I'm the new owner of this '69 Camaro being discussed. So, here's the whole story from when I bought it a couple of months ago to right now. I bought the car and it came with a ton of parts (intakes, several sets of heads, extra 80's block, several cranks, water pumps, starters, rears, etc...). I saw the x55 cowl tag, period correct 4 bolt main block, matching number muncie trans, dual exhaust hanger holes on driver side, 12 bolt in it, Hugger orange factory over sprays, and believed it to be a true Hugger Orange 350 4 speed SS.
I put it up for sale on eBay, and advertised it as a '69 x55. Someone made an offer, and I accepted it. We started communication, and set a day for pick up. No money was exchanged. I started to organize some of the parts for pick up, and noticed that the engine had a serial number on it once I really cleaned and scraped off the engine pad. That's when I also saw the DZ code. I then went to reinspect the vin, and cowl tag. I took off the cowl a noticed that the hidden vin matched, but the cowl tag didn't seem to be fastened correctly. I informed the buyer of that, and asked to terminate the sale because I didn't feel comfortable selling this car as a true x55. I have a 100 % positive feedback, & don't want to risk my reputation or misrepresent something to a buyer. After that I went thru the parts: I've found z heads, z intake, x77 tag, and the x7 on the rear seat bulk head. I took out the seats to search for a build sheet and that's when I noticed the bulk head, and looked up its meaning online. That's throwing me for a loop.
Then Danny contacted me and accused me of having some big balls for advertising this car in 2008 as a z28 and now as a SS. Once he explained the 2008 listing and I informed him of my recent purchase we had an understanding that I wasn't trying to misrepresent this '69. We then opened communication for him to help me try and decipher what I had. I sent photos and opened up a conversation. I didn't realize he was posting our conversation until I stumbled onto this thread today, while I was looking for this 2008 ad he mentioned. It doesn't bother me that he made this a public discussion because I'm a pretty forthright person, but he could of informed me so that you people could have heard my questions directly from me. Either way, I appreciate his help and those of you who we're answering my questions thru him.
I checked the hidden spots (cowl & heater box) Danny mentioned. I also re inspected the vin tag, and feel comfortable that I have a legit matching vin tag, cowl hidden vin, heater hidden vin, and title.
I'm scheduled to meet with the family who sold me the Camaro and parts later this week. I don't think they'll be able to clarify anything for me, unless the give me a Protecto plate and original dealership bill of sale LOL! Not sure if it's a x55 or x77, but at this point I know it's a 69 Hugger Orange V8 4 speed with a 12 bolt posi. How can I not put a 1st Gen Camaro like that back on the road!
Sorry for the extremely long post, but I just wanted to get the full story out there. Thank you to Danny and those of you who have provided me information on my quest. If anyone has any other information or knowledge to help, please contact me.