Re: 69 z-28 Hidden headlights?
Bill, have you done the tear-down or is this the way it was when you purchased it from the guy that bought it in the 80's? The fact is it looks like the rear quarters have been replaced, so the rear tail panel could have been replaced as well. if it has been replaced, then that means whoever replaced it did not try to replace it as an R/S tail pan. If I were you, I would definitely use the info that the previous owner gave you and I would say that it originally came as an R/S Z-28. Since it is coded as an X-33, it surely could have been and since the guy said it used to have hidden headlights, I would, for originality purposes, move forward and restore it as an R/S Z-28. Just my 2 cents..
1969 SS 396 X66 - RS Conversion - TKO600 - 3.73 Posi - Paint Code 71-LeMans Blue