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Need help deciphering PHS document

I was reviewing my '68 GTO"s PHS documents and hope someone can clarify some codes. I know my GTO was made at the Fremont, CA plant in Jan 1968 but where was it sold?
The PHS form is a little hard to read (faded) but it has STATE CO with TO: 04 FROM: 04 Anyone know what this means?
The PHS form also has ZONE: 24 with DEALER: I97 Anyone know what this means?
Thanks for your help!
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Zone 24 is Los Angeles, Ca. and dealer 197 was Majestic Pontiac in Montebello, Ca.
You have a Ca. car built at the Fremont plant and originally sold by Majestic Pontiac in Montebello.
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That is too cool! From SoCAl to South Carolina, the old gal has been around.

Thank you GoatRoper for the info and the cool photo of Majestic Pontiac, I really appreciate it!
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You're welcome.

A lot of Ca. cars have migrated east by people looking for rust free cars my car was also built at the Fremont plant and was sold by Mission Pontiac in San Bernardino.
I am the 3rd owner and it is still in San Bernardino and has the original black plates.
I managed to find one dealer plate frame and am still looking for another one.
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Depending on the year model and plant capacity, Fremont built cars were sold new at dealers all over the west. By the intro of the '71 models, there were only 4 GM assembly plants producing GTO's, and for '71, Fremont built Pontiac A bodies were being distributed and sold new in every state west of the Mississippi River.
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Thanks, guys. This is all interesting stuff!
The folks I bought the GTO from were a young couple (to me, early 30's is young) from Salt Lake City. They bought the car in Idaho and had it shipped east when a job transfer brought them here. They told me they got the car in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, from a GTO restorer named Rod Hollen. I had some questions about the non-original engine with 6X heads and emailed him ages ago for info but think the email may be defunct as I haven't heard anything back.
Goat Roper, my Stude was a LA built car sold new in Redlands, CA by a dealer named A.C. Almind and they now sell Nissans under a different name. The Stude had the black tags when I got it and the guy I sold it to wanted them along with the license frame, etc. I can't believe I bought two CA cars in a row and have never been to CA.
I appreciate all the info.
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I stand corrected, the couple I got the car from got it from a family member and had Ron Hollen of Coeur d'Alene do mechanical and cosmetic restoration work.
Hope Goat Roper can find another dealer plate frame, that is really a cool collector item!
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Depending on the year model and plant capacity, Fremont built cars were sold new at dealers all over the west. By the intro of the '71 models, there were only 4 GM assembly plants producing GTO's, and for '71, Fremont built Pontiac A bodies were being distributed and sold new in every state west of the Mississippi River.

Thanks Pinion head, for this info...sounds like Fremont was the major producer of GTO's. And they apparently had their own way of doing things according to the Aug 2015 issue of the GTOAA magazine where there is an article on Fremont plant oddities.
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My "65" Freemont built car was purchased in SF, the sold to a person in TX and I bought it from the 3rd owner in GA. Heading east they are.
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My '65 was built in Fremont on April 29, sold at Utter Pontiac in Spokan Washington on June 3rd, and was registered in Los Gatos, Ca (about 30 miles from Fremont) in 1966. Been in Ca ever since, still running its '66-issued black plates. My '67 GTO was built in Baltimore MD in December of '66, and came to CA with Tennessee plates on it when I snagged it in 1983. These cars did indeed 'get around'!
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