CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THIS 1970 PONTIAC GTO ENGINE VIN STAMP LOOKS FAKE?

Asked by Sep 01, 2010 at 01:23 PM about the 1970 Pontiac GTO

Question type: General

The font looks a bit suspect to me...a bit "fancy" if you will...
  Hoping someone that has seen a few of these can chime in.
  Alot of the car seems legit.....but not sure on the font here.
  Thanks...

6 Answers

9,450

It should look simialr to this: http://www.pontiaczone.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=14599&stc=1&d=1197355010 There is a second partial VIN is stamped on the driver side oil pan rail that you can compare to the other one if it's an automatic. Manuals have one on the passenger side.

Here is a pic of this one...

9,450

That does look strange. The font is definitely different. Since you cant see the bottom of the P chances are it been ground down and re-stamped.

I don't know if you have found the right answer yet but one way to tell if the numbers have been changed is to look at the background where the numbers are stamped. The original metal finish is pebbly and not smooth. The numbers are stamped in to the pebbly finish and there should not be any signs of filing or grinding the metal to change the numbers. Some dishonest people are doing this with rare Ram Air Carburetors and claiming that they are originals. Any alteration of the original background of the stamping is a clue it has been changed.

3,245

i'm not sure where you got this number from but the number that IDs the engine to the car is located on the front of the engine on the passenger side just below the head ,there should be 6 digits followed by a 2 or 3 letter code.pontiac stamped these numbers very lightly & are hard to see if the engine was painted.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

what part of the engine is that? those are not the correct style for id numbers.

Your Answer

GTO

Looking for a Used GTO in your area?

CarGurus has 442 nationwide GTO listings starting at $4,995.

ZIP:

Pontiac GTO Experts

  • #1
    Rucko
    Reputation
    780
  • #2
    Norm Davis
    Reputation
    350
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
427 Great Deals out of 31,234 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Mustang
567 Great Deals out of 38,832 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Corvette
167 Great Deals out of 17,406 listings starting at $3,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 763 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Challenger
242 Great Deals out of 24,930 listings starting at $7,750
Used Dodge Charger
449 Great Deals out of 33,206 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chrysler 300
325 Great Deals out of 19,363 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
16 Great Deals out of 2,659 listings starting at $1,750

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Pontiac GTO For Sale
105 listings starting at $9,995
2005 Pontiac GTO For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 72 listings starting at $7,999
2004 Pontiac GTO For Sale
129 listings starting at $4,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.