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1978 Body Number Plate

1978 BODY NUMBER PLATE

Complete identification of each body is located on the firewall, just below the rear edge on the driverside. This plate identifies the model year, car division, series, body style, body assembly plant, body number, trim combination, paint codes and build date code.

Body Tag

EXAMPLE:
78 Model Year(1978)
3 General Motors Division (Oldsmobile)
AG Series (Cutlass Salon Brougham)
87 Style (2-Door Notchback)
LAN Assembly Plant (Lansing, MI.)
123456 Production Sequence
19N Trim Code (Black Vinyl)
19 Lower Body Color (Ebony Black)
19 Upper Body Color (Ebony Black)
04C Build Date (April, 3rd week)
A51 Seat Type Code

THE BUILD DATE:The first two digits identifies the month and the third digit identifies the week.

CODE MONTH CODE WEEK
01 January A 1st
02 February B 2nd
03 March C 3rd
04 April D 4th
05 May E 5th
06 June
07 July
08 August
09 September
10 October
11 November
12 December

THE STYLE NUMBER Follows the year code; it is a combination of the series and body style.

CUTLASS SALON CODE
2-Door Coupe AG87
CUTLASS SALON BROUGHAM CODE
2-Door AJ87
* 442 option available

THE BODY NUMBER is the production serial number of the body. The prefix letters denote the plant in which the body was assembled.

ASSEMBLY PLANTS CODE
Lansing, MI( All 442's ) M
Arlington, TX R
Doraville, GA D
Framington, MA G
Ste. Theresa, Canada 2

THE TRIM NUMBER furnishes the key to the interior color and material.

COLOR CLOTH VINYL CODE
White * 11N, 11N*
White * 11V, 11V*
Black * 19N, 19N*
Black * 19V, 19V*
Lt. Blue * * 24C, 24D
Dk. Sage Green * 44V
DK. Camel Tan * 62N,62N*
Dk. Camel Tan * 62V,62V*
Dk. Camel Tan * 62D
Dk. Carmine * 74C,74C*
Dk. Caarmine * 74D,74D*
* Bucket Seats

THE SEAT TYPE CODE identifies the type of seat installed in the vehicle.

TYPE CODE
Bucket A51
Bench A52
Bucket Reclining Back A79
55-45 Front Seat AM6
50-50 Passenger Seat Recliner AT6
50-50 Front Seat (non-reclining) AV7

THE PAINT CODE furnishes the key to the paint colors used on the vehicle. Two,two-digit codes indicate the bottom and top colors respectively. NOTE: Vinyl roof codes appear as a second set of digits.

COLOR CODE
White 11
Silver Poly 15
Black 19
Pastel Blue 21
Lt. Blue Poly 22
Lt Green Poly 44
Med. Camel Beige 45
Russet Poly 67
Dk. Camel Poly 69
Carmine Red Poly 77
Dk. Carmine Poly 79
Med. Blue Poly 85

VINYL TOP

COLOR CODE
White 11T
Silver 15T
Black 19T
Lt. blue Metallic 22T
Lt. Green Metallic 44T
Lt. Camel Beige 61T
Dk. Carmine Red Metallic 79T

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