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Under the circumstance that your car has not had its original body tag since you've owned it, you will need to research a good array of same body style Pontiac A-bodys out of the same assembly plant. The BODY numbers were organized by Sports Coupe, 2 door hardtop, and convertible. From original cowl tag info recorded from nearly a hundred '67 Kansas City GTO's and LeMans, the body numbers were only specific to the last two digits of the body style. For instance, GTO hardtops and LeMans hardtops did not fall into separate tallys of body numbers, but their BODY numbers were intermixed. Once you identify several '66 same body style LeMans or GTO's built out of the same assembly plant, that were built slightly before your car and slightly after your car, then you can effectively extrapolate a BODY number.
Nearly all of the rest of the information needed can be derived from info decoded from the copy of the original invoice, available through PHS. Cars built out of the home Pontiac plant, Kansas City plant, and Framingham plant will have accessory codes that will be embossed on the bottom line of the trim tag (cowl tag). If the car is a one owner, never been messed with, the accessory codes are easy to note. Any other codition, the correct accessory codes are best derived from the PHS info. If the '64-67 was built out of the Fremont plant or Baltimore plant, the info imprinted on the lower lines is going to be a little more "fun" to derive.
For anyone going through the lost or obliterated cowl tag situation on Pontiacs out of the following assembly plants, feel free and contact me,
as have extensive original cowl tag/VIN/build info on the following:
-'67 Kansas City VIN K
-'69 Arlington (Only info on Grand Prixs, went through this situation on a 390 horse GP)
-'71 Fremont build T-37,LeMans, LeMans Sport, GTO
-'71 Pontiac Plant build T-37, LeMans, LeMans Sport, GTO
-'71 Norwood build Firebird, Formula, TransAm
-'72 Norwood build Firebird, Formula, TransAm (& Camaro's)