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I was looking at buy a 69 GTO. The guy gave me the vin, which is only 13 characters. I thought it was 17 characters, but I could be wrong. How can I verify it's the correct VIN?
 

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13 characters is correct.
For starters, if it's a hardtop, the vin should start 242379. 2 - pontiac, 42 - GTO, 37 hardtop(67 for convertible) and 9 - 1969
 

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The first 37 is lemans (should be 42 for a GTO) and the 8 is the year, '68. Have you seen it? Do you have a link to e-bay or craigslist?
 

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It's a '68 Lemans with a GTO hood that someone installed aftermarket hood pins. GTOs nor Lemans had pins. The rear tail lights are Lemans. and so is the engine. '68 GTOs came with 400s. Looks like someone was in the process of cloning it into a GTO. Most GTOs had an endura bumper like mine. Some did have chrome. Lemans had chrome.
 

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Nothing wrong with a Lemans. The seller is doing a little false advertising IMO. As far as the price, I think it's a little high, but, that's just my opinion. Hopefully others will weigh in with their opinions........
 

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I agree there is nothing wrong with a LeMans. I just don't want to lie to people and tell them I got a GTO when it's actually a LeMans. Thanks for the information. I learned something today.
 

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Basically the seller is asking a GTO price for a Lemans. My suggestion would be to go see the car and if it meets your expectations and work you are willing to put into it, then make an offer. For a Lemans it could be in the $4-5k range. I personally hate that it has a Chevy motor and that would factor into any offer I would make.
 

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I'm seeing a $2500 car that needs about $15,000 to $20,000 worth of work to become an $8500 car. I recommend buying a car that is in good shape for around 6 to 10k. One that isn't in primer, isn't deceptive, and doesn't have a chevy engine in it.
 

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I would not pay a nickel over $2000 for that Lemans... and that's only if it runs and drives well.

If the underside has any rust to speak of, I wouldn't even go that high.
 
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