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03-25-2014, 11:15 PM
Need some help decoding my cowl tag on Buick
Reads as follows

ST72 46667 Y 01029 BDY
TR 476 A65 48 G PNT
05C. 0065

I will try to post some pictures as soon as I figure out how thanks in advance for any
Answers I would like to restore her to the original beauty

03-27-2014, 11:34 AM

03-27-2014, 07:31 PM

03-27-2014, 07:34 PM

03-27-2014, 07:57 PM
ST72 - 1972 Model Year
4 - Buick
66 - Centurion
67- Convertible
Y -Wilmington, DE Assembly Plant
01029 BDY - Sequential body number
TR 476 - Saddle notchback vinyl interior
A65 -
48 G PNT - Hunter Green paint with green vinyl top
05C - Production date 3rd week of May 1972
0065 -
C60 -

03-27-2014, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the quick response just wondering if anyone knows if there is a breakdown
Of how many were built in the different color combos. I'm sure the green with green top
Was popular back then. I found out that 1097 were built in the Wilmington Delaware
Plant in 72"

03-27-2014, 08:53 PM
I have the information, but I don't have it handy. I know a couple other members have copies of it, though :)

03-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Well that would be great to find that breakdown of how many were built and different
Combos I want to restore my Buick I'm not sure were I can find parts though pretty scarce
I guess I've been looking for several parts

03-27-2014, 09:10 PM
The problem with the hood another member told me that I may try to find a panel that
Goes on my hood the fill the gap from hood to grill. I thought I surely had a 71 hood
I'm still can't verify but I'm not knowledgeable in centurions yet

03-27-2014, 09:45 PM
All you need is the filler panel that bolts to the bottom of the hood lip.

I've had pretty good luck on v8buick.com with finding parts. That site is loaded with people toting old Buick parts around. Post a parts wanted ad for whatever you need. Post one here, as well. This site is much less traveled than v8buick, but the traffic is more specialized.

03-27-2014, 10:08 PM
Thanks I will try that

Bob Alberini
04-07-2014, 02:22 PM
You asked how many '72 Centurion convertibles were built in Hunter Green (Code 48) and the answer is 181 or 7.55% of the total built. The green top was installed on 180 units (7.51%) but we're not able to tell you how many were built in that precise combination.

The A65 on your cowl tag designates the seat type which is Notch-back in the case of our Centurions.

The C60 on the tag denotes that the car was built with factory air conditioning with manual controls.

Hope this helps.

73 Centurion
04-08-2014, 12:50 PM
An interesting project you have there. I noticed you have a rear window defroster which is a somewhat rare option on a convertible.

Good luck in your parts hunt.