Lansing Codes Do Not Appear On The Dataplate Like Some, But Not All, Of The Fremont's Do.
These Are The Option & Accessory Codes Used When Placing A New Car Order & They Appear On The Window Sticker.

442   Performance Package
A01  Soft Ray Tinted Windshield & Windows
A02  Tinted Windshield Only
A20  Standard Front Seat Belts
A21  Standard Seat Belts (Front & Rear)
A31  Power Windows (4 window Lifts)
A33  Power Tailgate Window (Sta Wgn)
A32  Power Vent Windows (from Dealer info book) (FSC)
A32  6 way Power Seat (from Dealer info book)
A39  Deluxe Front & Rear Seat Belts
A40  2 way Power Bucket Seat
A41  4-way power bench seat
A42  6-way power bench seat
A46   4-Way Power Bucket Seat Adjuster - Left Hand Only
A49  Deluxe Front Seat Belts
A50   Bucket Seats
A51   Front Strato-bucket Seat
A52   Front Bench Seat (F85 Club Coupe)
A62  Standard Front Seat Belt Delete
A64   Standard Rear Seat Belts
A66  Divided Foam Padded Second Seat
A74   Heavy Duty Front & Rear Seat Springs
A75   Heavy Duty Front Bench Seat Springs
A81   Strato Seat With Head Rest
A82  Standard Seat With Head rest
A91  Power - Release Trunk Lid Latch (vacuum)
A93  Power Door Locks
A98  Vacuum Operated Rear Door Locks (FSC Sedan Only)
B01   Police Apprehender Body Equipment (city)
B02   Taxi
B07   Police Apprehender Body Equipment (Highway Patrol)
B09  Full length upper body chrome
B10   I.P. Nameplate
B12   Chrome Rear View Mirror BT
B16   Delete Window Regulators Handles
B30   Floor Carpeting Front & Rear Deep Pile (wool)
B32   Auxiliary Front Floor Mats
B33   Auxiliary Rear Floor Mats
B34   Heavy Duty Vinyl Front Floor Covering
B35   Heavy Duty Vinyl Rear Floor Covering
B36   Luggage Compartment Mat
B39   Cargo Floor carpeting (Sta Wgn)
B50   Extra Foam Padding-Front Seat Cushions
B52   Foam-Padded Rear Seat Cushions
B70  Instrument Panel Safety Padding
B79   Exterior Ornamentation Rear
B80  Chrome Roof Drip Moldings (replaced annodized aluminum)
B83   Rocker Panel Moldings
B84   Upper Side Body Moldings  (Chrome) "H"
B85   Window Sill Moldings (Chrome) "C"
B90   Chrome Side Window Frame Mouldings (Sport Coupe)
B93   Door Edge Guard Moldings
B94   Exterior Ornamentation Body
C14  Windshield Washer & 2 Speed Wipers
C16  Windshield Washer & 2 Speed Wipers (except F-85)
C48   Heater & Defroster Delete
C50   Rear Window Defroster (FSC)
C60  Four-Season Air Conditioner
D15   Delete Arm Rest
D26  Vista Cruiser Sun Shade
D31   Glare Proof Tilt Rearview Mirror
D32   Outside Rearview Mirror
D33  Remote Outside Mirror
D34   Visor Vanity Mirror
D55  Sports Console, Front Compartment  (Automatic)
D99  2-Tone Magic Mirror Finish Roof Separation Mouldings
F35   Heavy Duty Guard Beam Frame (trailer towing, same as convertible)
F51   Front & Rear Shocks
F58    Front Stabalizer Shaft
F60   Front Springs
F74  Heavy Duty Chassis
G50   Rear Springs
G51  Heavy Duty Rear Springs (trailer towing)
G57  Heavy Duty Rear Suspension
G66   Superlift Rear Shock Absorbers (adjustable)
G69   Rear Stabalizer Shaft
G71   Propeler Shaft
G80   Anti-Spin Rear Axel
G91   Performance RR Axel
G92   Performance  Axel
G93   Performance  Axel
G94   Performance  Axel
G91   Plains RR Axel
J50   Pedal-Ease Power Brakes
J56   Heavy Duty Brakes
K05   Engine Block Heater (Single Unit)
K07   Engine Block Heater (Dual Unit)
K20   Crankcase Ventilation (Ca. cars only)
K30   Cruise Control
K32   Manual Throttle
K51   Front Motor Mounts
K82   Heavy Duty Delcotron Generator (55 Amp)
L65  Super Rocket V8 Engine 425ci 360 & 310hp (98's Starfires,88's,Jetstar I only)
L65  Jetfire Rocket V-8 Engine 425ci 315hp (D88's & J88's only)
L69   Tri Carb option (experimental & limited)
L74  Cutlass V8 Engine 290-hp (high Compression 4 barrel)
L75  Starfire V-8 Engine 425ci 370hp (std Starfire & Jetstar - avail. Dyn 88 & 98's)
L76  Apprehender Performance Engine (single exhaust)
L77  442 400ci 345-hp Performance Engine (dual exhaust)
L78   Performance Engine
L90  Low Compression Engine
