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Dan Carr's 1971 GMC Sprint SP-454

Build Sheets.

Factory Installed Options:

YE7

Special Performance "SP" Package.
Includes special trim, hood, wheels, dashboard,
and heavy duty suspension.

LS5, N10

454 "Invader" engine with dual exhaust.

M40

Heavy duty TH-400 automatic transmission.

ZL2, D88

Cowl Induction system with hood stripes.

U14, U35

Tachometer/gauges/clock.

GY2, G80

3.31 12-bolt positraction.

N40

Power steering.

J50, JL2

Power front disc brakes.

NK4

4-spoke sport steering wheel with "SPRINT" horn button.

AK1 Deluxe lap and shoulder seat belts.
UF1, U26

Map-light mirror and under-hood lamp.

D33

Remote control mirror.

A01, A02

All tinted glass.

V01

Heavy duty radiator.

T60

Heavy duty battery.

A51, D55 Bucket seats and console.
(715)

"Sandalwood" interior.

(13 13 B GG)

"Nevada Silver" with black stripes (no vinyl top).

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5-spoke sport wheels with "GMC" center caps.
(F60x15 Goodyear raised white letter tires).

*

"GMC/SPRINT" emblems on fenders and tailgate.

*

"GMC" and "454" emblems on front grille.

*

"GMC" emblem on instrument panel.

XXX

Customer order.

Additional Options:

F41 Rear anti-sway bar.
K85 Heavy duty alternator (63 amp).
U09 Dual horns.
U69 AM/FM (mono) push-button radio.
* Chrome exhaust tips.
* Chrome valve covers.

Vin Plate:

536801L101047

"5" - GMC.
"36" - Custom Sprint.
"80" - 2-door sedan pickup.
"1" - 1971
"L" - Los Angeles (Van Nuys) plant.
"101047" - Vehicle serial number.

Cowl Tag:

ST 71-53680 L 00694 BDY
TR 715 ______ 13 13 PNT
__ 05A 765779 03025

"71-53680" - 1971 GMC Custom Sprint.
"L" - Los Angeles (Van Nuys) plant.
"00694" - Body sequence number (not related to VIN).
"715" - "Sandalwood" interior with bucket seats.
"13 13" - "Nevada Silver" upper/lower body color. (No vinyl top).
"05A" - Assembled the first week of May, 1971.
"765779 03025" - Unknown plant specific codes, identifying special equipment.

"Protect-0-Plate" Imprint:

______________ 536801L101047
T0424CPD _____ 71
_RVC077W _ C _ 1133 ____ EGMC

____ GORDON C. HARMSEN
______ LA JARA, COLO.
______________ 81140

"536801L101047" - VIN number.
"T0424CPD" - Engine code.
"71" - 1971.
"RVC077" - Rear axle code.
"W" - Unknown.
"C" - Carter Carburetor.
"1133" - PS, PDB, radio.
"E" - Unknown.
"GMC" - GMC.
"GORDON C. HARMSEN" - Original owner.

Protect-O-Plate Booklet.

Engine Stamp:

T0424CPD

"T" - GM Tonawanda plant.
"0424" - Engine built on April 24, 1971.
"CPD" - LS5 454 with automatic transmission.

Engine Casting Number:

8963512

"8963512" - Mark IV "512" big-block casting.

Engine Casting Application:

PASS
HI - PERF

"PASS HI - PERF" - High performance passenger car.

Rear Axle Code:

RVC 077 1 E

"RV" - 3.31 Positraction.
"C" - Buffalo, NY plant.
"077" - Built on March 18, 1971 (77th day of the year).
"1" - Shift code.
"E" - Eaton (clutch type) Positraction.

Transmission Code:

475 71-CF-7075

"475" - Transmission built 475 days after Jan. 1, 1970 (April 19, 1971).
"71" - 1971.
"CF" - TH-400 automatic.
"7075" - Source serial number.

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