Perhaps "not legit" is the wrong term to use: but there is a substancial difference between "original GM sheetmetal (as in factory installed)" and "NOS GM sheetmetal" replacement panels. I agree with Rick: there's more to know, a lot more. It's not a bad car, a bidder just needs to know "the rest of the story."I think it may mean that something may not be legit about it.
Yes, I'd like to see the VIN Plate and Rivets too.Humm... Body plate removed. Reproduction quarters, where is the frame? Would like to see a picture of the vin and rivets...
Looks like Leo has you covered on the 1964 models. 1965 SS cars with 6 cylinder engines carried the VIN prefix of 137.Didn’t 64-65 6 cylinder SS’s have something other than 138 as the first three numbers of the VIN?
The posted p/n is for a hood.Yes, I'd like to see the VIN Plate and Rivets too.
It appears to me that the original Quarters have been replaced with NOS GM Sheetmetal (I guess I could track down the posted P/N to see, but I'm not going to). It also appears to me that the firewall and cowl are originals. The whole point appears to be that the seller may be alluding to the "NOS GM Sheetmetal" as being "GM Original Sheetmetal."
Lots of cars have had panels replaced -- some nicely, some not. Is NOS better than, say, AMD's reproduction panels? Not according to my bodyman. Do we want to keep original panels and have reproduction panel pieces welded in after the rust has been cut out? Not me...
I'd have to see the bodywork before I'd make a negative decision on the car. The point, I believe, is that the seller appears like he's being less than forthcoming as to the panel situation, but I could be wrong ... according to my wife, that happens a lot. :grin2: