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Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: June 26, 2017, 04:52:32 PM »


Another repro window sticker presented as real. Looks convincing but has several clumsy errors.



From the ad:

MATCHING # DZ 302,  FRESH 500 MILES   BACK BLOCK: 3970010  COWL READS: 9N604072
FRONT STAMP PAD READS: 19N604072     V1015DZ

N604072 was final-assembled on or about Monday, Feb 24, 1969. The '010' block entered production early April 1969 so the engine was assembled October 15, 1969. That's 233 days after the car was built. The VIN wouldn't be on the pad; the real one would be on the side of the block.

Implied but not stated. Not the original engine.


I'd say the games have already begun.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...maybe playing possum?
« on: May 25, 2017, 01:28:09 PM »


Now up for sale is this beautiful 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 375 HP V8 Automatic show car in outstanding condition throughout!  This is a true RS/SS and to the best of our knowledge is a numbers matching original. 

This is an original RS/SS but we are not repping this as a Numbers Matching car although we believe it is.

Itsí original Holley Four Barrel Carb is included in the sale...

Car has factory A/C so no 375 hp engine. It was entered in the CRG db in 2002; was an L65/M38 at that time.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: May 18, 2017, 08:56:36 PM »

Signage claims original window sticker. A bud sent pics; it's a repro.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another tag mismatch
« on: May 12, 2017, 12:09:30 PM »


VIN puts final assembly on or about October 11, 1968. Body tag is from a car built late September 1969. Based on the ugly rivets, the body tag has been off the car. Better verify the hidden VINs.



Window sticker is a poor repro. CBC 'copy' is a joke. Sure like to see a better pic of the body tag.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...yet another repro tag
« on: April 29, 2017, 01:35:09 AM »

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: April 27, 2017, 01:24:51 AM »

It's back! 124379N680287. Title & tags were sold on ebay years ago.

Window sticker is an obvious fake, one of the worst I've seen. N680287 was final-assembled on or about Sep 4, 1969 but the sticker lists two options dropped well prior. NC8 was discontinued May 19th; N66 January 2nd. Power front disc brakes were standard on Camaro SS, never listed on factory docs. Several other errors on it.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...forget something?
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:06:17 PM »

Sold for $88,000 at B-J FL a few weeks ago. The auction description mentions [twice] a "...restamped restoration engine" based on a CHP inspection. The ebay ad states: 100% NUMBERS MATCHING DRIVE TRAIN, 302-290 HP "DZ" ENGINE.

You be the judge.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro tag
« on: April 25, 2017, 05:38:11 PM »


I saw this car December 1999 at Friendship Motors in WI. At that time the body tag data was 59 S 723 X11.

It's come a long way.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: April 21, 2017, 06:07:09 PM »

From the ad: "...original window sticker." Not.

Also, call BS on the engine stamp.


Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: April 12, 2017, 02:12:21 PM »

It's back. The car Chevy built in Los Angeles and shipped to New York [2,839 miles] for 49 bucks.


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