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Old 02-25-2013, 05:55 AM   #46 (permalink)
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K-code repro plate funny business at its best. Usually its a change of color, transmission, interior. On this one its apron VIN alteration too. Take a look at the other apron VIN/s on the car if that one is messed up for your next surprise.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:39 PM   #47 (permalink)
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The F might be for Foreign special order. The last 6 digit's should match. This is the sequential #. 375850 is the 375,850'th car made on that assembly line that year. Which also includes falcons, cougars, depending on the plant it was made at...
Ummm... that would be the 275,850th off the ***'y. line since VIN #1 was 5F08F100001. Also, no Cougars in '65 & their VINs began at 500,000... so not sequential w/ Mustangs at all. Dean
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Got it. Thanks. 69's are sooo much easier to understand.
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Lets start with the DSO. In the 68 service manual, it clearly states that foreign DSO would be 6 digits long, numbers NOT letters. So, something is up.
The plate didn't look right to me either. Funny how clean it is with one scratch when there is paint residue on the lock mechanism.
Does the car have a real K motor? Thicker damper on the front? 9" rear end and not an 8"? How about the vin on the front right side of the block, just about 3/8th of an inch below where the cylinder head meets the block ((bring a mirror)) How about the K code exhaust manifolds? Carb?
What do the numbers on the title say? ask to look at that.

It MIGHT be a real K code, but, it also MIGHT be another fiddled with hot potato. Once you buy it, nobody wants it either.
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If all the rest is legit looking, then it is worth a bit of money. Looking at the rivets, something does not look right from what I have seen also. We know the plate is wrong so that is not surprising. But this may have been an Idiot that bought it and did not know what to put there. If it was done overseas, then the person doing it probably just put something there that would make it look like an export. and someone did not know what to put there. Talk to the guy and see how far he will go to prove it is legit. Any other problems with vins, bail on it. I'm sure it will prove to not be legit but you never know.
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Ummm... that would be the 275,850th off the ***'y. line since VIN #1 was 5F08F100001. Also, no Cougars in '65 & their VINs began at 500,000... so not sequential w/ Mustangs at all. Dean
I agree Doug..my fastback is a "C" code fastback with the same "Q17" date from Dearborn and the vin # starts 660***... I know thats the "scheduled" date and may be a bit off...but not by 300000 units
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