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And now for the boring numbers bit:

VIN: 1Q87G9N506372
Body Plate line 1: 79 09C 1FQ87 N 015639
Body Plate line 2: 24R 24L 24U L
Body Plate line 3: A51
Body Plate line 4: BUE 150246

So, what does this all mean? Well, starting with the VIN plate (using the Camaro Restoration Handbook by Tom Currao and Ron Sessions):

Division: Chevrolet
Car line & Series: Camaro
Basic Body Style: Sport Coupe (Camaro)
Engine Type: L14 305 cu. in., 2 bbl.
Model Year: 1979
Assembly Plant: Chevrolet - Norwood
Sequential Number: 506372

And the body plate:

Model year: 79 = 1979
Build date: 09C = 3rd week September
Model description: 1FQ87 = Chevrolet Camaro, base level, 2 door coupe (we knew dat)
Assembly Plant: N = Norwwod, OH
Body Sequence: 015639

Interior Code: 24R, Bright Blue, standard vinyl
Lower Body Colour: 24L, Bright Blue
Upper Body Colour: 24U, Bright Blue
Paint Type: L = lacquer
Seat Code: A51 = bucket seats
Column & dash Colour: BUE, which I'm assuming means "blue" as that's the colour under the black.
All of this seems to fit the car as it stands now. I have yet to check the engine and axle codes to see if they match the VIN and body plate.

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