Originally Posted by AJL
Is it possible to tell if the engine was swapped without pulling the drive time off at the shop?
The vehicle VIN plate (sticker) is located on the cylinder head itself... however, it's difficult to see without some mirrors as the VIN plate is facing the firewall.
Also note that VIN numbers are located on the hood, both front fenders, all doors, B pillar, firewall (see it through the windshield), both rear quarter panels (need to remove bumper to see properly), underneath liscense plate, and I believe the transmission as well. So you can look for those to see if any body panels have been replaced. (possible indicator of a collission.)
Here's a pic of the VIN on the cylinder head: