Classic car owners have long had a curiosity in buildsheets and those familiar with build records, know that Pontiac was the first group to gain access to GM build records. While researching for the Study Guide, I discovered that members of Chevelle forums were quite knowledgeable about the GMAD landscape style manifest.
There were a number of Chevelle plants in the 1960s versus one Corvette plant. The first Chevelle plant to adopt the GMAD manifest was the Fremont CA plant in 1965. By the early seventies, all Chevelle plants had transited to the landscape format. The push was the transition of plant management from the Chevrolet Motor Division to the General Motors Assembly Division or GMAD.
A quick visit to other Chevrolet brand forums reveal a variety of buildsheet formats were used in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Along the way, we will incorporate what we learn from other forums about their unique buildsheets.