M01  Heavy Duty Clutch
M11  3 Speed Column Shift (Manual)
M12  3 Speed Floor Shift (Manual)
M13  3 Speed Column Shift (Manual) (442 only)
M14  Heavy duty 3 Speed Floor Shift (Manual)
M20  4 Speed Floor Shift Syncromesh Transmission
M21  4 Speed Floor Shift Close- Ratio Syncromesh Transmission (442 only)
M32  Jetaway Special-Duty Transmission (442 only)
M33  4 Speed Transmission (unconfirmed)  Canadian M33 Econ-O-Way V6
M33  Jetaway 2 Speed Specia-Duty Transmission (F85 & J88)
M34  Heavy Duty Jetaway Transmission (F85 & J88)
M40  Hydra-Matic Transmission (FSC)
M41  Heavy Duty Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission (FSC)
N10  Dual Reverse-Flow Ehaust System
N11  Dual Exhausts
N30  Delux Steering Wheel
N31  Custom Delux Steering Wheel
N32  Trans JW
N33  Tilt Away Stearing Column
N34  Wood Grain Steering Wheel
N38  Manual Steering (heavy duty)l
N40  Roto-Matic Power Steering
N84  Red Line Tires
N85  Standard Blackwall Tires (export)
N86  Oversized Blackwall Tires (export)
N91  Remote Trunk Release
N93  Custom Delux Wheel Discs (7 pieces)
N95  Simulated Wire Wheels 14"
N99  Heavy Duty Wheels
O32  Outside Rearview Mirror
O55  ???
P01  Wheel Discs
P02  Wheel Discs Delux 14"
P05  Wheel Trim Rings (Chrome 14")
P06  Wheel Trim Rings (Chrome 15")
P16  Standard Whitewall Tires (export)
P18  Standard Blackwall Tires (export)
P19  Spare Tire Lock
P26  Standard Tires, Whitewall Tires 7.00 X 14
P27  15" Tires & Wheels, White Sidewalls 6.70 X 15
P28  15" Tires & Wheels, Black Sidewalls
P29  Oversize Tires, Black Sidewall 7.50 X 1
P30  Oversize Tires, White Sidewall 7.50 X 14
P32  Delete Spare Tire
P88  Heavy Duty 8 Ply Rating Black wall Tires (FSC)
P89  15" Black wall Tires (export)
P96  15" Whitewall Tires (export)
Q14  Heavy Duty 8 Ply Rating White wall Tires (FSC)
T14  Heavy Duty Black wall Tires (F85 & J88)
T15  Heavy Duty White wall Tires (F85 & J88)
T52  Front Fender Ornamentation
T60  Heavy Duty Battery
T74   R.H. Headlamps (export)
T79  Door Headlamp
T80  Guide Lamp Control (FSC)
T86  Backup Lights
T87  Cornering Lights (FSC)
U89  Trailer Wiring Harness
U15  Safety Sentinal Speedometer (FSC)
U18  Kilo Spedometer (export)
U25  Luggage Compartment Light
U27  Glove Box Lamp
U28  Ash Tray Lamp
U29  Courtesy & Map Lamps (Instrument Panel)
U35  Electric Clock
U40  Parking Brake Signal Lamp
U63  Delux Pushbutton Radio
U65  Super Delux Signal Seek Radio (FSC)
U69  Am Fm Radio (FSC)
U75  Power Antenna
U80  Rear Package Tray Speaker (Bi-Phonic)
U84  Rear Package Tray Speaker (Reverb) (FSC)
U89  Trailer Wiring Harness
U90  Wiring Harness and Reinforcement
U91  Flasher Wiring Harness
V01  Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
V02  Special Radiator
V21   Radiator Grill
V55   Chrome Rooftop Luggage Carrier ((Vista Cruiser)
V56  Under Floor Luggage Locker (Vista Cruiser)
V60   Tire Pump
V66  Under Floor Lugage Locker (Vista Cruiser)
W29  Performance Option 442 - 4 Barrel, 4 Speed Manual or 2 Speed Jet-A-Way Transmission,Dual Exhausts
          w/Chambered Tail Pipes, Heavy Duty Shocks, Springs, Rear Stabalizer Bar, High Lift Cam.
X05   Mouldings Bright
Y60   Option - Convenience Accessory Group - Ash Tray, Glove Compartment, Luggage Compartment, &                        Underhood Lamps, Visor Vanity Mirror
Y61   Export Preparation
Y62   Special Paint - Charge
Y63   Special Paint - No Charge
Y64   Factory Retail Service
Y65   Dealer Retail Service Expedite
Y67  Delux Interior Equipment (Delux Interior, Arm Rests, Door Interior Lamp Switches, Extra Front  -                                Seat Foam Cushion, Garnish Mouldings & Rear Quarter Lamps)
Y68   Delux Chrome Exterior Mouldings (F85 Club Coupe, rocker Panel & tail Panel)
Y71   Heavy Duty Frame, Springs or Rear
Y75   Reinforced Wheel & Mount (FSC)
Y76   Heavy Duty Cooling Equipment (HD radiator & waterpump, thermo-cool fan & 55 amp Delcotron alt.)
Y77   Delux Trunk Equipment (spare tire cover and luggage compartment mat)





