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ZLP955

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LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« on: July 19, 2015, 03:47:43 AM »
Just happened to be looking at this http://www.ebay.com/itm/151750742931 and noted it is a LOS-built car that appears (if docs are genuine) to have been sold new in Massachusets. Wondered how unusual it was for a LOS car to be sold in the North Eastern states, when NOR was obviously far closer. Also the drivetrain components would have to cross the country to LA.
Could orders be directed to the other assembly plant to try and even out production demand?
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

6667ss138

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Re: LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 04:29:53 AM »
I've wondered the same thing... Back in the 90's I owned a 70 Chevelle SS396 convertible. It had the original engine, I found the build sheet on top of the gas tank. I also had a copy of the original MSO and complete title history back to new. It was a Van Nuys built car that was sold new in a small Kansas town, the Kansas City assembly plant was less than 200 miles up the road.
Len H. KS
69 Z/28 07A X77D80 HO/Blk Vinyl Top, born w/drive train, full 3 owner hist
67 SS396 138 Conv/Red/Blk int.
66 SS396 138 4sp CA car/Smog/Blk/Red int. POP, born w/drive train, orig CA blk plates http://www.chevelles.com/forums/35-restoration-corner/528818-66-ss-finally-back-track-30.html

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Re: LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 12:58:44 PM »
Interesting Question! My VN built camaro went right to the Overseas Military Terminal, I assume to Hawaii.  I have no chance of tracking the car further :(   

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Re: LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 01:17:34 PM »
My 69 is just the opposite - built in Norwood and sold in the Los Angeles area, while the Van Nuys plant was still producing Camaros
Chris
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Re: LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 02:47:17 AM »
I've wondered the same thing... Back in the 90's I owned a 70 Chevelle SS396 convertible. It had the original engine, I found the build sheet on top of the gas tank. I also had a copy of the original MSO and complete title history back to new. It was a Van Nuys built car that was sold new in a small Kansas town, the Kansas City assembly plant was less than 200 miles up the road.

Kansas City plant??

6667ss138

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Re: LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 03:47:56 AM »
Yes, 70 chevelles were built at the Leeds final assembly plant, Kansas City, Missouri
Len H. KS
69 Z/28 07A X77D80 HO/Blk Vinyl Top, born w/drive train, full 3 owner hist
67 SS396 138 Conv/Red/Blk int.
66 SS396 138 4sp CA car/Smog/Blk/Red int. POP, born w/drive train, orig CA blk plates http://www.chevelles.com/forums/35-restoration-corner/528818-66-ss-finally-back-track-30.html

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Re: LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 03:44:23 AM »
Sorry, missed the switch to Chevelle's.

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Re: LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 03:46:13 AM »
No problem, I thougth maybe you missed the chevelle part.  :)
Len H. KS
69 Z/28 07A X77D80 HO/Blk Vinyl Top, born w/drive train, full 3 owner hist
67 SS396 138 Conv/Red/Blk int.
66 SS396 138 4sp CA car/Smog/Blk/Red int. POP, born w/drive train, orig CA blk plates http://www.chevelles.com/forums/35-restoration-corner/528818-66-ss-finally-back-track-30.html

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Re: LOS Built Cars Sales Destination
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2015, 06:44:38 PM »
what's interesting to me....is the car # VN273041,  L525318,  02C  secret VN # Q141, is a very near sister to my car, VN273188, L525389, 02D  Q236......so I guess im asking were they built 1 week apart  I.E. Friday  3rd week and then Monday 4th week?