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I was researching some stuff and ran across your question. It didn't seem to be answered. Did you get your information.

I ran into this problem and Gil and Denis, at Opel GT source, were a great help.

The number on the radiator is the body number. It is the part number used by the body manufacturer and may or may not (mostly NOT) be related to the VIN number.
 

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And the one on the door may not match if the door was changed, IF the tag on the door even exists.

Make sure that all tags are attached to the car when you go in for inspection.

It cost me an additional $500 to get the state to say, "Yep, that's the numbers for that car." I had to get a quiet title for a car that I had receipts on from the prior owner all the way back to the original purchase receipt, AND an affidavit from the PO as to why the VIN plates had been removed and where he put them. (He had treated and painted the car and recovered the dash.)

The State officials confiscated them and then showed me the law were it was illegal to possess VIN plates not attached to the car. AND THAT it was punishable by up to a prison term. (Oh, Joy!)

And then try to tell them it's JUST a 30 year old car.

SO, I can not stress enough to anybody buying an old car - make sure the VIN plates are attached to the car......
 

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Do you have an address or URL for Bucta? I looked out at Suselbeek's site and I could not find anything with a search for VIN plates or ID Plates.

Thanks.
 
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