Unusual VIN? 1970 Camaro SS

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

  1. Kurt S

    Kurt S New Member

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    Interesting. The 73 is at https://ebay.us/1mdAQG
    VIN is 1Q87KCV101712. No idea what plant is V. No tag pic.
     
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    He literally cut the middle of the bumper out!
     
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    Yep,sawzall+ silver bug bomb= RS.
     
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    This is a
     
  5. Kurt S

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    Normally the plant code is for the city that the plant is in, not the country.
     
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    That’s what so strange about that VIN. I was told K is the year code and C is for Caracas in my case. It’s difficult to find information about these American cars built in other countries. I have been raked over the coals over mine. Had guys cuss me over whether it’s a SS or not. Everything is there that points to it being a true SS. The only thing I haven’t checked yet is the engine pad. The car is untouched and unmolested. I have a trade in the works for it now for a 50 Chevy Coupe in amazing condition. We will see if it happens.
     
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    Good luck with everything however as you have such an oddball car in decent shape I’d be seriously tempted to just keep it & fix it up. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    The year digit changed for that 73. C=3, no idea why they started over. In the US, they didn't go to letters for the year until 1980.

    The drivetrain is the only way to prove what the car is/was.
    Find the engine, trans, and axle stamps. Locations are: http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml
     
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    Sup guys! I'm from Brazil and have just bought a 72 Camaro. I was digging for information trying to find out its model and original specs as the VIN pattern didn't match anything I've found on internet and figure out it is one of those "car in a box" mentioned here. VIN Number is 12487BC100494. Engine says 1BC100494. Would somebody able to help me out? Information on the venezuelan Camaros are very limited.
    Thanks!
     
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    Those numbers don't match up with any of the numbers used on US Camaros. GM did sometimes sell off the molds for the bodies of obsolete cars to other countries, and this is likely what happened here. Some years after these cars were no longer made in the US, the body molds may have been sold to Venezuela or another country where they were produced for their market.
     

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