COLUMN 1

L-? Has been documented on 1 dataplate, (Unknown)
O- Two Tone Paint and Roof To Body Trim
E- Tinted Windshield and Windows
W- Tinted Windshield Only
X-  Power Windows, Harness, Door Jamb-Door, Power 
      Window Conduit
S- Power Trunk Release 
T- Power Drivers Seat

COLUMN 2

A- Extra Foam Padding, Front Seat
B- Hole and mounting plate, Floor shift Manual Transmission, 3-spd
C-  Rear Window Defroster
K- Firewall Piercing, Car Air Conditioning
L-  Hole and Mounting Plate, Floor Shift Manual Transmission, 4-spd
G- [Stick] Floor Brackets & Console / [Automatic] Floor Shift, Automatic Floor Hole & Console
T-  Power Antenna 
H-? Heater Delete Plates (Unconfirmed)
X- Floor mounted Automatic Transmission
R- Rear Seat Speaker
P-? Parking Brake Light (Unconfirmed)
Q-? (Unconfirmed)

COLUMN 3

D-? Has been documented on 2 dataplates,  possibly door edge chrome strip (unconfirmed)
W- Carpeting (option on the F-85 Standard Coupe only - came standard with rubber floor mats)
U-? Has been documented on 1 dataplate, (Unknown)

COLUMN 4

H- Body Moldings, Body Side (thin aluminum strip, front to rear)
C- Chrome window sill moldings (the rubber outer window seal / wiper share common mounting)
D- Delux Chrome Exterior Mouldings (F85 Club / Standard Cp Rear Tail Mouldings)
V- W29 trim ( all 442 markings & equipment )

