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Old 04-24-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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From a 1970 LT-1 on eBay:


This is the WORST engine stamp I've ever seen.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:07 AM   #2
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"This a numbers matching automobile."

They're right.
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Thanks Mike, I've never seen a stamp quite like this one. Nice car though.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:21 AM   #4
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"This a numbers matching automobile."

They're right.


I'm keeping that picture as an example of, "numbers matching" doesn't necessarily mean "original"...
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:34 AM   #5
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Hi,
What would make someone put that braided sheathing on the w/s washer hoses?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
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...What would make someone put that braided sheathing on the w/s washer hoses?...
Being held at gunpoint. That's also how the pad was stamped.

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Looks like a ransom note.

Too bad it doesnt say anything about Bunny Lebowski, and "no funny business"
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #8
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He can stamp any engine pad with one hand tied around his back.
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Must have hired a cross-eyed, one-armed man to do the re-stamp!
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I like the remains of the original stamp in the back ground or maybe the hammer was a little bouncy.
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Looks like a ransom note.

Too bad it doesnt say anything about Bunny Lebowski, and "no funny business"
Ha!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:39 AM   #12
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I sent him a message asking about it. We'll see what he says.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #13
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Ha!!
Clearly the restamp is the work of nihilists
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I sent him a message asking about it. We'll see what he says.
His ad is 100% accurate. What's the problem?
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I sent him a message asking about it. We'll see what he says.
He was a fool when he bought it in 1997, and he'll sell it to a fool.

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Lets give him some credit here, he put a picture of the weird stamping in his ad.
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Its not a bad-looking car if you don't open the hood.
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Hi,
I just looked again.... the odometer digits are as crooked as the stamped digits.
Matching Numbers!
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The really scary thing is the number of bidders and the current high bid (which is still lower than his reserve)! Is it me, or, does the bidding look a bit high for that car even if it was all original, which it obviously isn't!
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I just looked again.... the odometer digits are as crooked as the stamped digits.
Matching Numbers!
Regards,
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Most folks don't know this, but odometers back in the day showed white bars BETWEEN the numbers when the odometer was backed up ( like with a drill motor ). Check out his ad and you'll see what I mean.
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