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69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« on: February 10, 2012, 08:11:05 PM »
Anybody know how many 69 RS/SS Convertibles were built with the 396/375, L-78?

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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 09:40:45 PM »
Adam....Welcome....15866 v-8 convert were built out of 243085 toal cars(6.5%).......L-78 had 4889 out of 243085(2.0%).......RS pkg had 37773 out of 243085(15.5%).....I have a number in my head of how many were built...but I will let others chime in...Do you own one?...Scott

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 04:32:18 PM »
No one knows as there are no production records.

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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 07:59:54 PM »
I have a L-78 "copy" car we built from scratch, not an original.  I will never represent it as an original but I was just curious if anyone know how many originals were built.

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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 08:57:26 PM »
There's few around; typically they are Z11s. I have docs for one of them; the two track cars were L78s also. There was recently an L78/auto Z11 on ebay. Over my many years I have acquired docs for two others that are not Z11s: Frost Green out of Ohio and Burnished Brown out of PA.

Of course there is the L78/L89 in the Kevin Suydam collection.

There are a few other L78 converts around that are not RS. Very rare whatever the number is. Certainly there were far more COPOs built.







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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 02:40:58 PM »
Adam....Welcome....15866 v-8 convert were built out of 243085 toal cars(6.5%).......L-78 had 4889 out of 243085(2.0%).......RS pkg had 37773 out of 243085(15.5%).....I have a number in my head of how many were built...but I will let others chime in...Do you own one?...Scott
I know the exact number of l78 pace cars built is not available,I have looked everywhere.You are one of the few that even said you had a number in your head.Woul'd you mind giving your thoughts on this.Of course I realize it would be an estimate.I have a fully documented L78 pace car,unrestored .The last time I checked the pace car registery there were 3 registered,documented l78s.

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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 07:29:17 PM »
This is just an estimate....just a number game...nothing else.....4889 x percentage of RS pkg= 758    758 x percentage of convert(v-8)=  49     like I said just a estimate 

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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 01:11:50 AM »
I owned a documented Frost green one and a documented black one. Also a non RS Burgundy one, also documented and a non RS Lemans Blue one, also documented.

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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 01:58:20 PM »
This is just an estimate....just a number game...nothing else.....4889 x percentage of RS pkg= 758    758 x percentage of convert(v-8)=  49     like I said just a estimate 
I am assuming you are referring to all 69 camaro l78 convertibles ,any estimate on pace car l78s? Can you come up with a formula for that?

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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2012, 02:34:37 PM »
This is just an estimate....just a number game...nothing else.....4889 x percentage of RS pkg= 758    758 x percentage of convert(v-8)=  49     like I said just a estimate 

Where did you get the numbers to plug-in for % of RS package and % of convertibles? Please elaborate.
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Re: 69 RS/SS Convertible 396/375
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2012, 06:03:57 PM »
Anytime you start multiplying a % by a %, things can go awry very quickly.
The problem is option distribution is not uniform.

~1/3 of all 69 BB's were L78's.  1/3 of the estimated 550-725 BB pacers would be about 200 L78 pacers.
But I'm a doubter on that number. L78's were much more common in coupes than ragtops and very few L78 pacers have appeared over the years.
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