- On 1967
and earlier models only, there may be
accessory codes listed on the cowl tag. These codes indicate certain options on the car.
Some of these codes have been decoded on Chevrolet and Pontiac vehicles, while Buick and
Olds are still a mystery. The following types of equipment have been listed on data plates
that have been decoded: tinted glass, transmission, console, air conditioning, radio,
mirrors, rear defroster, seat belts and bumper guards. These codes will not appear on 1968
and later cowl tags.
- B80 - Option B80 would seem
to indicate this car came with chrome roof drip moldings. (See the Options page for option codes.) However, it also seems
there was some variances in code numbers used between assembly plants, and the B80 option
was actually standard equipment on this model, so it would not be listed on the tag as an
option. Thus, it will be necessary for someone wanting an exact interpretation of these
numbers to find an option list from the plant at which their vehicle was produced. The
same seems to hold true for the two following codes:
- H58078 - ???
- 210165 - ???
This is as far as I've gotten in my research. I'm still working on finding
the properties to the H58078
and 210165 on my cowl tag. If
anyone reading this has access to production codes from the Fremont, California plant (or
any plant-specific codes), PLEASE e-mail me.
|Other Factory Assembly Plant Accessory Codes:
(added as they become available)
- Deluxe Seat Belts (Lansing-built cars?)
A special thanks to Andrew Coard and Terje Larsen for helping with some of the information