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stlucieappraisal
    
Please help me to decode this VIN#
I am appraising a 1970 Chevelle SS with a VIN# prefix of 186370L.

1 means Chevrolet which is OK.
86 doesn't match up with anything- Chevelles show up as 35 or 36.
37 is the Body style which is OK.
0 is the year which is OK.
L is the manufacturing plant which is OK.

What's the 86?

Thanks
posted: November 10, 2009
 
    
 
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spudder
    
Are you absolutely 100% certain that the "8" is not a "3"? I have seen hundreds of cars and trucks in my lifetime and in some cases the vin numbers, engine numbers, data plates, etc. can be tough to read. Really get down and scrub the heck out of the vin plate.....
posted:  November 10, 2009
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grumpyoldman
    
From what I've been able to find out, that 86 is probably a 36, and a 36 denotes Malibu eight cylinder.
1970 was the first year that the Super Sport became an option within the Malibu line,
it is difficult to validate a true '70 Chevelle Super Sport. However, on the flip side, it is just as hard to disprove it. As long as the car has all the SS options, which include the round dash guage's, F41 suspension, front disc brakes, rear bumper pad, buy, enjoy, and drive the car.
posted:  November 11, 2009
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