According to my VIN tag,last six numbers are 500820,would that be saying that mine was the 500820th built? How many elkys were built in 72 ??
The Production Numbers by Individual Plant table are figures published/reported long ago. While I've found some trim tag body dates and known VINs that don't fall neatly into the range for a given month, having a 10A body date should be a much, mich higher VIN than 500820 considering there were 5,249 Chevelles supposedly assembled at Baltimore in August. By the numbers an October car should be in the 522854-540436 range. I'd be very interested in seeing a photo of the trim tag and VIN to keep as reference - not necessarily for publication. Email me offline at [email protected] if you could.Just doing some decoding on my '72 and noticed this.
That's number 820 out of ~196k cars built in Baltimore, basically if you look at the ChevellesStuff web page for Baltimore monthly production numbers, that car probably was built on the 1st (or maybe 2nd) day of production in '71.
Mine was built the first week of October, probably on Monday the 4th. Based on what I read that might be true as the plants did not synchronize how they used the trim tag to report the car build date. Some started on the 1st (i.e. Oct 1st was a Friday might be the 10A) and some started the first "full" week of the month, therefore 10A could be the week of Oct 4th through the 8th or 10A could be Friday Oct 1st. Since I have seen some examples with 10A in it, I would tend to say that Baltimore used the first FULL week as the A week.