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« on: October 03, 2006, 04:46:09 PM »

Does anyone know how many camaros were Produced in California for the 1969 production year. I have a z28 (124379L502362). I rarely see VINs with the "L" code. Was there any specific reason why cars were produced there as opposed to Norwood?
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 05:40:19 PM »

Here's an article on that subject.  http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#HowMany  (31163 Van Nuys Camaros in 69)
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 10:55:12 AM »

Van Nuys produced Camaros. Firebirds, and full-size cars, South Gate produced full-size cars, and Fremont produced mid-size cars and trucks; those plants supplied the west coast regions in order to avoid the freight penalties for shipping cars from the midwest and east to the west coast dealers. Eventually the fixed costs of running those plants and the increasing in-bound freight cost for the parts from the midwest and east exceeded the freight penalty for fully-assembled cars, and Van Nuys and South Gate were closed. Fremont was converted to NUMMI (the GM/Toyota joint venture), and it's the only assembly plant still operating in California. Ford and Chrysler also had California assembly plants in the 60's for the same reason, and they were also closed, for the same reasons.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2006, 11:56:18 AM »

Thank you for the responses. As a follow up question, do you know how this plant is represented on the window sticker's Final Assembly Point? For example did it say:"Van Nuys, California" or "Los Angeles, CA", etc. I have been looking for samples, but again, there are so few around.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2006, 02:49:51 PM »

Los Angeles, Calif
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006, 08:46:01 PM »

Mine is VIN #124379L505424.

Does yours have a short spoiler in the rear?

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