also Kurt says he noted years ago that it had the original vin stamped block. How many years ago did you own it? How many years ago did Kurt observe an original stamped block???
I owned the car in 2008. This dealer has had this car for some time now. When they first put it on the market I emailed them and told them it wasn't confirmed as a numbers car. Here is the email and their response.
From: lcmc To: rkmotorscharlotte Subject: Other: lcmc sent a message about Chevrolet : Camaro Z/28 #280910431438 Sent Date: Jun-28-12 21:57:42 PDT
I owned that car a few years ago. Jerry McNeish did an inspection on the car to verify numbers matching. The car is early enough that it should have had the VIN on the engine pad and also no numbers were on the engine near the oil filter like there are now. Just wanted to make you aware that since I sold the car that someone has stamped numbers there. There are lots of restamped cars out there now. I know of one in my area bought by a dealer at a Mecum Auction that is totally fake with restamping and repro trim tag. He now has to take things to court. I can verify that the car you have is real but can't be guaranteed to have the original engine. If I were you I would find out who stamped the engine because you may end up being sued if someone buys it and finds out it has been stamped recently.
When you say you owned the car a few years ago, was that before or after it was restored by RK Collection in Concord, NC?
Now why would they reply asking me that? They restored the car and still have it. My email to them was on June 28 2012. Look at the date of the inspection they had done. Looks to me like Aug. 8 2012. So once I called them out on it they had Jerry do a new inspection.