Post by fromthegrave65 on Apr 28, 2017 16:28:29 GMT -5
I actually posted a similar post. Mine is stamped 24. There is a little info on the uhc site, but still sorta leaves you in the dark. The tag pictured on that Web page is a 24 also. There's one on your site Bro (in the "is it a 442" section) that is stamped "130".
I'm interested too.
The uhc site and a few threads on co forum suggest it is a dealer zone code. But he also says the zone number does not match the known history of his car.
Post by wailinwayne on May 13, 2017 18:59:19 GMT -5
Actually, the number "13" was stamped on the data plate of only a handful of cars and this is the reason. Safety standards on the assembly line during the 1965 production year were not nearly as stringent compared to today's robotic procedures. On rare occurrences, as a car was nearing its assembly completion, it somehow fell half a dozen feet to the cement floor below causing significant damage ( often twisting and misalignment to both frame and body )to the vehicle. At this point it was easier to stamp 13 on a clear and open spot on the data plate and continue to send the car on down the line. These cars were also known as " bad luck " cars. I realize that this posting is not on a Friday but I do believe it's the 13th!