1. "ML" on wrong block material.
2. "ML" on wrong cast number.
3. "ML" is a ZL1 and the VIN is not any of the ZL1s.
4. "M" font incorrect. Others too?
5. Engine code has one too many digits.
6. Engine date different to that casting's date.
7. The casting number of 3955270 was never in Camaros
8. Engine build date code 21? months prior to vehicle's build date.
9. 9N687XXX VIN should be at the oil filter boss and not on the pad
10. "1"s are used instead of "I"s. "1"s are rare or non existant.
11. One of the "I"s is tilted.
If someone did this for stupid fun, and said "Hey, I changed the numbers" (which apparently is what was said in the ebay sale of this car in '08"), that would be, well, up to them. But, the current seller is insisting that this car is a genuine matching numbers car and the potential buyer that I'm helping is being told by the seller than I'm full of sh!t, and money has become involved.
So, I have no issue tearing this car and the seller to shreads for not doing some extremely basic research.
What's more, the seller says this car is possibly a COPO or Yenko, yet the price reflects a regular Camaro.. So he damn-well knows..
After all, I bought a replacement trim tag for my car after damaging the original, and had the paint and trim codes changed. What's more, I even spent $10K having the actual paint and trim changed too! But that's deliberately on the internet and all the numbers-keeping-gurus are aware of it.