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huggerSS69RS

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VIN sequential build number verification ?
« on: July 03, 2008, 02:11:36 PM »
Need some help to verify the sequential build number of a 68 Camaro please.

The trim plate details are:-
10E build date
V693 production tracking
68-12437 Style
LOS assembly plant
09611 body
712 trim
H-H paint

The VIN number is 124378L310107 and this concerns me as my restoration guide says that LOS sequential build numbers for October 1967 start with 304746 and end with 309652 but my car is 310107 ???
Can anyone confirm that my VIN tag is okay?

Thanks,
Karl

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Re: VIN sequential build number verification ?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 02:29:34 PM »
It has been stated numerous times but bears repeating: the body tag date is not when the car was built; it is the production week the fabrication of the body began. The car was finished 2-3 days later. 10E spanned October 29-November 4, 1967. Your car would have been included in November totals, the VIN is fine.

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Re: VIN sequential build number verification ?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 03:01:38 AM »
William,
Sounds like it was a frustrating question but I didn't know this.
Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: VIN sequential build number verification ?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008, 07:20:59 PM »
Not at all frustrating. The production week on the body tag is commonly thought of as "when the car was built" and it just isn't. We had an 06E '67 Z/28 with an engine dated July 6 - VIN stamped, documented OE engine. Via Canadian records I learned the car was produced July 12, 1967, a bit later than the 06E date would have one believe.

I further believe there were certain periods during the production year when body tags were produced en masse and remained in queue for days or even weeks prior to fabrication of the body. All '69s produced in June have 06A tags. There are 13,000 06A Camaros built, far more than Norwood could build in a week.