In Reply to: VIN clues, something to examine posted by Jon Poole '69 ti on June 28, 2001 at 16:06:21:
I've seen stampings here and there. The blue ti had a number stamped on the top of the back seat base support, but it wasn't the same as the VIN. I have a few pieces of the blue car's front end here (battery tray area), but the shell has gone to Valhalla. I didn't see anything stamped on it, though. The '69 1600 that I have has the original radiator support, so I'll have to examine that more closely.
One other item that helps to confirm is the underhood stickers. The blue car had all it's original stickers, which I was able to peel off. Often I've seen the battery warning sticker placed on the left fender area, overlapping the folded-over part of the radiator support. It would be REAL hard to fake an old, dirty, hard, and worn out sticker correctly placed.
Do you recall where the VIN stamping was on the front clip?
my dad and i once found a vin stamped on the front clip that matched the vin on the tag! if the car was for real, the VINs would match. the red ti has a replaced front clip, which is why we have that little tube, so i can't verify this on ours. maybe you could check on one of yours and confirm?