That pad is restamped.
As ever, A man of few words ;-)
I don't see this fellow very often, so now the question is whether or not to share the above info wiht him and burst his bubble. He's not looking to sell the car...I think it's a keeper at this point. I figured out his quarters were replaced and let him know and he was kinda bummed about that (looks like GM not repro quarters were used and it is not a bad job by any means). I know the tranny is not original to the car...don't recall the rear axle details.
And no, there is no documentation to go with the car.
For my edification, at what point did it become standard practice to stamp the VIN by the oil filter? I had alwasy thought it was possible that either location could be used, but having just checked the CRG site :-) I see it is noted as a "mid-model year" change...since mid model year would normally be around January or so is that when the change over occurs? Or since '69 is a long production year does it occur later?
I' going to go out and check my '69 307 car (which I got from the original owner) which was built in 05A at Norwood as well and see where it's VIN is stamped....Kurt, I think you took a picture of that pad along with the '67 coupe.