... famous "Hot Rod Magazine Camaro". If I remember correctly this was supposed to be the first big block camaro in CA? Anyway, this is the photo from the magazine. I don't still have the issue but it was somewhere around 68 or 69. You can clearly see the end of the stripe. It's got to be a build date thing.
Or - that could be called the 'Infamous' "Hot Rod Camaro"
So much information, and miss-information, has snuck into that cars history over the years it would take a half the Smithsonian staff to straighten it out
It was not the "First Camaro in CA." - it was the first test vehicle used out here for press sessions.
It was an SS-350 w/4-speed - originally ...
I was not the first factory 396 - although it was an early car and may not even be the same vehicle used for the original Sept/Oct. tests in those first articles ...
The '11-sec.' test was done with a L78 equiped SS - so it would put it in the March-ish time frame for a production car. I have that issue of Hat Rod also (but not here with me) and it was May/June 1967 or so IIRC. There several articles over the late 1966 ~ 1967 time period with modifications and ect. to that 'car', so you need to be sure to connect articles with the confiquration at the time.
The stripe was revised just about the same time as it was released as an RPO option (RPO-D91) IIRC - about the same March-ish time period, maybe earlier ???
The "original" test car was wrecked (actually several times over the first few years of it's existence) during the early part of 1967 - so it's not hard to imagine it could have been repainted with the present documentation available - or ... even what the dealers painter observed (maybe measured) from one of the cars on the lot at the time ...
Remember when comparing to early vehciles to cars like the "Pace Car" fleet - that these are late (March/April-ish) production vehicles and would have the later stripe layout ...
I've measured a lot of stripes over the years, and can state there was a lot
of variation - from period to period, from assembly plant to assembly plant and from vehicle to vehicle
Bottom line - if you car is original, copy the present stripe layout and repaint the same way - if not original, find an original vehicle from the same assembly plant and time period and copy those stripes.
Hope fully the CRG guys have a ton of more factual info on this and can chime-in and clear some of it up.