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oldragtop
    
What makes a car a true numbers matching car?
My 68 Pontiac Tempest Custom Convertible has the original 2 Brl Rochester carb, Original Alternator, 2 sp turbo 300 trany. does this make it a numbers matching car. I think the rear axle is the same.
posted: March 28, 2012
 
    
 
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vintagecollector
    
Here's a quick description of what "matching numbers" means. In addition to stamping a unique identifying number on each chassis (its VIN), every factory stamps unique identifying numbers on other components-usually the engine and transmission, often the differential, and sometimes the hood, doors, and various other body parts.

The factory records generally reflect the identifying numbers, as well as the corresponding chassis number in which they were installed. A "numbers matching" car is one where all the identifying numbers match the factory records for the chassis-or come as close to it as factory practices allow. The fact that all the major components of the car are the same exact ones that were installed by the factory makes the car more original, a more representative sample of the particular model, and therefore more valuable.
sources: www.sportscarmarket.com/columns-blogs/legal-files-by-john-draneas/2399-when-matching-numbers-don-t-add-up
posted:  March 28, 2012
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tylerimpala1964
    
i go buy what the car was made with engine transmision and rear end
posted:  May 24, 2012
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