There have been several recent posts on the Facebook wall regarding build sheets, such as the recent post by Michael Pincus and his new purchase depicted above.  Most of our members have the ability to purchase a copy of a build sheet for their prized Checkers by contacting the Gilmore Museum and simply provide the vehicle identification numbers of your Checker.  Currently the records cover the model years mid-1963 through 1982, though there are a few gaps in time.


To obtain your build sheet, the Gilmore Museum will need the following information:

1)  Purchase Order Number (P.O.):  This is on the Checker Motors Corp. build plate on the firewall under the hood and above the brake canister/brake master cylinder.  You’ll find it Just to the right of the SN/VIN number.  Example:  P.O. 6050. Some plates do not have a P.O. number.

2)  Serial Number or VIN:  Example: A12-5531-170540 or 1CMMS412XBK005687 (1981 / 1982).  Located on the firewall build plate,  the A pillar plate and on the dash SN/VIN plate, on the left side just below the windshield.  The information provided will help the Museum find the build sheet if there isn’t any P.O. number available.

3)  Build Date / Month Year:  This is located on the ID plate on the drivers side A door jam, where the drivers door hinges are mounted.  The plate will present the build date month and year for example:  5-82 (built in May  of 1982)

To place the order:

1)  Send the information together with the $35.00 processing fee and your return mail address to:

Gilmore Car Museum, Checker Production Orders, 6865 Hickory Road,  Hickory Corners, MI 49060

You can also contact phone Dick Bowman in the archive at (269) 671-5089

The Gilmore will accept Visa, MasterCard or Check for payment

Paypal too!  Send the information by email along with your shipping address to the Gilmore Museum website at then proceed to the “make a payment via PayPal” button to

Michael Pincus build sheet for recent purchase

Unfortunately build sheets are not available for pre 1963 Checkers like this 1923 Model H on display at The Gilmore Museum  photo by Joe Fay