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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-08-2014, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Numerous tags....12 car barn find hauling home

Ok. So at it again. Guess I bought all 12 impala's now and slowly bringing them home. Gonna take a while.

Need some help from the tag gurus on the site to decipher some tags properly. There are gonna be a few over the next while but want to be sure I know what I am talking about before I open my yap when I go to sell them.
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And again....
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One more.... Hate me yet? Lmao
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I'll start decoding these tonight or tomorrow. Can you pm me the vins? I'd like to add these cars to the research database. Some nice Canadian examples
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Appreciate that....will have more if you are willing lmao. Hauled another one home today....
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Wow, that quarter panel looks clean!

Sure, Send me the vin# and cowl tag pics from any 64-70 fullsize you get and I'll decode them for you.

When you send the vin#'s, put the 6 digit number on the cowl tag next to them so I know which tags they go with.

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Ya this shell is super clean, good floors, even trunk....best car out of the bunch. Think this one will be the keeper. Even love the patina on it lmao
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There is a handy booklet from Mark S. Allen (MSA-1) Chevy tags 1950 - 1975 for $12.
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Or the library has Chilton's and Motors Automotive repair manuals that teach you how you can decode any trim tag you find no matter how many junk yards you walk through.

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Here are the break downs. The six digit number on each of the first three is just the order confirmation number. And those three were all built at Oshawa.

1st body was built 5/14/65, 2nd shift. Impala SS coupe Sierra Tan with Saddle bucket seat interior
padded dash and powerglide trans

2nd body was built 9/30/64, 1st shift. Impala SS coupe Tahitian Turq with ivory/aqua bucket seat interior. padded dash and powerglide trans

3rd body was built 3/10/65, 2nd shift. Impala SS convertible. Glacier Gray with slate interior. padded dash, powerglide trans and black top

4th body was built 2nd week of May 1965 at Southgate, CA. Impala coupe. Willow Green with black vinyl bench. Padded dash

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cool....thank you so much!

Here are a couple more..
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66 impala convertible body built 1/25/66 first shift.
Yellow with black bucket seat interior.

A31 power windows, A51 bucket seats, M35 powerglide trans and black top.

This is another one of those Oshawa 66 Impalas with bucket seats and console. An SS type option. Does this one have any SS emblems?

The 68 looks pretty cool. Got any pics of it? What engine does/did it have?
D99 is the paint divider molding. M40 is TH400 trans. Z03 is Super Sport
68 Impala custom coupe built at Oshawa.
parchment bucket seats
red paint
build 10/5/67 1st shift.

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Ok, that is starting to make sense now. This past owner must have swapped the dash, and was in the process of swapping the tail section to a 65....had me completely confused. Till now....

I actually decided yesterday that I was going to keep the rear end out of it (12 bolt) for my project, and a guy in Toronto wants the frame completely bare. Sold the 4 speed trans as well. So now I will take the column and dash out for my project as I need one as well. Then sell what is left. Wierd....

As for the 68, it's a parts car for the convertible that is there. Has SS door panels n such, but after looking at the cowl tag didn't think it actually was an SS. Nice! It has a caprice style roof (notch not Fastback) and no don't have any pictures yet. That makes this even better. I still have to get the cowl tag shot for the convertible.
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But wait a minute......the 66 is a 4spd car.....?
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The 66 was a powerglide. What was the 4spd that was in it?
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The 66 vert had the m20 4spd, and floor shows it I believe?
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Well, here is a real **** off............

So I had already bought and paid for the complete 65 SS coupe, the 66 SS coupe, the 66 SS vert, and the 65 coupe....and got them home thankfully before this nimrod went all bipolar and started getting greedy.

