65 VIN missing a digit
New guy here. I just put a deposit on a 65 coupe, 289, 4-speed. Almost as an afterthought, I checked the VIN on the car with the VIN on the title. It all checked out, except for an extra digit on the title VIN (5F07C356751) versus the VIN on the car (5F07C35651). Note the missing "7".
The seller is a decent guy and I have no question that the car is legit, no evidence of tampering. Besides, why would anyone attempt to alter a VIN by leaving a digit out? The title VIN appears to comply with the 11 digit format typically associated with early Mustangs so we suspect that the error is in the stamping on the car. Our best guess is that the VIN's were hand stamped and this was a Monday morning car hand-stamped by a worker with a bad hang-over. It's actually more a matter of curiosity than substance since the car has passed through several owners over 50 years with no titling issues.
Anybody got any insight on this? Thanks.