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steve19438    Posted 10-11-2004 at 05:15:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
anyone know where i could find info for a 65 chev.? i have the vin but CARFAX doesn't do veh. before 1981. thanks.

JoeK    Posted 10-11-2004 at 21:17:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
The NATB "Bluebooks"(same as dealers/banks use) break down the vin/option codes for most brands."Special" package vehicles usually have an identifying VIN code digit(s).You would need one of the older issues(or possibly online).NATB(Nat'l Auto Theft Bureau)is operated by the insurance companies and keeps records on vehicles to prevent insurance fraud,chop shop activities,and track stolen vehicles/parts.Unknown how well they deal with public inquiries,but they should have records of vehicle transfers and accidents by VIN no. Some public libraries also have running sets of NATB "Bluebooks"for reference.

mojo    Posted 10-11-2004 at 13:43:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try this, the pickup section is pretty good, lots of knowledgable folks.

Mike(Wi)    Posted 10-11-2004 at 08:23:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]

You need not only the vin, but also the trim tag numbers that are on the body. (Think they are on the cowl.)

I have the books. If you can get me that info as well as the vin, I can tell you how the car left the factory. (Unless the tag as been interchanged with another car.) Vin should tell us if that is the case.

What motor/tranny combo are you looking at?

steve19438    Posted 10-11-2004 at 08:02:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the car is for sale on ebay and the car is in indiana, probably a 12 hr. ride for me. it is advertised as a SS and i had hoped to verify that fact. i drove two 65 Impala's in my younger days, loved them both, but i never had a SS!

mojo    Posted 10-11-2004 at 05:22:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take it to a bodyshop and put it on the rack. Look for welds and anything unusual, and an alignment machine wouldn't hurt.
Doubt if those car databases would be able to tell much about a 40 year old car.

Pitch    Posted 10-11-2004 at 07:38:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
What kind of info are you looking at for a car that old? Thats a classic now so it doesn't really matter if it has been wrecked or flooded or what ever. If you are looking for a concourse quality all numbers match restoration you are luckier than I am to be able to afford that on a postal workers salary. If you are just looking for specs and and options list do a google search for an old chevy board. First legal road worthy car I owned was a '64 Biscayne straight 6 and a three on the tree.

Pitch    Posted 10-11-2004 at 08:07:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sorry Steve I really don't know what exactly made a Chev an SS Like I say there must be several old Chevy boards to find out on.

toolman    Posted 10-11-2004 at 11:36:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
im not sure what you all are looking for here but what made a 65 an SS ,super sport, is buckets a 4 speed, a 396 engine but in the 65 i belive in was a 427, going from memory here, they would honk pretty good, oh also think they had a posi rear end , 2 dr hard tops .etc, if the price is right and the car is in decent shape or restored ,they were a beaut.

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