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Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...yet another carefully worded ad
« on: February 05, 2017, 04:50:07 PM »

Some wordsmithery here. It's a "...correct stamped VIN# and DZ-302 V8." Well, sort of. Could have made a better guess on the date.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro tag
« on: February 01, 2017, 04:34:40 PM »

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: January 31, 2017, 03:55:44 AM »

Ad states: "Original Window Sticker included!"

VIN is 124379L502362; built in Van Nuys CA and shipped 2,800 miles to NY. Charge was $49. Might have made more sense to build it at Norwood, 677 miles from the dealer but what do I know. Couldn't even list the option codes in alphabetical order.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor..whoopsie
« on: January 27, 2017, 02:03:02 AM »

Ad states "...the trim tag (X22D80) on the car is correct per the person he bought the car from (believe it or not)."

One vote for not.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad again
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:21:40 PM »

It's a Z10 being advertised as having a "period-correct" 396 engine and M21 4-speed. While there is no mention of paperwork, an obviously reproduction window sticker [plenty of errors] is in the photo array and lists an L34 350hp 396 and M21 trans.

There is no claim in the ad this is an original 396 Z10. Assume at your own risk. 

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...huh?
« on: January 07, 2017, 06:20:23 PM »

Body tag looks new to me. Non-original engine, non-original paint & trim. No mention of trans or axle.

Proceed with caution.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...check those tags
« on: December 31, 2016, 04:38:51 PM »


Dash top has been replaced with the poor repro part so the VIN tag has been out. Pic of the body tag is fuzzy but I see enough to wonder about it.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat is missing 'recreation'.
« on: December 30, 2016, 10:06:39 PM »

Ad lists VIN [twice] as 123679N662819. That is a six cylinder VIN. Car cannot be an original SS as stated.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another tag mismatch
« on: December 03, 2016, 05:15:54 PM »

Has an 11C Van Nuys body tag but ad lists a Norwood VIN 124379N521236. Body tag looks undisturbed so the VIN tag and stampings need to be verified.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor..block stamp
« on: November 11, 2016, 07:54:03 PM »

Looks convincing but is very different in appearance than a known original V1205DZ stamping.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...yet another tag mismatch
« on: October 21, 2016, 02:17:17 PM »

VIN is listed as 124379N697129; that VIN would have been final assembled on or about October 9, 1969. Car appears to have an 04C body tag; hard to read in the photos. Only X33 is on the tag; by October '69 Z/28s also had D80. Ad text states the engine is dated V0408DZ with a 9C4 480 distributor. Car came from a recent auction.

One or both tags may not be original to the car. Needs to be verified.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...yet another repro tag
« on: October 01, 2016, 05:53:28 PM »

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another tag mismatch
« on: September 28, 2016, 11:19:47 PM »

Has a September '69 body tag [09C] VIN tag is 124379N542215. That VIN would have been final-assembled on or about November 14, 1968.

One or both tags are not original to the car.

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