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« on: December 15, 2012, 01:51:13 AM »
    i have a 68 camaro ,red car ,red interior and a blue convertible top, power top,power windows, tick toc tack,tilt wheel, gauges ,even a what looks like a dealer installed cruz control,
can someone tell me is this a one off color option or are there others like tis out there and how an i tell if this is a SS 350 ? and can i tell from the vin numbers?

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 06:56:38 PM »
  i read some were there was spacial order cars in 68 like parade cars , fire chef cars , could this even be a display model ?

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 07:16:11 PM »
  i just found a camaro, 68 vert  ,this car has a strange color option (red,red and blue top) the vin is pop 8n434648 ,any info on this vin?
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 08:22:58 PM »
Yes, the car is in the DB from February of 2010. Can you send me a picture of the POP? I'd like to add it. The POP will also tell you what engine, transmission, axle, options, etc... originally came with the car, so post it and we can tell you if it was a 350 or not. The db says that it is, but the original engine is gone.

And yours is the only car in the db with that combination.

Thanks
Ed

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 01:00:18 AM »
  here is a copy of the pop for the 68 camaro in question

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 01:09:17 AM »
 That's a title and doesn't tell much. POP is Protect-O-Plate that lists what the car came with.

Mike
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 11:54:47 PM »
   ok ,well i never got a protector plate with the car,is there any way to find the right one or any suggestions ?   

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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 01:06:15 AM »
   here is what i thought was my pop plate on my 69 camaro, if it is were is the pop number listed?

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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 01:10:24 AM »
The steel plate for the '69 is your Protect-O-Plate. You will have to de-code it like the trim tag. It will tell you exactly what your car was equipped with from the factory. On '68 model without P-O-P, paper work or original drive train you are just about out of any luck knowing what it actually was. Sure you have traces of possibilities as to what it might have been but that's all; possibilities.
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'69 SS 350/4 speed  Fathom Green--POP

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 01:25:21 AM »
   ok thanks ,, is there info listed for decoding my 69 pop that i can check out  ?

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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 01:30:30 AM »
   can i ask Ed Bertrand ,,   you said the car is in the data base  ? how did you determine that it was?  and that it was the only color ?

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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 02:17:54 AM »
   ok thanks ,, is there info listed for decoding my 69 pop that i can check out  ?

Here it is. It's a little confusing to start with but just study it, read and re-read. The information is printed/stamped into the steel backward so it will be beneficial if you held it up to a mirror and wrote the information down on paper.

http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#POPCodes

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 02:39:30 AM »
I knew I had seen your car somewhere. Here''s an old thread across the street about "patriot" camaro and your trim tag is in it.

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169356&highlight=patriot+red+white+blue

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 04:24:16 PM »
   thanks ,yes it was .hmmmmm a patriot camaro ? im from grand rapids mi and thats near were i bought the car so im contacting one of the sales people that have been with Berger Chevrolet for a long time to see if he knows any of such a special order car ? I thing  Berger had started ther performance (copo) shop back in 68 with lots of special order camaro's   

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2012, 12:57:26 AM »
   darn no luck with Ed Berger ether ,he was the owner and the one dealing with special order camaros in 68 at Berger Chevrolet , says he never heard of a red and blue or patriot camaros  :(