work, and I'm trying to find out everything I can about her. I've managed to decode most of the cowl tag, but there are still three things that elude me. Here's what the tag says:

05E
ST 66-16439 BW16560 BODY
TR 814L AA PAINT
1
422 C60-


I know all of it but 814L, 422, the 1 under the AA, and am not sure about C60. If anyone can help, I would be very greatful.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2008, 01:32 AM
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The C60 is air conditioning. The 814L is the interior (TR = trim), but I don't have my book handy, sorry
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The C60 is air conditioning. The 814L is the interior (TR = trim), but I don't have my book handy, sorry
That's what I'd thought. I'd seen C60 listed as air conditioning on a different year, and had assumed it still would've been on a 66. I knew the 814L was the trim, but haven't seen it in any of the lists I've found. Thank you for that, so far. If anyone can explain to me the "422" or "1", please let me know.
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That's what I'd thought. I'd seen C60 listed as air conditioning on a different year, and had assumed it still would've been on a 66. I knew the 814L was the trim, but haven't seen it in any of the lists I've found. Thank you for that, so far. If anyone can explain to me the "422" or "1", please let me know.
I can be of some help. The 814L is black vinyl bench seat interior.
I have not figured out what the 1 is yet. You see a single 1 on 66's from the Wilmington, DE assembly plant Thats what BW stands for). Regarding the C60 factory a/c. you don't see many 66's from this plant with air.

The 422 is some kind of tracking number for the body when I believe it is on the assmelb line. If you haven't checked for a build sheet, look under the front and both back seats in the springs.
That code 422 will appear in BOX# 86. In 67 this number is called the body run number so it has something to do with the assembly line.

What is the vin# of the car? I would like to add this one to the impala registry. Also, what other options does it have?
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Thank you!

Awesome! Thanks for the info! I'm going to take a look for the build sheet as soon as I get a chance. Do you have any numbers on how many came out of Wilmington with A/C? I don't have the VIN on me at the moment, but I could post later.
As for other options, there weren't many I know of. It's a four door, with a V8 (currently none in it, and I'm unsure of which it came with), 2 spd PowerGlide, black vinyl top and interior. As you already know, it has a bench seat and factory air. That's about all I can tell you, at the moment.

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I'm not sure at the moment. But 400 of so 66's from that plant I have entered in the list, only about 20 or so have factory air. The build sheet will show the original engine code and I would not be surprised if it was originally a 327. Although a 283 is much more likely. But if the orignal owner opted for the factory air, they could have ordered the 327 too. It will be interesting to see on the build sheet (if you find one) what dealer it was delivered to.

I have seen about 5 66's from this plant delivered to the western NY area dealers. Fair Haven, Syracuse, Buffalo, Olean and Endicott to name a few.

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Cool. I don't know exactly where it came from, originally. I am in Northern NY (as I assume you know, since you mentioned the NY dealers), and it's been up here at least the last ten years. I was given it by a friend, who said he was at least the fourth owner that he knows of. Sometime in the next couple of months, we're going to begin work on it, and I'll make sure to look for a build sheet.
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