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Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« on: February 26, 2018, 11:41:41 PM »
This is my post on here, but I’ve lurked for a while. Does anyone see something wrong with the engine stamp? I’d love to bid on this car, but part of the stamp has my “spidey senses” tingling. I have 3 ‘68 Z’s and enough knowledge to get by, but by no means an authority on stamps and what’s being done to reproduce them. It’s a cool car either way.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Chevrolet-Camaro-z-28/253447313179?hash=item3b02a3171b:g:SXwAAOSw1NdakIaT&vxp=mtr

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 11:46:34 PM »
You have good senses! The car's also listed in several Craigslist cities and been discussed between the CRG core members. The consensus is it's not a factory stamp.

For future searches the VIN is 124378L336738

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 11:54:05 PM »
Again welcome to the CRG. Please start a new thread and introduce yourself, and post some pics of those great cars of yours!
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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 01:26:34 AM »
Thank you for the welcome! Yeah, something just seems off on it and I could give details but I know that’s not a good idea.

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 01:53:20 AM »
I am on the fence about the stam. VN used different font then NW cars. I might be  legit. Either way, it is a sweet Z/color.

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 02:19:50 AM »
Van Nuys and Norwood only stamped the partial VINs, the other part was stamped at Flint Engine and that is definitely not a match to other known original V0402MO stamps.
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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 02:46:03 AM »
I am certainly NOT an authority. But sure looks like that stamp is WAY high on the pad. Like maybe even the gang holder would hit the head before reaching that spot... Danny

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 02:56:54 AM »
It was special order yellow, btw.
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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 03:03:41 AM »
I am certainly NOT an authority. But sure looks like that stamp is WAY high on the pad. Like maybe even the gang holder would hit the head before reaching that spot... Danny

Certainly appears that way - plus the VIN is almost too perfectly in line. Block surface appears to have been "prepared", looks a little low on that side, too.

Just my opinion -

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 03:04:01 AM »
Found some higher quality pictures of this car than the ones on Ebay.
These might help out some.
https://restomods.com/for-sale/auction/listing/1968-Chevrolet-Camaro-z-28/253447313179#


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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 03:06:41 AM »
It was special order yellow, btw.

Why do you say it was originally yellow? Weren’t a number of the “dash dash” cars ordered orange in the California area dealers?

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 03:26:03 AM »
Kurt probably has an ad of the car for sale back in the 70's or 80's...

You will come to learn Kurt has an archive like no other. :)
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2018, 03:36:52 AM »
Just sitting on the sidelines for a number of years, I’ve seen that Kurt is a invaluable resource to the community.
One of my Z’s is a - - NOR built car, so the special order paint cars peak my interest.

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2018, 11:02:07 AM »
Well with that other link, you can ZOOM in 314% before the numbers on the front pad disappear. I say the hand applied broaching was, well HAND applied and done AFTER the stamp. Danny

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Re: Ebay special order orange 1968 Z/28
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2018, 01:46:01 PM »
For clarity's sake, for those who may not know, Broaching is done by a HUGE broaching machine (basically a 'one pass SHAVER' for iron/metal), it should be noted that it's impossible to 'apply broaching' any other way.   So anything hand applied, or applied with a hand held machine is nothing more than 'fakery', an attempt to FOOL someone (a buyer or a judge).   The reason people do this is to disguise rotary machine marks after cutting down the original stampings, so their RE-stamps might 'appear' to have been done after  factory broaching.
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