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 🤣


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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by McMad » Wed May 26, 2021 11:33 am

Hello -
Just dropped in to look up some information and I noticed this post. I will confirm that much of what GT_II says is correct in that I am the owner of a VW Scirocco GT MKII 1800 8 valve RHD, chassis No. 004280, which, according to VW was built on the 30.06.1992 was the LAST Scirocco of its type (RHD) to be produced. However LHD Scirroco`s (and possibly "specials" - and good luck with that!) continued to be produced after this date.
It was shipped to a UK dealer in the NE and sold in Aug.1993. It is currently off the road and plans for it are uncertain.
I hope that this information is helpful to someone since, as has been pointed out, chasing it down with VW becomes expensive. I did post a considerable amount of information on this subject in 2012 (and in particular on "The Penultima") but this was taken down for reasons best known to the person who took it down.
I am no longer active on this forum but if you would particularly like to discuss this further, message me with phone number (preferably a land line) and I will be happy to chat.
Cheers, John


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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by McMad » Sat May 29, 2021 10:59 am

PS to above -
Just to clarify on GT_II`s comments on the "Penultima", the chassis No. is in fact 004274. The car (K395 UNH) was owned in 2012 by glen66 and in the latter of his two post there is a link to some photo`s. The car is currently taxed and MOT`d and presumably on the road so I am a little surprised that members have not come across it.
John


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Re: VW birth certificate

Post by G-Dub » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:31 pm

Well this member certainly knows of its existence. Read about it first in the UK VW/Audi magazine and have seen it in the flesh a couple of times at the Register annual meet.