Re: Decode 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury Trim Tag
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Re: Decode 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury Trim Tag



The car is featured at Raleigh Classic Car auctions. It is complete and looks like a good car with all the pieces. Seems to have 35k on the clock. They estimate 29-35 for it. We will see. 

On Apr 29, 2017 6:52 PM, "Bill Parker" <hemirr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ted I don't mean to discourage you at all just an extra tid bit for you to consider in your bidding...the 62 Sport Fury has several pieces of trim that are exclusive to it, and Savoy, Belvedere, and Fury stuff won't work. The trim around the rear clip and edge of the deck lid, the rear emblem housing, both front and rear emblems come to mind. If these are missing or damaged it can be difficult and or expensive to replace. There are reproductions of the red white and blue hood and deck emblems though, at reasonable price.  I didn't catch your original post maybe it has everything in good shape. 

On Apr 29, 2017, at 3:34 PM, Ted Kaniuka <tedkaniuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Bill - thanks so much for this. Now I hope I can win the auction without spending too much!

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 3:04 PM, Bill Watson <chrycoman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Well, to start with the VIN - 3421 137383

3 - Plymouth V8
4 - Sport Fury
2 - 1962 model year
1 - Lynch Road assembly plant (Detroit)
137383 - Sequential production number - 37,383rd 1962 car off the Lynch Road line.


To read the data plate, left to right, bottom to top :

1222 0151 - SO NUMBER  (Shipping Order Number)
1222 - Scheduled Build Date - December 22, 1961  (very early for a Sport Fury)
0151 - 151st car scheduled for 1222

345 - BDY - Body Number
3 - Plymouth V8
4 - Sport Fury
5 - Convertible

263 - TRM - Interior Trim
26 - Seat style & material - Bucket seats, vinyl
3 - Colour - Cordovan

SS - PNT - Exterior Colour
S - Upper Colour - Luminous Cordovan
S - Lower Colour - Luminous Cordovan
(Chrysler entered a code for a roof colour on convertibles even though they did not have a painted steel roof)

NOTE : The Lynch Road plant reversed the entries for TRM and PNT during the 1960's.

A=4 - Engine - 504 - 361 V8, 4-bbl carb
B=5 - Instrument Panel - 415 - Padded
C=1 - Radio - 361 - AM Music Master
J=5 - Heater - 385 - Front heater / defroster
L=3 - Electrical - 423 - Back up lights
N=1 - Power Equipment - 351 - Power Steering


Engine Number - S 36 HP
S - 1962 model year
36 - 361-cid V8
HP - 4-bbl carb 

There should be 2 numbers following this - eg, 11 01, which would stand for the month and day the engine was assembled.
If the number 2 appears after / below the date, that meant the engine was assembled on the 2nd shift of that day.

Hope this helps

Bill
Vancouver, BC





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