From digest.v7.n441 Wed Oct 15 07:47:35 1997
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 08:08:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Vin # secrets
Ok, everyone, please pay attention:
Vin #s have a total of 17 digits since 1980. For BMW, the first three digits
identify the manufacturer, make and type of vehicle. The fourth digit
designates the car line. The fifth letter identifies the series. The sixth
digit designates the body type. The seventh character identifies the engine.
The eighth character designates the restraint system. The ninth character
is the check digit. The tenth represents the model year. Eleventh digit
identifies the assembly plant. The last six digits are sequential production
Back to the tenth one, a letter,
1998= See if you can guess this one. No CTC T shirts awarded here.
Position one identifies the country of manufacture. 1=USA 2=Canada W=Germany
The above information is from NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association).
The publisher does not assume any liability for the accuracy of the
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