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Is their anyone that can help me decipher my entire cowl tag

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Is their anyone that can help me decipher my entire cowl tag and or vin # ***** my car? I bought this 69 Z/28 everything indicates it could be a real Z but it doesn't have the X77 code on the cowl tag. I think the guy lied to me and it may not be a Z/28
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

Hello, could you give me the vin and cowl tag info? I'll do my best to help you with this.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can, I could also send you pictures of the tag and the vin, but I'm not able to send pics here. or we could talk on the phone if you like.
Thanks,
Randy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
69 12437 VN172647
723 79 79
12B H679
These are the cowl tag #'s
My vin# *****: 124379L512444
I don't have a protecto plate or stickers or window sale sheet either...sorry
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Let's start with the vin, 124379L512444

1=Chevrolet

2=Camaro

4= Model/Engine number, V8 (1967-69 with standard interior)

37= Body Type Number, Sport Coupe (1967-69)

9=Last digit of model year: 1969

L=Assembly Plant, Van Nuys, California

512444=Sequential production number starting with 100001

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Now the cowl, 69 12437 VN172647 723 79 79 12B H679

69=the year 1969

12437=model description,

VN= Van Nuys California Assemble Plant

172647=Body sequence #

723= Interior trim code

79= lower body color

79=upper body color

12B=Build date, moth/week, December 2nd week

H679=Accessory Code

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Backing up here, the 12437 is for the sport coupe

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

the 79 exterior color Rallye Green

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

This page is huge and it doesn't have a search function, but you may find it interesting, https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Camaro/1969-Chevrolet-Camaro.pdf

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

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