Mar 9th, 99, 03:07 PM
recently i purchaced 1969 camaro.perfect body and int,however the person i purchased the car from didn't know too much of it history.previous owner believed the car was a 350 but isnt sure. iwould appreciate any help with my decoding.the numbers of of the fire wall tag read st 12437 nor22524bdy tr 727 71 bpnt 01b x44 the vin # 124379574263 trans#s 22574 c124 gm626186 and fram the rear of motor(near bell housing);;; a2073 8951511 any help is appreciated
Mar 10th, 99, 11:27 AM
Cowl tag decodes as follows...
ST 12437= Style 12437 (camaro coupe)
NOR=Norwood assembly plant,22524BDY=Body number for plant identification
TR 727= Ivory(white) standard interior 71B PNT= 71-Lemans Blue; B-Black vinyl top; PNT= Paint code
01 B= Second week of January, 1969, production date; X44= Plain Camaro. No SS, RS, or Z28, or Z23 style trim group.
Car should not have wheel opening moldings, no roof drip rail chrome, no louvers on the rear quarters, no nothing. The engine should be a 307. Probably either a Powerglide or turbo 350 trans.(has column shift???)
VIN 124379N574263 is for a V8 camaro built at Norwood Oh., and was the 74,263rd Camaro built at that plant. The other numbers are not identifyable by my books. The engine should have some numbers up by the alternator, on a machined pad by the front end of the passenger side head. They look like "V1227HA" possibly some smaller numbers there too. These will tell exactly what the engine is.