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Old 06-27-2021, 12:35 AM
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I recently sold my 70 ls5 Chevelle and have been looking for a replacement. I found a 70 ls5 phathom blue m22 car 5 hours from home claimed to be original paint and interior matching numbers. I arrived at the car around 8am after leaving home at 2:45 instantly saw the paint was for sure lacquer everything but the door panels was original as well. Vin stamp seemed off but Iím not expert I then checked the casting date I see H 25 70 car was built 4th week of February 1970 I said thatís odd. Look at again Iím for sure 100% seeing H 25 70 the owner has no idea. Get the car on the lift see a large oil plug near the oil filter I said to the owner was this 4 or 2 bolt when you rebuilt the engine? He says 4 I said Iíve seen enough thatís a re stamp he claims thereís no way. I explained it all to him. He understood he was asking 70 I offered 55 he declined said 65. I returned 60 he said 63 is bottom
Dollar. I drove 5 hours home without the car questioning my decision. The only thing it retained was the m22 everything else wasnít the born with stuff
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Old 06-27-2021, 12:47 AM
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I have been in your shoes numerous times....it was not meant to be.
It is very frustrating, but you are way better off. Another opportunity will come your way.

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Sorry to hear that, but you’ll be glad you passed after the dust settles. I flew from Toronto to Dallas once to look at what was supposed to be a 67 Z28. Rented a car, drove 30 minutes to the guy’s house and was back in the car in 10 minutes. Car was a fake. I actually got back on the exact same plane that I flew down on for my flight home!
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I think about 80% of the guys that own faked cars have no clue. They were taken.
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I had one of those incidents too. Two actually. Drove 18 hours into Canada to see a "totally restored" big block 69 Pace Car Camaro. Got there and could see from the driveway that the "restorer" had welded on new repro quarters OVER the old quarter panels. It was like looking at one of those characters on the "Botched Surgery" TV shows. I just shook my head, got back into my truck and trailer and drove all the way home.

Second one was also a 69 big block pace car with an "all original, born-wth drivetrain". Flew out to Arizona. The car looked nice but when I looked at the engine casting date it was obviously a 1968 block that someone had chiseled off the side of the "8" make it a "9". You could see the chisel marks through the fresh orange paint. The seller suppsoedly had no idea and even did the "Home Alone" hands holding his face pose, when I told him.

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Rich...If you post the vin it might save someone else the time wasted going to look at it.
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The owner said heís going to keep the car for now he seemed pretty upset about it. I think because it was his dads car who bought it under the impression itís legit. I told him itís still a cool car someone would like to own just be honest. The build date of the engine was to early too now that I look back at my texts. 2/22 is the date it says it was assembled. Every Chevelle Iíve owned thatís numbers matching the engine is atleast a month earlier than the cars build date not a week prior

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Consider yourself lucky that he didnt take your offer .
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Consider yourself lucky that he didnt take your offer .
Eh it was a nice car regardless of the re stamp the underside was very clean I couldnít find rust anywhere on the car
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