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« on: February 22, 2014, 09:40:32 AM »

  I came across this on eBay (  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-PACESETTER-1967-camaro-pacesetter-ss-rs-convertible-frame-off-resto-396-c-i-rare-/321330484032?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4ad0ca1340&item=321330484032&pt=US_Cars_Trucks ) and noticed two things about the car.

1- Trim Tag - the area where the interior color code is stamped has the character embossed above to what looks between the letters B&O (in BODY) so the left margin placement for that code is way off when compared to others of that date period. I can't see it clearly due to the small posted image but it looks like the seller has all the embossed characters cleaned of paint to stand out.

2- The VIN listed as N155815 (the engine is said to be stamped N15581 but that can be an ad error) seems too early a sequence for a 05D car. My 05B NOR is N218XXX so the Pacesetter VIN sequence period doesn't look right if cars were issued VIN's sequentially.

  The trim tag interior color position stamping warrants closer inspection but were Pacesetter cars assigned VIN numbers differently to cause an earlier VIN to be in a later body build?

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 10:26:34 AM »

That VIN does seem early. My 02E NOR L-35 is  7N185XXX    Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 11:09:09 AM »

Here's engine stamp.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 11:18:11 AM »

 That sure looks like a re-stamp pad to me especially the T sequence which looks to start even with T0 and curves upwards. I haven't seen pad misalignment that bad before on BB's for 67

Thanks for posting that pic, Vince. Between the VIN vs. date sequence gap, the misplaced interior paint code on the trim tag and the obvious engine pad re-stamp.......

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 11:19:54 AM »

Trim tag
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 11:25:54 AM »

This car has been discussed before.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11345.0
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 11:27:50 AM »

 This tag in interesting....
The interior code 'R' is misplaced relative to a normal left margin for that period and the body number N158382 looks to be off for the few 05D tags I have pictures of which are in the N125XXX range.
Unless someone can state otherwise that Pacesetter cars were stamped on a different addressograph, then this is an obvious misrepresentation.

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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 11:29:14 AM »

This car has been discussed before.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11345.0


HA!  and I even replied to that one too :-) I should have done a search before starting this thread!

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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 01:24:44 PM »

Here's engine stamp.

Notice how the core plug in the head right above the engine code has been ground to allow access/clearance for the gang stamp holder - I've seen this before. Might be a good explanation of why the stamp line is curved -

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2014, 02:27:58 PM »

124667N155815
The Pacesetter sale was 'special savings on these': bigger L6, dlx st wheel, wheel covers, bumper guards, etc. *All* pacesetters were L6 cars.
Fake tag
Fake POP
Restamped block.
Not a bad looking car, too bad they added the spoilers...
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2014, 12:42:11 PM »

This is the text of the pacesetter announcement:

"For Release: IMMEDIATELY
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"DETROIT -- Chevrolet and its dealers are launching a nationwide Camaro Pacesetter sales campaign this month to mark the selection of the Camaro as pace car for this year's Indianapolis 500 race on Memorial Day.
 
"The campaign, running through June, will feature specially equipped Camaros and Fleetside pickup trucks at special savings. There will be special advertising support in the various media, including large newspaper ads, network television and radio plus spot radio and TV and dealer merchandising and promotional material.
"During the Pacesetter event, Camaro buyers can get the special hood stripe and floor-mounted shift for three-speed transmission at no extra cost with special savings also available on Powerglide automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes.
 
"Also offered is a half-ton Fleetside pickup truck with special savings when equipped with some of the most popular options and accessories. These include custom appearance items, pushbutton radio, a larger capacity six-cylinder engine and heavy-duty suspension.
 "4 -- 10 -- 67"

Just to be clear the "pacesetter promotion" had nothing to do with the production of any of the 67 pace cars, although dealers are known to have ordered white convertibles with deluxe blue interiors to try and cash in on the pace cars used at the track.
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2014, 01:30:09 PM »

Mark was the L6 mandatory for the truck and the Camaro?
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2014, 05:48:59 PM »

Here's a link to the Pacesetter TV Commercial;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNBpX29Qtn0
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2014, 06:32:56 PM »

*All* pacesetters were L6 cars.
I think that's true of trucks too.
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2014, 10:24:52 PM »

124677N155815

NOR 158332

Sold by elitecards on ebay Oct 13, 2013 for $45,100

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