New guy with VIN woes on dream car?
Hi From Maryland Everyone,
I am in the final steps of getting (hopefully) my dream car! This process has been a nightmare, it is coming from an estate, the car has not been registered since 1987. According to the family they are the second owners of the car (purchased in 1969 from the original owner). Thier father used the car for weekends until he got sick in 1987. The car was driven into the owners garage and covered and was never driven again along with the other 10 cars in his fantastic collection. The entire estate went to auction two weeks ago, I bid on and won the Impala SS Convertible.
In trying to complete this, I am having trouble with the VIN #. My insurance company says it is not valid. The car appears to be a 1964 Impala SS Convertible with a 409 4 speed. The VIN # is;
The point of contention seems to be the "C" for assembly plant. I looked at the car itself and the VIN tag is clear. According to it the VIN is
41467C110442. Does this mean there is something wrong with this car? I checked the motor, it is the type with the X on the front - it appears to be correct. The car is almost all there (orginal hub caps are gone, same with the radio). The paint is filthy, so I am not sure what condifion it is in, the interrior is really nice. The motor looks clean though the battery and air cleaner are gone. The top is surpisingly good.
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am not rich, so if I get burnerd it will take YEARS to recover.