We took possesion of this car when my Father-in-Law passed away a few years ago. I just need help with the numbers to see what it originally came with. I am working on the engine tag numbers, but have not found them as of yet. Anyway, here are the VIN and the cowl numbers. Thank you for the help.
Cowl - ST 70-13637
TR 771 55 A PNT
From what I can decifer it was built in Arlington and was bronze in color?
Welcome to TC, James!
36- Malibu, 8 Cylinder
37- 2-Door Sport Coupe
R- Arlington, Texax (Assembly Plant)
251180- Sequential Production Number
13637- Malibu 2-Door Sport Coupe
771- Antique Medium Saddle Coated Fabric (Bucket Seats)
55 A- Champagne Gold w/ White Vinyl Top
06A- June, 1st Week (Build Date)
046- Data Processing Number (Found on block 10 of build sheet)
In order to find out what engine was originally in your car, is if you can find a build sheet, dealer invoice, POP, etc. to tell you exactly what engine came in it. If it is the original engine in your car, the partial VIN on the engine should match your VIN on the dash.
Look for the number's shown here on the engine:
Check out Dale's site for more information: http://chevellestuff.net/1970/index.htm