1967 Chevelle

Fisher Body Number Plate Decoding

Typical U.S.-built 1967 Fisher Body number plate
United States

Typical Canada-built 1967 Fisher Body number plate


Canada

The U.S.-built 1967 SS396 Chevelle was only available with the 396 engine and only came in a 2-door sport coupe (138177xxxxxxx) or 2-door convertible (138677xxxxxxx) body style.

The 396 engine could be ordered in the 1967 El Camino but the El Camino did not have the SS option package; SS El Caminos did not appear until 1968. In 1966 and 1967 only, the Malibu and SS396 also had its own body style designation for the new 2-door sport coupe (strut back hardtop), "17" as opposed previous and later model years that used style "37" to denote the 2-door sport coupe. This "17" model designation was only used in 1966 and 1967.

Typical 1967 Fisher Body Number Plate Breakdown for U.S. production.

Line 1: Production date of vehicle. A typical production date would look as follows: 06C
This production date tells us the Chevelle in question was produced in June (06) in the third week (C).
(Caveat: Unfortunately, plants were open to deciding what a 'week' is in relation to specific dates. Therefore, the date ranges shown on the pages where they appear may or may not be correct. To conform to some standard, letter "A" represents dates 1-7, letter "B" represents dates 8-14, letter "C" represents dates 15-21, letter "D" represents dates 22-28, and letter "E" represents dates 29-31 as applicable.)

01 - January04 - April07 - July10 - October
02 - February05 - May08 - August11 - November
03 - March06 - June09 - September12 - December

A - First Week
B - Second Week
C - Third Week
D - Fourth Week
E - Fifth Week

Line 2: Model Year, Fisher Body Style Designation, Assembly Plant, Fisher Body unit number. The first number (67) on line 2 is the year of production, the 5 numbers that follow is the Fisher Body Style designation, then assembly plant designation, and finally the Fisher Body unit number used for production purposes. The even/odd third digit does not indicate a V8 or L6 engine on the body plate, only the VIN plate will distinguish between the two. See the Introduction page for more information.

MODEL IDENTIFICATION

CHEVELLE 300 131-13200 SERIES
MODEL 131-13211 ~ 2-DOOR SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 131-13269 ~ 4-DOOR SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER

CHEVELLE 300 DELUXE 133-13400 SERIES
MODEL 133-13411 ~ 2-DOOR SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 133-13435 ~ 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 2-SEAT
MODEL 133-13469 ~ 4-DOOR SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 133-13480 ~ 2-DOOR SEDAN PICKUP, 3-PASSENGER

MALIBU 135-13600 SERIES
MODEL 135-13617 ~ 2-DOOR SPORT COUPE, 5-PASSENGER
MODEL 135-13635 ~ 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 2-SEAT
MODEL 135-13639 ~ 4-DOOR SPORT SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 135-13667 ~ 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE, 5-PASSENGER
MODEL 135-13669 ~ 4-DOOR SEDAN, 6-PASSENGER
MODEL 135-13680 ~ 2-DOOR SEDAN PICKUP, 3-PASSENGER

SUPER SPORT 396 13800 SERIES
MODEL 13817 ~ 2-DOOR SPORT COUPE, 5-PASSENGER
MODEL 13867 ~ 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE, 5-PASSENGER

CONCOURS 137-13800 SERIES
MODEL 137-13835 ~ 4-DOOR STATION WAGON, 2-SEAT

Line 3: Interior trim and lower/upper paint/vinyl/convertible top color codes.

Lines 4/5/6: Of the 5 U.S. assembly plants Atlanta, Framingham and Kansas City also included up to five Body Option Groups; Baltimore and Fremont did not use these codes. Baltimore and Fremont were GMAD, or General Motors Assembly Division, plants and other GM vehicles were assembled there along with the Chevelle. These groups may be listed on 1 line or 2, depending on the number of options to be installed on the Chevelle.

  • Atlanta lists body option groups on lines 4 and/or 5 along with internal plant tracking codes, usually a 6-digit number preceded by a hyphen (-) character (these codes were not always present). Additionally, a hand stamped number of unknown meaning is usually found at various locations on the plate. See Atlanta Body Plates. (Note: Atlanta did not assemble the El Camino series.)

  • Baltimore lists the Job Number of the Trim Broadcast Sheet on line 1, the Body Broadcast Sheet number on line 4 and a single number in either the top right or bottom right corner. See Baltimore Body Plates / El Camino

  • Fremont lists 2 tracking codes on line 5.  The first is an internal plant code and the second is the Body Broadcast Sheet number. See Fremont Body Plates / El Camino

  • Framingham lists body option groups on lines 4 and/or 5.  A single letter is also found in the top right of the plate and its meaning is unknown at this time. See Framingham Body Plates. (Note: Framingham did not assemble the El Camino series.)

