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67 big block convertible
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:13:55 PM »
There is a 67 convertible on eBay that has a different vin number,, it looks like it has the correct rivets it looks like an original unrestored car however the vin is off?

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Re: 67 big block convertible
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 01:23:19 PM »
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Re: 67 big block convertible
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 01:32:43 PM »
If you mean THIS CAR, then yes, it's a stamping anomaly. It's stamped 126677N211042 , but should be 12467211042. A factory mistake.

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Re: 67 big block convertible
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 02:02:59 PM »
Yes that's the car! So it's a factory mistake on a vin number! Wow!
This must be known to you Ed  or in the Data base I take it.

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Re: 67 big block convertible
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 02:10:18 PM »
 I've seen dealer stamped (impression) dates when the car was received but not an embossed stamp (057) outside the normal.
What is that?

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Re: 67 big block convertible
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 02:17:13 PM »
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This must be known to you Ed  or in the Data base I take it.

Actually, we (the CRG members) were discussing the car this weekend!

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I've seen dealer stamped (impression) dates when the car was received but not an embossed stamp (057) outside the normal.
What is that?

That's the delivery date. Mark (Canning) stated that stamping is usually associated with some kind of zone, GM car or something similar. It indicates the month the warranty starts because it was going to be used by GM or someone else prior to being sold for the first time.

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Re: 67 big block convertible
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 04:22:21 AM »
All 67 VIN tags were supposed to be stamped with the delivery date by the dealer for warrantee work, it consists of the month and the last digit of the year (May of 67 in this case, 057).  The dealers were supposed to stamp them from the front side (very few actually did it).  When they are embossed from the back it means it was done by the factory (norwood in this case) and it usually indicates a car ordered for and destined for some interim use by GM prior to being sold to the public.  Cars like zone cars, executive cars, pace cars, show cars, engineering or sales vehicles all seem to have the rear embossed delivery date code on the VIN.   

The 67 Pacecars were technically sent to the Indianapolis Zone Office and the warrantee period started immediately so all of them sent to the zone have a rear embossed delivery dates on the VIN tags so that GM wasn't covering them for a longer period of time than they needed to no matter if they were used for the month of May 67 and sold immediately, or if it took the dealers till 68 to sell them.

You would have to get the NCRS sales record to see where this car was originally sent to to try and get an idea of what GM used it for.  It will probably come back as one of the various zone offices.
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Re: 67 big block convertible
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 02:12:43 AM »
Red white top black dlx RS/SS 325hp 396 conv... pretty rare car when done.
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