This is my car with the origional paint that was on it in 1971, before I had it "correctly" re-painted in 1982.
I had never seen and was not aware of the assembly manual instructions before I measured them.
Last year it was certified by MacNeish as a "very origional unmolested survivor class" Z/28 with one repaint.
I had kept the origional factory paint flat hood when I installed a cowl hood.
MacNiesh spent more time looking at the hood than any other item ! He stated that the hood has an origional correct factory paint job.
Of the 4-5 Z/28's that seem to have the short rear stripes from the factory, all share the same information.All
seem to be Z/28's without a factory installed Spoiler.All
were made in LA.All
bodies were made in Late October 1968 10C or 10D (Possibly painted on the same day.)All
have stripes that match the assembly manual.
Of the three that I know the VIN numbers, they are within 500 VINs of each other.My guess is that on one or a few days in late October 1968 someone painted the Non-Spoiler Z/28's incorrectly to match the Assembly manual instructions.
This would make only a very few were painted at the factory per the "incorrect" Assembly Manual.
Note: asm69's likely had its spoiler "dealer added" because if I remember correctly, the stripes continue to the rear lip,
and it is missing the relocated Camaro emblem.,
mine was added in '82 when I had it re-painted.
It was easier to re-paint mine to match what was know, then try to explane why my stripes did not match others in 1982.
I am a newbie here, I just stumbled across your post on the stripes. I have a 69 z28 RS from Van Nuys with the short stripes original paint. Unfortuanately considering selling it. Your info is useful, thank you!