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Bobby Patton thought he'd figured out a way to make a few bucks off a 1965 Chevelle. He'd punch out his own trim and VIN tag, throw in a 396 and some badges, and stick the car up on a popular online auction site for a quick $100,000. Read More>>
Greek historian and writer, Plutarch posed a question, over two thousand years ago, that has continued to confound philosophers. “If the ship on which Theseus sailed has been so heavily repaired and nearly every part replaced, is it still the same ship — Read More>>
I’ve been getting quite a few calls lately seeking information on re-bodied vehicles. The term “rebody” is a term of art used throughout our hobby to denote a vehicle whose original factory body has been replaced with another “donor” body. Read More>>
...“numbers matching” must have its original trim tag. During the course of the litigation, it was discovered that the seller had not only changed the trim tag, but had also kept the original trim tag without ever previously disclosing... Read More>>
The 1970 Chevelle SS is not only one of the most sought-after cars in the world, but it's also one of the most faked and cloned as well. There is nothing worse than hearing about a fellow car enthusiast purchasing a bogus car and becoming a victim of fraud. Read More>>
As some of you noticed I opened a poll asking the question if it's ever ok to replace a cowl tag. The responses are coming in little by little but I wanted to convey my personal opinion about this practice and what people... Read More>>
What is DataTagDecoder.Com?
DataTagDecoder.Com is a unique site that provides the ability for the classic car collector and enthusiasts to decode cowl tags on most General Motors vehicles (except trucks) from 1964 - 1972.
Forgeries and fakes have long been the scourge of the collector car hobby. This practice has continued thanks to many “entrepreneurs” who have established businesses selling “reproduction” tags and paperwork for older vehicles. Reproduction however... Read More>>