Decoding 1969 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 BDY) 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.
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Early Type (LOS & NOR with last 6 digits of VIN from 500001 to 544000)
|ST 69 (B)||12467 (C)||NOR (D)||80272 (E)||BODY|
|TR 716 (F)||10 (G)||PAINT|
BODY BY FISHER
|Late Type (NOR with VIN's from around N544001 to end of production)|
BODY BY FISHER
|ST 69 (B)||12467 (C)||NOR (D)||80272 (E)||BDY|
|TR 720 (F)||50 (G) 50 (G)||PNT|
|01B (A)||Z11 (H)|
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
Location A - Build Date
|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|
Location B - Model Year 1969
Location C - Model
|12437 - 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 '69 Camaros.
Location D - Assembly Plant
|NOR - Norwood (Cincinnati) Ohio
(only trim tag with the infamous "X" codes)
LOS - Van Nuys (Los Angeles) California (until mid-December 1968)
VN - Van Nuys (Los Angeles) California (from mid-December 1968 on)
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 1969 production run this body number was assigned when an order was accepted causing cars built at the same time to have very different body numbers.
Location F - Interior Trim Code
|711 - Black standard||721- Medium Green standard|
|712 - Black custom||722 - Medium Green custom|
|713 - Black Houndstooth||723 - Midnight Green standard|
|714 - Yellow Houndstooth||725 - Midnight Green custom|
|715 - Blue standard||727 - Ivory standard|
|716 - Blue custom||729 - Ivory Houndstooth|
|718 - Red standard||A - White convertible top|
|719 - Red custom||B - Black convertible top|
|720 - Orange Houndstooth|
Location G - Body Color Code (Bottom)
|10 - Tuxedo Black||63 - Champagne|
|40 - Butternut Yellow||65 - Olympic Gold|
|50 - Dover White||67 - Burgundy|
|51 - Dusk Blue||69 - Cortez Silver|
|52 - Garnet Red||71- LeMans Blue|
|53 - Glacier Blue||72 - Hugger Orange|
|55 - Azure Turquoise||76 - Daytona Yellow|
|57 - Fathom Green||79 - Rallye Green|
|59 - Frost Green||-- - Special Paint|
|61 - Burnished Brown|
Location G - Top Body Color Code
|Codes for Two-tone or vinyl tops otherwise see above|
|(Two-tone Color codes)||B - Black vinyl top|
|50 - Dover White||C - Blue vinyl top|
|51 - Dusk Blue||E - Parchment vinyl top|
|53 - Glacier Blue||F - Brown vinyl top|
|63 - Champagne||S - Green vinyl top|
Location H - Exterior Trim Codes
VN / LOS Assembled Camaros:
What? You don't have an "X" code but still want to know if your 1969 Chevy Camaro is a Z28 or an SS? That's right if you don't have one of the above codes then there is nothing else on the trim tag to identify a 1969 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
*There is no specific X-code for the SS350 with Style Trim. X11 could mean SS350 with Style Trim or a base Camaro with Style Trim. A '69 SS required at least power front disc brakes among other things so be sure to check out our FAQ section about 1969 SS's.
Style Trim Group (included in Rally Sport option) consisted of fender striping (except when Sport Striping or Z28 is specified), and simulated rear fender louvers, front and rear wheel opening moldings, black body sill,** rear panel emblems, bright headlight and taillight accents. Sport coupe included bright roof drip moldings.
** Except colors 51, 57, 61, and 67.
Note: Chevy Camaro SS included rear fender louvers and black body sill.** Black rear panel was included with 396 engine. Z11 and Z10 included orange hood, deck, and fender striping and deleted the black body sill and rear panel with 396 engine.
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