So I had a general question. I bought a 1968 Firebird Convertible this year and it was sold to me by a private seller as a numbers matching 350 car. but once I was able to find and clean the block the engine is not numbers matching. it is a Pontiac 350 with the YN stamp which I think came out of a 1968 tempest from the research I did. Does this effect the value of the car? and if so what would the difference be between the 2 if in same condition as far as value and is there anything that can be done in regards to the seller that sold me the car?
Depending on the laws in your state and the receipt you got you probably can get your money back. It may take a threat or actual trip to small court. If nothing else you may be able to renegotiate the deal?
The question is did you pay extra for a numbers matching car? Does it matter to you? There is some difference in value but what that $$ is varies quite a bit. Often there are too many apples to oranges to figure it all out exactly. If it isn't a more rare model or you are planning an all original perfect type restoration it may not matter that much. Just think of how many 350 cars are not sporting a 400 or 455. Those are probably considered more desirable and therefore "valuable" but certainly less original.
thanks for the replies. and yes Gus there were around 107,000 made that year total and around 67,000 were the 350 engine car now out of the 107,000 produced there were only 16,960 convertibles made but I have not been able to find anything that broke down the number of convertables made with each engine. I have attached the 1st Gen production number sheet that I have if anybody was interested.
Last week I purchased a rust free all (28000k miles)1969 Supposed numbers matching 350 2 blc auto. Stamped ...067275XB...VIN 223379L102721 From the original owner / female -she says nothing was done to it that she remebers, drove it very little ...took her word for it ..and would appreciate any help on identification before I start the investment..