COLUMN 5

C-? Has been documented on 1 dataplate, (Unknown)  ???
F- Remote Outside Mirror
G-? Has been documented on 1 dataplate, (Unknown)
H-? Has been documented on 1 dataplate, (Unknown)
W- Delux Front Seat Belt with retractors
Y- Delux Simulated Wooden Steering Wheel
O-? Has been documented on 2 dataplates, (Unknown)
M-? Has been documented on Bench seat 4 spd F-85 Standard Coupes only, (Unknown)

Thanks to Kurt Schubert, Mike Stilwell, Jasen Ramsey for their help

442 Olds 1965 65 Cutlass F-85 Bro Bro's BR[] Oldsmobile F85 Brobeck Glenn Brobeck Clone Olds Clone SPECS Olds Specs
May     4th week
1965 Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 24820
957-B: White Bucket Seats / int
A-A: Black Lower & Upper Body
W: Tinted Windshield (only)
L: Hole & Plate in floor for 4 Speed
G: Floor Brackets for Console
T: Power Rear Antenna
R: Rear Seat Speaker
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
April     2nd week
1965    Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe Fremont California.
Production Seq. 4268
955:   Red Bucket Seats / int
  15:   Dealer Sales Code For The Interior
CR A:  Provincial White Lower &                Target Red Upper Body & Black Wheels
Acc. "23667" Factory Broadcast Card No.

Dec    2nd week
1965    F-85 Standard 4 door Sedan  (NOT 442)
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 2300
915: Red Cloth Bench Seats / int
W-W: Sterling  Mist Low & Upr Body
A: Extra Foam Padding, Front Seat

Nov    4th week
1965 Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 4576
950-B: Black  Bucket Seats / int
L-L: Turquoise Low & Upr Body
L: Hole & Plate in floor for 4 Speed
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
5W: Front Seat Belt Retractors
June    5th week
1965    Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 28528
955-B: Red Bucket Seats / int
C-C: Prov Wht Lower & Upper Body
W: Tinted Windshield (only)
K: Air Conditioning
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
February  1st week
1965 Cutlass V8 Sport Coupe (Post) Fremont California.
Production Seq. 1572
303:   2 Tone Blue Fabric Bench Seat
  43:  Dealer Sales Code For The Interior
DD:  Lucerne Mist Upper / Lower & Black wheels
A49:  Delux Front Seat belts & Retr.
B70:  Dash Safety Padding
B80:  Chrome Drip Rail
B90:  Chrome Side Window Frame Mouldings (Sport Coupe)
Acc. "15925" Factory Broadcast Card No.
February    3nd week
1965 Cutlass Sport Coupe (Post)
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 9014
947-B: Parchment White Bucket Seats / int
L-C: Turquoise Lower Body & Provincial White Upper Body
O: Two Tone Paint & Roof To Body Trim
L: Hole & Plate in floor for 4 Speed
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)

February    3nd week
1965 Cutlass  V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 14228
950-B: Black Bucket Seats / int
A-A: Black Lower  &  Upper Body
W: Tinted Windshield Only
L: Hole & Plate in floor for 4 Speed
H: Full Length Upper Body Chrome
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
C: Window Sill Molding

Documented Examples for Comparison  
If you have a dataplate that you can document with your car, please send a picture of the Datplate and the specs of your car.
If you can help, please email. Thanx BR[]  BRO442@comcast.net
LANSING  Dataplate Examples
These are not so easy... There is no 4V in the lower left corner, but they came from true 65 442's.
The Magic Mirror  script was on the bottom was on all Fremont, Ca. data plates.
Note:  It appears that all Fremont, Ca. cars have the 3rd hole at the upper right corner of the data plate. Some are round and others are diamond shaped, but I haven't found the significance.
The 3rd letter in the paint code is the color of the steel wheels when equipped with "dog dish" hubcaps.
LANSING & FREMONT Accessory Ciphers
Nov    2nd week
1965    Holiday Coupe  (NOT 442)
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 3010
Black  Bucket Seats / int
N-C: Burgundy Mist Lower & White Upper Body
W: Tinted Winshield Only
O:  Two Tone Paint & Roof To Body Trim
Options "3D" ??? (possibly chrome door edge guards)

