The Official Website of The 1970 Hamtramck Registry

Last Updated: February 27, 2017


Welcome to Hamtramck-Historical.com, the Official Website of the Registries for all the 1970 models built at the Hamtramck & LA assembly plants. All are accepted regardless of condition or engine size. VIN and code information from parts cars & parted cars is appreciated as well! To register, please click on the 'REGISTER' button at left to print out the form. We are also home to the largest FOUND section of its kind, so be sure to check for your VIN in that section, it is updated as new items are found & sent in. The registries & found section are maintained by Barry Washington at:

Hamtramck Historical
4511 Spring Road
Shermans Dale, PA 17090-9403

Current 1970 Registry counts =>     Hamtramck: 12,345         Los Angeles: 2,796

Found Item of the Month — February 2017
Previous Found Items of the Month

Two more items were claimed in January!

With our second IOTM for 2017, I would like to mention some details about Y09 cars. They are commonly referred to as 'export' cars, but technically it is more accurate to say they are cars 'ordered from overseas'.

What is the difference?

Well, some Y09 cars were actually exported while a fair number of them were not. Chrysler had a Military Sales Program for active duty personnel stationed overseas who wanted to order a new car. So, if a serviceman stationed in Germany or Vietnam (as two examples) ordered a new car though this program, it would have been shipped to a dealership of his choice for pick up on his return to the states.

This is one reason that Y09 cars exist with N95 - Evaporative Emissions Control which was required for sale of new cars in California. If ordered from a Pacific duty station & the serviceman was returning via a base in San Francisco or San Diego & he wanted to pick up his new car close by, N95 would have been required.

If you have a 1970 Y09 car & would like to know if it was ordered by a US serviceman from overseas, check your broadcast sheet Y codes for Y09 Y11 & Y14. Y11 indicates 'Domestic Publications' which would have included an invoice from the factory to the destination dealership as well as a US dealer (domestic) on the window sticker. Y14 indicates that a deposit was placed at time of order. Here is an example of the Y09 Y11 Y14 combination on a broadcast sheet;

So for our current item of the month, we have a Y09 Y11 Y14 car ordered from overseas via the Military Sales Program for a 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe with a 318, the VIN is BP23G0B234498 - Thanks for sending it in Earl!

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Barry Washington


The goal of the 1970 Hamtramck Registry is to provide an organization for the owners and admirers of these cars. Through the registry we will collect information to try and build an accurate historical record of these cars and use it to help the members when possible. This includes matching up found broadcast sheets, other paperwork or serial numbered components such as fender tags, engine blocks and transmissions. Since Chrysler Corporation chose not to keep records on these cars, creating a database to try and accurately record the information on these cars for historical purposes is one of the major functions of the Registry.

Please click the "REGISTER" link on the left, download the Registration Form in either PDF, HTML or MS Word format, fill out the form as completely as possible and mail it to me at the address above.

If you have not done so already, I urge you to search your car for broadcast sheets. Sometimes there can be as many as 5 in one car, so if you do find one, please keep looking, there could be more. They do not always match the car they are found in due to how the assembly lines at the plant were run. If you find any sheets, please let me know if they match or not. It is very common to find a sheet for a different model of the same car. I have also heard of Challenger sheets in Cuda's and vice versa.

Here are some places to look:

  • Taped to the back side / top of the glove box insert.
  • Under the front bucket seats in the springs
  • Inside the bucket seat backs
  • Under the rear seat bottom
  • In the rear seat back.
  • Under the package tray (speaker shelf)
  • Under the carpet

Please check all these locations and let me know what you find.

Thank you all,
Barry Washington at The 1970 Hamtramck Registry and The Challenger T/A Registry

Special thanks to Johan Ronkainen for hosting this site. We could not have done it without him.

 
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