I keep some listings going on eBay and got one asking me for the VIN number on one of them; he gave me some crap about wanting to know if it was an early production example or not. That I know of, every example of this particular year and make is the same, and even if not, this one's been cut down and messed with so much it would make no difference either way. So I just wanted to post a reminder; unless your car is titled with tags, never reveal the entire serial or VIN to anyone, unless they've just handed you cash to pay for the vehicle. What these guys are looking for is a clear number they can steal for a car with title/registration issues; maybe they're trying to beat a salvage title, maybe they have a stolen car, who knows. They'll look for an ad for the same car in poor shape that looks like it may not see the road for some time, and ask you for the number - so when the day comes you do go to register it, you may have a problem since depending on how your state checks it it could show as already in use. I presume they don't just make one up because there's a chance the one you make up could turn out to be already in use. This way gives them a correct number that is not in any system anywhere, so it won't raise any red flags. We had one once go so far as to claim one of the cars we had posted was his stolen car from 1985, even though subsequent questions revealed it wasn't even the right year for what he claimed his car was. And of course, if we would just share the VIN with him he could confirm whether or not it had been his... I think next time I'm just going to make up a number out of thin air and let them take their chances with it.