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1967-1969 Camaro Registry

1968 Camaro Vehicle Identification Number Plate

1968 VIN Breakdown

Do not confuse the Vehicle Identification Number plate information with that found on the Fisher Body plate (trim tag). The series depiction on the VIN  plate does NOT have the meaning as the Fisher Body unit number plate.

The Vehicle Identification Number plate (VIN) has similar information to the trim tag such as the model, year, and assembly plant. One difference is the last six numbers relating to the assembly plant sequence as opposed to the trim tag's Fisher Body sequence and the series will designate a 6-cyl (odd third digit) or V8 (even third digit) on the VIN plate where the 3rd digit on the trim tag does not. Beginning in 1968 the 3rd digit of every trim tag was set to the number "4" whether the car was a 6-cyl or 8-cyl car and regardless of standard or custom interior.

A typical 1968 Camaro VIN might read: 124378N301333 being a 2-door coupe assembled in Norwood, OH.

Beginning in 1968 the VIN plate was moved from the driver side body A-pillar to the forward part of the dash so the VIN plate could easily been seen through the windshield of the car. The VIN plate was riveted a special bracket with unique 'rosette' rivets.

See VIN plate examples here

First Digit: Division of General Motors
1 - Chevrolet

Second and Third Digit: Series Designation
23 - Camaro, 6-cylinder
24 - Camaro, 8-cylinder

Fourth and Fifth Digit: Body Style/Model
37 - 2-door coupe
67 - 2-door convertible

Sixth Digit: Year of Production
8 - 1968

Seventh Character (Alpha or Numeric Designation):
Final Assembly Plant
L ~ Los Angeles, California
N ~ Norwood, Ohio

Eighth through Thirteenth Digits: Sequential Production Number
The sequential starting number for the 1968 Camaro was 300001 at both Camaro assembly plants. Each assembly plant sequenced Camaros of all series/models without regard to specific series/models. For example, if a series 12437 coupe followed a 12467 convertible, the sequence number would be one unit higher for the coupe. It's also entirely possible to have the same sequence number from both assembly plants with the only difference between the VINs being the plant code.

VIN plate location

The VIN plate was attached to the upper dash on the driver side to make it visible to law enforcement through the windshield.

VIN sample location - 09/01/2009


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