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Old 02-17-2018, 10:59 PM
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The early D90 stripe indicates the car was built no later than early November 1968, prior to the release of JL8. The complete photo shows the car was built with standard 14 x 7 wheels with hub caps so no JL8.

The purpose of the photo was OJ signing a promotional contract with Chevy. In another photo, he is posing with John De Lorean. De Lorean joined Chevy February, 1969. The car may have been a prop; no reason to believe OJ ever owned it.
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Where's the fuel gauge if this Z was ordered without a console?
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:57 PM
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The body number is somewhat of an indicator of when a dealer order was confirmed. This one was confirmed late December 1968, prior to the change in required equipment for Z/28.
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The dash has a blank center plate where I expected to see the fuel gauge (post 5) So it was also ordered without a tach which was still optional at the time?
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Wasn't there rumors of OJ Simpson's "gift car" being a big block JL8 ?
Registration sticker on the front plate? Something is fishy.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:33 AM
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The dash has a blank center plate where I expected to see the fuel gauge (post 5) So it was also ordered without a tach which was still optional at the time?
U16 Tachometer was added to the option list as of January 2, 1969 prior to this car being ordered. U16 or U17 Special Instrumentation were not included with Z/28 equipment; as of January '69 either was a required option at extra cost. However, supply problems with U16 were noted in a Zone letter to dealers dated February 11, 1969. Dealers were required to submit Z/28 orders specifying D55 and U17.
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OJ's car is most likely an early LA car and my original stripe is exactly like the one in the pic where it continues down on the fender extension. My car is an 11A LA car
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Popular Hot Rodding tested an L89 car in the April '69 issue. Believe it or not, still exists and was on ebay many years ago. Also an 11A car; L507834 w/2nd design D90 stripe.

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124379l508474 I still have pics of my original paint fenders and extensions somewhere. I replaced the front fender with NOS ones in May 1981 because they had rust holes the size of a quarter down at the bottom.
I copied that stripe exactly when my car was repainted in 1981, not even knowing there was a difference in striping. I continued that to today.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:47 AM
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That's interesting.

If I go by the theoretical build schedule, your car was final-assembled on or about November 13, 1968 with the 1st design stripe. L507834 was final-assembled on or about November 8, 1968 with the 2nd design stripe.

Wonder if L507834 was held up in the bank and actually built later. It was a well-optioned car [$5400] with a rare engine.

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