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saroyan

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Strange VIN tag -333
« on: December 01, 2005, 04:47:49 PM »
I have an ok knowledge of 1st gens and their VINS- I found this car for sale on ebay with a photo of the tag reading

ST 69 12437    LOS164804   BDY
TR   715                    53 53 pnt
      *OE(obscured by rivet)  (Now I know this is a standard blue on blue 69)

                                  -333

Now who can tell me what -333 is?

below is the ebay address
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VORTECH-SUPERCHARGED-427-4-SPEED_W0QQitemZ4594208450QQcategoryZ6161QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Re: Strange VIN tag -333
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2005, 11:59:36 PM »
All Los Angles built cars had a code on them that was used in-house for tracking. 

It will be a letter folowed by up to 3 numbers.  the - should have been a letter.

Here is one example of a 1969 LOS tag


btw *0E is the production date,  it would appear the hidden digit is 1 or 10E

Mike
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saroyan

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Re: Strange VIN tag -333
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2005, 12:14:36 AM »
it really says "-333" there are 2 letters or numbers stamped next to the left rivet but I think that solves it- just another case of inconsistant vin tag stampings from the LA plant- and a meaningless internal tracking number...OR its the long lost Secret TRIPLE COPO 333!!!  That came from the factory with a top secret Vortech supercharger and a 427 AND polished TorqueThrust II wheels!!  It can be seen for sale on Ebay currently- check the link above.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2005, 12:17:11 AM by saroyan »

waynechipman

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Re: Strange VIN tag -333
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2005, 07:21:13 AM »
That secret triple copo part was pretty funny