Strange, I replied and didn't see it later. Wonder if I didn't hit post or something.
Good call on repo with the steering wheel. While some things going "original" with, can make a big difference I'm sure (aesthetically if you are going for super accurate or just from a 'fits with the rest of the car' sort of way), a steering wheel might be a bit more forgiving.
Also, good call on NPD. I believe I've had the car less than a month, but haven't come across it yet, as CJPP always seems to come up when I'm looking at parts. I like their prices and selection. Though, CJPP has some great videos that make a novice like me feel, 'hey, I can probably do that'.
Finally, checked out your car and it looks pretty rad. Good work.
Thanks. To your question, unfortunately, the door appears to be missing the plate that gives that information, which I'm bummed out about as that plate will let you find out what the original paint color and options were from what I gather and the 66 is a year shy for a Marti Report.
Agreed, it is unlikely, though, if it was in a big enough accident and it needed to be all switched out, it is 'possible' that someone did some body work and put in the cheaper parts or ones that people often get rid of for free when upgrading, but again, while possible, not as much plausible.
At some point, I'm hoping to get the other fender off to see the hidden VIN stamp and see if it matches up. Once I do, I will learn more about the car's story.
Since the DMV keeps it's records on lock, is there any database that car enthusiasts have that you can add your plate/vin/specs to see previous owners (should they have also put in their info)? Just wondering if I can learn more about my car, especially since carfax doesn't allow you to see anything when I try my VIN.