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G85

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Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« on: May 26, 2023, 03:06:10 AM »
Hello,

I'm obviously new to the forum and if this is posted in the wrong place or isn't appropriate, please move it or advise me how to edit it. I've lurked a bit and see that this is a great resource.

I owned a couple Z28's around 1970 in Seattle and I occasionally start poking around and considering trying to find another. I haven't been able to find vin numbers for either of the cars. My old insurance company says they don't have records that far back and was told by someone at the Washington State DMV that they lost a lot of their old records. I had a white 1967 with factory headers, but I got T-boned by a tow truck at an intersection which totaled it. I was able to replace it with a white 1968 RS Z28 with black vinyl roof, but later sold it. I've attached a couple of photos  I have. At least I tried to, we'll see when I post this.

If anyone knows where a white with black roof 1968 RS Z28 is lurking I'd love to hear about it. It would be amazing to track my old car down somehow. I know it's a wild goose chase but I kind of keep picking away looking for information.

Thanks,
Mark
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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2023, 04:22:21 AM »
Holly Cow that Top Photo looks like West Green Lake Drive or East Green lake Way in Seattle to me!

I am Jim in Bremerton with a 1968 Std White Z28 w Black top and Red Int, known to be in Bremerton since at Least 1976.

Pulling for you on your search
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

G85

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2023, 04:33:30 AM »
You nailed it Jim, 5800 block of East Greenlake Way, Seattle. Better pictures attached now. I'm in Kitsap County now too.

Mark

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2023, 01:31:31 PM »
Great photos.  Good luck on your search. I donít believe I have anything on either car.  Hopefully CRG database might.?

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2023, 04:26:37 PM »
Extremely hard to track a car without a VIN.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2023, 04:59:38 PM »
Good Luck on your search. I am wondering if some white cars are found, and you go look at them, how are you going to determine if it was the one you used to own? Maybe you get lucky and whomever owns it, it will show YOU as a previous owner in some paperwork. Those pic's look like they are shot from a 2nd or 3rd story window. Danny

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2023, 06:41:34 PM »
Totally agree on the level of difficulty and not counting on anything but figured it doesn't hurt to start asking around. I do at least have the license plate number of the 68, shown in this other photo. I may have another photo too, I'm still looking.

The pictures in the first post were taken from the top of our street level flat roofed garage, you can see a part of the roof in one photo.

Identifying either car would certainly be a long shot but maybe could be traced backwards from where it is today. I'm assuming that given the accident the '67 is likely long gone for parts or junked at the time by the insurer, but the '68 may well be around somewhere. Interesting to ask around anyway. Thanks for everyone's input.

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2023, 09:35:12 PM »
OSE 273
Oh-Ess-Eee Two Seventy Three
King Co Issue plate overflow from Prefix "A"

Do you know the dealer of origin by chance?
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2023, 12:54:01 AM »
I don't know the originating dealer for sure. I bought it used from University Chevrolet in Seattle is what I recall, though Alan Green Chevrolet kind of rolls around in my head too.

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2023, 01:59:20 AM »
Here is one trick.

Walk into a local (Kitsap Way or Silverdale Way) DOL-DMV contractor site.
Play the Game ask if WA OSE 273 plate is Clear and or previously issued and used. (As under the Restored Plates Program)
https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/sprestored.html

Not much could be really garnered but, small parts of the puzzle, if you know what I mean.

I lost my insider contact 1993 in Wa state capitol Olympia (DOL-DMV) they REALLY started ratcheting down the privacy act stuff. I miss her for sure. They used to do micro Fisch look ups and print them out for a fee and mail it directly to you, Registrations, bill of sale, Transactions, Dang those were the good old days.
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2023, 02:45:30 PM »
Thanks Jim, I'll give that a try, small steps sometimes add up.

When I contacted the Washington DMV, the person essentially offered no help and I thought I remembered that they said they lost a lot of records a number of years ago, a fire or something like that.

Mark

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2023, 07:20:03 PM »
There was an article in Hemmings about trying to locate a vehicle that you might find helpful:

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2014/04/10/how-can-i-find-my-old-car

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2023, 05:16:38 PM »
Hey Mark was the Z-28 emblems on the 67 when you brought it ? Vince
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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2023, 03:31:46 AM »
Hi Vince,

Yes, the emblems were on the '67when I bought it.

Mark

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Re: Introduction with photos and question about 1968 Z28
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2023, 10:04:03 AM »
Good luck Mark and that 68 is sweet. Keep trying as mentioned on the license plate angle.
Chick
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