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I want to make sure that I'm reading this Cowl Tag correctly.

ST 69 12467 NOR112203 BDY
TR 711 69 B PNT
09D

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If I'm reading this correctly, I have a 1969 Camaro Convertible from Norwood Ohio, the Norwood plant reset their numbers to 100,000 in August of 69 which makes sense why the body number is 112203, and different from the VIN (124679N511541). Trim was 711 which was black trim (it's still black interior). Now the paint code was where I was surprised. My dad bought this car in 1985 and rebuilt it, never painted, but it was painted before my dad bought it. It's now Garnet Red with white stripes and a white top (see profile pic) From what I'm reading 69 B was Cortez Silver with a Black Top. Am I correct? Either way, I'm happy with the Garnet Red paint, White stripes and White top, just curious as to the original build.

My other question relates to the build date code of 09D which I believe is the 4th week of September of 1969.

(Camaros.org) Field a - body build date code: This is composed of two digits (01 thru 12 corresponding to each month of the year) and a letter (A thru E corresponding to the week of the month) and indicates when the assembly of the body was started. For example, 11C means the body assembly was started during the third week of November of that model year. 05A would mean the body assembly was started during the first week of May. .

The VIN is 511541 which states September of 1968 according to Chevy-Camaro.com.

Sorry for the long post, just trying to understand this...Thanks in advance!

-Peyton

1969 Camaro VIN Build Dates
NOR​
NOR​
NOR​
LOS​
LOS​
LOS​
Start​
End​
Production​
Start​
End​
Production​
Sep-68
500001​
512133​
12133​
500001​
502310​
2310​
Oct-68
512134​
530337​
18204​
502311​
506631​
4321​
Nov-68
530338​
551862​
21525​
506632​
510583​
3952​
Dec-68
551863​
569987​
18125​
510584​
513816​
3233​
Jan-69
569988​
589720​
19733​
513817​
520247​
6431​
Feb-69
589721​
607164​
17444​
520248​
525388​
5141​
Mar-69
607165​
623587​
16423​
525389​
528108​
2720​
Apr-69
623588​
637106​
13519​
528109​
530155​
2047​
May-69
637107​
650323​
13217​
530156​
530155​
0​
Jun-69
650324​
664008​
13685​
530156​
531026​
871​
Jul-69
664009​
669119​
5111​
531027​
531163​
137​
Aug-69
669120​
678253​
9134​
Sep-69
678254​
692607​
14354​
Oct-69
692608​
707932​
15325​
Nov-69
707933​
711922​
3990​

Total NOR Production​
211922​


Total LOS Production​
31163​
 

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Peyton, you are mis-reading the body number. You have a pre X-code Camaro, so 09D is 4th week of Sept 1968, which is in line with the VIN.
Rest of your decode is correct.
Sweet. Thanks Kevin. I appreciate the quick answer!

-Peyton
 

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4th wk Sept '68 and low number vin supports that. Cortez Silver, black convertible top and standard black interior.
 

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Imho rivets are not right. TT may be a repop.

Others more knowledgeable please chime in.
 

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I can see how the rivets look different than other pictures I've seen. Interesting. I have no reason to believe its not factual, the car has been in my family for 35 years, but I know nothing about it for the first 16 years. I'm all in for a good discussion. Can some one else chime in and shed some light?

Thanks for the input guys!
 

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I tend to lean on the side of if the tag doesn't give info that makes the car better than it was why swap it... It doesn't match the cars current color, doesn't upgrade the interior, doesn't add an X code and falls in line with the vin. If it was swapped and is a repro the person doing it wasn't trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes... I've seen a lot of rivets without putty and think that over time (50 years) the putty in the rivets could have been picked out or even sanded and popped out then painted over or the tag could have been removed during restoration and put back without putty.
 

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That's a great point Dennis. I appreciate your post. The car is currently out of state, but will certainly look for any other identifying marks, numbers, and information when it returns. I know my dad still has all of the information from the previous owner (My dad's a retired Air Force jet mechanic for the F100/F110 fighters so he's meticulous!) I'm excited to finally get it here to Ohio and enjoy it. Thanks again!
 

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That tag and rivets are fine. Doesnt look like the tag has ever been off the car.
 
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Since it was in the first month of production in L.A. it could be why the rivet install looks little different. Maybe they were trying a new method or maybe they didn't have the correct rivets until after a month into production.
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