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#14754 - 03/10/05 12:35 AM Re: "Special Handling Car" ?? [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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Barry

The first 2 digits of the VON mean something. Sometimes
(like in the case of Superbirds or 440 Darts etc., it's the first 3 digits.

If the car was an internal-order or internal-handling, it usually got a "00" VON prefix. Keep in mind that could mean employee purchase. If it wasn't a show car but had someone's blessing inside Ann Arbor, its VON begins 00.

VON's also do not get doubled up, A sunroof car with ties to Corporate will have a 00 VON, not an M.

01-09 are the zone the car was destined for, either because the sales bank existed there or because that's where the allocation went, thus the common Y codes. 01 is Maine and 09 is Hawaii. Now you know where Mr. Norm was or did some horse trading when some of his T/A's were ordered. Add to that the third digit, which breaks the zone location down further.

Everything else, from 1xxxxx to 5xxxxx began life on a dealership order blank. The order blanks are sequentially numbered, the pads were distributed broadly without care for zone or anything else. While you can trace say VON 172553 to Mr. Norm's, 171553 might have come from Hertz rent a car in Phoenix.

Then you have the letters and numbers, again meaning something, in fact they actually relate directly to Reynolds and Reynolds accounting codes that are still used today.



Here is a tag to add to your collection if you don't have it already.



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#14755 - 03/10/05 07:37 AM Re: "Special Handling Car" ?? [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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The date is right ahead of the VON (technically the date is part of the VON) so depending on where the C07 is on the sheet it may be the SPD?

C07 = December 7, 1969 for a 1970 model car.

Are the last six digits of the VIN in the 212xxx range?

(edit - typo, meant 212xxx not 202xxx)

Barry




The build sheet says "sequence number" of 2 000392 and then the VON of C07001764. I'll post the VIN later today.


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#14756 - 03/10/05 09:05 PM Re: "Special Handling Car" ?? [Re: beepbeep]
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Fluffy Balladeer

Registered: 01/20/03
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Thanks beepbeep,
It may take a while for all of that to sink in.

Mr. Norms cars have 4 different VON prefixs that I can think of off the top of my head, but he did sell over 400 T/As and inter-dealer trades were common.

I do have that tag recorded, thanks.

Do you have a zone map by chance?

T/Ake care,
Barry


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#14757 - 03/10/05 09:11 PM Re: "Special Handling Car" ??
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Fluffy Balladeer

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 26513
Loc: Still moving in.
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The build sheet says "sequence number" of 2 000392 and then the VON of C07001764. I'll post the VIN later today.




Hey TenHemi,
Then the car is from assembly line two, Sheduled Production Date of December 7, 1969 ( 1970 model year) and 001764 is the rest of the VON and is specific to your car.

T/Ake care,
Barry

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#14758 - 03/11/05 07:23 PM Re: "Special Handling Car" ??
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 878
Loc: NJ
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I've got a 1970 Challenger that is not a RT and the build sheet says "special handling car" typed on the lower part of the form. It also says "Chall Carry" written in red grease pencil. Anyone see this before and can tell us what this means?




My brother's 70 R/T Challenger also has "special handling car" typed on the bottom of the build sheet. The only unusual thing about his car is the gator-grain roof (V1G). Other than that it is very ordinary. I'll have to look again to be sure but IIRC it is a sales bank car also.

No "special handling" fender tag is/was present. (No screw holes for second tag).


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