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Did you check the hidden VINs in the heater box or cowl area? Based on the lack of rosette rivets on your vin tag, it looks like it was removed from the car at some point???
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Correct the rivets are not the original as I removed during resto. Cowl stamp matches
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That's good to hear. I think they sell the correct rosette rivets on ebay if you ever want to change them.
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Thanks Mark, would you have an image showing the correct rivet?
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No problem. I do at home and will post tonight, but if someone else has one in the meantime please feel free to post
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Last set I bought was nearly 20 years ago and they were difficult to obtain and expensive.

NOW, the Chinese have found this lucrative market and they sell them by the handful for under $20...
Just scrolling thru PAGES of these on ebay made it difficult to know what was real and what is junk. Many of the sellers did have "Comes from China" at the bottom of the description, so that helped weed them out.
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The first is one of my old 67 Zs with the rosette rivets. The second is a 10,000 mile unrestored L78 with std rivets 😀. The L78 tag has never been off of the car according to the original owners family. I forgot about those rivets!
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This seller claims that these are nos, but Im not an expert to be able to tell if that is true!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/30497895352...Bk9SR4T4v9acYg
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----When I lived in Ft Lauderdale in the 70's I heard more than once that there was a guy who had a huge amount of original star rivets and travelled around the state selling them. Due to the nature of Florida he made a really good living. Not saying this is the same guy at all, but they look OK in the pics.....Bill S
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My 06A car has the rosette style. Notice how in all three of these pics the tags are canted about the same angle. Hmmm 🤔
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