Two more items were claimed
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