Tried that with my 64 SS. State confiscated the reproduction VIN and issued a state VIN. I was not happy losing the 138 VIN.I would just get a reproduction one stamped with the correct vin and put it on. I'd disclose it if i was to sell the car.
Some states let you go through the state police and get a replacement vin tag put on, but it will be generic, not original style.
So it's at least possible the aluminum corroded after 50 years outside and the tag came off, but not likely.
i still have the door vin sticker and the title. the last 3 numbers of the vin are rusted away on the cowl tagTried that with my 64 SS. State confiscated the reproduction VIN and issued a state VIN. I was not happy losing the 138 VIN.
Car was purchased in Canada and had to have an inspection to title in Arizona. They actually impounded it and when I got it back they informed me of the history of the car per RCMP. It had been stolen twice and recovered, the VIN had been removed during the 2nd theft. Car was restored after that and a new VIN tag installed. The frame VIN matched the replaced body VIN but I was not allowed to keep the tag as it was not original to the car. The whole ordeal made me angry and I sold the car shortly afterwards.Just how did the state find out ? no need to tell them