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Whats the trim-TR977 and the date-12A for this 72?

Old April 15th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Whats the trim-TR977 and the date-12A for this 72?

Need help on decoding this cowl tag.

ST72
34267
LAN
310361
TR977
36A
12A
A65

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Old April 15th, 2012, 05:28 PM
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ST 72 = style/model year = 1972
34267:
3 = GM division = Oldsmobile
42 = body type = Cutlass Supreme
67 = body style = convertible
LAN = assembly plant = Lansing MI
310361 BDY = body number (has nothing to do with the VIN)
TR 977 = trim/interior color = white
36 A PNT = lower and upper exterior body colors = radiant green (36) with a white convertible top (A)
12A = time build code = December (12), first week of that month (A), 1971
A65 = option code = custom sport front seat, including center armrest and bright moldings

Hope this helps!

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Old April 20th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rcorrigan5 View Post
ST 72 = style/model year = 1972
34267:
3 = GM division = Oldsmobile
42 = body type = Cutlass Supreme
67 = body style = convertible
LAN = assembly plant = Lansing MI
310361 BDY = body number (has nothing to do with the VIN)
TR 977 = trim/interior color = white
36 A PNT = lower and upper exterior body colors = radiant green (36) with a white convertible top (A)
12A = time build code = December (12), first week of that month (A), 1971
A65 = option code = custom sport front seat, including center armrest and bright moldings

Hope this helps!



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It did help.
Thank You Randy! Chris

p.s. Cant believe I found a build sheet in the car two days ago. Very hard to read it though, faded like.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 08:31 PM
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p.s. Cant believe I found a build sheet in the car two days ago. Very hard to read it though, faded like.
Post a picture of the 'build sheet'. If you found one, that's the first one we will have ever seen.

Do you know what the difference between a build sheet and a broadcast card is?
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Old April 20th, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Allan R View Post
Post a picture of the 'build sheet'. If you found one, that's the first one we will have ever seen.

Do you know what the difference between a build sheet and a broadcast card is?
probably not, this is what i found, pic flipped sideways on me, ill get a better pic tomorrow of the whole thing

i understand its the broadcast card i found, thanks allen for educating me
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Although it's a little worse for wear, that is indeed a broadcast sheet. Lansing was about the only factory that you'll not see build sheets from. Kind of strange they would allow the broadcast cards to remain stuffed into the cars, but not build sheets.
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