  • Kansas City lists body option groups on lines 4 and/or 5.   An internal plant code of 4 numbers is also listed on line 1 just to the right of the body date. See Kansas City Body Plates / El Camino

  • Oshawa layout of the body plate is a little different from the U.S.-built counterparts. Style (series/model) and assembly date are listed on line 1, line 2 is body number, line 3 is paint type and color, line 4 is interior trim, and line 5 will list options by their Regular Production Option code. See Oshawa Body Plates.

Options that may be listed in groups for Atlanta, Framingham, and Kansas City. 
{Note: There may be additional option codes as GM tended to change options availability throughout the model year. Only those listed by various documentation and those verified (when not listed) are shown.}

GROUP 1 - No number precedes GROUP 1
D ~ Power convertible top [RPO C06]E ~ Tinted glass (all) [RPO A01]
F ~ Power bench seat [RPO A42] *G ~ Power tail gate window [RPO A33]
O ~ Two-tone paint [RPO 950]T ~ Power bucket seat [RPO A46] *
W ~ Tinted windshield (only) [RPO A02]X ~ Power windows [RPO A31]
* Reported but not verified and Chevrolet shows no RPO A46 option in 1967 on their end of year production totals. 
  
GROUP 2 - preceded by the number "2"
A ~ Unknown *****B ~ H.D. 3-speed floor shift [RPO M13] ***
E ~ Air conditioning [RPO C60]G ~ Center console [RPO D55]
H ~ Heater delete [RPO C48]K ~ unknown **
L ~ 4-speed transmission [RPO M20]M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
O ~ 3-speed w/overdrive [RPO M10] *P ~ Unknown ***
Q ~ 4-speed transmission [RPO M21] ****R ~ Rear seat speaker [RPO U80]
S ~ Rear antenna [RPO U73]U ~ Stereo tape system [RPO U57]
X ~ Unknown **Z ~ Turbo Hydramatic 400 transmission [RPO M40]
Z ~ Comfortilt steering wheel [RPO N33] * 
* Reported but not verified 
** Found on 09C Framingham body plate.
*** Found on Kansas City SS396 sport coupe body plate. RPO M13 H.D. 3-speed was standard transmission for SS396.
**** Found on Atlanta and Kansas City body plates at least through May 1967 for Atlanta. Debate on whether this code is used to represent a close-ratio 4-speed transmission [RPO M21] or not is ongoing.  General consensus is leaning toward the M21 4-speed transmission however one July 1967 L78 Chevelle from Kansas City shows "L" on the trim tag and various paperwork with the car clearly indicates an M21 4-speed.
***** 2A found on Kansas City body plate but plate is suspect. Also found on numerous Baltimore trim broadcast sheets so while the code appears valid, its appearance on a trim tag is probably not.
  
GROUP 3 - preceded by the number "3"
B ~ Rear window defogger [RPO C50]D ~ Special lighting group
  
GROUP 4 - preceded by the number "4"
F ~ Operating Convenience Group * **H ~ unknown (seen on Baltimore trim sheet)
N ~ Unknown **

 
* Not verified
** Found on Kansas City 04A body plate
 
GROUP 5 - preceded by the number "5"
B ~ Front bumper guards [RPO V30] ***H ~ unknown *
J ~ unknown *M ~ unknown *
Y ~ Deluxe seat belts [RPO A39]
(El Camino not equipped with rear belts)
Z ~ Shoulder belts [RPO A85] or
Z ~ Seat Belt, Custom Deluxe Rear Center [RPO AL5] **
* Found on Framingham body plates
** Found on Kansas City body plate
*** Not verified but found on 05B Atlanta body plate
 
  

All 1967 Chevelle/El Camino Assembly Plants

Atlanta, GA ~ Chevelle  Atlanta, GA ~ El Camino
YearVINTrim Tag Year VINTrim Tag
1967AATL El Camino Not Assembled in Atlanta
       
Baltimore, MD ~ Chevelle  Baltimore, MD ~ El Camino
YearVINTrim Tag YearVINTrim Tag
1967BBAL 1967BBAL
       
Framingham, MA ~ Chevelle  Framingham, MA ~ El Camino
YearVINTrim Tag YearVINTrim Tag
1967GFRA El Camino Not Assembled in Framingham
       
Fremont, CA ~ Chevelle  Fremont, CA ~ El Camino
YearVINTrim Tag YearVINTrim Tag
1967ZBF 1967ZBF
       
Kansas City, MO ~ Chevelle  Kansas City, MO ~ El Camino
YearVINTrim TagYearVINTrim Tag
1967
1967
K
K
KAN
BK *
LEEDS, MO
LENEXA, KS
1967KKAN
       
Oshawa, Ontario Chevelle  Oshawa, Ontario ~ El Camino
YearVINTrim Tag YearVINTrim Tag
19671OS El Camino Not Assembled in Ontario
       
* I've never personally seen a Lenexa tagged Chevelle with "BK" so I can't verify this is correct.