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WayneinNZ

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Rare Cowl Tag in NZ
« on: January 29, 2010, 05:25:17 AM »
Hi guys, I hope the new year has been kind to you all.

Seeing as we are talking about odd cowl tags I thought I might add this one into the mix. (sorry for hijacking the thread)
A friend of mine here in NZ has  68 RSSS matching #s coupe that he imported from Japan with a strange tag,
There is none of the usual info on the tag.
what it does have however is the following stamped on the bottom part :

"This car finished with magic mirror acrylic lacquer."

The car is painted in Sea frost green (code P2)
 I will go and get a pic tomorrow and post it here.

It has electric windows, fold down rear seat, air con, U17 guage package with tic-toc-tach,

All partial vins match on the body and block etc.

Also interesting is that it has a speedometer that is marked up to 200 (Kph I assume)
The tacho yellow line is at 4700 to 5000 and then redline is 5000 to 7000RPM ( will look for identifying numbers or part numbers )

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 05:35:51 AM »
That would be the old magic mirror tag used on 68 exports. It didn't have conformance statement on the bottom of it.
Please post a pic. I'd also be interested in the VIN. Don't see many export cars....
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 08:23:15 AM »
Here are a few pics of teh cowl tag, engine pad and speedo.
VIN is 124378L329357

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 04:49:47 PM »
Interesting.
The pad shows that it's a L30/M20 car, not a SS. But it also has an extra R in front of the code.
It has a kph speedo.
But I'm not convinced the tag is real. No export cars were supposed to come out of the LOS plant and the tag is missing some features, namely a build date.

Thanks for posting the pics!

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Re: Rare Cowl Tag in NZ
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 08:31:08 AM »
Hi Kurt,
My mistake, it is just an RS, not an RS/SS. Has all RS trim and badge features.
I believe it is a 210Hp 327 so yes there.
The tag appears to be original, not re-rivetted or anything.
I noticed there was no build date aslo, an oversight perhaps?
The build date of the engine seems to be close to the build date using the VIN build sequences suggesting it is all as it should be.
The partial VIN by the heater motor and on the front cowl panel all match.
The guy who has it is really passionalte about camaro's especially '68's.
He is a panel and paint fella who is as fussy as fussy gets.
It would be nice to confirm its originality for him.

Does the VIN show up in the database?

Thanks