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Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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1970 442 Identification

Hello there,

Is there a way to identify a true 1970 442?
This is my situation I'm facing. A friend of a friend has what he claims is a real 442. The car came with a 455 and a 4 speed and such. He wants to trade for for my 72 convertible and possibly cash. At first I was thinking about doing it but as I thought about it more mines is running,driving,registered, and valued for a reasonable amount through a classic car insurance company.His is in the body and paint shop and has the engine sitting on a stand. It took me about a year and some work to get mines as far as I did and I don't see myself starting over just to get what may or may not be a 442.

What do you guys think?
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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post the vin and someone will check it for you cheers
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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For it to be a true 1970 4-4-2, the VIN needs to begin with 344*70...

The * will be a 6 if it's a convertible, a 7 if it's a sports coupe (i.e., post coupe), or 8 if it's a holiday coupe.

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