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Old 01-20-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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VIN question

I dont know if you read my previous post about a 2001 camaro SS with sketchy interior but someone posted telling me to get the VIN number, well I did and this is the discription

2000 CHEVROLET/CAMARO Z28/5.7L V8 FI OHV

Okay I realize that he lied about the year thats fine....but is this truely and SS ?
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:57 PM   #2
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sounds like a clone. you should shoot CamaroSpike a PM. he knows a bunch about the differences between the SS & Z28
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:05 PM   #3
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At the very minimum, it sounds like you are dealing with a seller that either doesn't know what they have (that's one problem) or is being deceptive (that's a bigger problem). I would use caution. The good news is that you might get a Z28 for the price of an SS so it could work to your advantage.

EDIT: BTW, did you check sites like this for the VIN decode? http://www.chevy-camaro.com/chevy-ca...fourth-gen.asp
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the decoder I saw the sixth engine code and for this VIN its the letter G so is that an SS ?
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the decoder I saw the sixth engine code and for this VIN its the letter G so is that an SS ?
What is the 5th digit?

Fifth Digit Model: P=Camaro Coupe or Z28
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:29 PM   #6
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:30 PM   #7
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Does this mean its a Z28 what does an SS have if that is the case?
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:51 PM   #8
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Does this mean its a Z28 what does an SS have if that is the case?
Plug the VIN in here and see what you get - http://www.decodethis.com/Default.as...FP22P1P2100001
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:13 PM   #9
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I checked it on that website and for trim it says that its an SS heres the VIN 2G1FP22G0Y2139138 let me know what you guys make of it, again I want to thank you guys for all your help
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #10
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Came out to a Z28 when I typed it in.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:42 PM   #11
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does anyone have an SS VIN that we could compare to this one ?
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:45 PM   #12
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I know Tag has an SS but we have to wait untill he gets on.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:54 PM   #13
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ok let me know on my thread I dont know any friends
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:39 PM   #14
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Even my SS on that vin website shows mine to be a Z28. Shoot...my insurance thinks my car is a Z28.

There's two solid ways to tell.

1. Call SLP in Toms River, NJ and run the vin by them over the phone. They will be able to tell you (like they did for me) whether or not it's a true SS and it's build number.

2. Call a GM dealers service shop and speak to a one of the service techs. They can also run the VIN for you. I like this idea even more because you can have them tell you all the warrantied work and beyond that has been done to the vehicle. This is how I found out my window motor and fog light were the only things changed out under warranty before my purchasing the car. This data base also checks ALL OTHER GM service shops for repair work. Pretty cool, huh?

You'll know by tomorrow am. Just make the phone call.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:13 AM   #15
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Thanks guys I actually did a carfax report on the vehicle and it had the phone number to the dealership the car was purchased at. I talked to someone there and he ran the VIN for me and yes it did turn out to be a true SS
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:15 AM   #16
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Thanks guys I actually did a carfax report on the vehicle and it had the phone number to the dealership the car was purchased at. I talked to someone there and he ran the VIN for me and yes it did turn out to be a true SS
Glad to hear that you found out the details! Now, are you going to buy it?
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:30 AM   #17
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I see you have your question answered, but for others who may run into a similar situation, a true SS will include the RPO code WU8 on the options label on the driver's side door. If any SLP factory options are fitted, the code Y2Y will also appear on the options label, and these SLP options will be listed on the passenger side door for '01 and 02 models.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:33 PM   #18
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^^ This is a sure fire way to tell, look for WU8.

Call SLP, you can get some cool stuff from SLP specific to your SS, like a build sheet and birth certificate.

Remember, all SS's are also Z28's, so many insurance company's will list an SS as a Z28, mine included.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:25 PM   #19
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Thanks guys I actually did a carfax report on the vehicle and it had the phone number to the dealership the car was purchased at. I talked to someone there and he ran the VIN for me and yes it did turn out to be a true SS
Interesting - I say Z28
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #20
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thanks guys I did call the toms river, NJ SLP company and it is a real SS so I will probably buy the car. If I do ill let you guys know again thanks for all your help I appreciate it
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:45 PM   #21
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:26 PM   #22
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The VIN does not differentiate between Z28 and SS. SS was an option on a Z28 that was not coded into the VIN.
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Good luck, you'll love the car. Post pics when you get it.
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