VIN and Trim Tag Confusion

Discussion in 'VIN, Trim Tag & Drivetrain Decoding' started by 73LT, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. 73LT

    73LT Veteran Member

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    I just looked at a 73 Camaro on EBAY. It's green. Photo of the VIN tag on the dash shows the last six numbers are 100149, which would mean a very early production date. A photo of the trim tag which is riveted in place with factory rivets shows the build date as 04B. The second week of April.

    Something seems to be wrong here. Any ideas?
     
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    That Vin is not correct and the trim tag has the wrong rivets.
     
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    I believe the last six of the vin should start with a 5.
     
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    The last 6 of my Vin on my 73 starts with a 1.
     
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    Last 6 digits of my 73LT started with 1.
     
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    FWIW, nasty's data shows all 73 Camaros last 6 digits through to the end of April/73 start with a 1 and 100149 would have been manufactured before the end of October, 1972.
     
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    This is the VIN in question 1GL87T3N100149, it is not correct with the first part so I have no confidence that the last is correct. The Vin should be 1Q87T3N100149. If the last numbers are correct then that trim tag does not belong on that car.
     
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    My apologies, I thought that those looked like factory rivets. My 73 Camaro, built 04C had factory original screws. I bought it new when I was 19. My VIN starts with 17. As far as I know, all 73 Camaro VINS started with a 1.
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    1970 and 1971 VINs started with 5
    1972, 73, and 74 VINs started with 1
    1975, 76, 77, 78, 79, and 80 VINs started with 5
    1981 VINs started with 1
     
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    Just signed up, total rookie to site, been browsing for a few months. I live in Florida where this car is and actually test drove it, considering buying..stumbled on this thread when I put the vin in google. I called a lady in their office today and had her read me the vin from the title and she said it is 1Q87T3N100149.
    I think I understand what youll are saying about the 149th built would be wrong according to the trim tag saying 4th month. So if I would verify vin to title and they matched, even though it may not be a true Z, if I could pick it up for good price would I be ok? I dont mind if its a tribute...just that its legal.

    Or maybe I dont understand all of what youll were saying (very possible) Love Camaros certainly no pro any advice would be appreciated...sorry so long..JB
     

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