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

Old 12-12-2011, 02:35 PM
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Default 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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Old 12-12-2011, 04:20 PM
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try this:
http://www.chevy-camaro.com/chevy-ca...second-gen.asp
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:57 PM
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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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Old 01-03-2012, 11:53 AM
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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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