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

Rick Loving ral1963 at comcast.net
Tue May 21 23:18:49 EDT 2019


Send me a picture of your Fisher Trim tag located in your engine bay and I will give you a detailed breakdown of everything I can.  Send it to me at my email ral1963 at comcast.net

Rick Loving

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On May 21, 2019 1:58 PM, "Steve Hammatt, Mount Vernon WA USA via VirtualVairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> 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 
> 107375L105812 
> 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 
> www.leatherplates.com 
> 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? 
> Charles, 
> 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 
> separately. 
> Your car is the 1,553 Corvair assembled at LOS (of all models)...each plant 
> tracked their bodies and production separately. 
> Rick Loving 
> snip 
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