I was supposed to have a deal (text and verbal) with this guy to buy the 59, 60, 62, 65, 65 SS vert, 68 SS, and 68 vert plus all parts for $4000 cash. Go get the cash today to revamp the deal cause we found the 59, 60, and 62 are rotten beyond belief from sitting on the ground. So we had previously agreed on $4000 (most are carcasses, and/or stripped to pieces) guy had OCD to the max and had a dozen or more projects on the go at once. So guy says he will make it up to me cause the other 3 cars are so rotten...says deal of the day. I get all the impalas for 1700 not including the 68s but he can't let them go for less than 2000 (I know I've been out of school for a while but....) so this works out to 3700 and says does not include the 62 anymore or any parts. WTF???? how is this a better deal. So thinking this guy is getting greedy I'm gonna put him in his place.....I tell him I am no longer interested in that deal or those cars and just to rich for my blood....but thank you.

Says ok I will just crush them then (knowing he will only get 150-200/car at best I called his bluff cause I'm 90% sure he didn't see this happening. So I said well, they are your cars still do as you please I am nobody to tell you what to do with your cars. Then jokingly I told him he would be doing me a favour....doing that will just make the ones I have more valuable.

Don't think he liked that cause he went aweful quite and I left. We will see where this goes, but if this is his game now he can go fly a kite (respectful version of what I wanted to say). If he thinks this guy is going to be manipulated just because he thinks I will pay more to "save them"....he's got another thing coming.

ok....rant over. ughhh.

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How complete are the 68's?
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There not

The rag top is completely stripped, rolling chassis, new rear quarters, sanded down to bear metal then thrown outside for a good decade or so. All rusty...parts everywhere, no idea where the bolts are, no engine or transmission, no top, floor pans full of water, trunk pan toast.

Parts car no engine or transmission, parts piled up inside wherever they fit, no rear differential.
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66 impala convertible body built 1/25/66 first shift.
Yellow with black bucket seat interior.

A31 power windows, A51 bucket seats, M35 powerglide trans and black top.

This is another one of those Oshawa 66 Impalas with bucket seats and console. An SS type option. Does this one have any SS emblems?

The 68 looks pretty cool. Got any pics of it? What engine does/did it have?
D99 is the paint divider molding. M40 is TH400 trans. Z03 is Super Sport
68 Impala custom coupe built at Oshawa.
parchment bucket seats
red paint
build 10/5/67 1st shift.

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That 66 is definitely an SS if those are the original tags. I've been looking around at different cowl tags for Canadian cars. Through 1966 and in some cases early 1967, GM Canada used A51 to indicate "Sports Option" on Beaumonts, Pontiacs and Chevrolet products. On the Chevy products it indicated SS, on the Parisiennes it was Custom Sport, on Beaumonts and it was "Sport Deluxe".

If you get the documents from GM Canada for that car, it will LIKELY indicate Super Sport or Sports Option on the document (although there have been some that GM has wrongly documented and they have admitted to doing it wrong).

If you are able to find a documented 66 Parisienne with A51 on the cowl tag that has buckets but is not a Custom Sport, or a 66 Impala (Canadian car) that has A51 on the cowl tag but is not an SS, you will have the first one.
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Well the one posted on this forum has A51 but is not badged as an SS. I don't think it would have the SS emblems since it is a 16437 plain Impala body style
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This appears to be a Canadian car. We did not have a separate model number for Impala SS's in 66. We did not have model number 168-- Super Sports like on the US cars. We ordered a model 164-- and then ordered option A51 for the "Sports Option" (which made it a Super Sport).

Option A51 on a Canadian 66 Impala did not stand for bucket seats, it stood for Super Sport which included bucket seats and also all the Super Sport appearance items. That is why I say if those are the original tags, this is a real SS.
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I think we need to look for a Canadian Finger Tip Facts or Price and Facts book.

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This appears to be a Canadian car. We did not have a separate model number for Impala SS's in 66. We did not have model number 168-- Super Sports like on the US cars. We ordered a model 164-- and then ordered option A51 for the "Sports Option" (which made it a Super Sport).

Option A51 on a Canadian 66 Impala did not stand for bucket seats, it stood for Super Sport which included bucket seats and also all the Super Sport appearance items. That is why I say if those are the original tags, this is a real SS.
So did A51 give you the SS emblems?
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