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« on: June 17, 2012, 04:57:02 PM »

I'm looking at '69 Coupe VIN # 124379N553182 Data tag shows it's an HB code which I take to be 350-300hp L48 with a turbo 350. The data code was very hard to read with several coats of paint on it. I didn't see an X11 code on it and it was built 12/04/68 does that build date pre-date the use of "X" codes at the Norwood plant? It's was a rallye green car with black vinyl roof (79 B) currently painted black with no vinyl top. The car is semi disassembled but the block matches the car and the casting numbers on the heads seem correct. It has 12 bolt non-posi 3:31 rear end that I couldn't read the numbers on. It does have front disc brakes. The owner had some material going back to 1989 with some correspondence with GM. The options were A01, A82, B93, C08, D33, D55, F41, F62, G32, G94, J50, J52, K02, L46, M38, N34, PL5, U17, V13, V32, V48, W84, ZK8, ZQ7 (Canadian Warranty Material), Z22, Z27 and Z87.

It's being sold as SS/RS and it has the deluxe interior and the right running gear plus the hidden headlights are complete. It has an SS hood with proper grills. It's missing the proper cast iron intake and quadrajet but I don't think that's a big deal. To the experts here does this seem to be a decently option SS/RS? It's been sitting for 18 years in the guys garage with the motor out and the front sheet metal off.

One more note. It has a spoiler that looks stock but no D80 code is that possible?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 07:32:12 PM »

The build period for this car was prior to X codes appearing on tags. The D80 code was added much later. One of the torsion bars for the trunk lid hinges will be thicker if factory-equipped. D80 would have been listed with the options if so.

Some of the codes you listed are incorrect or Canadian - F62, G32, L46, V13, W84, ZK8.

Yes, does appear to be a very nicely optioned Rallye Green/Black vinyl Camaro SS-RS. A correct carb and intake should not be difficult to locate.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 09:01:31 PM »

I think I wrote down L46 wrong. The other codes are funny Canadian ones. Like a code for extra gas. After I posted it I found the RPO PDF file on CRG.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 09:09:37 PM »

Buying it? Car would rock done in original colors.
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 10:04:39 PM »

I am seriously considering it. It has some good points and some horrible problems. The trunk was patched with tin screwed in over the holes then badly stick welded and then covered with some awful tar like anti rust coat. The new owner gave up after half cutting all this out with a sawzall. It has had one full quarter put on and one patch. The new quarter looks like it was laid over parts of the old one. I'm thinking full trunk pan, two new quarters, floor pan (or one driver patch and one rear passenger patch) and rear valence/tail light panel replacement. The car from the cowl forward including the cowl is pretty darn good.

Restored to stock I'm thinking it's worth $30,000 and I'd have $20-25,000 in it. Rare indeed to finish ahead on a restoration.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 11:50:57 PM »

Sounds like a good project....
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 09:27:59 AM »

Restored to stock I'm thinking it's worth $30,000 and I'd have $20-25,000 in it. Rare indeed to finish ahead on a restoration.

Ha!

"If your car is worth what you have in it you didn't do it right."
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 06:45:57 AM »

A car can be done for that type of money.

If you are not doing the work please find a reputable shop.
ASK if they have any former customers you can speak with,  one or two with a 5+ year old job similar to what you are looking at having done (to see how the metal work, body, and paint work hold up) and a few recent customers (to ensure customer service has not deteriorated and quality levels haven't declined).
Go to local cruise in's etc and ask questions... word gets around pretty quickly about shops that are less than ethical... and they usually aren't around much longer than their pockets are deep.

Make sure they are insured, and by all means have the car insured on your own policy.

It pains me to hear of someone's first experience in the Classic auto hobby being mired in unethical business practices.
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