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Discussion in 'VIN, Trim Tag & Drivetrain Decoding' started by Coolbreeze, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Coolbreeze

    Coolbreeze New Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    Is there a way to tell from the cowl tag if a car came with the center console or not? I have a 1977 Z28, 4spd and I was trying to figure out if there ever was a center console in the car and what options it came with. Seems to be one of the "racer delights". Z28 package, 4 spd, with no other frills. No AC, manual windows, etc....
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
  3. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Ringgold, GA
    On my 79, the console is listed as "D55 Console Front". If the car was originally equipped with a console, there should be a raised mount point between the front seats. You could lift the carpet and tell if the mount was cut off, but most shade tree hacks wouldn't go to that much trouble.
  4. Coolbreeze

    Coolbreeze New Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    How do you know if it was a factory 4sd car?
  5. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    If the tranny is still there, check the partial VIN on it. An original tranny will have a VIN that matches the VIN on the car. If the tranny is no longer there, the job becomes more difficult. Then you need some kind of documentation to know.

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