Not that someone had stolen it from me, mind you.

More like it had been stolen way back in the day. Hey, my fastback is 40 years old. The VIN on the dash number didn't match the VIN number under the front trunk. I found another VIN tag on the floor that was meant to go on the dash. I checked that against the title and that was the correct VIN. It wasn't stolen, it just had the dash pad changed at some point. Still scared the shit out of me.