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From 1965 to 1967 the serial number identification plate was attached to the left front body hinge pillar directly below the upper door hinge. From 1968 to 1971 it was attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver's side and is visible through the windshield from outside the car.
 
1st digit- Division - 2 = Pontiac

2nd & 3rd digits - Series:
33 = Tempest (1965-70)
33 = LeMans T-37 (1971)
35 = Tempest Custom (1965-70)
33 = LeMans (1971)
37 = Tempest LeMans (1965-70)
37 = LeMans Sport (1971)
39 = Tempest Safari (1967-69)
42 = GTO (1966-71)
4th & 5th digits- Body Code:
07 = 2-door sedan (post)
17 = 2-door coupe
27 = 2-door sedan (post)
35 = 4-door wagon, 2 seat
36 = 4-door wagon, 2 seat,
dual action tailgate
37 = 2-door coupe
39 = 4-door coupe
46 = 4-door wagon, 3 seat,
dual action tailgate
67 = 2-door convertible
69 = 4-door sedan

6th digit - Model Year:
5 = 1965
6 = 1966
7 = 1967
8 = 1968
9 = 1969
0 = 1970
1 = 1971
7th digit - Assembly plant:
A = Atlanta, GA
B = Baltimore, MD
C = Southgate, CA
D = Doraville, GA
E = Linden, NJ
G = Framingham, MA
K = Kansas City, MO
P = Pontiac, MI
R= Arlington, TX
U = Lordstown, OH
V = Bloomfield, IL
X = Kansas City, KS
Z = Fremont, CA
1 = Oshawa, Ontario Canada

Last 6 digits- Production sequence starting at 600001
at all plants, except V8 models which started at 100001.

In 1972, the serial number identification plate was attached to the top of the instrument panel on the driver's side and is visible through the windshield from outside the car.
 
1st digit- Division -
2 = Pontiac

2nd digit - Series:
D = LeMans
G = Luxury LeMans
3rd and 4th digits- Body Style:
27 = 2-door sedan (post)
36 = 4-door wagon, 2 seat
37 = 2-door coupe
39 = 4-door coupe
46 = 4-door wagon, 3 seat
67 = 2-door convertible
69 = 4-door sedan

5th digit- Engine Code:
D = 250 1-bbl L6 110 hp
M = 350 2-bbl V8 160 hp
N = 350 2-bbl V8 160 hp (dual exh.)
R = 400 2-bbl V8 180 hp
S = 400 4-bbl V8 200 hp (single exh.)
T = 400 4-bbl V8 250 hp (dual exh.)
Y = 455 4-bbl V8 250 hp (dual exh.)
X = 455 4-bbl V8 300 hp (455 HO)
6th digit- Model Year:
2 = 1972

7th digit- Assembly plant -
A = Atlanta, GA
C = Southgate, CA
D = Doraville, GA
G = Framingham, MA
L = Van Nuys, CA
N = Norwood, OH
P = Pontiac, MI
R = Arlington , TX
W = Willow Run, MI
X = Kansas City, KS
Z = Fremont, CA
2 = St. Therese, Quebec, Canada

Last 6 digits - Production sequence starting at 100001 at all plants


-- Edited by 73SC at 17:04, 2008-03-28

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Thanks for sharing that information. I just used it to confirm our was born in this great land.

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Chris,
Have you sent to GM Historical for the build sheet for your car? If not, there is a posting with a link to the website at the top of the Lounge forum.

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Thanks Todd I will look into that. We have the original bill of sale and owners manual along with the Protecto Plate if I recall that was what it was called.

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Has that car ever been at Mapleview?

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I had it their once a few weeks ago and it was a great night for us because we one a very nice Coleman Grill and then a bag of Popcorn but I gave that back and asked them to draw again for someone else to win.
We only live a few miles from Mapleview.



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Guess I wasn't there that night.

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Thanks Ray!    thats so nice to have..    Did it get into the Library?

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I know that the 72 GTO never came with a 350. So the 72 GTO's with an M or N in the 5th spot are fakes.Did they come with a 400 with the 2bbl??

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Astro Jet will know for sure but I believe the last year for the 400 2bbl on GTO was 1968.

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Was still available in "69.

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CDN2PLS2 wrote:

Was still available in "69.



Would that be 265 HP?



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73SC wrote:

CDN2PLS2 wrote:

Was still available in "69.



Would that be 265 HP?



That would be correct sir!




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I ran into a 69 GTO, in Savona just outside of Kamloops years ago, It was owned by the drummer of 3 dog night, he broke down there on his way to California apparently. It was a detuned GTO with the 400 2BBL

Yes it was the 265 hp



-- Edited by the70judge at 01:04, 2008-10-20

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Thank you for this post!

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