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Check out the tag on this car. Anyone every seen a tag that was stamped out with XXXXXXX's and restamped from the factory? I find it kind of fishy. Wouldnt the factory just toss the tag and stamp a new one, they probably only cost them 10 cents.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevrolet-Nova-SUPER-SPORT-1963-CHEVY-NOVA-ORIG-S-S-CAR-327-V-8-GLIDE-POSI_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a10Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a0Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem2c4f4c1561QQitemZ190308947297QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

I wonder if someone made an SS when they took the tag off to paint the car.
 

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Wayne Bushey of NNN did an article on cowl tags in Nova Times about 10 years ago and included a pic of a tag like this. It was a Willow Run built 63 SS convertible. The option codes were preceded by 6 X's. In the article he stated the ACC line was hand punched, in this case likely with the wrong info. He believes, instead of making an entire new tag, they just X'd out the incorrect codes and punched in the new ones at the end. Looks like the same deal with this Norwood car. Wayne also knows of a 67 Nova tag where the year designation ahead of the model number says 76. Never got caught and ended up on the car that way. Lots of this kind of stuff happened in the 60's.

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Thanks that is the answer I was looking for. I had never seen one and was wondering if it happened at all.
 

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What's the deal with the white paint over the tag? I've seen a few painted white like this... including mine.
 
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