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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 11, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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72 trim tag..need help!

Looking at purchasing a 72 SS and have no idea what the codes stand for on trim tag. I hope someone could help me out to see if this car is worth purchasing.
Line1: ST72 13637 B495139BDY
Line2: TR 732A51 56 B PNT
Line3: 12A B D 0112

Someone please help me!!
Thanks!
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You'll not get too much info from the trim tag as you'd like.
Most everything you can get from it is here- http://chevellestuff.net/1972/index.htm
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Post the vin number that is behind the windshied, then I can tell you what engine came in the car from new.
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Car is an original code 56 Cream Yellow with a light covert vinyl bucket seat interior. 732A51 means, 732 is the interior color covert, A51 is bucket seats.
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Post the vin number that is behind the windshied, then I can tell you what engine came in the car from new.
I actually just looked at the car this morning and did not write down the vin. I thought the car should have a console shifter because of the bucket seats but it actually has column shifter, thought that was odd. The lady I am purchasing it from is the first owner and the one who ordered it new in '72. She has the build sheet I believe, but no window stickers and the rats got to the owners manual and most of the interior. It's pretty rough looking but I'm highly interested. I was able to figure out the interior and exterior colors and the bucket seats but I wasn't sure about all of the other letters and numbers. Also there is a number "10" at the top right hand corner after where is says "body by fisher" didn't know if that stood for anything either. I will try to get the vin number one day this week if possible. Thanks a lot!
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Looking at purchasing a 72 SS and have no idea what the codes stand for on trim tag. I hope someone could help me out to see if this car is worth purchasing.
Line1: ST72 13637 B495139BDY
Line2: TR 732A51 56 B PNT
Line3: 12A B D 0112

Someone please help me!!
Thanks!
Looks like a great color combination..

1972 Malibu sport coupe (72 13637)
Baltimore (B) assembly plant
495139 Fisher Body number - nothing to do with VIN
56 B - Cream Yellow lower (56), black vinyl top (B)
732 A51 - Covert tan (732) bucket seats (A15)
12 A - December, 1st week body date
B D - unknown for certain
0112 - data processing number used during assemlby found in block 24 of the build sheet

As noted, the VIN will show what engine it originally came with. Fifth character:
D - 250 L6
F - 307 V8
H - 350-2 V8
J - 350-4 V8
U - 402 V8
W - 454 V8

Be aware that 70-72s are fairly easy to clone, may just add SS badging. Unless the engine code is a W in a 72, no real way to know without a build sheet, window sticker, or some paperwork showing Z15 option AND the car's VIN.

Any photos of the car and/or the interior? I don't have any 56 B combos in my photo gallery - http://chevellestuff.net/1972/chevel...lery/index.htm nor any photos of the 736 interior like others I have on http://chevellestuff.net/1972/interiors/int_720743.htm. Love to add them though.

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Looks like a great color combination..

1972 Malibu sport coupe (72 13637)
Baltimore (B) assembly plant
495139 Fisher Body number - nothing to do with VIN
56 B - Cream Yellow lower (56), black vinyl top (B)
732 A51 - Covert tan (732) bucket seats (A15)
12 A - December, 1st week body date
B D - unknown for certain
0112 - data processing number used during assemlby found in block 24 of the build sheet

As noted, the VIN will show what engine it originally came with. Fifth character:
D - 250 L6
F - 307 V8
H - 350-2 V8
J - 350-4 V8
U - 402 V8
W - 454 V8

Be aware that 70-72s are fairly easy to clone, may just add SS badging. Unless the engine code is a W in a 72, no real way to know without a build sheet, window sticker, or some paperwork showing Z15 option AND the car's VIN.

Any photos of the car and/or the interior? I don't have any 56 B combos in my photo gallery - http://chevellestuff.net/1972/chevel...lery/index.htm nor any photos of the 736 interior like others I have on http://chevellestuff.net/1972/interiors/int_720743.htm. Love to add them though.
It does sound like a great color combination.

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Looks like a great color combination..

1972 Malibu sport coupe (72 13637)
Baltimore (B) assembly plant
495139 Fisher Body number - nothing to do with VIN
56 B - Cream Yellow lower (56), black vinyl top (B)
732 A51 - Covert tan (732) bucket seats (A15)
12 A - December, 1st week body date
B D - unknown for certain
0112 - data processing number used during assemlby found in block 24 of the build sheet

As noted, the VIN will show what engine it originally came with. Fifth character:
D - 250 L6
F - 307 V8
H - 350-2 V8
J - 350-4 V8
U - 402 V8
W - 454 V8

Be aware that 70-72s are fairly easy to clone, may just add SS badging. Unless the engine code is a W in a 72, no real way to know without a build sheet, window sticker, or some paperwork showing Z15 option AND the car's VIN.

Any photos of the car and/or the interior? I don't have any 56 B combos in my photo gallery - http://chevellestuff.net/1972/chevel...lery/index.htm nor any photos of the 736 interior like others I have on http://chevellestuff.net/1972/interiors/int_720743.htm. Love to add them though.
I have pictures of the car, interior and exterior, it's really rough but I want it. I'm not sure how to post pictures yet, but I will try. What do you think I should offer for the car based on what we do know about it? Clearly this is going to be one big and long project!
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Usually most of the interior must be replaced when restoring a car. So there is nothing wrong with a rough interior. The interior is an easy fix. The body does not look bad in the picture. Is the car complete under the hood? Correct engine, trans and rear end? From sitting on the ground outside you should check out the floors for rust. Sheetmetal replacement can get expensive if you do not do it yourself.
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Usually most of the interior must be replaced when restoring a car. So there is nothing wrong with a rough interior. The interior is an easy fix. The body does not look bad in the picture. Is the car complete under the hood? Correct engine, trans and rear end? From sitting on the ground outside you should check out the floors for rust. Sheetmetal replacement can get expensive if you do not do it yourself.
The car needs a full floor pan, top, right door skin, all four corners patched, around the back glass, the car is very straight, good trunk pan, good hood, believed to be 44,088 original miles, original owner, original motor 350/2 barrel, transmission, and rear-end. It has been sitting since 1990 and the last tag was put on in 1986. Apparently the transmission started acting up and it was parked. When we get it home the first thing we are going to do is find a build sheet.
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What's the original engine?

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What's the original engine?
350/2 barrel I think its a L65. A whopping 165 HP.
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