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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 00, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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i'm looking at a 68 camaro ss? the guy is not sure if its an ss or not i have the vin it is as follows 124378l320383 any body have any idea? i really want this car its the only generation i havent owned please help im puzzled
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 00, 12:13 PM
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The VIN won't tell you much, you'll need a POP or a build sheet to document an SS car for sure. If the car has an original(last 6 digits of the engine VIN match the last 6 digits of the cars VIN) 350 or 396 then you have a SS. I will decode the vin and you will see it doesn't say much.
12437 = Chevrolet Camaro V8 2dr. sport coupe
8 = 1968
L = Los Angeles
320383 = Sequential Production number

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 00, 07:46 PM
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I can only speak for 67 camaros, but i'm going to stick my neck out and say 68's also. I know all 67 SS cars had a 4 with a letter following, designating engine size & horespower rating. Mine for example says 4N on cowl tag, located on firewall. It's toward bottom of tag. Mine is a 325 H.P. 396 car. If it had said 4K, it would have been 375 H.P. 396 car. Small blocks had same type coding but can't remember letters on them. But they all had a 4 followed by a letter. I can't begin to tell you how many "SS" cars I've seen without those codes on tag. There are alot of fakes, or misrepresented cars out there. Some guys actually believing they have the real thing. I could go on with the stories but smashed my thumb at work today, and It's starting to throb typing. Hope 68 is same. See Ya.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 00, 08:38 PM
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Correct for '67. 68s and some 69s did not have the information. Bryan is correct in that the 68 you have, to look at the motor. If the vins match, and you have an engine code that depicts a 350, its an SS 350. The same goes for the 396 or even the 302. I have seen fakes before. The only 350 for 67-8 was an SS. I think that the 69 had a 350 motor that was not an SS. Only the 300 horse motor was in the SS. There are other clues, but not like the engine. You have to really know your stuff. 67s were the only year with the codes that showed which car you had. Do some research on this site to learn more. Simple searches will get you more information than you will need.
Keep in mind that some early 67s could have missed the information on the trim tag. I have a 67 4P car which usually goes to an SS350, but also will denote a 275 horse 327 with a m20 4spd and usually a twelve bolt
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