In some cases where vehicles had split production years VIN's are crucial to ordering the correct fit part. Below are images of vehicle identification number badges on a VW Beetle.
The onset of mass vehicle production in the mids led to the inception of vehicle identification numbers. Automobile manufacturers began stamping the vehicles and their parts with unique VINs in order to give an accurate description of the mass produced vehicle. The chassis number on the car is the only sure-fire way to identify the origin of a VW.
The VIN on your classic Volkswagen is critical to identifying the stock parts that were used in your vehicle the year it was built. Your VW's identification number gives you the most accurate information about your vehicle.
All Volkswagens were built according to a calendar year prior to On August 1, , "a model year" was established. In some instanced, many exterior changes and inside improvements were made during a particular year's production. The older the VW, the more difficult it is to spot the changes. A standard format for vehicle identification didn't come about until the late s. The engine code may be found on the machine pad on front of the engine. These numbers are far more reliable than the information provided on the vehicle's title, registration or any other documents.
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VW Chassis Numbers
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VW Karmann Ghia (US) | Vehicle Identification Number
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