as far as footnote #4, I am fairly certain that refers to my car (the single data point), I brought it to chevy vette fest under a yr ago, and I sent pictures into this website on this topic close to a yr ago. It recently came out of a barn from being stored since 74. Triple black SS/RS, fresh air hood, D80 spoilers, 713 houndstooth interior, 375hp, M21, rubber bumper, 410. It has the silver grill unique to black cars just like this website says. The red stripe is the head scratcher when I read the old GM documentation (I bought) on stripe application rules, just like what is posted on this website. It would be neat if it truely was an exception or was custom ordered by the dealer. That's all I am trying to determine.
To help me, I would focus on the footnote 5, i.e. were there any silver and white cars with red stripe + red interior found that have a vinyl top. If that happened (especially on higher volume white cars, then it would point to the addition of vinyl tops made no difference to an application of a red stripe). It is odd they had a 4/69 stripe application rule change on burgandy cars and then not correct the rest of the documentation at that time. My car was built in early June 69 after that modification note for burgandy cars, one would have thought they would have corrected everything.
There are no other triple black ss camaros out there? That would help a lot. I would hope the car is an exception to the rule.
By the way, black SS cars do not have different black out paint added to the tail, its the same paint as the rest of the car. At chevy vette fest, there were so many guys looking at that over and over again....makes sense to me...but they wanted to confirm it.
And another thing, many wanted to measure the SS badge location differences on each side of the front fenders, that was of major interest (actually its different on each side, in vertical dimension). I would have thought that measurement was in the restoration books...maybe it varied over the production run...