66 Convertible Rescue

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66 Convertible Rescue

Unread post by rv6aaviator » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:13 pm

Gents,

Cincinnati Corvair Club rescued a 66 Convertible this weekend. A new member recently inherited the car. Some history on the car is that it is a one owner, 45K miles, 110 hp /auto, black interior & top. Car has not been on the road since 1979. One of the best rust free cars I've seen. Interior, top, engine compartment and under carriage are all in fantastic shape. Body panels are rougher than two nights in jail. Every body panel except the truck lid are covered in dents, dings and scraps. We pulled it out into the sunshine for the first time since 1979. Car will be saved, gone through and restored as required.

Can I get some help decoding the body tag?

Thanks.
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Re: 66 Convertible Rescue

Unread post by bbodie52 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:47 pm

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

11C
Body Build Date: 11 = November, C = Third 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. The letter "C" it indicates the third week of the month.

Interior paint code: E = Black

66-10567 WRN 2735 BODY
Style: 66 = 1966 10567: 1 = Chevrolet, 05 = Monza, 67 = 2-Door Convertible 4-Passenger,
WRN = Willow Run, Michigan, Production Sequence No: 2735

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 2-Door Convertible - 4 Passenger, Total Production: 10,345


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TRim: 758- = BLACK (MONZA 10500 and CORSA 10700 SERIES — Bucket Front Seats)
This 3 digit codes represents the interior color and seat type.

Paint: Y-2 = YELLOW "Lemonwood Yellow"
Top Color Code - 1966: 2 = Black
Lucite No. 4709L, Rinshed-Mason No. A1824, Ditzler No. DDL 81528

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Example — 1966 Corvair Monza Convertible in Lemonwood Yellow with Black Interior
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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.

W2M
The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number are in that group.
1st Group
W = RPO A02 Glass, Tinted Windshield only

2nd Group
M = RPO M35 Powerglide Automatic

Here is a sample of the VIN tag on your car, and an explanation of the tag number structure. The last six digits would be your car's unique serial number...

105676Wnnnnnn

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 2-Door Convertible from the Willow Run, Michigan plant, S/N: ???????

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VIN - LM Corvair Passenger Car VIN Tag Decoding

I have attached a copy of the 1966 Chevrolet Corvair GM Heritage Center Specs for your model year Corvair.
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Re: 66 Convertible Rescue

Unread post by 64powerglide » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:33 pm

Brad,
Would the 11 C on the tag mean it was built in November of 1965????
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Re: 66 Convertible Rescue

Unread post by bbodie52 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:23 am

64powerglide wrote:Would the 11 C on the tag mean it was built in November of 1965????
Since each model year began its release around September of the previous calendar year, the 1966 model would have hit the showrooms in September 1965. So 11C on a 1966 Corvair production run would have to have been produced in the third week of November, 1965.
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