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Unicorn option help ? D88
« on: January 03, 2024, 04:51:15 AM »
I have a 1968 Camaro that came to Canada new, so I have documentation from GM Canada and it has from what I can tell is a rare stripe option code of d88 from which I can tell would have been a multi coloured nose stripe and is also shown to have the d90 body stripe which is more common.     Can anybody shed any light on the d88 option ?

Car has been repainted over the years and so it’s possible something may be underneath but at this point no idea.
Car was originally British Green
Shipped Feb 29 1968

Thanks in advance for any info 

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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2024, 05:01:39 AM »
Great First Post.


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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2024, 05:18:39 AM »



Thanks

Here I will try and attach

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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2024, 05:20:29 AM »
Sorry don’t know why it went sideways

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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2024, 05:40:13 AM »
Another thing I found interesting the m11 shifter option ……..I never knew such a shifter existed floor mount no console. ……….the car still has the correct hole in the floor all looks factory , but shifter is long gone .

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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2024, 05:43:29 AM »
It is all Good.

I would venture to say that while the "customer-dealer" may have specified ordering content requesting the D88, RPO was cancelled Feb 1968 and the D90 substituted in its place and delivered with out D88 and delivered with the Late: Sport Striping D90.

This could be unique to the Data avail to the Canada Cars- Neat paper for sure.

Others will clarify better than I can I think.

Jim
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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2024, 05:58:08 AM »
Yes I ran across cancelled Feb 28…………….but this car was shipped out Feb. 29 ……….so would have been completed before the 28 date .

Thx Rory

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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2024, 06:05:20 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2024, 06:06:35 AM »
Thx!!!!  I will have a read

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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2024, 06:11:12 AM »
I did find this also , I will attach


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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2024, 01:03:03 PM »
The fact the D90 is followed after the D88 would lead me to believe that the car was "ordered" with the D88 but due to not being fully released into production is why the D90 was the default option for the car.

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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2024, 03:46:28 PM »
Another thing I found interesting the m11 shifter option ……..I never knew such a shifter existed floor mount no console. ……….the car still has the correct hole in the floor all looks factory , but shifter is long gone .
Here is a photo of one. https://www.camaros.net/threads/1968-rpo-m11-floor-shift-auto-w-o-center-console.479458/

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Re: Unicorn option help ? D88
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2024, 06:42:13 PM »
1. Yes, it's the unicorn option. Zero production total via GM documentation. I kinda recall that it was to only be available on certain colors.
I've seen two cars with it - both had it added.
I don't know what to make of the GM of Canada document, but the two stripes are incompatible - it would have came with D90. http://www.camaros.org/exterior.shtml#stripes
G31 is also a rare option.

2. M11 with small block changes it from a 3-speed column shift (3 on the tree) to a 3-speed floor shift.
M11 with BB is a different beast.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2024, 07:04:31 PM by KurtS »
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