VW birth certificate

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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by GT_II » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:37 am

Partslink is mainly to access the official parts diagrams, but also provides factory data specific to your VIN number, You can register and pay for access (24 hours upwards) here:

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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by RussGLAuto » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:28 pm

GT_II wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:14 am
A similar thread from 2011 is here:

http://forum.sciroccoregister.co.uk/vie ... 993#p73270

If your VIN number has "NK" before the last six digits, this would confirm it is a latest model year car (N for 92, K for Karmann factory). Another clue is that the last UK GT IIs came with factory fitted electric windows and central locking.

The last 6 digits of the VIN is the production sequence number, so the higher the number the later the car. The GT II McMad mentioned in the 2011 thread, registered on 1 August 1993, is the latest type 53 VIN number I've heard of registered in the UK. My GT II, also registered on 1 Aug 93, is around 300 cars earlier in the production sequence.

It would be interesting to find out if any remaining K or L registered GT II's can beat McMad's NK004280 VIN sequence.
Well, every day is a school day. My last two letters before the 6 digits are DK = 1982 Karmann.. Who knew...



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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by GT_II » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:00 pm

D is actually 1983 model year as there is no "I" year code - as for registration prefixes/suffixes, some letters are skipped to avoid confusion with numbers.

A useful guide to VW VIN codes is here:

http://www.clubvw.org.au/vwvin



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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by RussGLAuto » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:45 pm

GT_II wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:00 pm
D is actually 1983 model year as there is no "I" year code - as for registration prefixes/suffixes, some letters are skipped to avoid confusion with numbers.

A useful guide to VW VIN codes is here:

http://www.clubvw.org.au/vwvin
Interesting, as the confirmed date she rolled off the line was 5th Nov 1982.



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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by GT_II » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:50 pm

Yes, that would be an '83 model year as traditionally VW switched over to production of the new model year after the summer shutdown in time for an autumn launch, though these days it seems to happen even earlier in the year - nobody wants to be lumbered with last year's model!



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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by RussGLAuto » Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:21 pm

Got it thank you. So all cars are actually older than they claim to be... Must have been a woman who came up with that 🤣