When purchasing a classic or antique car or truck, locating and decoding the vehicle VIN number is a necessary step. While many people refer to a car’s identification number as VIN numbers, the VIN means Vehicle Identification Number.
Verifying the VIN or the old serial number of an antique car or truck will also help you determine the vehicles value. Perhaps a vehicle is worth more if it has original parts. Less modification in some cases may mean the vehicle is worth more.
The Internet is a great place to start your research. A few simple keyword searches can provide a great deal of helpful information. The Internet can also help you narrow down the particular year, make and model that you want to investigate more closely.
When searching a cars history, make sure to clarify with the seller what part numbers are matching and what parts aren’t. Then verify for yourself or with your mechanic by including part numbers in your inspection. Make sure to complete you have verified all information before making an offer or negotiating the final price tag of a classic car. Sometimes you may find that you have an opportunity to purchase a car more valuable than you thought.