Matching Numbers Make Collector Cars More Valuable


"Matching numbers" is a term that car collectors use to describe a car on which all the parts – body, engine, rear axle – have proper factory serial numbers. The classic Corvette owner who spends six figures restoring a car with an engine code that doesn't match the chassis number is probably the type of person who’s waiting to sell his Tucker stock at a higher price. In other words, the dollars spent on the restoration may be a bad investment.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2004/10/17/matching-numbers-make-collector-cars-more-valuable