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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Unique 69, special paint code

Hi, I've found a 69 convertible with a trim tag with the paint code of 72-A. Apparently it was an executive car, and has a lot of other options. Is this likely?

Also, where would other options be listed? I have a 67 Camaro, and on that trim tag, the options are listed.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 01:22 PM
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Not every option on any car was listed on your trim tag. The same car (having the same options) would have a different trim tag depending upon which assembly plant built the car and which secretary in the steno pool typed up the trim tag.

One of our members here on this board offers you a chance to retype your trim tag with any build date, and any options that you might want to add because he has one of the special type writers that were used to to make the trim tag at the factory.

He also offers a window sticker for just about any dealer in the country that lists your car's VIN and description of all of the options that you have installed since you got your car. Only the VIN tag can not be altered, but it only lists body style and whether it was a V8 or an L6. So what he is doing is perfectly legal, and is popular with those who want to make their car build a numbers matching car increasing it's resale value to those who worry about "numbers matching".

Personally I have never cared about restorations and have been building my car's to match what options I wanted in it as opposed to what Chevy offered. I started this with my first car that I built, a 1953 Chevy 150 two door sedan that I stuffed a 409 into.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 09:34 AM
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1969 car

Can you post or send me a pic of that trim tag to [email protected]
I checked production records and they show NO code 72 1969 Impalas were produced which is quite odd. 72-A would be a hugger orange with white convertible top car. This obviously needs more looking into.....
As Dave stated, the listing of options on trim tags varied by year, plant and model. But again, only options where Fisher body needed to make changes were listed on the trim tag where applicable.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Paul,

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