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« on: April 22, 2014, 01:33:23 AM »

   I have found a 1968 Camaro behind a house and the owner is ready to sell. I would like to know if anyone could give me info using these vin numbers. VIN 124376N3B1579   The number 6 may or may not be that number. could not get a good look at them. Will be going to look at it tomorrow with the person that found it. Would be nice if this turned out to be an original ss or something special.

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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 01:37:28 AM »
124378N381579 would be the vin to a Norwood built V8 68 sport coupe. The vin will only tell if it is V8 or 6cyl coupe or vert and the assembly plant. 
 I hope this helps & good luck..

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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 01:51:23 AM »
Since the '68's are so hard to document (unlike the 7's and 9's, no cowl tag coded info to go by), look at rear end numbers (passenger side axle tube, front side), 10 or 12 bolt, number of leaf springs, auto or std. trans, size and number of gas lines, presence or absence of right side tailpipe mounting bracket in the rear wheel opening. Barring original paperwork or documentation, there is no cut and dried (or exact) way to pinpoint what this car is, or was.

Who knows, maybe it's a Yenko, or a Nickey, or a Dana, or a Baldwin Motion ? That's the fun of it, finding and researching. Maybe it will be one of the really rare ones. In any case, good luck and good hunting. Let us know what you find out, or discover. Most all of us will be glad to try and sort it out.

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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 02:09:07 AM »

 Thank you for the help. That would be something if it was a rare find. Ill let you know what we find out.

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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 01:05:09 AM »

   
More numbers  These are from the tag on the fire wall.  S T 68-12437   nor 81729    lower on the tag It reads    T R 712       U2

The car has manual brakes drum on all four. Has an ss hood but not much else to go on. Automatic tranny. That's about it.  Can these numbers be identified. Thanks

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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 01:34:46 AM »
TR-712=standard black interior, U2,   U=La mans blue    2-=black vinyl top. By far the best combo ever produced. If the car was built before April 68 it could still be a SS with drum brakes. Any question about numbers is fully spelled out on this site, check all the little boxes on the top of the home page.
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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 01:36:56 AM »

   . Automatic tranny.

Could you tell what kind of trans? 2 or 3 speed? TH400 could possibly indicate a SS Big Block car.There are so many things to check that may be definitive of what car is or was with TT #'s being somewhat useless as stated on a 68
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 02:04:35 AM »
Heater core box/cover ? Pic of that (if it's an original) would point at small or big block depending on where the hose outlets are located -

I agree with the color combo - Le Mans is my favorite 68/9 color (for all you H.O. gurus !)

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014, 12:27:45 PM »
 I am told that the car  came with a 350 with a 2 speed power glide. Could it still be a ss car with that set up. The car is sitting on horse crap right now once we pull it out will be able to do some more research. Thanks for posting I will keep looking deeper in to this car.

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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014, 12:41:26 PM »
Heater core box/cover ? Pic of that (if it's an original) would point at small or big block depending on where the hose outlets are located -

I agree with the color combo - Le Mans is my favorite 68/9 color (for all you H.O. gurus !)

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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2014, 03:17:04 AM »
10 or 12 bolt axle?
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Re: vin numbers
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2014, 09:29:25 PM »

  I will post more info when I get some. Right now it still blocked in by a mountain of horse crap. Still have to cut stump down to pull it out.