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mike0157

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Car info
« on: March 01, 2007, 05:53:47 PM »
I just purchased a 1969 Camaro and would like to find any info I could on this car. It is another classic example of the old car out in the barn.      VIN # 124379N586721      The Cowl tag reads   ST 69   12437  NOR  242938   ,   TR  711  ,  59    ,   O1C  ,  X44  . I have an untouched 1969 427 engine, and Turbo 400, & thought about a copo clone if it has no importance originally.  Thaks for the help  Mike Carnes   email   mcarne01@bellsouth.net

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Re: Car info
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 08:02:30 PM »
What's the paint code from the cowl tag? (Whoops!  I need to get my bifocals changed... Thanks John, Sorry, Mike!)

Otherwise, it decodes like this:
69-12437 = 69 Coupe.
01C = Built the Third week of January; NOR = in Norwood Ohio.
711 = Standard Black Bucket Seats.
X44 = non-SS, non-Z28, without style trim

...not sure I would encourage you to clone...  :-\

Take a look here: http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#XnnCodes
and here: http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#CowlTag
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Re: Car info
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 08:11:59 PM »
Paint code 59 = Frost Green.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 01:45:46 AM »
The VIN on your car is interesting to me in that my car is also an 01C Norwood built Camaro, but my VIN # is almost exactly 5000 units ahead of yours. 

Interesting in that both of our cars are 01C Norwood cars and in Jan 1969 Norwood built a total of 19,733 (which would be pretty close to 5000 units/week) - our cars must have went through finall assembly about one week apart.
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Re: Car info
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2007, 11:17:24 PM »
My 01C X-77 was 174 units before your car. Same shift I'd say.

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Re: Car info
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 11:28:47 PM »
Sent last reply without finishing. If our cars are only 174 units apart ( vin # ), would the body numbers be as far off as 12310? My car was 174 Vin #'s before and cowl tag has "NOR230628"

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2007, 03:29:51 PM »
In 1969, the "body number" was assigned when the dealer order was accepted for production, not when the body was actually built; there can be a significant spread between body numbers for cars with VIN numbers that are very close together.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 04:21:05 PM »
We are in Americus Ga., and got hit by the Tornado's, So no intenet until now.Don't worry the car is fine ! Thanks for all of your input, I will probably build a 427 COPO Clone. But I just found a real good ( same era ) 4 speed set up I will go with instead of the Turbo 400.I have already started the restore, and will post pictures soon. ???