DATAPLATE  Decoder
May     2nd week
1965 F-85 Standard Sport Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 16333
300-A: Black Cloth Bench Seats / int
K-K: Ocean Mist Lower & Upper Body
W: Tinted Windshield (only)
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
F: Remote Outside Mirror
W: Delux Front Seat Belt Retractors
April     4th week
1965 Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 21903
950-B: Black Bucket Seats / int
D-C: Lucerne Mist Lower & Provencial White Body
W: Tinted Windshield (only)
O: Two Tone Paint Body Trim Moldings
K: Firewall Piercing For Air Conditioning
D: Door Edge Chrome (not confirmed)
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
C: Chrome Window Sill Mouldings
W: Delux Front Seat Belt Retractors
March  2nd week
1965 Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe 
Fremont California.
Production Seq. 2449
950:   Black Bucket Seats
  10:   Dealer Sales Code For The Interior
RRR: Target Red Lower & Upper Body & Wheels
Acc. "20460" Factory Broadcast Card No.
When equipped with "Dog Dish Hubcaps" the 3rd letter in the paint code matches body color
December    2nd week
1965 Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 6692
Black  Bucket Seats / int
R-A: Target Red Lower & Black Upper Body
W: Tinted Winshield Only
T:  Power Drivers Seat
S:  Power Trunk Release
O:  Two Tone Paint & Roof To Body Trim
R:  Rear Seat Speaker
D:  Chrome Door Edge Guards
V:  All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
W:  Delux Front Seat Belt Retractors

December    1st week
1965 Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 5955
Black  Bucket Seats / int
Y-Y: Safron Yellow Lower & Upper Body
E: Tinted Winshield & Windows
X: Power Window Harness, Power Window Conduit Holes in Door Jamb-Door
T:  Power Drivers Seat
S:  Power Trunk Release
K:  Firewall Piercing, Car Air Conditioning
X:  Floor mounted Automatic Transmission
G:  Floor Brackets, Console, Floor Shift & Automatic Floor Hole, Console, Automatic Only
T:  Power Trunk
R:  Rear Seat Speaker
H:  Body Mouldings, Body Side (thin aluminum strip, front to rear)
V:  All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
C:  Window Sill Molding
Y:  Delux Simulated Steering Wheel
July    3st week
1965 Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 30466
Blue Bucket Seats / int
C-C:  Provincial White Lower & Upper Body
W: Tinted Windshield Only
X: Power Window Harness, Power Window Conduit Holes in Door Jamb-Door
T:  Power Drivers Seat
S:  Power Trunk Release
K:  Firewall Piercing, Car Air Conditioning
F:  Remote Outside Mirror
This car has :POWER BRAKES, POWER STEERING, REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER POWER DRIVERS BUCKET SEAT
This car is equiped power steering only
Can Anyone Tell Me What The "S" is above LAN24820 and the other letters on various Data Plates
July  5th week
1965 Cutlass V8 Sport Coupe  Fremont California.
Production Seq. 4703
940:   Black Bucket Seats
  10:   Dealer Sales Code For The Interior
JJ J: Forrest Green Lower & Upper Body & Wheels
Acc. "20460" Factory Broadcast Card No.
When equipped with "Dog Dish Hubcaps" the 3rd letter in the paint code matches body color
Column 1       Column 2   Column 3

Column 4  Column 5
Column1 is the only one NOT preceeded by a number.
Most cars do not have all 5 columns, unless it was heavily optioned.
The Trim Code Line - "TR 303-43 has the same first 3 numbers as the Lansing plate which indicate the interior color and type of material. The second 2 numbers indicate the dealer interior code, which is the same as the above trim code.

