85 Defender 9 digit VIN


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Is there a VIN on the frame? Is it an aftermarket galvanized frame? It’s possibly it was rebuilt from a 1970 series and the seller is just a moron who doesn’t know anything.

Any problem getting more info on its origins or a bill of sale for a 1970? It’s not like a 1985 is really going to make much of a difference in value to you. You’ll still likely need an agreed upon value from insurance regardless of the year.


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I mean, it's about as clearly a vin swapped truck as they come, not that it's uncommon. Seems like a solid truck otherwise though