65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

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65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:25 am

Hi! Posting my 1965 Los Angeles manufactured VIN tags. The car doesn't carry one low under the windshield, it has two out back.
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Alan Duquette
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by 66vairguy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:35 am

No VIN tag at windshield in 65. Reminds me of when I bought my 66 and it was out of the system so I had to trailer it for an inspection and the young gal was flummoxed when she could not find the VIN tag at the windshield. A "mature" woman came up to the car and said "There were no VIN plates at the windshield on this old car!" Finally got it registered.

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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by notched » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:09 am

Only 68 and 69 had the VIN tag in the windshield. 65-67 had it on the left rear frame rail as yours does.
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:54 am

Can you help me decode this car?
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by notched » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:32 pm

Absolutely
VIN tag 10737 = Corsa coupe
5= Year
L= Los Angeles
119139 = production sequence

Body tag
03B = 2nd week of March
3421 = 3,241st Corsa coupe
713 = black interior
N-N= Madeira Maroon (top and bottom)

At the bottom of the tag are the Fisher RPO codes
E = Group 1 Tinted Glass—Windshield and Side Windows
Group 2
L= 4 Speed Manual Transmission
P =Comfort and Convenience Group (Type A or B)
Group 3
C= Padded Dash
Group 4
P= Comfort and Convenience Group Type "A"
U= Spare tire lock
Group 5
W= Custom Deluxe Front Seat Belts with Retractors (chrome plated buckles in 65)

Comfort and convenience Group A would be RPO Z01 (comfort and convenience group type "A" included an outside rear view mirror, two-speed wipers with washer, day/night inside mirror, backup lights (500s only), and glove box light (500s only).
1966 Corsa turbo
1969 Monza convertible
1987 Buick Grand National

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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by bbodie52 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:31 pm

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Here is a breakdown of the information on the body tag you provided...
BODY TAG INFO:

03B
Body Build Date: 03 = March, B = Second Week
The first two digits are numbers 01 through 12, indicating the month of manufacture. The letter is A-E, indicating the week of the month. If the letter is an "B" it indicates the second week of the month.

65-10737 LOS 3421 BODY
Style: 65 = 1965 10737: 1 = Chevrolet, 07 = Corsa, 37 = 2-Door Sport Coupe,
LOS = Los Angeles (Van Nuys), California, Production Sequence No: 3421

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa 2-Door Sport Coupe - 4 Passenger, Total Production: 20,291


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TRim: 713- = BLACK
This 3 digit codes represents the interior color and seat type.

Paint: N-N = MAROON "Madeira Maroon Poly."
Lucite No. 4624LH, Rinshed-Mason No. A1711M, Ditzler No. DDL 50700

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ACC = Accessory line
When decoding ACC line on the Fisher body tags, be aware that body tags do not include any options that did not require any body modification be done by Fisher. Fisher was only concerned with items that required modifications during the assembly of the body. A good example is that you won’t find Telescopic column listed on the body tag. Although this is a major option, it did not require any special consideration during body assembly.

E 2LP 3C 4PU 5W

GROUP 1
E = RPO A01 — TINTED GLASS (Soft Ray glass in all windows)

GROUP 2
L = RPO M20 — 4 Speed Manual Transmission
P = RPO Z01 — 2 Speed Wipers ((LOS cars only - LOS listed this separately from the Comfort and Convenience Group)

GROUP 3
C = RPO B70 — Padded Dash

GROUP 4
P = RPO Z01 — COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE GROUP (2 Speed Wipers, Washers, Day/Night Inside Mirror)
U = RPO P19 — Spare Wheel Lock

GROUP 5
W = RPO A49 — Custom Deluxe Front Seat Belts (Chrome Buckles, with Retractors)

This guide will show you how to decode the VIN tag...

107375L119139
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I have attached a copy of the 1965 Chevrolet Corvair GM Heritage Center Specs for your model year Corvair.
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by notched » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:10 am

Brad is show boating again. Not that someone didn't post the info the original poster requested before you did Brad. :cool:
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:14 am

Thanks Showboat "Brad" and Notched! And-that is a stunning picture of my 65 Corvair Corsa. I'm going to ditch the Chevy blue paint idea that I had and repaint to the original maroon.
Alan Duquette
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by notched » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:36 am

They look quite nice in the original Maroon :tu:
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by bbodie52 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:46 pm

:doh: :redface: I worked on that Corvair tag breakdown during the wee hours of the morning, before calling it a night. I should have checked the previous entries instead of just reading the opening request and jumping in with a response! Sorry for the duplicate post.
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by notched » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:08 pm

Its all good Brad :tu:
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Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:48 am

It IS all good!
Alan Duquette
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"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) Project
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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