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Jon Mello

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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2015, 07:12:52 PM »
Thanks for posting those pics. How about a shot of the whole underside of the trunk lid? Can you make out a date for it in the middle/lower area when the lid is raised? An example would be T31.
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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 09:04:54 PM »
The 12/6 stamp is the date the dealer delivered it to the first owner.  Thats what the DD stands for on the VIN tag Delivery Date (or Dealer Deleivery) and it was intended t be used as the start of the warrantee period.  Very few dealers actually stamped the date on the VIN tag.  Car was probably a dealer demo car for the first 3 months of its life, then sold in December.
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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 10:38:48 PM »
Car was probably a dealer demo car for the first 3 months of its life, then sold in December.

That's what I was thinking. One of the first cars delivered to the dealer, with a hot color and low MSRP, it was probably used to upsell the customer into a car with a few more options.

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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2015, 02:32:38 AM »
I was thinking like "68ragtop" along the lines of a dealer ordered car to sell off of since it was so plain. Add in the sell date of 12/6 and it does make sense.Still holding on to the idea that the seat inserts were original (special ordered maybe?). Also FYI it does have the front sub frame without access for the rear bumper bracket bolts. What a pain those are. Here are the other inner trunk lid pics. The date "code" is T 32 similar to the number mentioned above. It is upside down when looking at it standing normal (for reference). Thanks again for all the input. This one may be up for sale soon as I've got a lead on a 68 Z28!
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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2015, 05:50:39 AM »
Still holding on to the idea that the seat inserts were original (special ordered maybe?).

Nope, someone recovered the seats.  ;)

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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2015, 06:25:45 AM »
Dang!

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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2015, 01:39:13 PM »
Thanks for the info on the trunk lid. I appreciate it.

I also agree that the seat insert material is not original.

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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2015, 02:02:42 PM »
What does the T 32 indicate on the deck lid?

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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2015, 03:06:23 PM »
It means it was stamped during the 32nd week of the year.

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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2015, 04:05:21 PM »
It means it was stamped during the 32nd week of the year.
2nd week of August 66 FYI
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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2015, 09:07:03 PM »
It looks like the car was built about the fourth day of production, via the work order #.
It was always a ramp-up, esp for a new model.
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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2015, 03:20:54 AM »
Full VIN: 123377L100118

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Re: New 1967 find! Early VIN 7L100118 L6 3 speed
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2015, 03:16:47 AM »
Unfortunately due to the engine and trans swap somewhere along the way makes me think previous owners may have tried to add an emblem on the drivers side. After examining the pass. fender closer it doesn't appear to have been messed with and there are NO lower holes. So that would indicate 230 L6 correct?

As for the 12  6 on the VIN, I had no idea that it denoted a delivery date. And does it mean sold to a customer on 12/6? Or could this car have been ordered by a dealer and left on display? Thus the long time between build and delivery or is the 12 6 showing when the dealer received it? Just want to be clear.

I agree it was probably a 230 engine car.  That may be part of the reason why it did not sell fast, or the dealer demo idea could be just as valid.  

And that is the latest date I have personally seen for a DD stamped date.  Not sure when they quit doing that.
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