"Now if one can assertain the original ID of the "john doe" car then you
could either list with the regisrty that the numbers had been changed and 1
VIN could be listed as no longer valid. Seems like a good outcome, Car gets
an ID but its not correct."
There doesn't seem to be VIN number stamping on the car frame or body parts to
match the Rootes VIN from what I've seen, if that is what you are asking
about. Some cars have VIN stampings on various body parts or chassis and you
can tie the VIN with the car itself. In theory, you can trade VIN plates all
you want until the DMV comes knocking. Although you may have a problem
swapping a VIN plate from a MK1 to a MK1a or MK2 and vice versa.