"MATCHING NUMBERS"

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Re: "MATCHING NUMBERS"

#31 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:08 pm

I never heard it got busted. Can you lead me to the story?

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Re: "MATCHING NUMBERS"

#32 Post by Ron LaDow » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:17 pm

Martin Benade wrote:I never heard it got busted. Can you lead me to the story?
Probably the wrong term; it was 'debunked' as a factory car and it was done so in the thread on the car.
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Re: "MATCHING NUMBERS"

#33 Post by Steve Hatfield » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:24 pm

And since were on the subject of matching numbers, if you are lucky enough to hold a kardex, key serial numbers are represented on the upper right section. Original keys are number stamped along with the insides of door cylinders. If you're lucky you may find yourself holding original keys to ignition and or doors and maybe even glove box in the case of coupes. Trivia, but very fun.
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#34 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:40 pm

Steve-
We had one like that last year, a black S90 B Coupe, every original key present, down to the glovebox and the shifter lock. It was a very original all #s matching car, a cool find. The new owner told me he had been searching for a car for a long time with a specific criteria
Super 90
Original Matching #'s

He was very happy to take possession of this car.
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Re: "MATCHING NUMBERS"

#35 Post by Brian Barbato » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:11 pm

I'm restoring my 61T5b it has the last three of the vin on the doors deck and hood. Where exactly would I look for the last three of the vin on the bumpers? If I can find them I'll put some extra dollars into them.. If not, I'll go with some nicer OE ones I have been saving.
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#36 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:25 pm

I've never seen the numbers on bumpers. Hopefully others will weigh in. I know in the video, "Made ny Hand", bumpers are painted and assembled off the car then attached. Maybe the numbers were in chalk or bumpers the same colors of the cars were just installed?

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Re: "MATCHING NUMBERS"

#37 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:40 pm

No numbers on bumpers.
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#38 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:44 pm

I think Drauz stamped some of the bumper mounting bars, but that was the only one. A T5 Coupe would not have had this. You will save time if the bumpers are original to your car, because they were fitted to your car, but you have to weigh that against how much work they need.
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Re: "MATCHING NUMBERS"

#39 Post by Brian Barbato » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:05 pm

I will stop looking for numbers then! Good thing you all replied quickly or I would have been looking half the night and laying in bed wondering!!! I have had this car for 20 years so its finally time. I Appreciate the responses. I just renewed the 356 Registry membership after a long time. Vic Thanks for the welcome aboard - I've seen you race. Adam - I follow on Instagram, thanks for the advice... bjbarbato on Instagram.

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#40 Post by Jules Dielen » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:43 pm

Convertible D's had the last 3 numbers of the VIN stamped bottom center of the bumper itself. Only model that had this as far as i know.
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Re: "MATCHING NUMBERS"

#41 Post by Alan Hall » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:21 am

Seems like convertible D's had numbers in many odd places. I am pulling out a lot of parts from a collision damaged '58 convertible D that my father parted out in the mid 60's, and noticed the upper front hood latch has the last two numbers of the VIN stamped on the latch.

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Re: "MATCHING NUMBERS"

#42 Post by Jon Schmid » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:54 pm

So does my 1960 Roadster.

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