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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 1:07 AM Thread Starter
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71 Chevelle Fake Vin #????

I was browsing eBay and found this chevelle. To me, this vin number looks exteremely fake, the letters are stamped not embossed? Not even close to being right??? Isn't this illegal???


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 1:40 AM
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Yikes! and it's been bid to $31,000!

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 2:45 AM
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Could be real vin, just restamped or fake and a rip off. My guess is the rip off...



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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 9:46 AM
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Re: 71 Chevelle Fake Vin #????

If Im not mistaken ,the numbers on the VIN plate are raised numbers, not stamped. I think sumtin smells bad with that VIN tag.

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to me they look like they are raised but have had the paint scuffed for easy reading but shouldn't the numbers line up straighter?
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 71 Chevelle Fake Vin #????

Well, I've seen many vin tags before, and this one's font doesn't even come close to all of the original ones I've seen. It looks to me like a piece of metal that's been stamped aftermarket somehow.....
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 8:34 PM
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Re: 71 Chevelle Fake Vin #????

Look at the cowl tag. It has a different vin# on it.

Quote" The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. " ????
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Look at the cowl tag. It has a different vin# on it.

Quote" The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. " ????
body tag sequence and VIN sequence are always different, they represnet different things. But the first several Numbers which designate brand & model should be the same.. and in this case they are.

Still doesn't answer why it has a home made VIN tag, or weather or not its the real number.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 8:46 PM
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Re: 71 Chevelle Fake Vin #????

Just for grins I decided to stick my nose in where it didn't belong and tried to email both the seller and the buyer and Ebay's system wouldn't let me. Protecting against spam, they said. Outstanding. Oh well, I'm guessing the buyer will find out soon enough.

Do you guys think this thing might be stolen and a different VIN tag added?

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body tag sequence and VIN sequence are always different, they represnet different things. But the first several Numbers which designate brand & model should be the same.. and in this case they are.

Still doesn't answer why it has a home made VIN tag, or weather or not its the real number.

Thanks Ben.

I did not realize that. I checked on my wifes 71 and saw that it was different also. Sorry I'm used to mopars that also have the vin on the tag.
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Re: 71 Chevelle Fake Vin #????

The vin tag on my car has an "8" in the vin number and it is not shaped like a regular number 8. I think it is to discourage people from trying to make false numbers. The tag in this post is definately a fake.
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I can not understand how someone can get away with this.

I can not understand why someone would bid on this car.It can not be a real vin tag.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Exactly. Why would someone bid on this?? Could some of the "bidders" possibly be buddies of the seller trying to encourage others to bid? I have no idea. This is just wrong though. I see no point in having a new vin tag made. In 71, why would they want to take the tag off in the first place? It's not like 72 where a 72 vin tag gives a letter code for engine size????????

That's the only reason I can think of to the car being a stolen car, or possibly someone bought it from a junk yard and someone took the tags off for some reason, who knows!
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 06, 11:53 PM
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I like the description of the car as "restored" but with a ton of modifications. Definitely something fishy here.
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