Hello, yes the protecto plate is slightly different, the last 3 digits are off. From what I was told there were often slight mistakes made when stamping the plates. The window sticker matches the car exactly and shows the same dealership as the protecto plate. The plate also shows the car being the same Color, Convertible, AC, Options ect as the car has. Plus the dealership it was sold at. So the chances of it not being for this car is very slim. It was most likely a mis stamp like I was told.
Boy, this guy sure likes to make up stories!
Here's what I asked him originally:
You show the VIN as 124678N433549 in the description and on the window sticker, but the protecto plate shows the VIN to be 124678N434704 and is for a 327/210 with a Powerglide! Did you post the wrong protecto plate picture???
His first reply was:
Just had to go look myself. The protecto plate came with the car when I bought it a few years back and I've had it in my safe ever since dont know how to distinguish the size engine or transmission from it. But the number on it is as you said slightly different from the Vin. Let me call a friend who knows more than I do and get back to you. This is the first time I ever noticed this. Give me an hour or so to ask him.
His second reply was:
I sent him pictures of the protecto plate and the vin on the car along with the cowl body tag and the window sticker. He said the the vin on the protecto plate although close is not correct although the color, interior, options, A/C, convertible and dealership is. So he said only thing he could think is maybe at some point the dealership mixed up protecto plates during warranty work or something because it's so close. I'm not that knowledgeable about them so I would have to go with his response.
None of this explains the fact that he purchased the POP on ebay a few months ago and the windshield sticker is a fake!