So I've come across a 1967 RS/SS, and nothing seems to be coming together, and every time I think i get closer to this car being what it says it is, a numbers matching survivor, I get two steps away from it being that... and it keeps sounding like a clone or a bastard car.... here's what I've got.
VIN: 124377N21#### (last part left off until I've determined if I should purchase or not)
NO PROTECT-O-PLATE with this car
11E (nov-5th week)
67-12637 NOR 43397 BODY
797-Z C-2 PAINT
E 2EMG 3SL
Axle Code: PC1128O
Transmission (oil Pan): C6E28D
Engine Cating 3892657 with a date of supposidly J257
Now, the VIN seems real high for a car that was built in November of 1966. I've been using information at Camaros.org to decode all of these numbers.... and what I come up with doesn't make sense... and leads me to believe this is a bastard or clone car (some trying to 'fake' a 67 350 RS/SS)
First of all, the car LOOKS like it's supposed to, with striping, brake lights, back up lights, and everything like paint, and options, seem to make the TRIM TAG... but I can't figure out a few things...
The VIN number being a N21####, when from what I can tell, November 1966 built NORWOOD VINs should be much much lower than this.... and according to comaros.org, this VIN was built in May of 1967.
There are no Partial VIN, or Engine stamps on the block pad of the engine because it's supposidly been 'decked' back int he 80's during a rebuild. The only numbers I've been able to get from the engine are the casting of 3892657, and the date of J257. Now, would the date of J257 be October 25th, 1967 (as the actual date), or does it indeed mean the 'model' year of the car, being a 67, and that the J257 means Oct 25th, 1966?
The transmission oil pan starts with C6E28, which tells me May 28th, 1966.... but a pan could be replaced... so I've asked the guy to fetch me the partial VIN number on the bell housing.... to see if it matches up with the VIN of the car. My suspicions are starting to tell me it probably won't match.
Now he told me the axle said PC1128O, but I think he meant 'G' not 'O' at the end... and the PC says it's a 12 bolt built Nov 28th. I've got him getting me the casting date off the pumpkin to see if I can narrow down the year....
Does anyone have any suggestions, or comments? I'd really appreciate the help. I jsut can't tell if this car was built in the fall of 1966, or around May of 67, and in either case, if it's not a 'numbers matching' because of all the other codes, etc... from these parts....
Is there anything else i should be considering? Looking for? Asking?
Thanks for your time everyone....