The ACC Code Line -  lists some options, not all, and are not found on all Fremont cars . -

The number 15925 indicates the total number of Oldsmobiles (all models) built at the Fremont Plant and refers to the "Broadcast Card" number which was used on the Fremont assembly line and listed all the options to be added to the car. The Broadcast Card No. can be found on the buildsheet in the. "Manifest Sequence No. space in the upper left hand corner.
Fremont California 65 442 Post "Buildsheet" Click To Enlarge
July  4th week
1965 Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe  Fremont California.
Production Seq. 10583
955:   Red Bucket Seats
  15:   Dealer Sales Code For The Interior
RR: Target Red Lower & Upper Body
Acc. "37037" Factory Broadcast Card No.
442
NOTICE the "diamond" shaped hole punched in the upper right where all the others have a round hole. (NO IDEA)
June    2nd week
1965    Cutlass V8 Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 26573
955-B: Fawn Bucket Seats / int
V-V: Almond Beige Lower & Upper Body
W: Tinted Windshield (only)
D: Door Edge Guards
H:  Body Mouldings, Body Side (thin aluminum strip, front to rear)
V:  All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
C:  Window Sill Molding
O:  Undetermined)
Please help with any unlisted codes that you can confirm
July  5th week
1965 F-85 Standard Club Coupe (Post)
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 10658
911-B: Sterling Cloth Bench Seats / int
B-B: Nocturn Mist Lower & Upper Body
A: Extra Foam Padding, Front Seat
L: Hole & Plate in floor for 4 Speed
D: Door Edge Chrome
H: Body Mouldings, Body Side (thin aluminum strip, front to rear)
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
M: Undetermined
W: Delux Front Seat Belt with retractors
This is the "Plain Jane" (short hood chrome and 2 bars and an emblem on the back,
Not the big back panel)
May  1st week
1965 Cutlass Holiday Coupe  Fremont California.
Production Seq. 8852
950:   Black Bucket Seats
  10:   Dealer Sales Code For The Interior
YY: Saffron Yellow Lower & Upper Body & Wheels
Acc. "32038" Factory Broadcast Card No.


Built in Oshawa Canada
1-5-14  1st Shift, May 14th, 1965
1965 Cutlass Holiday Coupe  Oshawa, Canada
Production Seq. 354841
955: Red Bucket Seats
R: Target Red Lower & Upper Body
X05: ???
A31: Power Windows
A46: 4-Way Power Seat Adjuster - Left Hand Only
A50: Bucket Seats
D55: Sports Console, Front Compartment
M33: 4 Speed
T86: Backup Lights
(Notice the 4 mounting holes)

Built In Oshawa Canada
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GM built cars at the Fremont CA plant from 1960 to 1980.  In that time many cars from Olds, Buick, Chevorlet and Pontiac rolled off the assembly line.   While GM had home plants for all their makes, Oldsmobiles being in Lansing,  Fremont built them all under one roof.  They did things very differently there.  The big difference was the Cowl Tag.   Since Fremont had all these cars being built on the same line the coding that they used was totally different from Lansings.  Codes in Lansing could not be used in Fremont because they could mean something totally different on a GTO or Skylark.   


       Here is a Lansing built 442 cowl tag. Here is a Fremont CA built 442 












The most noticable difference is the shape of the tags.  Fremont didnt go to the Lansing style tag until 1966.  You can see that Lansing used the code system to let the workers know what to do to the car when they got it.  Every option that required a modification to the body was noted on the tag.  Since the 442 side scoops needed 5 holes in the quarter panel to mount them, 4V was stamped on the tag so they knew to do that. 

Fremont used a tracking system based on broadcast cards.  One of the big mysteries is what the ACC. ##### means on the cowl tags.  The example above has ACC.   23667 stamped on it.  This number matched the broadcast cards used to build the car.  That ACC code was an in-plant serial number used to keep track of the car..  If a card was lost or the worker didnt know how the car was supposed to be built he could get the number off the tag and look up what it was.  This number will show up in the  Manifest Seq. Num. box on the build sheet.













All 4 makes of cars had these ACC numbers.   The above is from a 65 Chevelle. From what I have seen the ACC numbers increased as the year passed.  So the later the car the higher the number, for the most part.  Some cars may have been stamped but built at a later date, so they dont follow numerically.  The numbers also started over if they ran out of 5 number places.  The above tag from June of 65 is an example of this.  So far I have not seen a 65 442 or Cutlass that has a ACC number thats "rolled over".  Fremont tags were not painted, so you can conclude that they were riveted in place after the car was built. 

