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Old 01-26-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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Question re: RPO codes 1AZ & 1AY

Hey guys,

The other night I was reading my RPO codes to see if my car ('91 Z28) was a dealer order or customer order car, but I don't see the code listed.

I know that RPO 1AY is dealer ordered and RPO 1AZ is customer ordered.

Any idea as to why the code would not show on thier?

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Wow!!!

No one is willing to answer my post?
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Re: Question re: RPO codes 1AZ & 1AY

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Re: Question re: RPO codes 1AZ & 1AY

Customer/Dealer ordered car, what difference dose it make after all those years. Now if you were the original owner you would know, mine was a dealer ordered car.
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Customer/Dealer ordered car, what difference dose it make after all those years. Now if you were the original owner you would know, mine was a dealer ordered car.
Not necessarily.... I'm the original owner of my red '88 GTA, and it has neither code on the RPO list. So I have no idea whom or what it was ordered for.... but I'm glad it was.
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Not necessarily.... I'm the original owner of my red '88 GTA, and it has neither code on the RPO list. So I have no idea whom or what it was ordered for.... but I'm glad it was.
If you did not special order that car you bought from Dealer order stock.
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Re: Question re: RPO codes 1AZ & 1AY

I'm the original owner of my Z28; bought it off the lot(I didn't special order it), it has RPO code 1AY(on the build sheet), but I'm not sure what 1AY translates to.
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I'm the original owner of my Z28; bought it off the lot(I didn't special order it), it has RPO code 1AY(on the build sheet), but I'm not sure what 1AY translates to.
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Read the first Post for your answer.....
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I'm the original owner of my Z28; bought it off the lot(I didn't special order it), it has RPO code 1AY(on the build sheet), but I'm not sure what 1AY translates to.
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Burnout91,

Where did you find your build sheet?

I have looked under the driver's side seat, carpet, and cannot find it.

I really can't fiqure out why neither code shows on the SPID. I am curious to find out if my car was dealer or customer ordered.
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Burnout91,

Where did you find your build sheet?

I have looked under the driver's side seat, carpet, and cannot find it.

I really can't fiqure out why neither code shows on the SPID. I am curious to find out if my car was dealer or customer ordered.
It was laying the back seat of the car when I bought it.

Oh, and I can even read it.
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If you did not special order that car you bought from Dealer order stock.
While that's prolly true, it's not necessarily true. A car could've been customer ordered, but then the customer didn't take the car, which means it would've been sold off the lot.

I've read of people here buying such cars, and I made one such order myself back in late 1986. It was a 1987 Red Metallic IROC-Z with TPI/5-speed, grey leather interior, bose, t-tops, 4-wheel discs, performance ratio, etc. So someone in the Cincinnati area got themselves one sweet car that a dealer most-likely would not have ordered.
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While that's prolly true, it's not necessarily true. A car could've been customer ordered, but then the customer didn't take the car, which means it would've been sold off the lot.

I've read of people here buying such cars, and I made one such order myself back in late 1986. It was a 1987 Red Metallic IROC-Z with TPI/5-speed, grey leather interior, bose, t-tops, 4-wheel discs, performance ratio, etc. So someone in the Cincinnati area got themselves one sweet car that a dealer most-likely would not have ordered.
This Post is starting to go around in circles. As a original buyer you either special ordered or bought it out of Dealers new car stock (makes no difference if someone else made the order). The two RPOs were for Factory tracking only and ment nothing to the buyer. A special ordered car might come from another Dealers new car stock. So who really cares what a present day owner think that
a special factory ordered car is something special. In those days it was common practice and not like todays market, you take what is on the car.
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Re: Question re: RPO codes 1AZ & 1AY

It seems like you're trying to make this a black and white issue, but it's not. There were dealer ordered cars, and there were customer ordered cars, and that's what the topic of this thread is about. I think it's cool that GM gave them appropriate RPOs to denote the difference.

And it obviously makes a difference to people(it sure made a difference to me--I ordered 4 thirdgens). I see it in topic threads like this one quite often. People like chevypower91 want to know. And he's not the first. Other people have posted that the car they just bought was a customer ordered car.

So whether or not it should make a difference, it obviously does make a difference, at least, psychologically. I think there's a touch of extra pride in knowing that the origin of the car they own was specifically special to someone.
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Re: Question re: RPO codes 1AZ & 1AY

yea i got 2 friends that ride me abot me wanting all matching vins, thay think its pointless, well one of them has never owned a car that close to being a classic and the other one thinks he has the fastest third gen in the world but yet it dont have a motor...... well mine will be worth more than his 20 years down the road as his has been all hacked up and fixin to be tubbed and all, i will still have the all original, matching vin car car......


i would just think that would be cool to have that RPO for dealer ordered or customer ordered

COOL JUST CHECKED MY RPO's ............... 1AY
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It seems like you're trying to make this a black and white issue, but it's not. There were dealer ordered cars, and there were customer ordered cars, and that's what the topic of this thread is about. I think it's cool that GM gave them appropriate RPOs to denote the difference.

And it obviously makes a difference to people(it sure made a difference to me--I ordered 4 thirdgens). I see it in topic threads like this one quite often. People like chevypower91 want to know. And he's not the first. Other people have posted that the car they just bought was a customer ordered car.

So whether or not it should make a difference, it obviously does make a difference, at least, psychologically. I think there's a touch of extra pride in knowing that the origin of the car they own was specifically special to someone.
LAFireboyd,

Very well said!!

It appears that DJP87Z28 does not really understand as to why it is so important to me to know this...which is why I posted my question. As you stated in your post "there's a touch of extra pride in knowing that the origin of the car they own was specifically special to someone."

I have had my car since '95, and up until now I have not thought about who or how my car was ordered. The fact that neither code is listed suprises me, but someone had ordered it with it's current options. The question is who?

Thank you for your repsonse.
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Re: Question re: RPO codes 1AZ & 1AY

I agree, I'm not sure why I want/need to know what 1AY means but my car has it too. Do any of you know what 19T stands for?? That also didn't come up in the RPO decoder.
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RPO 19T is for a black convertible top.
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Thank you!
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