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Old 07-27-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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82 pace car authenticity

Hi, I'm new to this site. I have a chance to get a 1982 pace car camaro from a friend of mine. Now I know it isnt a festival car, but one of the 6360 replicas that were sold to the public. I was wondering how I can authenticate it through the vin#. I hope you guys can help me and when/if I get the car pics will be posted.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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can't give you a lot of help,but the pace cars did have 4 wheel disc brakes.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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Maybe these guys can help you.

http://www.camaropacecars.com/1982/82Authenticity.htm
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:51 AM   #4
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rear brakes

yeah, I found out a bunch about the cars,and the rear disk brakes werent the only option on the pace cars, some had rear drums, some were hard top(this one is t-tops) and I know they were made in one run so I was just hoping that someone knew the range that the vin# should be in. The festival cars were in the 22-28 range, but I know it wasnt a festival car.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:53 AM   #5
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Maybe these guys can help you. http://www.camaropacecars.com/1982/82Authenticity.htm

Thanks, I am a member there as well, and there seems to not be anyone on there since the begining of the year, great site, bit seems to be lacking in active members.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:55 AM   #6
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Thanks, I am a member there as well, and there seems to not be anyone on there since the begining of the year, great site, bit seems to be lacking in active members.
It looks like it's hard to tell from the vin only with this one. Was the pace car package an option? If so you may need the build sheet for the car to prove it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:59 AM   #7
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Here's the site he's on or runs... as mentioned by motorhead by http://www.camaropacecars.com/

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Old 07-27-2010, 11:12 AM   #8
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thanks mlee, Ill pm him hope he responds. Motorhead, well There is a list of vin# that were for the 82 pace car "replicas" I just havent been able to find it, as far as the build sheet, I dont know yet the car is in baltimore md in storage, it has 7500 miles on it and has the original stickers in the trunk , from what I have been told. Still has the original eagles on it.lol If it is a true 82 could be worth something in the future, but I always loved the 3rd generation camaros and owing one wold be better then anything it is worth.Just might have to get it anyway.lol
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:14 AM   #9
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thanks mlee, Ill pm him hope he responds. Motorhead, well There is a list of vin# that were for the 82 pace car "replicas" I just havent been able to find it, as far as the build sheet, I dont know yet the car is in baltimore md in storage, it has 7500 miles on it and has the original stickers in the trunk , from what I have been told. Still has the original eagles on it.lol If it is a true 82 could be worth something in the future, but I always loved the 3rd generation camaros and owing one wold be better then anything it is worth.Just might have to get it anyway.lol
If you have the window sticker and it matches the vin on the car then it should be real easy to see if it's real or not. The window sticker is as good as the build sheet in this case.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:47 PM   #10
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Motorhead, sorry for that its not the window sticker, just the indy stickers that the car came with, he never had the dealership put them on(it cost money back then). Thats why I was trying through the vin # , because the car is 1200 miles away, and I cant get him to go to the car and look for anything but the vin# that he got off of the title.
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Nice find... hope to see some pics if you get it... Good Luck...
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:08 PM   #12
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Thanks mlee. As soon as I get possession of the car I will post pics. I know it needs some resto, like paint and the drivers side seat has been ripped by a careless mechanic that was working on the car, but everything else is there including the red striped wheels and the original stickers(indy) in the trunk never applied. The owner said it runs and actually had it out last week had a tune up done and it passed MD smog emission. which is pretty cool considering the cars age.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:04 PM   #13
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my friend had one of those Pace Cars, definitely a cool looking 3rd gen.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:37 PM   #14
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who much does he want for it? i have a chance to buy one in nw ohio for 900 bucks
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:15 PM   #15
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Im getting it for some money he owes me. But its gonna take about 600 to get it shipped to south florida from baltimore. It should be here next month, and then right to the paint shop and getting the engine and trans pulled for some work and refreshing. I know the car isnt worth what it will cost to restore properly, but there is something about the car that I just love. I dont even know if it is a true pace car replica yet, but Im throwing caution to the wind,and when I get it I will check the trim code on the rad support. The paint with a complete media blast and except any real big problems will run me 3500. I have found the seat interior and just need to find an embroidery shop for the Z28 logo. Thank god the rest of the trim is in great shape,like the doors and the headliner. IM keeping the original stickers(indy) that are in the trunk and getting repos put on.. Its gonna be one bad 82 pace car replica when Im done. Will post pics before during and after, I promise
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:00 PM   #16
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Geesh - 9 posts to answer a simple question.

The answer is - if you take the vin number to any parts counter of any GM garage, they can run it through the computer and tell you exactly what the car is.

Everything from the build sheet - to options to who sold it to who bought it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:45 PM   #17
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Thank you very much Monte. Simple answer and simple solution. Why didnt I think of that.lol..
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:53 PM   #18
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Hi, I'm new to this site. I have a chance to get a 1982 pace car camaro from a friend of mine. Now I know it isnt a festival car, but one of the 6360 replicas that were sold to the public. I was wondering how I can authenticate it through the vin#. I hope you guys can help me and when/if I get the car pics will be posted.
Yes I can help you I use to have one
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can't give you a lot of help,but the pace cars did have 4 wheel disc brakes.
NOT all of the cars came with 4 disc brakes. I had one of the few & I flipping sold it



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Old 08-01-2010, 10:50 AM   #19
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I'm getting old here and my mind is not what it used to be.

25 years in the car business - and it's hard to remember which car you drove to the Wal Mart anymore - let alone features of a car made 28 years ago.

If my mind recollects correctly - the 1984 or so Buick Grand National V-6 car had a plaque on the dash board that said that the car was a genuine Grand National and also had a build number.

I can remember some of my other cars having a similar plaque, so I am wondering - didn't the '82 Pace Car also have a plaque?
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:25 PM   #20
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yeah they did, but you can buy the plaque at any junkyard that has a indy 500 car there that was made by GM... so thats not a sure fire way..I think I have fond what I needed, Im going to see the local GM parts person, he said he would run the VIN and print out the rpo codes and tell me if it is a true 82 pace car...Thanks everyone.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:46 PM   #21
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I know this is an old post, but the dealer can't pull up RPO codes for an 82. I believe they can only go back to 1990.

Second, the car is easily determined to be a pace car by looking at the radiator support tag. It should have 16U and 16L for the paint code, and also Z50 for the Pace car option. No other 82 had paint code 16. Not all of them had 4 wheel disc. Very few had that option. There also is no VIN list of all 6360 replicas. There is a list of the festival cars.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:27 PM   #22
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i have a 82 z28 pace car .you couldent tell any more .it now has a dale 3 decal kit on it.this car came with crossram intake and factory airram hood.i kept the intake and hood .put on daytona irock hood and offenhouser crossram intake.still have the car it rocks.
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i have a 82 z28 pace car .you couldent tell any more .it now has a dale 3 decal kit on it.this car came with crossram intake and factory airram hood.i kept the intake and hood .put on daytona irock hood and offenhouser crossram intake.still have the car it rocks.
you mean Crossfire, the cross ram was something diff.
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Yes crossfire. Sorry. I put a crossram on after
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:44 PM   #25
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Just bought a 82 indy pace car. looked at the radiator support tag and the 16U and 16L is there but not the Z50. what does this mean?
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