What does all that mean to us?  Not a damn thing.  Those ACC numbers didnt matter once the car left the Fremont plant grounds.  Therefore the buildsheet is the only document that can prove your car is a true 442.  But if you have read the "Is It A Clone" page you already know what to look for.
 
  The second place that the Fremont tags are different from the Lansing tags are the interior trim codes, TR on the tag.  The first 3 numbers are the same, they are the codes for the vinyl colors.  The next number, on this tag 10, is the metal surface color.  The dash and A pillar colors specifically.  Lansing used letters for their color codes, like B would be black.  Fremont used numbers, unfortunately I cant find a list of what they were.  I know 10 was black, my car has it as does the one above.  I  have seen 15 too, which I believe was red.

The next Fremont only code is the wheel color code.  Cars that used steel wheels and poverty caps got a third letter in the paint code.  The plant used enamel paint instead of laquer to paint the wheels according to this code.  Fremont used the third letter system until July 1965.

The last different feature was a hand stamped code that was hammered into the upper right corner of the tag.  The most popular theory is the number stamped matched the body cradle number that brought the body shell from Fisher body to the assembly plant.  If a problem was found with the body it could be tracked back to where it came from.  The number on the above tag is 11.  Now this isnt fact but its what the BPC owners agree to, having talked to guys that worked there back in the 1960s. 


Thanks to Jasen Ramsey 



 

December  1st week
1965 Cutlass Convertible
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 1841
950-B: Black Bucket Seats
C-1: Provincial White Lower & Black Cloth Top
L: Hole & Plate in floor for 4 Speed
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)

January    3nd week
1965 Cutlass Sport Coupe (Post)
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 8012
304-A: Fawn Cloth Bench Seats
T-V: Mohave Mist Lower Body & Almond Beige Upper Body
L:  Undetermined
O: Two Tone Paint & Roof To Body Trim
K:  Firewall Piercing, Car Air Conditioning
H:  Body Mouldings, Body Side (thin aluminum strip, front to rear)
C:  Window Sill Molding
W: Delux Front Seat Belt with retractors
Feb    3rd week
1965    F-85 Club Coupe  (NOT 442)
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 4594
903: Blue Cloth Bench Seats / int
D-D: Lucerne  Mist Low & Upr Body

NO OPTIONS SHOWN ( Very Rare )
FREMONT DATAPLATE EXAMPLES
LANSING DATAPLATE EXAMPLES
The above chart shows the Dealer Interior Code which appears after the three numbers in the Trim Code area. They both indicate the same thing.
1965 A-Body Accessory Cipher Codes Lansing & Fremont
FREMONT  Dataplate Examples
1965 A-body Cipher Codes
Lansing, Michigan & Fremont, California Assembly Plants
March 2nd week
1965 Cutlass Convertible
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 5452
950-B: Black Bucket Seats
R-2: Target Red Lower & White Cloth Top
W: Tinted Windshield Only
X: Power Windows, Harness, Door Jamb-Door, Power Window Conduit
T: Power Drivers Seat
S: Power Trunk Release
F: Remote Outside Mirror
G: Undetermined


Built in Oshawa Canada
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2P
4D
3U

5H
5MH
Standard Club Coupes
May  1st week
1965 Cutlass Holiday Coupe 
Production Seq. 8852
950:   Black Bucket Seats
JJ: Forrest Mist Lower & Upper Body & Wheels
B- Hole and mounting plate, Floor shift Manual Transmission, 3-spd 
G- Floor Brackets, Console, Floor Shift & Automatic Floor Hole, Console, Automatic Only
V- W29 trim ( all 442 markings & equipment )
3 speed stick



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Nov    3rd week
1965 Cutlass Holiday Coupe
Lansing Michigan
Production Seq. 3827
955-B: Red Bucket Seats / int
C-C: Prov Wht Lower & Upper Body
E Tinted Winshield & Windows
Q Undetermined
G: Floor Brackets for Console Shift,
V: All 442 Items & Scoops Added (W-29 Trim Package)
5W: Front Seat Belt Retractors