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Decoding 1968 Chevy Camaro Trim Tag

The trim tag is riveted to the firewall above the master cylinder. The information below is as complete and as accurate as possible. Something that seems to be confusing people is what on the trim tag should match the VIN? The body number (by the BODY) or what we have labeled below as location E does not have to match the VIN in any way. It should go without saying that you will be unable to get the last six digits of the VIN from the trim tag. Please check out our FAQ on alternate first gen Camaro VIN locations. Also the first 5 digits identifying the body style and engine are not truly identified on the trim tag please see the note for location C. The assembly plant code must always match.

01D (A)     K212**
ST 68 (B) 12437 (C) NOR (D) 80272(E) BODY
TR 716 (F)     F(G) 2 (H) PAINT

Location A - Build Date

  01-January 05 -May 09-September
02-February 06-June 10-October
03-March 07-July 11-November
04-April 08-August 12 -December
A - 1st week of month D - 4th week of month
B - 2nd week of month E - 5th week of month
C - 3rd week of month

**Los Angeles cars had a code on the first line, such as K212. It is believed to be an internal plant code for dating of production.

Location B - Model Year 1968

Location C - Body Style

  12437 - Sport Coupe
12467 - Convertible
NOTE: The 3rd digit is always a "4" on the trim tag and does not denote a V8 or 6 cylinder so for that reason it can differ from the VIN on '68 Camaros.

Note: In 1968 the third digit of the body style did not denote a six or eight cylinder engine. Only the third digit of the VIN indicated the engine in 1968. All cars will show one of these two codes regardless of the engine.

Location D - Assembly Plant

  NOR- Norwood (Cincinnati) Ohio
LOS - Van Nuys (Los Angeles) California

Location E - Body Number

A number assigned by Fisher Body, no relation to the VIN.
Note: This is not what some call the "serial number" or more specifically the last six digits (or any part) of the VIN. If they match it is only by chance as more times than not the body number will not match any part of the VIN at all. During the 1968 production run this body number was more sequential than not.

Location F - Interior Trim

  711 - Parchment custom buckets 721 - Gold custom buckets
712 - Black standard buckets 722 - Gold standard buckets
713 - Black standard bench 723 - Gold standard bench
714 - Black custom buckets 724 - Red standard buckets
715 - Black custom bench 725 - Red custom buckets
716 - Ivory Houndstooth buckets 726 - Turquoise custom buckets
717 - Blue standard buckets 727 - Turquoise custom bench
718 - Blue standard bench 730 - Parchment custom buckets
719 - Blue custom buckets 749 - Black Houndstooth buckets
720 - Blue custom bench  

Location G - Body Paint Code (Bottom)

  A - Tuxedo Black N - Cordovan Maroon
C - Ermine White O - Corvette Bronze
D - Grotto Blue P - Seafrost Green
E - Fathom Blue R - Matador Red
F - Island Teal T - Palomino Ivory
G - Ash Gold U - LeMans Blue
H - Grecian Green V - Sequoia Green
J - Rallye Green Y - Butternut Yellow
K - Tripoli Turquoise Z - British Green
L - Teal Blue -- -Special Order

Location H - Top Code


(See Location G above) or if Vinyl or Convertible top:

1 - White convertible top
2 - Black vinyl or convertible top
4 - Blue convertible top
6 - White vinyl top

NOTE: Letters in this location ("C C", etc.) from the above chart indicates no vinyl top. A "C C" code means Ermine White lower and upper paint.

Want to know if your 1968 Chevy Camaro is a Z28 or an SS? That's right there are no codes on the trim tag to identify a 1968 Chevy Camaro as a Z28 or an SS. Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section for what to look for: Z28 Answer and SS Answer