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What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:15:59 PM »
Hello All
  I aware early 68 Z's are pretty scarce but I have never seen any numbers or registry of sort showing the earliest VIN for a 68.  Does something like exist?  I've had a 4th week of December car since the early 80's that has been sitting since 1976.   I would call it a wounded survivor but I do have the original block and most all of the engine along with the rear end.  It does have the original Fathom Blue paint, 719 interior with a fold down rear seat.  My goal for this year is to finally begin putting it back together.

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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 09:15:01 PM »
Nothing exists out open on the web as far as I know.

For 1968, there were likely Z28s built from very early in the model year.  But yes production increased greatly toward the end of the model year.
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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 10:09:12 PM »
Hello All
  I aware early 68 Z's are pretty scarce but I have never seen any numbers or registry of sort showing the earliest VIN for a 68.  Does something like exist?  I've had a 4th week of December car since the early 80's that has been sitting since 1976.   I would call it a wounded survivor but I do have the original block and most all of the engine along with the rear end.  It does have the original Fathom Blue paint, 719 interior with a fold down rear seat.  My goal for this year is to finally begin putting it back together.

Welcome aboard and sent you a PM (personal message). On Team Camaro we were trying to list 68 Z's that members had and you can see here early ones are not too dominant. Let's add yours to the mix. http://www.camaros.net/forums/15-tag-team/182224-how-many-members-have-68-z-28-a-15.html
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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 12:59:22 AM »
awesome!!!!   thought I would add my car is a Norwood car.   I'm glad I discovered you guys today.  I look forward to hopefully contributing a little to the cause while expanding my current knowledge. 

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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 05:02:15 AM »
I am sure it's been covered here before but when did they switch from 302 to Z-28 emblem?
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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 08:45:41 AM »
09C is earliest I know of. Which is kinda late, IMO.
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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 11:08:53 AM »
I am sure it's been covered here before but when did they switch from 302 to Z-28 emblem?
I have one of the 4 02E cars listed above. 2 had 302 emblems & the other 2 had Z/28 emblems. Maybe it had something to do with completion date. Mine was finished 3/13/1968.....Joe
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1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 03:06:31 PM »
Thanks. There was a red 302 marked car local. I only saw it once and there was snow on the ground. Rich kid only had it a short time, wonder where it is.  Memory ain't what it used to be.
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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 03:54:42 PM »
I have one of the 4 02E cars listed above. 2 had 302 emblems & the other 2 had Z/28 emblems. Maybe it had something to do with completion date. Mine was finished 3/13/1968.....Joe
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Mine (02D) had 302 markers in old pictures I was given, prior to a later owner changing them to the Z 2/8 versions - guess for more recognition..

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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 05:16:49 PM »
09C is earliest I know of. Which is kinda late, IMO.

Not late - when talking about the model year.  :)   

Anyway, my OPINION is that there were Z28s built from the start of the year, no lag.  Z28s were being cranked out at the end of the 67 model year, so no reason for a delay as far as I know for 68.  Maybe some of these very early cars were slated for race duty, like the 67s were?  Maybe it took a while for the general public to catch onto these cars, like the L78s in 68?  (Remember, L78 and Z28 production numbers were quite low for the 67 model year, and it's hard to go to a dealer and want to order something you don't know anything about).

Who knows.  We would always like to have more data points. 

My favorite period is from May of 67 through November of 67, and there were some interesting things going on then. 
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
67 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 10:29:04 PM »
bcmiller......could you elaborate a little on what you are speaking of 5/67-11/67?  I'm assuming it has to do with the trans am series but not sure

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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 02:25:22 AM »
Hey Chick - added my 06B (British Green #9) to the thread on camaros.net. Very interesting table - glad to see so many BRG cars, and when they started showing up.

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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 03:12:58 AM »
bcmiller......could you elaborate a little on what you are speaking of 5/67-11/67?  I'm assuming it has to do with the trans am series but not sure

Thatís part of it. Would rather not say much more at this point. 
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Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 06:47:02 AM »
Anyway, my OPINION is that there were Z28s built from the start of the year, no lag. 
But the data doesn't support that statement....
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