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Hello all, Iím new and still learning how to use this forum, so I was looking at my VIN tag on the driver door, now I am very familiar with reading these VINs, but this one had me stumped, 2 represents s Pontiac but the next is a F, which represents body style and in 1973 there is no F that I can find, would anyone here tell me what F represents ? Thank you
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F(37) is Le Mans Sport Coupe. Other choice would be D(37) for Le Mans.
The F sport Coupe model has the louvers over the rear qtr windows.
Bucket seats are available on the F models as a no cost option. Buckets not available on the D models

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Ok thank you shake n bake, so, how do I go about to find out if itís s GTO ? The grille has the GTO letters and the door pads have the GTO badge as well.
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Ok thank you shake n bake, so, how do I go about to find out if itís s GTO ? The grille has the GTO letters and the door pads have the GTO badge as well.
You would be wise to order the PHS documents for your car to confirm it as a GTO optioned car. The GTO option will show up on the factory build sheet. It is Code 341/UPC W62.


The option included the NACA twin scoop hood, front & rear HD sway bars, baby moon hubcaps unless different rims were selected, firm shock absorbers, blacked out grille, 230HP 400CI, dual exhaust with chrome tips, GTO badging. Rally gauges were an option.
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Thank you PontiacJim, this car does have the NACA hood, it has the rear sway bar, it has Black out grille with GTO badge, the pads have GTO badging, the 400 has been replaced with a Pontiac 350. How does one get ahold of PHS ?
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Ok , I googled PHS Iím going to order a packet soon, so, it looks as if this could be a true GTO, my VIN is 2F37T3P, the P shows it was assembled right here in my home state of Michigan
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Welcome to the forum. PHS is def best, there have been 400 4bbl '73 LeMans done up as GTO's & without PHS invoice copy, one would never know. Concerning the thin shell style bucket seats introduced in '73 GTO's & LeMans Sport Coupes, they were avail as part of the LeMans Sport option in late winter-on big side window 2 door LeMans. Parted just such a '73 350 Saginaw 4spd NASA hood LeMans SportCoupe in the mid 90's. Car was factory badged as a LeMans Sport Coupe, and even with the original parts books i had, was impossible, at the time, to figure why it was built that way. Have also had two 73 GTO's as projects. Moving parts 2 weeks ago, ran across several nice black interior pieces bubbled up, cannot wait to finish getting everything in a slot, was great to get away this week.
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Thank you both for your replies, after this Holiday week end Iím going to order a PHS packet on my 1973, I definatly would love to find out itís a True GTO, and even if itís not, a I will still love this car !! I grew up in a GTO addicted family, lol.
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JUst FYI---------------- Hereis the link for PHS----- PHS Historic Services

Hope this helps.
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Thank you both for your replies, after this Holiday week end Iím going to order a PHS packet on my 1973, I definatly would love to find out itís a True GTO, and even if itís not, a I will still love this car !! I grew up in a GTO addicted family, lol.
Sometimes the broadcast sheet can be found under the rear seat cushion......that is where we found ours. If you are lucky enough to find yours....keep it since it should show the W62 GTO package.

Thanks to PH for the additional info about bucket seats being available on D37 models later in the production year.
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