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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-25-2020, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Need help with vin number

Hello I am a new comer to the forum. I have a 1964 4 door impala. The vin has 13 character. The first number is a one the next two numbers 64. Can not find any information on it.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-25-2020, 07:43 PM
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64 is the last two digits of the production year (1954, 1964, 1974, etc.)

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-25-2020, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks Dave. Why do I have 13 numbers for my vin. Also all other impala's I see fuel cap is on the left side my is behind the license plate. My radio antenna is on the front right side.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-25-2020, 10:50 PM
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Post a pic of your VIN tag, and your trim tag. We'll help.

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-25-2020, 11:28 PM
 
 
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Sounds like you got yourself a 65 Impala
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Here's the cowl tag.
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Sounds like you got yourself a 65 Impala
With a 64 VIN tag. . . . have a picture of the car?

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Here's the cowl tag.

This is a four door 1965 Impala. Built at the Wilmington Deleware plant.


Post a pic of the VIN, and of the car.
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I believe it's a 65 also
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-29-2020, 05:22 PM
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Yeah, it's a '65 alright.

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I got to thinking about this vin issue a little more and started to wonder if this could have been a test mule. Auto manufacturers even in the 60's would build a couple next year models early in the prior year to test. These cars were generally not assembly line built though. These cars would require a VIN to be licensed on the road and since it was still the 1964 model year that the car was actually built it may have gotten a 1964 VIN.

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-31-2020, 09:26 AM
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All test mules were built with a VIN that designated them as test vehicles and they were all crushed after testing; not sold. They were not driven to test sights (different tests had different tracks located all over the country) but the cars shipped there under a car cover to keep the car mag reporters from finding anything out prior to the release at the Detroit autorama.

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Well, that might mean somebody has tampered with the VIN tag on your 65. Perhaps somebody grabbed a VIN tag from a 64 to get around the 65 having a missing or otherwise sketchy VIN. I would find out more before investing any money into that car. You could have the police show up and impound it as a stolen vehicle after you have spent countless hours and $$$$$ on it. Leaving you with a hole in your wallet and no car to show for it.

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Post a picture of the VIN. Like I've said a few times.

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If it helps, this is what a 64 vin tag looks like


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Hello I am a new comer to the forum. I have a 1964 4 door impala. The vin has 13 character. The first number is a one the next two numbers 64. Can not find any information on it.
OK, we went right off the rails after the first post. 1964 had a 12 character VIN. 1965, which you have, has a 13 character VIN - as you clearly stated. Please check here - 1965 Chevy VIN Decoder! 348-409.com

We CLEARLY did not give you a very warm welcome! Hope you enjoy your new ride!

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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-06-2020, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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It was my Father's car I inherited it has a tag on it.
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Thank you so much.

Thanks I found the answer I was looking. You was a big help.
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Thank you

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