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Old September 12th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Need help deciphering cowl tag

It reads as follows:

ST71 34487LAN229104 BDY
TR 930 53 B PNT
12B

From my limited research I was able to figure out that it is:

1. 1971
2. 2 door holiday coupe
3. 442
4. Built in Lansing, MI
5. Saturn Gold exterior

If there is anything else you can tell me I'd appreciate it.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackpage View Post
It reads as follows:

ST71 34487LAN229104 BDY
TR 930 53 B PNT
12B

From my limited research I was able to figure out that it is:

1. 1971
2. 2 door holiday coupe
3. 442
4. Built in Lansing, MI
5. Saturn Gold exterior

If there is anything else you can tell me I'd appreciate it.
ST 71 = 1971 model year
3 = Olsmobile division of GM
44=Series (442)
87 = 2 door hardtop coupe
LAN = Lansing production
229104=Lansing production sequence
TR 930 = Trim (Black with Strato Bucket Seats)
PNT = 53 Saturn Gold B = Black Vinyl Roof
12B = Built in the second week of December
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Old September 12th, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Allan R View Post
ST 71 = 1971 model year
3 = Olsmobile division of GM
44=Series (442)
87 = 2 door hardtop coupe
LAN = Lansing production
229104=Lansing production sequence
TR 930 = Trim (Black with Strato Bucket Seats)
PNT = 53 Saturn Gold B = Black Vinyl Roof
12B = Built in the second week of December
Thank you ! Where did you find this info ?
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Old September 12th, 2011, 06:42 PM
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Thank you ! Where did you find this info ?
Some of it is in the 71 CSM (Chassis Service Manual). Some of it came from the Olds 442, W-Machines & Hurst Olds ID Numbers book. The CSM is available to read and download for free on the Wild About Cars website. Membership is also free. Here's an example of the E file (just one part) for your 71 442
http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/membe..._Section_0.pdf

This book is another good source of info:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...rlytheautow-20

The 71 Cutlass Assembly manual also has info regarding color combos and trim
http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/membe..._0__Part-1.pdf

There's a whole whack of info out there, just have to know where to look. Also, I'm an Olds nut for the last 44 years. After a while this stuff starts to grow on you. But with a good shower and soap scrub it washes off

Feel free to call on us whenever you need a question answered, or you just want to chat. Hope the info is of some value to you.
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Allan R you are the best !

I appreciate your taking the time to help me out.
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