Frequently Asked Questions
Q. 1969 Camaros with an unusual trim tag code in what we call "Location H" on the trim tag (what's Location H) instead of the more familiar "X" or "Z" codes. If you have a code on your 69 cowl tag that doesn't make sense before emailing us carefully read the answer to this question.
A. It is believed that codes in the format letter (alphabetic A,B,C ... X,Y,Z) followed by a 3 digit number (Ex: "S404" see below) were used to track builds through the Van Nuys (Los Angeles) assembly plant. The first letter is the working day of the month that the car was started down the assembly line (A-1st, B-2nd, C-3rd and so on to Z-26th). The last part is the number of cars sent down the assembly line that day. The letters cycle from A to Z (with a few exceptions) and the numbers increment with the VIN although not the same as the VIN. We have been tracking this code for a while now. If you have a code like this please go here to send us your information so we can truly verify this is what this code means. We are collecting this information for our use only and will not use it in any other way other than to hopefully verify our theory. Some of the other cars we have collected information on were produced very close to the change over from early to late style trim tags. To submit your Camaros info please fill out the form at email us about 69 Location H.
|Loc. H Code||Last 6 VIN||Date Code||Plant Code||Special Option(s)|
|J242||517217||1C ?||L||Conv. A/C, PW|
Trim Tag Example:
The above trim tag has "S404" in what we call location H of the trim tag. This decodes or means that on the 19th working day of the month ("S" is the 19th letter in the alphabet) that this Camaro was the 404th one sent down the assembly line that day. If your '69 trim tag has a letter, any letter of the alphabet, in this location and it's followed by a 3 digit number then this is what that code means.
NOTE: If you don't see your trim tag code on this page and it's not one of the "X" or "Z" codes listed here then the reason you don't see your code here is because there are to many to list. We can NOT list every possible code that could have went there. This also includes Camaros that have "X###" or "Z###". That is not a real "X" or "Z" code that is a build tracking code. The only way it is an "X" or "Z" code is if they are followed by a 2 digit number like "X##" or "Z##" and not a 3 digit number like the build tracking codes here are.
For those of you who don't want to count to your letter in the alphabet then here is a list of the working day letter code meanings:
A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=10, K=11, L=12, M=13, N=14, O=15, P=16, Q=17, R=18, S=19, T=20, U=21, V=22, W=23, X=24, Y=25, Z=26
One more thing for the dreamers out there that think (wish - we know we all do) that their Camaro is an SS or a Z28 be sure to read our FAQ on that subject as well at SS or Z28. Once again we must remind everyone that there are NO secret codes on '69 Camaros (like this) that will magically prove that it's something special. If your Camaro does not have the original engine then there is absolutely no way to prove that it was an SS or Z28 originally. That is to say that you are apparently unable to find other verification of it like a build sheet or protect-o-plate.