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How to authenticate
« on: March 06, 2008, 01:02:21 AM »
Hi,

I have had this red 68 rs/ss 396 conv. for 10 years and bought it from the second owner who owned it for 25yrs. It is original as far as I can tell and never been restored. I know it is rare, but just how rare? I did not find a build sheet under the seat. I drive it about 50 mi a year and the OD shows 67K It was built the 3rd week of November 1967 at the NOR plant. When I have shown the car (which is rarely), people seem to get excited about the Tri-volume horn, Light monitoring system, and (air) Rear trunk release. It was reported to me when I purchased the car that a Dealer in Seattle, WA ordered the car specially optioned to sit on the showroom floor to boost sales. Unfortunately the dealer does not have records back that far. I have had people express interest in buying it and I don't know what it is worth. It is definitely a "20 footer" but no dents, interior is not torn, carpet is good, engine compartment is nice but 40yrs old. I recently went to a Corvett restorer who has restored a few Camaros and he appraised it at over $80K in the condition it is in. He said restored it would go for much more but would probably cost $30k-$40k+ to restore it. He noted that none of his guide books even listed all of the options this car has.

I went out and bought the "White" book and other guides but was looking for more specific help as these options seem to be pretty rare.
How rare is this car? Is there any person/group that can authenticate it?


Thanks,


-Jeff


I believe these are the correct RPO#'s for the options it has

Original 396/325 Engine 12467 L35
• Matching Numbers
• 350 Turbo Automatic Transmission, RPO M40
• Original POSI rear end, RPO C80
• Console Gauge Package, RPO D55
• Super Sport (SS) Package, RPO L35
• Rally Sport (RS) Package, RPO Z22, Z21
• Rear Springs (I believe) RPO G31(extremely rare)
• Tri-volume Horn, RPO U03 (extremely rare)
• Tilt Wheel, RPO N33
• Power windows, RPO A31 (very rare)
• Air Conditioning , RPO C60
• Power Convertible Top, RPO C06
• Power front Disc Brakes, RPO J50
• Power Steering RPO N44, N30
• Auxiliary Lighting Package, RPO ZJ9
• Bumper Guards RPO V31, V32 (front and rear)
• Matador Red Exterior, RR (original)
• Deluxe Interior (black), RPO Z23
• Head Rests, RPO AS2 (very rare)
• Light Monitoring System, RPO U46 (fiber optics…extremely rare)
• Luggage Rack (extremely rare) dealer option
• 8 track tape on console "Radio Stereo Multiplex RPO U57 " (current removed and in a box)
 
• *** One of the rarest of all is the factory (I believe) pneumatic rear "trunk lid release" offerd by GM for about 3 weeks. RPO A91- canclled 11-7-67. I believe this car sneeked thru with one.

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Re: How to authenticate
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 03:55:11 AM »
Is there any person/group that can authenticate it?

Jeff -

Here's the person who can authenticate it for you...  http://www.z28camaro.com/consvcs.html

Paul

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Re: How to authenticate
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 10:41:25 PM »
Production of A91 was zero. Dealer added.
Gauges were U17.
Unless you have docs, no way to tell if it had G31.

Here's some corrections to your RPO list:
• Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission, RPO M40
• Original POSI rear end, RPO G80
• Console , RPO D55
• Rally Sport (RS) Package, RPO Z22
• Power front Disc Brakes, RPO J52
• Power Steering RPO N40
• Deluxe Interior (black), RPO Z87
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Re: How to authenticate
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 11:43:37 PM »
Take the time to read the research information on CRG.  You can access them from the buttons on the homepage.
For example,
http://www.camaros.org/pdf/options-rpo23feb00.pdf
This will give you numbers/useage on the RPOs.

Read this:
http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#InfoSources
Some have said they didn't find this info. from Chevy very helpful.  But I did, and it's free...
Scroll on down that page and look at the books CRG suggests.
Also, here:
http://www.camaros.org/crgrefs.shtml

I agree with Paul, you need to talk to Jerry about your car!

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Re: How to authenticate
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 04:41:16 AM »
I thought that the 396 option didnt come out untill mid to late jan?
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Re: How to authenticate
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 04:42:02 AM »
sorry thought it was a 67