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#194091 - 07/19/06 12:01 PM "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin #
MosportGreen66 Offline

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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.

Thanks!
-Dan

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#194092 - 07/19/06 12:17 PM Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin # [Re: MosportGreen66]
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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 became an option,and not designated in the VIN Code,like previous.



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#194093 - 07/19/06 12:20 PM Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin # [Re: MosportGreen66]
wheelhop Offline

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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.

hope this helps

Jim
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#194094 - 07/19/06 12:22 PM Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin # [Re: Mr70]
MosportGreen66 Offline

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Quote:

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.




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.


Edited by MosportGreen66 (07/19/06 12:24 PM)

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#194095 - 07/19/06 12:27 PM Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin # [Re: MosportGreen66]
wheelhop Offline

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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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#194096 - 07/19/06 12:29 PM Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin # [Re: MosportGreen66]
Mr70 Offline

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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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#194097 - 07/20/06 03:38 AM Re: "136" v. "138" Chevelle Vin # [Re: Mr70]
jon rand Offline
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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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