Purchasing 1st Roaster - Authentic 67 2000?

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dmorrow3
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Purchasing 1st Roaster - Authentic 67 2000?

Postby dmorrow3 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:22 am

Hey guys hoping can get some help hoping to purchase my 1st roadster!

I'm worried the car I'm looking at has had the engine plate swapped out and is not a true 67' 2000.

1) The engine plate number under the hood is for a 67' 2000
2) The engine serial is supposedly for a 1600
3) The emblems are for a 1600

Going to look at the speed gauge and tach today to see if they are for a 2000. The windshield looks taller than I thought the 67 2000 should have.

Here are pictures from the seller, I know they aren't great but maybe you can help

Would like any advice for more knowledge people on if you think something is fishy here because it seems a bit so to me. Thank you!!
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dmorrow3
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Re: Purchasing 1st Roaster - Authentic 67 2000?

Postby dmorrow3 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:08 pm

Well looks like owner is saying is a 68' 2000. What do you think would be fair on thos interior is rough, not og engine, missing/wrong emblems?

MikeRL411
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Re: Purchasing 1st Roaster - Authentic 67 2000?

Postby MikeRL411 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:47 am

Walk, no RUN, away from this fraudulent proposition! 2 liter sports cars do NOT have 1.6 Liter engine IDs! Not to say 1.6 liter engines! This is a fraudulent fake "bought on the internet" vehicle ID plate glued to the firewall exemple! Many examples on the internet of "reproduction" firewall or fender tags leave it to yourself to fill in the blanks missing "non euthentic" ID tags data do exist [even on this site]! Offfer scrap value if you insist on the all to realisist probability that this just might be a stolen or scrap title rebuild! Lots of luck, don't put your life savings into this dubious purchase or you just might face a title search that recovers the real original owner who will thank you for recovering his/her stolen vehicle! It happened to my son! He got a freebe engine replacement engine for his Toyota stolen pickup when the poor soul curbside buyer did the needed swap BEFORE checking with the DMV and then took it to the DMV! For the cost of an AAA tow he got a free engine replacement!

DBrick
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Car: 1966 2000
1964 1500
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Re: Purchasing 1st Roaster - Authentic 67 2000?

Postby DBrick » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:48 pm

All Roadsters have the VIN stamped on the top of frame, drivers side up near the headlight. that is is a 68 or later, no doubt. Get the VIN and check the registry at 311s.org to verify the year.

mpt_tank
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Re: Purchasing 1st Roaster - Authentic 67 2000?

Postby mpt_tank » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:48 am

I found out that a lot of these roadsters are titled a different year than the car really is. DMV here in California titles them the year they were imported, not the manufacturer year. My 1968 is titled as a 1969 because of that. I have never seen a case where it is titled earlier than the manufacturer year so beware of that one.

MikeRL411
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Re: Purchasing 1st Roaster - Authentic 67 2000?

Postby MikeRL411 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:27 am

1968 import vehicles were required to have shoulder belts in addition to lap belts. Check it out.


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