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Enzora

VIN for a 68 Camaro

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Enzora    0

Not sure if this is tech help, but does anyone here know a site to decode the VIN for a '68 Camaro? My dad has a black RS/SS that he's trying to restore to original condition and a lot of the parts had been replaced with racing stuff by the guy who had it before. Thanks.

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balthazar    1,882

VIN should decode as

1st digit - "1" : Chevrolet,

2nd & 3rd digit - "23" : Camaro 6-cyl / "24" Camaro 8-cyl,

4th & 5th digit - "37" : 2-dr hardtop / "67" convertible

6th digit - "8" : 1968

7th digit - assembly plant: "U" is Lordstown OH. I believe there was one other plant producing the F-body, can't find it at the moment but I believe it was either "C" Southgate CA or "Z" Fremont CA. Someone here'll know.

The remaining 6 numbers are the sequential production number for Camaros from that assembly plant.

The car's data plate could possibly reveal certain equipment/options/packages, but these are not coded in the VIN. I do have all powertrain combinations & package production totals when you find out which it originally had.

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Camino LS6    866

You should be able to atleast get the original color codes and interior codes from the cowl plate. The interior codes are 3 digit beginning with a 7. The paint code is a single letter. The top code is a single digit #.

For anything else you need a build sheet for the most part - check under the seats between the backing of the cushions and the metal springs/seatframe. Don't be surprised if you can't find one.

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balthazar    1,882

Paint code will be 2 letters for a hardtop with no vinyl top, a letter & a number for one with a vinyl top. First character is always the body color, the 2nd the roof color. If you have a black hardtop with an "A2" paint code- it originally had a vinyl top.

GM often stamped some option codes on the data plate (either on the cowl or firewall), but often these turn out to be less 'glamorous' options like wipers/washers and the like.

I know only 2 of the 6 or so assembly plants building GTOs in '65 coded the data plate with a "5N" to signify that.

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