Author Topic: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016  (Read 16127 times)

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2015, 03:16:54 PM »
Save yourself the skepticism, and enjoy the best color produced.... ;)
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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2015, 03:38:47 PM »
I'm an 11C with N540222. But I couldn't find any EO paint overspray on mine, my dreams of an early retirement are dashed.

You have to look under the door glass weatherstrip attached to the roof..  or get an expert to do that for ya?? :)
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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2015, 04:20:37 PM »
So this is a fairly early car Kurt....  Thanks for that.  It was probably listed I just didn't pay attention.

Likely built on or about 21 November 1968... so the AD wheels would be correct.

Good info.  Mines a 12D car but has YH wheels on it.  I wonder when that change over occurred?

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2015, 04:56:06 PM »
Mid-late Dec is the date range for the change. What are the dates on the wheels?

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2015, 07:55:25 PM »
If it's any help William I'll dig them back down and see if I can't clean up that area better to read a date.  Since we are going to daily drive this thing for while, I removed them from the car for safe keeping and tossed the new tires on some FW's to drive on.

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2015, 09:41:07 PM »
The current Mecum pictures make the car look more purple than the other pictures i have seen of the car and of other Evening Orchid Impalas I have seen in person. Anyone else notice that?

Previous auction pictures:

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/PA0715-224801/0/1969-Chevrolet-Camaro-Z28/4-Speed/


I see they also omitted the letter from the original purchaser where he told of how his wife was very disappointed when she saw the car and hated the Evening Orchid color. She wanted more like Plum Crazy purple. I have to agree with the wife. Not the best color for this car.

Imagine the estimated value of a Plum Crazy special order!

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2015, 10:58:58 PM »
William,
I checked one wheel.  It appears to be K18 12.  On the other side of the stem it's harder to read but it's either 11 or 17, then the YH code.  I don't know if the others match or not as far as the date goes but they all have a YH stamp, I'll have to investigate that further.  Only have 4, there hasn't been a spare with this car since I've had it.

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2015, 11:00:46 PM »
The current Mecum pictures make the car look more purple than the other pictures i have seen of the car and of other Evening Orchid Impalas I have seen in person. Anyone else notice that?

Previous auction pictures:

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/PA0715-224801/0/1969-Chevrolet-Camaro-Z28/4-Speed/


I see they also omitted the letter from the original purchaser where he told of how his wife was very disappointed when she saw the car and hated the Evening Orchid color. She wanted more like Plum Crazy purple. I have to agree with the wife. Not the best color for this car.

Imagine the estimated value of a Plum Crazy special order!
Would look better with some black stripes to break it up, and would work better with the vinyl top too.

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2015, 03:20:02 AM »

Imagine the estimated value of a Plum Crazy special order!

I also thought the applied EO color on the Z28 seemed a little brighter or more intense than I remember..  I suspect that can be attributed to the use of base/clear urethane paints and new formulas compared to the original lacquers.. that seems to happen with a lot of colors nowadays.

Having owned a Plum Crazy (Statutory Grape?) Challenger RT/SE in 1970...  I have to say I'd rather try the EO than the plum crazy.. :)  on the Z28..    As I understand GM's application for 'special paints' back then, the color chosen would have had to come from another GM color.
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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2015, 04:23:45 AM »
Didn't special colors also have to be from the same year too?
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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2015, 03:43:51 PM »
Perhaps you're not aware. Several years ago this car produced one of the most contentious debates on record. People were suspended and banned because of insulting personal comments directed at those that saw it prior to restoration. Really got ugly.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2015, 05:25:25 PM »
William,
I checked one wheel.  It appears to be K18 12.  On the other side of the stem it's harder to read but it's either 11 or 17, then the YH code.  I don't know if the others match or not as far as the date goes but they all have a YH stamp, I'll have to investigate that further.  Only have 4, there hasn't been a spare with this car since I've had it.

One problem with nailing the YH implementation date is there were few Z/28s built late in December. Your wheels have known dates and are likely OE. We now have a level of confidence that 12D Norwood cars did have YH wheels. A bit later at Van Nuys.

Thanks much!
« Last Edit: December 17, 2015, 10:08:16 PM by william »

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2015, 08:16:05 PM »
So it would appear to me that there weren't many Camaros produced with a 12D tag. Am I correct?
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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2015, 10:09:44 PM »
Doesn't appear to be the case. Chevy published the last VIN produced for each month, works out to just over 18,000 cars built in December 1968. The plant was closed the 24th & 25th of course but may have worked a couple of Saturdays. Works out to almost exactly 912 cars per day, the known plant capacity. For whatever reason, not many 12D in our db. Even stranger: 12E.

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Re: EO Z28 at Mecum Kissimmee 2016
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2015, 10:41:08 PM »
Doesn't appear to be the case. Chevy published the last VIN produced for each month, works out to just over 18,000 cars built in December 1968. The plant was closed the 24th & 25th of course but may have worked a couple of Saturdays. Works out to almost exactly 912 cars per day, the known plant capacity. For whatever reason, not many 12D in our db. Even stranger: 12E.

I wasn't aware there aren't many 12D cars in the data base.  If you like William, PM an email to me and I'll send you a pic of the data plate and type the vin with it.  I'm sure it's not in the data base, it's been sitting nearly 30 years dormant.  Shucks when I registered it last week the DMV told me it was purged from the system, haven't had it registered since 87.   Maybe from the tag date and the vin, could you possibly hone in on a day the car would have been produced (roughly)?

Why would there be few Z28's built late in December?