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. It’s 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.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.
Can anyone explain a 13537 car that has those codes?
On a 1969 Chevelle, the first five numbers on the Vehicle Identification Number Plate (as seen through the windshield on the drivers side of the car) should match up with the first five numbers on the Cowl Tag (this is not the case on Camaros, but that is another story). At this point the Cowl Tag's "First Five" numbers are somewhat unimportant: the VIN Plate is what matters. You will also want to check the VIN as printed on the Title Card, and on any Chevrolet-supplied documentation you may have (POP, Build Sheet, etc.).Should the cowl should at least match up with vin? I.E., if 13637 is on cowl tag , that should match first 5 digits of vin? Or can it have 13537 say on cowl tag, and vin could be 13637xxxxxxxxx