Here's a picture of my Father's toy: a 1969 Camaro
It's a 1969 Camaro SS 396!!!
The matching numbers on the VIN and engine (stamped on the boss above the oil filter) verify this is
an authentic L78 (375HP) car. Only 4889 L78 Camaro SS cars were made in the 1969 model year.
Here's a closeup of the cowl tag. Although the '1' is tough to see, the build code is '12C',
which is the 3rd week in December 1968. The code stamped into the block deck is 'T1119JL',
which translates to: T=Tonawanda engine plant, 1119=November 19th, JL=396/375 w/TH400 trans.
Engines were typically built 3 weeks (or so) before the cars, which checks with the build
date code on the cowl tag.
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