strange '66 V.I.N.
A longtime friend of mine called me yesterday and said he's found a couple of old '66 chevelles that have been sitting for quite some time. They are rough, one is a malibu and the other is an SS. Here's what has us both stumped, the v.i.n. on the door jamb of the SS reads: 138GAS/427. We have both owned and been around chevelles for years and have never seen anything like this. He said he was pretty sure the tag still had the rosette rivits and appeared to be original. He also stated that the letters "GAS" were slightly larger than the numerals. The car has no drivetrain, it has what looks to be part of the SS396 emblem on the rear panel but has 427 emblems on the fenders, as we all know they could have easily been changed at some point. The owner said that it did have some type of "special" rearend with some form of traction bars but it had been stolen at some point. There again, probably just the 12 bolt with aftermarket ladder bars of some sort. I told him I'd see if I could find any information and in the meantime he's going to go back and do some more looking and possibly take some pictures, if anyone has any information I'd appreciate it, thanks