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What color is the VIN plate supposed to be? Or should it be just bare metal?
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Wow, never seen that plate before. What model, what year, etc.

And surely would have been painted body colour. Masking takes time which means costs money
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The VIN plate is attached to the body, so they're generally the color of the vehicle. All the new GTV's at dealers that I saw were that way.
 

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Thanks, everyone. So black it is!

@PSk it's a 72 GTV 2000.
 
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The VIN plate is attached to the body, so they're generally the color of the vehicle. All the new GTV's at dealers that I saw were that way.
Not all GTVs, but certainly US Spec Versions due to Federal Safety standard requirements.

From the www.Federalregister.gov site: “Since 1954, American automobile manufacturers have used a vehicle identification number (VIN) to describe and identify each of the motor vehicles they manufacture. The early VINs came in a wide array of configurations and variations, depending on the individual manufacturer. A move to create a more systematic VIN scheme was made in 1968, with the enactment of Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 115, which took effect January 1, 1969. That standard required each passenger car to have a VIN that is permanently “sunk or embossed” on a part of the vehicle visible through the glazing by a person standing at the left windshield pillar. Manufacturers were required to avoid having a VIN be repeated within a 10-year period.”
 
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