I don’t know about the other letter cars but on our 1962 300H convertible, I noted that the shipping order number (total of 8 digits) was stamped around the opening behind the heater box. That same number was also stamped on the extended lip just below the gas cap access.
Cheers from Fern in cooling off Cranbrook SE BC with some snow on the ground in past couple days.
While a little
fogged in memory, I think there is a number behind the heater box stamped on
firewall ---on F I think , or maybe C/D (ultimate secret place ?) and I think
one on one face (?upper) of frame rail facing body floor . J-Y knows more
(or has a much better memory!) ; had to swap frames on a C , got peripherally
into this. And had an F with no real ID plate at all. Hand stamped aluminum
plate held on with one screw. But there are different kinds of
numbers, not the “DMV “ number , but possibly a way to get to it. Again
not sure, just trying to add vague recollections . It was not important
when cars were say 10 years old…no one cared.
To Rich’s ver y
good point, a local police chief here gave us a letter, checked out
the car and all the soft info and history, as best we could , and we got a
letter leading to a Mass title. Having one plate, you are way ahead of
[mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 'Rich Barber'
Are you saying that there is a VIN
tag on the door post and your DMV wants to verify it with another location on
the car—or just that the original doorpost VIN tag is missing?
If the door tag is missing and you
have no inkling as to what the VIN is, the following might help. 1959 300E
VIN’s apparently range from M591 100001 to M591 100690 as records indicate only
690 300E’s were produced. There will be some numbers stamped on the
original block identifying it was a 300E block and date-coded, but there will be
no unique serial number linking the engine to the car. VIN/engine serial
number links were there on the ’55— ;’58 hemi-engined cars. Seldom, if
ever the same, but matched and recorded by hand on the IBM build
It seems I have read that after a
certain date, VIN’s were stamped elsewhere on the frame—in hidden places.
And, that only law-enforcement agencies have the list of locations on various
cars. You might check with highway patrol or a large metropolitan police
dept. They may view the VIN privately and certify it for your DMV.
I’ve also seen replacement VIN tags riveted to doorposts—issued by an authority
and assigning a new state-issued VIN. And, you may well find that one or
more club members knows about these hidden, secret VIN’s. Once you
ascertain the VIN, the club’s microfilm/microfiche records of the IBM build card
could help to confirm the VIN if col or and equipment listed match that on the
car and on the data plate.
Best wishes for dealing with a
recalcitrant DMV inspector. They are probably just doing their job and
trying to assist in restricting the stolen car trade.
With the subject on the table, I’d
appreciate knowing the secret location of the hidden VIN, if any, on a 1964
Dealing with local DMV inspector issues. I need to find the VIN stamped
somewhere else on the car besides the door. Any idea where that might be on a
59E? Having to do the same thing on a 59 dodge as well. My loc al DMV drives me
Posted by: "Fern Rivard" <crc@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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