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1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 documentation list - updated 1/19/2011
« on: February 04, 2011, 02:15:53 AM »
Are these partial vin numbers missing a digit...I thought the partial vin # had 9 numbers and letters..What am I missing..?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Car Vin# and Cowl Tag Info
« on: February 03, 2011, 12:39:37 AM »
I'm hoping to be able to find that out tomorrow...


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Car Vin# and Cowl Tag Info
« on: February 02, 2011, 12:46:19 AM »
Not that is matters, but here is how I came up with 652...End of Feb. Vin.# 607164 minus the car vin number 606512 = # 652  from the last week..And you are correct 17444/4=4361 car/week...

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Car Vin# and Cowl Tag Info
« on: February 01, 2011, 02:23:27 AM »
I used the end of Jan. month vin numbers 589720 and the end of Feb vin number 607164 and ran the numbes from there,,,Let me know if this is the wrong way of doing this...I got the numbers from the production vin code list post on the home page..


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Car Vin# and Cowl Tag Info
« on: February 01, 2011, 02:02:16 AM »
Thanks guys..This has been fun...I found out a lot tonight...By this car being built the last week of Feb. I should buy it for my wife since her birthday is Feb. 25th ...Do you think this will help sell her on the deal...This car is one of 652 cars built the last week of Feb. 1969..

This there anywhere I can apply the vin # to see what dealership this car was sold to..If not, maybe our DMV will have some of this info...


Decoding/Numbers / Car Vin# and Cowl Tag Info
« on: January 31, 2011, 11:46:46 PM »
I have a car vin # and cowl tag info and I would like someone to help finding out about this car. Or, can someone point out to me the next steps involved or direct me where to start searching for details on a car like this ..

Cowl Tag:
ST69    12437    NOR   265209  BDY
TR712                                     72
02D                                        X33

Vin.# 124379N606512


General Discussion / Re: Barrett-Jackson, The Correction Factor
« on: January 29, 2011, 01:50:44 PM »
Recently, I started looking at the 69 z28's..A car that I could not afford when I was a teenagers, but like many others still admire and want. Several weeks ago, I looked at a really nice 69 z and based on what I've seen so far this is the nicest car I have looked at...Right then and there I wanted it..

Like many others, I convinced myself (without asking ) and assumed that for someone to spend the kind of money that it takes to do a car right the car had to be fully documented, but not so...This car was rebuilt  (1) for the love of the car, (2) as close as possible to the real thing and (3) done without misleading anyone...I mislead myself in assuming it was fully documented. Again, like I'm sure others have done when they see the car they want...

I still want the car, but my business sense tells me to pass, my male ego tells me Oh !! go ahead its what you want...Then reality  kicks in and I asked the question we all asked ourselves..Will I be able to get my money back or most of it in a few years, especially if I don't drive it and just show it as the beauty that it is...

When it comes to classic car in this price range..I'm in tough place and not sure which way to go...At least if  I do decide to buy the car, it will be done knowing that the car is not an all original matching numbers car, and I will have no one to blame but myself..


General Discussion / Re: Barrett-Jackson, The Correction Factor
« on: January 29, 2011, 01:49:53 AM »
So what does this mean for the average guy trying to sell or buy an above average 67,68 or 69 z/28 car these days start between $60 to $70k or less...Since it seems to be a buyers market with most things these days I'm not sure it will hold true for all models..Nor does it mean you'll get good deal either.  Over the past three weeks not any of the nice 69 z28's listed on e-bay, got bids greater than $55k that I recall...This kinda tell me where the market seem to be at....Will owner sell or just sit on their cars....

So how does one know where to start when the seller wants a lot for a car...What rule of thumb does someone use these days to buy a car, make the low ball offer, send it up the flag pole and see that happens...

That seem to be disrespectful to the guy that has a very nice car..If I were buying I would not want to spend anymore than I would have to, but I would not want to insult a seller either...Never a good way to make friends...

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Where Should I Start
« on: January 22, 2011, 01:16:36 AM »
These are the kinds of question I need..I'm sure my friend knows who he bought the car from since he has a title, but that person is the one that is no where to be found now...I did speak to the restoration shop and they are willing to help where they can...I will request this information from the current owner and get back to you once I have more information. !!!!


Decoding/Numbers / Where Should I Start
« on: January 22, 2011, 12:21:44 AM »
I'm going to help a friend of mine try and find out the history behind his recently restored RS 1969 Z/28 camaro..We know the car was an original North Carolina car with about 44,000 (something) original miles and the first and last owners are no where to be found yet. 

I have asked to current owner to send me the vehicle vin # and I will start with NCDMV to see if that gets me anywhere,,,

I would appreciate guidance in the right directions to save some wasted effort since this guy lives 3 hours from me..Plus I would not do it he was not such a nice guy...I'm thinking these steps for now..
- First - Vehicle vin #
- Second - Car Tag Info.
- Third - Post car tag information on CRG..
- Fouth -
- Fifth -

Any thought or ideas would be appreciated.

General Discussion / Re: Engine value to Z28 owner
« on: January 21, 2011, 12:07:55 AM »
Hello!!! I'm new to this site and not trying to hi-jack this post, but after reading these responses I was wondering what real $$$ loss value is there to a car that has been restored using another 302 block or restamped numbers during the restorations process...A loss greater than $1,000 to $5,000 or more than..


General Discussion / Best Selling Paint Color on a 1969 Z/28
« on: January 18, 2011, 02:25:26 AM »
What paint color for a 1969 Z/28 would you say sells the best,,,Dover White, Lemans Blue, Hugger Orange, w/White Strips. w/Black Stripes, Garnnet Red, Black, Yellow, Green, Rally Green, Burnish Brown, ect...?

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