Originally Posted by streetracer1975
I am interested in purchasing a 69 Z-28. Does anybody know of a website that I can use...
Yes- you can use this one
You will need to get the original VIN, Information from the Cowl Tag (under the hood right above the brake booster/master) any numbers you can find on the engine (castings, suffix and dates) and some photos of the drivetrain and a couple of other areas and this site can help you identify if the car is possibly a "Z".
Information for you to read through and know where to find the information you would need can be found at - www.camaros.org
- this site also has a forum for identifying the model and accessories that make up certain performance models, such as an RPO-Z28.
"I would apreciate any help in finding out what the vin #'s mean."
The VIN has a very limited amount of information in it.
It identifies the GM Division, the model, the original engine family (L-6 or V-8 only, not size of engine) the body style, the year, the final assembly plant and the production sequence of the vehicle for registration purposes.
It is decoded as:
1 = Chevrolet Division of GM
2 = Camaro model line
3/4 = a '3' here is a L-6 and '4' would be a V-8
37/67 = a '37' is a Coupe and a '67' is a Convertible (oh - and there is only one convertible 'Z' - a 68...)
9 = is the year model (you said it was a 69 so I used 9 here)
N/L = a "N" here is for the Norwood, OH assembly plant and an "L" would be for the Los Angles/Van Nuys, CA assembly plant.
XXXXXX = these are the sequencial numbers for the vehicle
So if this car you go to look at has a VIN that begins as 123379XXXXXXX = then you now know to pass - it was originally an L-6 engine
Hope this helps