VIN dutch camaro 1973

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  1. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    hi guys,

    before reading this be aware my english is not perfect.

    i usually read a lot on this forum because my project is on hold because of time and other cars ( like the 66 usa style bug of my girlfriend i recently restored )

    but now the summer is over i want to start in the next couple of weeks again at my project
    i bought the car already as a project so it was stripped down with no color on it, no interior, and no engine.

    this is what i figured out

    VIN 1S87H3N124060
    1= Chevrolet,
    S= Camaro Type LT,
    87= Coupe, 2 Door Hardtop, body type.
    H= 350cid, 145hp, 2bbl .
    3= 1973, (december)
    N= manufactured at the Norwood, OH assembly plant.
    124060 = Vehicles unique identification number.

    on my registration it says it's 5,7 L and 170 HP ??
    it's an Original dutch car and it's first registration was in 1973 in holland.

    unfortunaly i don't have the Original trim / cowl tag

    is there a way to find out what was the Original color/ options and stuff like that ?

    on my registration it says red. but i don't trust that.

    thanks for the help already !!
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    i dont have that body tag. it's missing with the car.
     
  4. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Then it will take some detective work to try to tell the original colors. If its been repainted it all depends on how thorough of a job they did. Peel up weatherstripping and take off door panels and look inside. Unless its been stripped to a shell and dipped or blasted there will be remnants of the old paint somewhere.. Interior colors can also narrow it down. There are certain combinations that the factory would not have done (Blue interior with a Green exterior) but if its black than that with everything.

    Other options will be anybody's guess. AC non-AC is pretty easy as the firewall and interior dash stuff is different. 4 speed and automatic is not too difficult unless they were very thorough in the conversion. The transmission hump was different. Somethings you may never be able to tell for sure.
     
  5. steins70z28

    steins70z28 Veteran Member

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    Without the trim tag the only way to tell what color it was is to look in places that might have over spray from the original paint, firewall inside front fenders, bottom of car, trunk, ect. With no interior there is no way to tell what it color it was. That means you can make it any combination you want.
     
  6. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    it's a shell. the bottom and inner of the fire wall are brownish.
    i think the interior was tan, ( i had an black painted tan dash ) now i have an perfect Original black dash
    it has an black steering colom with a colom shifter.

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  7. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    the previous owner just told me by email it was in his past, white with tan interior.

    but probably was white not the Original color.
    i have an white trunkpanel with a lot of filler. i'm going to look what color's i can find under it.
     
  8. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    i found this on the trunk panel ( this is the only piece that is not stripped down )
    but unfortunaly a loose part.

    white ( very bad paint )
    blue metallic under it. also bad paint
    metallic brown i think ( looks factory )
    but i looks like that under the brown is red ? or was this a primer ?

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  9. steins70z28

    steins70z28 Veteran Member

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    The red is most likely the factory red oxide primer and the paint might be code 46 green gold metallic which looks a bit like brown.
     
  10. dutch73camaro

    dutch73camaro Member

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    it's more brown i think

    brown is a color that often was ordered with tan interior ?
    is there a way to find out what options where on this car ?

    i think it's dark brown for a 73 camaro
     
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