<VV> Production date question: When was my '65 built?

Steve Hammatt, Mount Vernon WA USA gsteve at hammatt.com
Tue May 21 14:58:40 EDT 2019

Rick or anyone.......
Sorry to hijack this topic, but my request really fits in with it.
My Corvair (actually I assisted my mother, as I was only a 
Junior in college at the time) to custom order from Don 
Steve's Chevrolet in Laguna Beach, Calif.  It was ordered at 
the time of the intro of the '65 model year cars.
The VIN is
I'd be interested in knowing everything that this info can 
tell us.  I'm putting together a file for the eventual transfer to 
our third generation family owner of the Corsa!
Super thanks. 

Steve Hammatt
Mount Vernon WA USA

From: Rick Loving via VirtualVairs
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:28 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re:  Production date question: When was my '65 built?


Your Body was built on Sept 15th 1964.  The "normal" dater code for the 
Fisher Tag was 2 number month and 1 letter for week.  The week of Sept 13th 
a "new" operator was running the tag machine (presumably for 2 weeks to 
cover a vacation) and miss-stamped the tags for 2 weeks.  I have numerous 
examples of 914, 915, 922, 923, up to 924 where the "error" was corrected.

I have error or miss-stamped tags from various plant and various 
years....there was little effort to make corrections as the assembly line 
used the broadcast sheets to complete the car.

Your car is the 972 Monza coupe BODY built at LOS, each model was tracked 

Your car is the 1,553 Corvair assembled at LOS (of all models)...each plant 
tracked their bodies and production separately.

Rick Loving


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