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    1978 CAMARO Z28 DECODING VIN TO MAKE SURE IT IS A Z28

    i am looking at 1978 z28,,vin#1Q87L8L******, how can ya tell if it is a z28? thanks
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    this what i found so far
    Vehicle Identification Number Example: 1Q87L2L100000
    First Digit Division: 1=General Motors
    Second Digit Series: Q=Camaro (1972-9), P=Camaro (1980), S=Type LT (73-78) or Berlinetta (79-80)
    Third & Fourth Digits Body Style: 87=Sport Coupe/Camaro
    Fifth Digit Engine: See Engine Codes Below
    Sixth Digit Year: 3=73,4=74,5=75,6=76,7=77,8=78,9=79,A=80
    Seventh Digit Production Plant: N=Norwood,Ohio, L=Van Nuys
    Last Six Digits increase by one with each car built at each plant


    1972 to 1980:
    1st digit: GM line number
    •Chevrolet = 1.

    2nd digit: Series number:
    • Q = Sport Coupe
    •S = Type LT (1973 – 78)
    •S = Berlinetta (1979 – 80)

    3rd and 4th digits: Body type:
    •87 = Sport Coupe.

    5th digit: Engine Code:
    •See specific year (Camaro info) for breakdown.

    6th digit: Last digit of model year:
    •3 = 1973
    •4 = 1974 and so on

    7th digit: Letter indicating assembly plant
    •L = Van Nuys, California
    •N = Norwood, Ohio

    8th through 13th digits:
    •Sequential production number starting with 100001.
    thats all i could find dont know for sure but think you need to go off the trim plate that give paint color ect because was a trim/styling option
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    Sam Wood

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    vin

    I've owned 3 second gen camaro's,z28's and z27's are maked as such on the trim tag. Unlike the first gen camaro's.

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