Hey Folks, I recently had a looksee at a 57 project car. The body and frame were separated, frame and undercarriage of body were blasted and repainted. There is still much work to be done to get it running but it has a lot of potential. My biggest issue, though, is fact that the VIN/Data Plate is missing. The owner has the title (which I saw), but he thinks the data plate was lost by the person who did the frame and body media blasting/painting several years ago. I'm inclined to believe him because he is an older retiree who had this vehicle for a number of years and evidently lost interest in completing the restoration. My questions are, first, can this vehicle be legally purchased and titled if the VIN plate is missing (the motor vehicle department in my state never checks that stuff)? Second, since the VIN is available from the Title, is it possible to obtain the full information (Body, color, trim, date, trans, etc.) from Ford (or an enthusiasts' organization that has records of early Ford vehicles), and obtain a replacement data plate? Thanks in advance for your help.