Seized 1959 Chevy Corvette Might Be Saved From Crusher by New Kansas Bill

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Who did the restoration and why didn't they use the correct rosette rivets?
Can you still get the correct NOS rivets? You'd figure VIN rivets are closely guarded at the factory and not for sale publicly
 
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Can you still get the correct NOS rivets? You'd figure VIN rivets are closely guarded at the factory and not for sale publicly
The problem may be proving that in 1959 certain Pop_Rivets were the ones exclusively used. What were federal anti-theft standards like then?

I'm not taking sides. There are shenanigans in the classic car world when big bucks are at stake... look at Shelby "finding" NOS Cobra frames years later.
 
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From the article itself: "Richard Martinez, the car's owner, bought the restored machine in 2017; however, an inspection by state police found the car's VIN plate had been tampered with. Indeed, it was removed during the restoration process. Ramirez says the convertible isn't stolen, though, and nothing was removed with nefarious intent. Authorities have declared Martinez innocent in the situation, but his car remains impounded."

The land of the "free" and home of the brave.
What has happened to us...?

It's just metal , crush it .
Um, why? He did nothing wrong, nor was any VIN plate removal during restoration done with nefarious intent. Did you bother reading or are do you just not care about liberty and personal property rights?
 
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What doofus would remove a VIN plate during restoration? Anything that casts doubt on provenance can lower the value of an antique item, sometimes to zero.

It's a very common scheme to own a car that is junk or wrecked, so you steal another car of the same model and swap the VIN plate onto it to claim it was your car all along. Has that ever happened during the 63 year history of that VIN plate? Hard to say now. The rivets that were holding it on in 2017 may have been obviously bogus, thus a desire-- by the restorer Mr. Ramirez, who naturally claims the car was not stolen, but has not been cleared in the investigation-- to get rid of them.
 
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We have to solve traceability issues often on equipment …
Who removed it anyway …
 
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