Mar 28th, 00, 08:56 AM
Hi, I am currently looking at a Camaro that I want to purchase. Before I go ahead and get the chaeck from the bank I want to make sure everything checks out. The guy is advertising it as a 1970 1/2 Camaro z/28 RS. The Vin # is 124870N532724 and the cowl reads as ST 70 12427 NOR266987 BD
TR 711 6565 PNT
Please help decode!
Some other additional info that I can provide you with is that the tach goes up to 8000 and begins relining at 6500 and the speedometer reaches 150. He says that when it was new a shop called Bergers put alot of preformance parts on it and therefore it got stuck with the name of Chevrolet Camaro by Berger. I have never heard of that but I am sure it is no big deal anybody with info on a Berger Camaro will be appreciated. Also any info in the cowl and Vin #'s will be very much appreciated also.
Mar 28th, 00, 09:18 AM
ST 70 12427 NOR266987 BD
TR 711 6565 PNT
12487 = Chevrolet Camaro 2dr sport coupe
0 = 1970
N = Norwood
532724 = Sequential production number
ST 70 12427 = 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 8cyl. The 2 before the 7 should be an 8.
NOR = Norwood
266987 BD = Fisher Body sequence number
TR 711 = Standard black buckets
6565 PNT = Hugger Orange (My favorite color)
04D = April 4th week
Z28.10 = The money ticket - RPO Z28! w/ white stripes (Definatly my favorite color combo)
BTW, the production of 1970 1/2 Z28's was 8,733.
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Mar 28th, 00, 09:27 AM
here is info on your cowl tag
12427=body style, V8 coupe
NOR=Norwood,OH assembly plant
266987=body unit #
711=black standard interior
6565=Hugger Orange paint on upper and lower body
04D=4th week of march build date
Z28.10=Z28 option with white stripes
dont have much info on Berger, but did find a site for them www.bergerchevy.com., (http://www.bergerchevy.com.,) they appear to be a dealer who adds extra goodies to camaros much like Dana, Yenko and Baldwin-Motion.
sounds like its a pretty nice car. hope this helps
68 Ash gold RS 327
Mar 28th, 00, 09:37 AM
elcamino, beat me to it. the 4th week of april build date is correct. FYI Berger Chevrolet is producing a limited edition 2000 SS Camaro with a modified engine producing 375HP! and some suspension and exhaust upgrades.
68 Ash gold RS 327
Mar 28th, 00, 11:15 AM
This car has the same color combo as mine. Hugger orange w/white. (sharp color) Mine is also an RS w/custom sandalwood interior, M-22 & 4.10 rear. Mine was built 2 weeks prior to yours and looks like the Norwood plant got the "Z" stamp fixed by the end of April given your cowl tag info. Many cars built in late March/Mid April are not stamped with a "Z" only the numbers ie: "28.10".
This car wouldn't happen to be the Berger car that was on EBAY a while back?? If so, it had SERIOUS rust damage on the rear frame rails, so be careful. The exterior looked pretty good however.
Mar 29th, 00, 02:45 AM
I saw that car on Ebay. Holy cow did that frame rot out! Be careful if it's the same car. It would probably take a lot of time and money to repair that.
Mar 29th, 00, 03:17 AM
The orange Berger car is back on ebay. The buyer supposedly had big financial problems (or maybe he realized what he was getting into)
Mar 30th, 00, 10:58 AM
I was thinking the same thing about the Ebay car. Man that needed some work on the rails!
My 70 1/2 Z is an LA car numbers matching beast. That LT-1 is a monster!