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« on: February 28, 2006, 12:21:41 AM »

Okay... i have gotten myself confused. My 1968 has the "716" Custom ivory houndstooth bucket interior... what RPO did this fall under? and what all was included with it.. i know i had the pedal trim because the acc. pedal is still there and has the trim attached.. and this was a console car also... the special rivets are still in the trans tunnel. Did this car come with the wood wheel or was it a seperate option?
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 08:30:17 AM »

I've expereinced the same "confusion" over my 68.  I'm assuming you got the 716 reference for your buckets off your trim tag.  The problem is 68 trim tags don't tell you much of anything else about interior.  If you do not have original documents on your car, it IS hard to know how it was originally ordered (and later modified).  I've looked at an options list from GM and several web sites for 68, and from there it is difficult to tell you if there was an overall RPO that covers your car.  For example, pedal trim and a console could be signs of one "appearance group" (actually, I would say the combination of two), but they could have been ordered (or added) seperately.
What else can you tell us about the options on your car?  Do you at least suspect it was an RS or SS or not.

I waited a couple of days to respond to your post to see if anyone (Help John or Kurt or anybody!) could tell just from that information.  I'd love to know if there was a simple way to tell just by looking, but after three years of seaching, I suspect there is not.

Hey guys, help supernove and me out.... Huh
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 12:27:38 PM »

Im just wonderin if the houndstooth was an option in itself... but ill post some more info when i get the time
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2006, 12:18:15 AM »

UPDATE.... ok i was looking through some photos of my camaro.... i cant look at the actual car at the moment because it at home which is a 12 hour drive away.... but anyway i found the one of the dash.... the unburt part... the driver side of the instrument panel has heat dammage... but anyways clearly u can see where there was a dash assist handel and the bright pedal trim... this would mean that the car had the Z87 RPO right?
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2006, 06:12:19 PM »

Looks like you've got quite a project!

When factory installed, Custom Interior (Z87) did include wood-grained instrument panel trim and molding (can't tell from your picture about wood-grain; the bright molding was Z87, not Special or Standard), bright pedal pads, and assist handle. The Z87 steering wheel was described as "deluxe".  I THINK that would have been N30 (three bar with two horn tabs) not N34 (sport wheel, wood-grained).  I see your glove box is gone, but is there any way to tell if there was a light in the glove box?  That would be another sign of Z87.

I'm still not sure about your 716 seats.  Z87 does have "special seat trim", but I'm not sure what that automatically means from the factory.  Again, I've always assumed that seats was a trim tag issue, not so much RPO.  Could easily be wrong!  When the Mustangs came out with so many options, Camaro had to follow suit.  Most options could still be ordered through the dealer.

Again, I guess you are assuming that your car was not an SS or RS.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2006, 09:14:23 PM »

Yeah i do got a big project on my hands... but illl do anything considering this was my first car. No i know for a fact that this was not an rs or ss car... it origionally came with a 327. I have the glove box to the car and it does have the lamp... i am about 90% sure this was a Z87 car... and i am 100% sure it had a console. I am still wanting opinions on this subject...thanks everyone
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2006, 11:27:01 AM »

Oh one more thing that hit me today.... i also remember there being a trunk mat in the trunk as well as a trunk light on the bottom side of the decklid
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2006, 04:59:08 PM »

This is really easy. 716 is Ivory Houndstooth, a deluxe interior. Dlx interior = Z87.

In 68, Z87 included all the Z23 features.
http://www.camaros.org/options.shtml#CustomSpecialInterior
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2006, 04:12:31 PM »

Does anyone have a picture of the N30 steering wheel for my 68?
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2006, 10:59:57 AM »

For a frontal view: http://www.camaros.net/years/68/pg10_stwheel.jpg

68 Deluxe Steering wheel
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