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Old May 27th, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Trim Code 980-R

Hi, I have a 66 442, and trying to decode the cowl tag. I think I have most of it, but it shows a trim code of: TR 980-R. Can someone decipher that for me?
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Old May 27th, 2012, 11:27 AM
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I think the 980 refers to black vinyl interior. Not sure what the R stands for. I have the letter B on mine and I have never found out what that was for.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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74 parts book decodes 980 as black vinyl Strato-bucket seats in Cutlass (3800) Holiday Coupes and convertibles. Not sure about the B or R suffixes though I suspect it may be headliner color. I've only seen black or white headliners with black interior fabric and the 74 book goes back only to 1967 on headliner.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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It does have the black vinyl bucket seat interior, just wanted to be sure it matched the plate.
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Rare seats there, Randy. The R is for reclining passenger bucket seats with headrests.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr442 View Post
I think the 980 refers to black vinyl interior. Not sure what the R stands for. I have the letter B on mine and I have never found out what that was for.
B is for (regular) bucket seats. Now you know!
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Old May 27th, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Rare seats there, Randy. The R is for reclining passenger bucket seats with headrests.
Ahh, so that's what the little silver lever is for..........
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And I have learned something today!
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Thank you wmachine!
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