Apr 15th, 00, 03:59 PM
Am looking at '68 Camaro to purchase. Car shows "SS" emblems and has a 327 / 350 hp engine. The color is blue. Want to check vin #124378N382931.
Need to decifer and find out what car was originally.
Thanks for the help.
Apr 15th, 00, 04:36 PM
You need to post the data plate numbers, as well as the numbers stamped on the front of the engine, if the car is 10 or 12 bolt, etc. If the car has a 327 then it is not the original engine, so as much additional information about what the car has is important. Vin numbers don't really tell you anything.
Apr 16th, 00, 11:20 AM
Unfortunately, since his car is a '68..the data plate #'s aren't going to tell you much either. You'll have to go and find "clues" to what equipment the car orignally had.
1968 Camaros are the hardest to prove "authenticity" (as far as SS, Z, etc.)
Steve McCorry - Central Ohio Camaro Club
'69 Camaro RS/SS-350 - Daytona Yellow
'95 Camaro Z-28 - Sebring Silver
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Apr 20th, 00, 07:29 AM
Go to NASTYZ28.com They have a VIN decoder and there is one more site that does as well. Use AOL.com and search for VIN DECODERS and it will give you some site. I found out that I was almost ripped off at a car show because the guy said the motor was original and I brought a print out of the Decoder and found that he was lying through his teeth. A dealer tried the same thing and I went to a computer store down the road and checked the VIN. Be careful, there are a lot of lying son of a bitches out there!!!!!
I found that it is a standard V8 1968 Sport Coupe. Nothing about SS. I need the Engine #
[This message has been edited by JohnStrader (edited 04-20-2000).]
Apr 20th, 00, 07:07 PM
Umm, John, no Camaro prior to '72 has anything other than V8 or L6 in the VIN. No VIN decoder will tell you more that that for any 67-71 Camaro.