Author Topic: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay  (Read 1404 times)

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Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« on: June 12, 2019, 01:16:29 PM »
If this isn't a scam, I am not sure how someone was able to title it as 5S214. The owner admits it is a K code clone, but I would think the current owner of 5S214 should contact Ebay and the seller.  According to the registry, 5S214 was one of the cars that went to Peru.  However, it doesn't look the the info has been updated recently.  Just another reason why you should.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Ford-Mustang-GT-350/223547808177?hash=item340c7cd9b1:g:xTcAAOSwmftc~bTS




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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 01:22:17 PM »
Not a K code unibody either.
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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 01:39:19 PM »
The vehicle is titled under the Shelby VIN # SFM5S214 and has been for over 40 years.

K Code VIN# 5R09K202388

Does this cars Factory VIN# match the "Actual" 5S214?

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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 02:03:53 PM »
The SFM plate number looks like  the original one ...
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 02:26:35 PM by chris NOS »

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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 02:07:32 PM »
At some time someone has gone to great lengths to make this appear like the real 5s214. Not cool (where I come from anyways).
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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 02:10:09 PM »
I believe the original car is still in the Nicolini Museum in Peru. It has been many years since I spoke (through emails) with the owner.

Photos can be found in the link.

http://www.limaeasy.com/culture-guide/museums-lima/vintage-cars-museum-nicolini
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 02:15:16 PM by Richstang »

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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 04:00:20 PM »
The SFM plate number looks like  the original one ...

Chris, I was almost fooled also, take a closer look, there are differences between it and a real tag.
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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 05:29:41 PM »
Anyone connected to a federal government employee that could point out to this fool the error of his ways??? If the “bracelets” are connected it is harder to lose them BTW...

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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 06:38:48 PM »
The SFM plate number looks like  the original one ...

Chris, I was almost fooled also, take a closer look, there are differences between it and a real tag.
Share with us the differences so us "less knowledgeable" will learn.
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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 07:18:18 PM »



Share with us the differences so us "less knowledgeable" will learn.

Perhaps details like this should not be shared on a public forum. No reason to make it easier for "bad guys" to make better ones. ;)

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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 07:33:26 PM »
Plenty of pictures of original plates doing a simple Google search.  Put the pictures side by side, should be able to notice the differences.  It's hard to detect at first glance.
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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2019, 07:46:56 PM »
Sounds good. Will do.

And A-Snake, makes sense.
Coulda been a Shelby owner many times in the 80's/90's. Was always so close but yet, so far away for me......

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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2019, 09:41:02 AM »
Plenty of pictures of original plates doing a simple Google search.  Put the pictures side by side, should be able to notice the differences.  It's hard to detect at first glance.

I did and this is the nicest repro plate i ever seen ,if not comparing side by side it's really hard to say , for sure it's not an old repro plate ,in the 80's when this car is supposed to be born ,the ones available were far away in accuracy from this one !

thank you,Charles .

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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2019, 10:58:26 AM »
I recall more then one '65 Rebody I had seen in the mid '70s. The ones I knew of were reported to the Registrar at the time and should be still viewable now in that '65 Registry.

Who's to say that it was limited to only those few cars? One I am thinking of in particular was actually a '66 body. The owner was completely unsuspecting.

Usually the people that get swindled are the ones that thought they were swindling the seller and they had found a "Coupe de Ville in a 'Cracker Jack' box"?  '65s can be confusing simply because of the running changes through production. The Registry is very helpful in that regard and if you are going to buy a $400,000 car, would be a good investment? A caution flag should go off if someone is selling one for $30,000. ;)

Patina on a VIN tag fools a lot of folks.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 11:00:51 AM by shelbydoug »

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Re: Scam? or K code Clone Titled as 5S214 on Ebay
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 11:08:24 AM »
And if somebody is  buying the real one in peru and bring back to usa and try to put a plate on,  does the DMV would say sorry but this car is already existing ?