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Fanthomgreen69

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Help in finding this car
« on: February 28, 2018, 05:32:05 PM »
Attached is a picture of my Navy buddy's '69 Z/28. He bought it in the late fall of '68 and told me several years later it was the 6th Z off of the Van Nuys assembly line. Don't have a VIN, but is there any way to find out if this could be. I would like to find out if the car is still around and surprise my friend with the info. BTW When I went to visit him in early spring of '69 he let me drive it and I ordered mine when I got home. Just had to have one.
Charles

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 06:00:28 PM »
Great pic !

Well without a Vin it is near impossible to verify such info. If you had a friend at the DMV or police force you could try running the license plate number. Looks like YBM 016 ? If your friend has any old paperwork that shows the license number or Vin then you would have a glimmer of hope of finding the car. Good luck and let us know what happens.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 06:50:03 PM »
Yea, I know itís a long shot, but I thought someone out there in Z/28land might know something. This picture was made spring Ď69. This early car did not come with front & rear spoilers. It did have chambered exhaust though, which brought a few conversations with the local law about it being a stock exhaust system.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 07:04:54 PM »
Well they made 20,302 69 Z/28's  if you break those down by color percentages, I am sure you would be in thousands of silver cars still.
"Z/28 land" is a large country, "COPO land" is a small city, and "ZL-1 land"  is a even smaller town.

"Z/28 land" is even harder to search because Z/28 land is always getting larger with all the clones. I would say the L.A. cars would be the hardest to pin point with no X codes as identifiers.

Try starting with the license plate if no paperwork exists, if that produces a VIN, then you can do an internet search.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 08:34:17 PM »
Great looking car (I am biased though.....)!
Looks like your buddy went to the drags back in the day, based on the '68 behind him in that picture - long shot, but you could try posting that on other forums like Yenko.net , classracer etc and see if anyone remembers your buddy and his car - would help if you have any clues as to which tracks he attended.
On a side note, looking at the position of the grille emblem in that period photo is a great reminder to me that these cars were not all built the exactly the same. Thanks for posting!
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 01:20:02 AM »
Attached is a picture of my Navy buddy's '69 Z/28. He bought it in the late fall of '68 and told me several years later it was the 6th Z off of the Van Nuys assembly line. Don't have a VIN, but is there any way to find out if this could be. 
Charles

If your buddy based that statement on his VIN number, then it logically follows the car would be 124379L500006 for the 6th Camaro off the Van Nuys assembly line. There would not be any way to determine it was the 6th Z, but maybe the 6th Camaro overall as the sequential VIN started with 500000 in both Norwood and Van Nuys. Test that out !

Great pic, nice Z. Love the Goodyears - wish I had a stack of them.

Regards,
Steve
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1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 01:31:26 AM »
Good thinking. That would be pretty cool to see if it was 9L500006.

Tim good eye on the grill emblem, just a little more towards the center. I like the dealer license frame. Do you know what dealer he purchased it from?, they may still be around..
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 01:38:41 AM »
I Googled it to no avail, and the CRG documentation list for '69's starts with L500054 (unfortunately). Google doesn't always work, but it sounds plausible to me that your bud would based his belief of #6 on the VIN sequence. Good luck, and keep on searching -

Regards,
Steve
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1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 04:23:06 AM »
The Z emblem position looked OK to me in that photo.. but maybe the perspective affects how it appears?
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 05:31:49 AM »
If I remember correctly Y plates were Aug-Sept 68 so an early car yes but an X car would be August based on that a 19L502 series? it would be somewhere in there but again just a guess. Looks like Burbank? in the background? Navy maybe Montgomery Field? at an airport. All guesses!

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 05:41:47 AM »
Well the plates were allocated by which city used the most, then that city got another batch from Sacramento. So you could have a less traveled suburb DMV office that may still have Y plates in January, or you could have gotten a DMV office that was busy issuing plates and went through all the X plates a bit faster, and started issuing Y plates in august/september. My 10B L.A. car (early ) 69 has the prefix YDP, just for reference. VIN 5038xx. Sold in Covina, which was probably a middle of the row office back then I would think, as far as how busy they would have been.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 09:19:01 AM »
Sorry to hijack, but I love period photos and of interest to me in that picture is that while the car has all the 'brightwork' features of Z21 (style trim), the rocker/sill appears to be body color, with no blackout treatment - certainly there's more shadowing under the spear trim towards the rear, but at the front it looks silver above and below...... anyone care to comment?
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 04:09:41 PM »
ZLP...  I went back and looked at the photo and I conclude it could be either way (from viewing the photo).. the blackout was painted 'after the car was paint the primary color', so it would have been black painted over the silver, and the blackout was apparently quickly applied, inconsistent and thin; also road trash easily removed or chipped it behind the front wheels...  I don't think any conclusion can be drawn from that photo...
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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 03:38:59 AM »
It looks like body color on the rockers, but I agree hard to say for sure with that picture.

No way for him or anyone else to know if it was the 6th Z28 off the line.  If it is 9L500006, it's not in the database.
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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 04:44:52 PM »
My Van Nuys Z28 is a Jan Car & YTR 601 Plates So his plates do sound correct for August! My car is like 20100 Camaro Van Nuys Made! Bill