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by kevin mackenzie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:42 am

Hi Guys,

Does anyone know a website that will allow me to check the VIN of a 74 Interceptor, all the sites seem to require a 17 figure vin and won't accept 8. Closest I came to was a 2008 Honda Civic!

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by Chris_R » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:45 am

What do you want to check?
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by kevin mackenzie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:48 am

Hi Chris,

I want to check to see if it is a genuine sale and not a dodgy deal.

It is a US car being sold in California.

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by Chris_R » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:51 am

Hi, 2211 is a USA series. 1124 will be the car sequence number. Was Mustard with a Tan interior and Tan (Vinyl) roof. Ex-factory 10.74. Engine 4C13312.
What information are you trying to find?
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by kevin mackenzie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:53 am

Thanks Chris,

Really I wanted to get an idea of whether it was a genuine sale.

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by Chris_R » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:27 pm

I'm assuming it's on sale in the USA? The club cannot really help you about if it is genuine or not but there are several active forum members in the USA who might be able to help. You should be able to find some of their posts in the Vehicles for Sale section of this forum.
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by Robinson D » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:34 pm

I just tried to run that VIN on my BI database, but it only accepts 17 characters. Do you have a license plate number?
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by FFPL » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:04 pm

I have used InstaVIN https://www.instavin.com/ to look up these VINs. It uses NMVTIS.
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by kevin mackenzie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:25 pm

Hi Robsinson.

It is 4PCA430
Seller say it is a California car.
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by Robinson D » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:54 pm

4PCA430 didn't come up on the instant check. An individual can use the DPA (Drivers' Privacy Act) to block independent databases from listing a current owner or the registration could have expired. I have requested an advanced search, which usually takes 24-48 hours. I'll let you know if anything shakes loose.
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by BritArms » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:47 am

Im in California..Let me know i i can help..happy to go see the car for you..Where is it..If its too far for me i know enough people here to get it checked out
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by kevin mackenzie » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:56 am

Hi BritArms,

Thank you, that's very kind of you.

The car is in San Bernadino. I know California is a huge state, so no worries if it is too far away from you.

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by kevin mackenzie » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:16 pm

Thanks Robinson!!!
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by Robinson D » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:49 pm

Just received the follow-up report. Nothing found. Could still be DPA or expired registration. Good luck.
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by kevin mackenzie » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:40 pm

Thanks very much Robinson!

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