Starting with the introduction of the Camaro in 1967 Each first generation Camaro has had a special identification tag attached to the Camaros body known as a trim tag or cowl tag as some prefer to call it. The trim tag depending on the year of the Camaro can supply you as either the owner, potential buyer or just a simple enthusiast with a great deal of information about eh car you are looking at.
The first step is to locate the trim tag for your Camaro. For the first generation cars 1967, 1968 and 1969 the trim tag is located on the firewall between the wiper motor and the brake master cylinder. The image below shows you where to find the trim tag on a bare shells firewall. For those of you who are Firebird fans the trim tag for your Pontiac is located here also and shares many of the same codes.
1969 saw big changes for not only the Camaro as w whole but even for the trim tag. In fact 1969 saw the trim tag change several times at both the NOR and LOS plants. These changes were both in appearance and in the information they conveyed.
The tags just like 1968 would see the same information being shown until the second week of December when the X Code was introduced to the tags at the Norwood, Ohio assembly plant. Regrettably these codes were never used at the LOS plant. The X Code would be a great boon to helping verify that a Camaro was something special when it was ordered. If the code said X66 you knew it was a big block, if it was X11 you could tell that the Camaro came at a minimum with the style trim group included.
The examples shown below will help guide you through the different trim tags used in 1969 and help you to decipher the meanings of the codes that are on them.
Sample early 1969 Camaro Norwood Assembly Plant Trim tag.
Sample 1969 Camaro Non X-Code Norwood, Ohio assembly plant trim tag. The Norwood Ohio plant changed over to the new trim tag format using X-Codes to denote major option packages such as SS396, Z28, D80 spoiler package, etc. around 12B. It is common to see both X-Coded and non X-Coded trim tags during this change over period.
Sample 1969 Camaro NOR or Norwood, Ohio plant trim tag X-Code Trim tag.
Sample 1969 Camaro Los Angeles, California Plant Trim Tag.
Sample 1969 Camaro Van Nuys, California Trim Tag. These tags replaced the LOS tags during the 1969 model year for production at the Los Angeles Plant.
1969 Camaro Trim Tag Decoder
Use the trim tag decoder form below to have our decoder decode you 1969 Camaro Trim Tag for you.
To use the trim tag decoder form below simply choose the decoder that most resembles your Camaros Trim Tag and fill in the information from your trim tag and click decode tag.
Listed below is information that will help you understand more about your trim tags option codes and what they mean. For more information on the RPO's listed here or for a complete list of all available RPO's for 1969 please visit the RPO/Pricing section under the production tab.
Two digit code referring to the calendar month that the vehicles body was scheduled for production. The two digit number is indicative of the calendar month. Example 01= January, 05= May, 12= December.
Single alphabetical digit indicating the week of production for the calendar month. A= 1st week, B= 2nd week, C=3rd week, D= 4th week, E=5th week.
*Note: On LOS/VN built cars there will be another 4 digit code located on the trim tag as can be seen in the example to the right that is associated with the plants assembly schedule sequence. Since the California plant unlike Norwood produced more types of vehicles than just the Camaro we believe that this was needed to help keep assembly organized.
12437: Standard interior coupe.
12467: Standard interior convertible.
*Note: This code often will not match the first five digits of the VIN code. This is not an error or an indication that something is wrong, the code on the trim tag refers to body style and interior, deluxe or standard, and is a separate code from the VIN tag identification. The VIN tag identification identifies number of engine cylinders and coupe or convertible body style. The trim tag code refers to coupe or convertible and interior style, deluxe or standard.
NOR: Norwood, Ohio
LOS= Los Angeles, California
VN= Van Nuys, California
Fisher Body Number
Individual Body Sequence number assigned by the Fisher Body plant prior to production of the vehicle. Each plant started with the number 1. In Norwood produced vehicle this number is sequential for all Camaros produced for that year. In LOS produced vehicles the number is sequential to the body style. Example for LOS is that the first standard interior coupe and deluxe interior coupe produced will both be assigned body number 1. Each vehicle of that body style to follow will increase incrementally by one.
711- Standard Black bucket seat interior.
712- Deluxe Black bucket seat interior.
713- Deluxe Black Houndstooth bucket seat interior.