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Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro body tag
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:25:02 PM »

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...block stamp
« on: January 09, 2020, 03:51:04 AM »


From the ad:

Original matching #s Motor...

Pad stamp does not compare with other November 1968 stamps.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:35:03 PM »


From the ad:


Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...a mess
« on: December 11, 2019, 05:42:01 PM »

124379N582270 [listed incorrectly in the ad]

Car was final-assembled on or about January 20, 1969. Consignor states the engine is "...original to this car." Consignee seems to know better.

It's an 010 block casting that was introduced to production early April, 1969.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...interesting but a mess
« on: November 29, 2019, 04:04:15 PM »


From the ad:

This Z/28 Camaro is Powered by the Original Z/28 DZ302 Motor that was highly desired for it's high revving motor and racing heritage!

Car was final-assembled on or about July 10,1969. Engine was built December 17, 1968. Not the original engine.

Car is one of very few Z/28s built as a two-tone: Olympic Gold w/Dover White top. But the 'restoration' is a train wreck; more show car than resto.

No reserve so might be a viable project.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat is missing 'clone'
« on: November 27, 2019, 11:32:28 PM »

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro tag
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:56:57 AM »


04C build with an X33D80 body tag. Be sure to check out the diverter valve stamping.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...tag swap?
« on: October 19, 2019, 03:53:41 PM »


That VIN was final-assembled on or about January 23, 1969. Body tag has a 10C date; third week October, 1968. One or both tags are not original to the car. In addition, the evaporator housing does not appear correct for a 396.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro tag?
« on: September 30, 2019, 02:02:57 PM »


There is no pic of the body tag [or anything else of importance] but seller lists the data:

71 71 713 05A X33D80

The car is clearly Dusk blue. However, if the other data is accurate it is a repro body tag.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: September 27, 2019, 03:36:41 PM »

Great looking car but the text description creates significant questions about its provenance. They list two VINs: 124379N622989 and 124379N594513. 

N594513 was final-assembled on or about February 10, 1969. They list body tag data [no pic] as having an 03D date; 4th week of March, 1969. If that is the VIN on the dash, one or both tags are not original to the car or the body tag is repro with an incorrect date.

N622989 was final-assembled on or about March 31, 1969. If that is the VIN on the dash, the body tag could be original.

They list X55 on the body tag. That is the code for an SS350 w/o style trim, meaning it was not built as an RS. They also list 711 as the interior code. That’s the black standard interior; the car has a black custom interior.

They make this [and other] statements insinuating this is a restoration to original condition.

"Over the years, we have seen a large number of Camaro’s, many of which have been significantly modified or altered.  This example is unique in that every effort has been made in the meticulous, comprehensive “Nut & Bolt” restoration to maintain the original configuration of the RS/SS.  It is highly unusual that we see an example that has the original CA. emissions equipment, proper exhaust & manifold, carburetion, Bias Ply tires, and a host of other factory equipment.  The cars VIN # and trim tag support its production as a desirable RS/SS and the cars engine number confirms the date codes and verifies it as an original, “numbers matching” engine, and  factory produced 4-speed transmission. The Camaro is also fitted with a host of other options that improve its drivability, appearance and comfort."

It is in fact, “significantly modified or altered. “ Engine bay is a mess of incorrect parts.

The ad lists equipment not seen in the photos [N34 steering wheel, 140 speedo]. It has N66 wheels that were dropped as an option long before it was built.

Sharp car, beautifully photographed listing.  Very misleading description.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro tag?
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:47:53 PM »


From the ad:

Real X22 Camaro
*We Are Nice To Deal With And Negotiable*
Real Factory X22 Camaro
True RS/SS 396 Car

Another tag with an error.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro tag
« on: September 24, 2019, 01:25:09 PM »


Another one that doesn't matter much. But, the seller lists tag info in the ad.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
1969 Chevrolet Camaro x33 pro street car

The error on the tag makes this one easy.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro tag?
« on: September 21, 2019, 12:01:17 AM »


It's a resto-mod with an LS3/5-speed so not much of a factor. But the seller mentions the tag in the ad.

X22 SS396 Car (Per Trim Tag)

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