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General Discussion / Where Do I Start to Authenticate My New 68 SS?
« on: September 25, 2023, 03:11:11 PM »
Hi everyone!  My name is Michelle and I'm a new 1st gen Camaro owner, as well as new to this site.  I bought my lifelong dream car last month, a Butternut Yellow, 1968 Camaro 396 SS/RS and I've done much research, but I am looking to definitively authenticate the fact that it is an original SS.  The car has a 396, but not matching numbers.  The transmission, a TH400, is also not original to the car (came out of a 1969 Camaro).  The car originally came with a 4 speed, I believe (based on evidence looking under the car and the fact that my car has a small manual transmission brake pedal).  The rear end, a 12 bolt posi with 331 gears, is however, original to the car.  Through my research, I've learned that without the matching number engine in a 1968, it is very hard to authenticate an SS as the body trim tag does not indicate an SS trim code.  I have a lot of evidence to suggest that the car IS an original SS, but I'm looking for the "smoking gun" evidence so to speak.  I've considered getting a Jerry MacNeisch report, but I don't think it's worth it as the car does not have a matching number engine.  Other than the engine and trans, the car is almost all original, down to the original rear quarterpanels.  Any help or advice on authenticating my 68 SS would be greatly appreciated.  Also, I apologize in advance if this topic has already been covered in another thread, I couldn't find it.  If there is another thread addressing this exact topic, please share it with me.  Thanks!!

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