Body By Fisher firewall tag - Decode?

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by RustyFuryIII, Mar 17, 2022.

  1. RustyFuryIII

    RustyFuryIII Well-Known Member

    Just so I have a further understanding of the car. Is it possible that anyone could decode the BBF tag for me?

    ST70 48469FL1
    TR604 55 55 PNT

    Based on the Protect-O-Plate, I had originally thought the car was built in November of '69.
    However, it turns out that's the date the car was sold to Dalton Buick of Nebraska.
    On the driver's door is a blue GM tag that reads 10/69 and then the VIN which matches the VIN on the dash behind the windshield.

    So, I'm guessing the car was built October of '69. When were the new model year cars beginning assembly?
    I'm assuming this is a very early model year '70 Electra 225?

    I know the Electra 225s may not be as desirable as the GS and other two door coupes of the day. But, I dig 'em immensely. Always liked the Camaro, Mustang, Riviera, Charger, Challenger, AMX and such. But always have been drawn to the much bigger, living room sofas on wheels of the day.

    Also, if anyone can shed light. I have some numbers from the block, intake manifold and valve covers is someone could lend a hand decoding. I'd greatly appreciate it. It looks as though the car is complete, not molested. Just want to be sure the parts in the car are mostly what came with the car.

    Back of block.
    455 1231738
    Intake Manifold front
    J 5

    Driver side valve cover

    Passenger side valve cover

    Thank you again,

  2. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    ST70 48469FL1
    TR604 55 55 PNT

    ST70 = 1970 model year
    4 = Buick
    84 = Electra 225
    69 = 4 door hardtop (I think)
    FL1 = Flint Assembly plant
    082336 BDY = sequential Fisher body number

    TR 604 = Dark Sandalwood interior
    55 55 PNT = Cornet Gold painted top and bottom color
    10D = 4th week in October build date
  3. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    10D is the fourth week of October (‘69) and 55 55 means Cornet Gold body and roof. The FL1 means Flint Assembly Plant. TR604 is your seat color and type.
  4. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    Ah thanks. I didn’t have time to look everything up this morning before I left the house
  5. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    So...can we see a picture of this beast, so we can put a body to the tag? :D
  6. RustyFuryIII

    RustyFuryIII Well-Known Member


    I posted up some pictures in the “Wet Behind The Ears?” Section.

    I think I titled my introduction, New member, glad to be aboard.

    Have taken a grunch of photos, but post only a few.


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