Hello and welcome back,
There are quite a few "clones" out there and there are definitely things that will determine if it is a true SS. Rather than me typing in all the things that determine this, if you click here it will take you to a site that is VERY informative of what all makes up a true SS. It is a lot to read and definitely more than i can type :-) but i think you will find it very useful.
If you have further questions feel free to reply.
Did that site link come up?
If so, scroll down to the 1970 section.
Hi, sorry for the delay.
The vin# XXXXX XXXXX as follows;
1st digit - This is the manufacturers identity number 1 = Chevrolet2nd and 3rd digits - This is the Model Series33 = El Camino L634 = El Camino V835 = Custom El Camino L636 = Custom El Camino V84th and 5th digits - This is the Body Style80 = 2dr Sedan Pick-up6th digit - This is the last digit of the model year0 = 19707th digit - This is the Assembly Plant code A = Atlanta/Lakewood, GAB = Baltimore, MDF = Flint, MIK = Kansas City/ Leeds, MOL = Los Angeles, CAR = Arlington, TX1 = Oshawa, Canada8th through 13th digits - Sequential Production Number100001 - Sequential Production Number
However it won't do much for determining if it is a SS
The link here will help you with the trim tag numbers you have on the cowl plate. But will still not confirm without a doubt if it's an SS...
Here is some more info.
There are also some books you can buy online to help you, Just google search for them. Or click here for a good one.
Good luck, this is not as easy as you would think to verify and even VIN plates are being swapped for an SS.
I'm glad you found that info helpful. There was a lot to learn especially about all the clone techniques used. If yours is a true SS it's really a valuable vehicle. I even owned one back in the 70's but there was absolutely NO need for clones so we didn't have to get educated at all on the authenticity of them :-) ....sure do wish i would have kept it!