Yes the cowl tag matched the VIN on the dash. I'm gonna take it one step further and check the hidden VINS on this car and see if those numbers match as well. I just found out today that the 12 bolt rear end is from another Camaro probably a 67.. It's amazing what you can find out when you put a car on the rack and start looking at the numbers and ask people who know about these things. Thanks for all the feedback guys, you really were a big help. However, my buddy is not so happy now that his restoration is gonna cost a lot more time and money trying to find a 69 12 bolt rear end. Bottom line is never trust even the most reputable seller on ebay. Always get pictures of the numbers and if you can spend a couple hundred bucks and go look at the car in person--DO IT-- it will be money well spent. If the seller sends you blurry pictures or is never available then it's probably a fraud.