Apr 21st, 10, 10:51 PM
Join Date: Feb 1999
Re: 1976 GMC Sprint Cowl tag/VIN #
Originally Posted by KingLurr
Hi, I recently bought a 76' Sprint early in the year that im currently working on. I just got it out of the paint shop a few days ago wave metallic blue w/ silver stripes. Will supply pictures to anyone that wants to see it. Im curious to know the history of this particular car (original motor, paint, how many were made, etc..) so I tried looking on google but couldn't find anything. Here is the Cowl tag and VIN numbers I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me anything about them.
Cowl Tag: ST75 5AD80 R 247863 BDY TR_26N A65 35L 35U PNT _7B 070681
The underscores are numbers/letters that I couldn't identify.
D80: Sprint Classic 2-door sedan pickup
V: L65 350 2-bbl V8
R: Arlington TX assembly plant
501550: serial number
75: model year - must be "76", not "75"
AD80: Sprint Classic 2-door sedan pickup
R: Arlington TX plant
247863: body sequence number (not related to VIN)
26N: Blue vinyl interior
A65: bench seat with arm rest
35L: Dark Blue metallic lower body color
35U: Dark Blue metallic upper body color
07B: assembled during the second ("B") week of July 
070681: plant scheduling/bookkeeping codes