Author Topic: 68 with 3 speed automatic column shift?  (Read 2421 times)

wideglide1962

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
68 with 3 speed automatic column shift?
« on: April 17, 2007, 12:13:03 AM »
I recently purchased a 68 convertible with a 3 speed automatic tilt column shift. I'm trying to find out if this is original to the car. Trim tag numbers are:

12B

ST68   12467   NOR   54547

TR712     T1

The vin is 124678N35XXXX

The car has a bench seat so I know from the 712 that that is not original. I was told late production 68's got 3 speed autos and I think this would be an early production, could it have came from factory with this 3 speed auto column? It has a mono leaf rearend under it don't if it is original. It has power windows, power top, AC, power disc brakes. Any help would be great.
Thanks Scott
« Last Edit: April 18, 2007, 12:17:22 PM by wideglide1962 »

lakeholme

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2249
  • *68-12D L30/M35*
    • View Profile
Re: 68 with 3 speed automatic column shift?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2007, 02:05:03 PM »
It is early: 2nd week of December, 1967.
Sounds like a 69 transmission... check the date code on your transmission.
Phillip
HNR-AACA, Senior Master
Charlotte Autofair, Sept 24-27, 2015
Southeastern Division Spring Meet Chair, April 9, 2016
Planning Sentimental Tour, June 12-17, 2016

wideglide1962

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
Re: 68 with 3 speed automatic column shift?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 07:44:45 PM »
I bought the car without motor or tranny. I was wondering if the 3 speed automatic column could be correct for this car?
Thanks

KurtS

  • CRG Coordinator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3605
    • View Profile
Re: 68 with 3 speed automatic column shift?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007, 08:34:30 PM »
No, assuming it was an automatic originally, it had a powerglide.

If you find the axle code, that will tell us a little more.
Kurt S
CRG

wideglide1962

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
Re: 68 with 3 speed automatic column shift?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 08:49:41 PM »
Thanks Kurt. I don't have a P.O.P. or a build sheet so with numbers I have availailable to me (trim tag) I quess I might as well make it a 4 speed car.

1968RSZ28

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5214
    • View Profile
Re: 68 with 3 speed automatic column shift?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007, 09:41:16 PM »
Scott -

What Kurt means is to get the "numbers" off the rear axle in the car.  Once you have these numbers, someone here can tell you if the rear axle is original (or could be) and possibly what transmission came in the car.  To find these numbers read this link:

http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#RearAxleNumbers

Good luck.   :)

Paul


wideglide1962

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
Re: 68 with 3 speed automatic column shift?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2007, 09:45:37 PM »
Thanks for all your help, you guys are great. I really appreciate your help.