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1964 Rampside Registry

851 Rampsides were built in model year 1964, the final year of production. The '64 Rampside is the third-least-produced of all Corvair models. The trucks were built in both Flint, MI and St. Louis, MO through December of 1963. Production continued into July of 1964 but only at the St. Louis location. Chevy production information furnished by Dave Newell makes it possible to tell which month a given Rampside was built.

As of September 12, 2017, there are 115 1964 Rampsides in this registry: 13 built in Flint and 102 built in St. Louis. This represents 13.5% of the total production.

Decoding a Rampside VIN

Decoding a Rampside VIN is very straightforward. For example, in this sample VIN:

4R124S104789

The serial numbers were not unique until production in Flint was discontinued. Therefore, it is possible for vehicles in the 1000001 - 103344 range to differ by only the letter ("S" or "F"), although with three models being produced, the number of such near-duplicates is still likely to be fairly low.

Delivery Date

Some Rampsides have a delivery date stamped on the VIN tag by the dealer (just after the "DD"). Dave Newell describes the purpose and format of the stamp very clearly:

"The delivery date (DD) procedure (stamping the VIN plate) began with the 1963 model year. It was always stamped by the dealer. The purpose was to identify when the warranty coverage began. Since that coverage didn't start until the vehicle was in the hands of the new owner, the date stamped indicated when the vehicle was delivered to them, NOT when it was delivered to the dealer.

The only problem was that many (most!) dealers forgot or didn't bother to stamp on the DD. Since the day of the month wasn't necessary for warranty purposes, the code was only 3 digits, showing month and year. Thus "113" was November 1963. January 1964 would be "014".

The system really didn't work too well. The idea was to settle arguments with the customer about when the warranty began, and mostly make it easier for a dealer's service writers to determine when the warranty had started, at a glance. Especially if the vehicle had been sold somewhere else."

Using the Registry

In the tables below:

Flint, MI Production

Month Serial # Owner City State/Country

September

100680

John Mavity

Indianapolis

IN

100690

Harold Dexter

Fenton

MI

100778

Bob Brought

Pelzer

SC

October

101414

Joe & Helen Maurella

Nazareth

PA

101482

Greg Shaw

Dearborn

MI

101605

Wayne Troxell

Andreas

PA

101793

Gerold Eckl

Vienna

Austria

November

102415

Dennis Bortz

Emmaus

PA

102512

Harold Dexter

Fenton

MI

102728

Andrew Sego

Indianapolis

IN

102752

Sam Streiff

Rowley

MA

102831

Noah Swanson

Chicago

IL

December

102867

Mark Donnally

Harrodsburg

KY

There appear to be very few Flint-built Rampsides!

St. Louis, MO Production

Month Serial # Owner City State

September

100035

Bryan Jaumot

Clarksburg

WV

100130

David Hocking

Signal Hill

CA

100203

Mark Coombs

Gresham

OR

100294

Larry Palazzo

New Richmond

WI

100440

Matt Wetzel

Hurricane

UT

100590

Evelyn Jones

Little Rock

AR

100713

Motorsport Whse.

