vito wrote:Glad you found the paper work. That 144 is probably written in yellow on the trans tunnel and in the back. I know mine was, and also where the gas tank sits under the fiberglass.
Your info is as follows.
The Dealership info is Zone 43 Dealer 314 "Leighton Chevrolet, Inc" Rt# 1, York, Maine
It is interesting that the option code for your transmission is 1VZW4AA the middle 3 digets should be M21 for the 4 speed.
You are absolutely correct. My brother bought the car from Leighton Chevrolet which is verified by the warranty phamphlet.
The Order Copy date shows 1/26/71 and the Ident-o-Plate shows delivery of 2/2/71. That seems a bit too close together for me unless the Ident-o-Plate was made at the factory and not at the dealership. Anybody know how the timing on that worked?
You noted the "144" number and mentioned it might be on the tranny tunnel. There are no numbers on the tunnel, but there is a "206" on the front side of the passenger foot well (in the engine bay):
Perhaps there was a mix-up with the order copy or the actual body that was used. I'll keep my eyes out for more numbers...
Don't know what to say about the transmission order code. I'm going to try to verify all the numbers and date codes that I can find either today or tomorrow.