Unusual VIN? 1970 Camaro SS

Discussion in 'VIN, Trim Tag & Drivetrain Decoding' started by Ledfoot1965, May 24, 2019.

  1. Ledfoot1965

    Ledfoot1965 New Member

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    62386FFB-6B6C-4BAF-AF89-8239D260BFF1.jpeg 2F6D3B2C-2E52-455B-A0E3-E1F3CC42052A.jpeg 2F6D3B2C-2E52-455B-A0E3-E1F3CC42052A.jpeg B791D34C-1EE9-4A38-A112-A9AAE3AE2157.jpeg I purchased a 1970 Camaro SS with the VIN 12387KC110362 no year code. My question is where was it assembled? Only two plants assembled the Camaro from my understanding and KC is not one of them unless I was told incorrectly. I was told this was the place to get all the information I need.
    Odometer is in KPH and shows 35391.5 on it. I assume that it’s in KM. Conversion to miles equals 21000 miles. It’s possibly 84000 if the odometer has turned but from some information I have gathered I tend to go with 21000. I believe it to be an export and returned back to the states. It is a left hand drive. Car has been in storage for a long time.
    Car is 350/300hp 400 turbo and 12 bolt rear. I will try to post pics but I am not familiar with posting pictures on forums.
     
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    Smokin'Joe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the tag says 12487 which is correct for a V8 Camaro, the body of your email says 12387.

    Other than that, that is the most unusual body tag I have seen, certainly could be due to being an export car but I'm sure others will chime in with more info.

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    Ledfoot1965 New Member

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    You are correct I made an error in the VIN.
     
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    Correct VIN is 12487KC110326
     
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    l16pilot Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's the trim tag which usually is a Fisher Body sequence number and does not correspond to the actual VIN which is at the base of the windshield on the dash, driver's side. Can you post a photo of the VIN tag on the dash?
     
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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Never saw or heard this. How long past the 1969 model were these Camaros produced?
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is definitely not a factory original car. The trim tag is stamped from the top, not from the bottom like the factory ones. The VIN shouldn't be on the trim tag, only on the VIN tag. The trim tag should have a body number that is different. The VIN claims to be from a KC factory. There was no KC used on VINs from any factory in the US in 1979. All factory VIN letters were a simgle letter, not two letters. Camaros came from either L for Los Angeles, or N from Norwood.
    The TH400 was not available on the SS350.
    It plainly is something assembled elsewhere some time after 1970. The KMH speedometer indicates that it was built outside the US for use outside the US.
    GM often sold old body molds and parts to off shore manufacturers after they became obsolete for use here. This appears to be something like that.
     
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    the trim tag doesn’t even have correct font/style. What does the actual vin tag look like?
     

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