I am looking at a 1961 BN7 with a VIN # that starts with CHP. There is a sticker on the door that lists the CHP VIN number. The number plate on the firewall is missing. It is a California car. I do not want to state the full VIN on this forum. So far I have not been able to determine if this was a Salvage or Total Loss vehicle. Is there any way to use the engine or transmission number to determine the original VIN? The lack of a proper VIN has me worried.