Tucson

AZ

100728

Eugene Churches

Clinton

AR

100812

Marilyn and J.C. Ash

Sand Springs

OK

October

101035

Mark Ammerman

Whittier

CA

101137

Duanne Luckow

Portland

OR

101240

Mark Coombs

Portland

OR

101335

James Jolly

Shelton

WA

101424

Bob Becker

Madeira Beach

FL

101486

Mike Tidwell

Pinehurst

TX

101623

Jerry Brown

Manning

SC

101629

Lowell Dalsoren

Madison

WI

101686

John Howell

Lenoir City

TN

101727

Arvin Ickler

Boring

OR

101732

Martin Scarr

Eugene

OR

101788

Perry Beggs

Lake Elsinore

CA

101986

Harold Dexter

Fenton

MI

101939

Duanne Luckow

Portland

OR

November

102105

Mike Hicks

Virginia Beach

VA

102181

Richard Gebhardt

Flower Mound

TX

102219

Roger & Judith Becker

Coto de Caza

CA

102254

Eric Vandeburgt

Napa

CA

102258

Sid Roth

Jackson Center

OH

102267

Vern McIntosh

Bend

OR

102509

Dan Drommerhausen

Carson

CA

102528

Sharon Lawson

Vancouver

WA

102541

Stacy Milnes

Ridgefield

WA

102585

Theo Main

Joliet

IL

102636

Rudy Scheindt

Grantsville

UT

102697

Jim Enfield

Felton

PA

102795

John Bolender

Des Moines

WA

102903

Greg Shaw

Dearborn

MI

102930

Timothy Shortle

Durango

CO

102958

Joe Bowen

Winona

TX

102975

Ron Shank

Greensburg

KS

December

103091

Keith Martin

Galesburg

MI

103218

Richard Weidner

Whitehall

PA

103258

Duane T. Baker

Urbana

OH

103278

Billy Bruce

Tyrone

GA

103360

Sherry Morrow

Kearney

NE

103365

Chris Shade

Hastings

NE

103685

Tom Jochem

Denver

CO

103689

Dino Terrana

White Salmon

WA

January

104156

John Wyss

Redding

CA

104279

Don Proctor

Campbell River

BC

104314

Herb Duplant

Dallas

TX

104740

Ron Scott, Jr.

San Antonio

TX

104762

John Downer

Cambridge

OH

February

105244

Kent Sullivan

Kirkland

WA

105254

Callen Bohnert

 

 

105536

Mark Monaghan

Titusville

FL

105941

Harold Dexter

Fenton

MI

March

106445

Dave Beddome

Calgary

AB

106679

Ralph Woessner

Calgary

AB

106725

George Johnston

Bradenton

FL

106935

Jerry Moyer

Jim Thorpe

PA

106961

Bernie Frieden

Fairfax

IA

106988

David Castiaux

Oklahoma City

OK

April

107691

Jim Bents

San Jose

CA

107929

Jim Howell

Knoxville

TN

108087

Jeff Irwin

Pataskala

OH

108097

John Miller

Kelley

IA

108104

Duane Baker

Kingwood

TX

108350

Terry Dumerauf

Donahue

IA

108358

Duanne Luckow

Portland

OR

108372

Kevin Thompson

Hayward

CA

May

108978

Gary O'Neal

San Lorenzo

CA

108997

Norman Rogers

Albertville

AL

109035

Bob O'Brien

Atascadero

CA

109070

Tony Sica

Placerville

CA

109091

John Scheurer

Mansfield

OH

109093

Allen Amrine

Colorado Springs

CO

109184

Jim Powers

Mesa

AZ

109196

Gordon Hunter

Alpharetta

GA

109251

Burl Faulk

Springfield

MO

109280

Dave Nicholson

Ottawa

ON

109491

Rich Little

Kirkland

WA

109506

Bill Bremer

Shelton

WA

109512

Lon Welch

Connell

WA

109540

Dick Dean

Brantford

ON

109578

Dick Casberg

Shelton

WA

109650

Daniel <unknown>

Jackson

NJ

109722

Gii Brougher

Springfield

OR

109895

Brad Hall

Brechin

ON

109902

Mark Luther

Geelong West

Victoria, Australia

June

110401

Jimmy Combs

Middletown

OH

110427

Chris Schmit

Bainbridge Island

WA

110043

Marilyn and J.C. Ash

Sand Springs

OK

110503

Reinout van Beynum

Keyport

WA

July

111136

Kent Sullivan

Kirkland

WA

111300

Scott Conklin

Philipsburg

PA

111357

Lance Jordan

Coeur d'Alene

ID

111369

John Downer

Cambridge

OH

111489

Mel Peterson

Cambridge

OH

111740

Patrick Porter

San Antonio

TX

111819

Kent Sullivan

Kirkland

WA

If you're wondering about how Rampsides could be equipped, you can browse information on '64 FC standard equipment, tires, options, prices, and colors.

Canadian Imports

Thanks to Dave Newell, I now have a list of '64 Rampsides that were imported by GM Canada. Only seven '64 Rampsides went to Canada as official imports. Their VINs are listed below (minus the "4R124"):

it's no surprise that none of these vehicles are in the registry—Canada's legendary winters take a heavy toll on all vehicles, especially utility vehicles.

If you have any information about other '64 Rampsides, contact me via email. Thanks!

 

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