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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 19, 8:42 PM Thread Starter
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1969 13537 vin

Can a 1969 Chevelle have a 13537 vin, and also have code 72 paint stamped on the cowl tag, along with the Kansas L stamp? My rookie brain seems to think it would have to be a 13637 vin car to have those cowl codes.
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 19, 8:47 PM
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Re: 1969 13537 vin

Nope, your rookie brain is correct. More details on the car in question please....
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Well, I am looking at one original trim tag, and I believe it to be 100% authentic
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Car was obtained by current owner from two kids who’s father had passed away. Car was in a garage , with 1978 tags on it, it had been sitting for a Very long time.

The cars original motor was gone, but the cowl tag is unquestionably authentic and original... and it has a 13537 vin, with 72/72 paint code and the Kansas L stamp.

Owner was told the car may have possibly been a Dick Harrel special order ? I don’t jack about Dick Harrel cars other than they are badass and pricey , and super rare. Not sure how that would affect the cowl tag
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When I hear unsubstantiated claims about previous owners or rare high special orders it raises a giant red flag. There is always a chance they are on the level, but are often used as a work around to disarm skeptical buyers. Dead father, stored since the 1970ís then bought from his sons, supposed Dick Harrell special order, relatively low price. Iíll bet there isnít a shred of documentation. If this the car you posted a link to in your other thread about the 1970 Chevelle, that ad appears to be carefully crafted as to not make specific claims that can come back and haunt the seller who has zero feedback.

Ask yourself, why didnít the seller disclose more of the cars supposed history in the ad? If true, those claims would substantially increase its potential sale price.

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Not the car I posted previously on in a separate thread.... completely different car...

The current owner of the car I am referring to made no claim to me about the car being a copo or Dick Harrel car, and it is presented as a 69 Malibu, nothing more.

I began asking him about the car, and I was intrigued by the Vin number and the fact that the 13537 made me scratch my head because of the cow tag markings.

The current owner told me that he was intrigued by it to, and someone Had mentioned to him that it could possibly have been a copo car or a special order.

He made no claims it is, nor is the price of the car reflected on that.

My take is, not every mystery of these cars has been solved, and I’m simply looking for input as to an explanation of the cowl tag markings.

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Can anyone explain a 13537 car that has those codes?
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Re: 1969 13537 vin

do you have a jpg pic of the complete tag? your pic doesnt show up very well and doesnt open beyond the thread. Additionally, what makes you think the body tag is so correct, my first take based on your pic is it is a repro tag but without better pics and additional details it may never be known. All the 3537 cars I have seen are 6 cylinder and none had 72 codes or the L. I am interested in additional details from this chevelle, is there a build sheet? if it is so untouched there may be one in the car, how about the protect o plate? how about any body or chassis broadcast sheets in the cars paperwork? is there an original invoice? are there additional pics of the chevelle? I can be reached at my email for direct contact. thanks for posting

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when you say vin tag I hope you are not talking about the tag you posted? that is the body or cowl tag and is NOT the vin. see if you can get the actual vin and see if it starts with 13537K in the 326XXX-328XXX range. it is interesting.

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Not the car I posted previously on in a separate thread.... completely different car...

The current owner of the car I am referring to made no claim to me about the car being a copo or Dick Harrel car, and it is presented as a 69 Malibu, nothing more.

I began asking him about the car, and I was intrigued by the Vin number and the fact that the 13537 made me scratch my head because of the cow tag markings.

The current owner told me that he was intrigued by it to, and someone Had mentioned to him that it could possibly have been a copo car or a special order.

He made no claims it is, nor is the price of the car reflected on that.

My take is, not every mystery of these cars has been solved, and Iím simply looking for input as to an explanation of the cowl tag markings.

So again...

Can anyone explain a 13537 car that has those codes?
Him mentioning to you that someone told him about the possibility of it being a COPO or Harrell car planted the seed. There is still no proof and never will be. Itís the type of thing someone brings up to make the car more compelling, if he had been told something that was unflattering you never would have heard it.

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Andy, have you seen any tags with the "L" and/or a code 76 or 72 AND the 135 numbers? On the trim tag, not the vin.
My understanding is anytime you find Monaco orange or Daytona yellow on anything but an SS396 than the color was a special order and should have dashes, that includes the COPO.
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Re: 1969 13537 vin

Is there evidence of the car being an original SS or big block car? Or a 6 cyl Malibu? Pics? Fuel line size? Bolt on steering coupler, etc?
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The VIN is not on the cowl tag.
Let's see a picture of the VIN tag.

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I’m working on getting a picture of it ...as soon as I have it, I’ll post it
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