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Old 07-19-2006, 04:01 PM
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Default "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin #

I have a buddy with a 1969 Chevelle with a "136" vin number. He does not know if it was originally a super sport, either do I. Up until this morning, I thought all Chevelles with a "136" vin were Malibus and all Chevelles with a "138" vin were super sports. I have applied this "thought" to many chevelles over the years and now I fear I'm totally wrong.

If you remember back a couple years ago when I found the '70 Chevelle super sport build sheet in the back of the Camaro... Well, I was looking at that build sheet today and this '70 Chevelle L-34, M-21 super sport has a vin of "136."

Can some Chevelle expert lend a helping hand.

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Old 07-19-2006, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin #

That applies up to the model year 1968 Dan,when the Super Sport option was a Model.
Begining in 1969,the Super Sport became an option,and not designated in the VIN Code,like previous.


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Old 07-19-2006, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin #

The "138" vin code to denote a SS car is correct through the 1968 models, then in 1969 everything changed.
The only way to tell if you have a true Super Sport in 69 and up models is with documentation.

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Old 07-19-2006, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin #

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That applies up to the model year 1968 Dan,when the Super Sport option was a Model.
Begining in 1969,the Super Sport was an option,and not designated in the VIN Code,like previous.

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Thank you Rick!

In other words, a Super Sport post-1968 could have a "136" or "138" vin.
Edit: Thank you Wheelhop... you answered my second question.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin #

Most would have a 136 vin denoting a Malibu with an 8-cyl

some might have a 134 vin denoting a 300 Deluxe with an 8-cyl.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin #

A Chevelle Super Sport,for 1969,will now show "34" or "36" as it's Model series,not "38" anymore.
In 1970,just "36" was used.
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Default Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin #

If it has original rear quarters there will be no malibu emblem holes. check for patched holes,if there not there its a good start, probably an ss
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