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Please help to decipher Vin plate

Post by brucet » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:55 am

Hi All.
Please can someone decipher this vin plate on my bus. We suspect that it was rebuilt or the colour changed at some stage (long time ago) and that it is not in original spec. Not that I am complaining or am disappointed as I quite like its colour scheme, but we think it was beige previously. This is mainly due to the engine bay colour. Or are we being daft and its actually white that has just gone beige after all the years?

I was also told that at a stage VW only produced one colour and there were companies that painted the vehicles according to the order that was received. Not sure how true this is though.


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Re: Please help to decipher Vin plate

Post by Doekle » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:50 am

The Samba.com ,under technical , will answer all your questions
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Re: Please help to decipher Vin plate

Post by brucet » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:54 am

Thank you

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Re: Please help to decipher Vin plate

Post by bugspray » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:46 pm

Bruce did you win with the decoding??
Also want to find. Out about mine
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Re: Please help to decipher Vin plate

Post by brucet » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:52 pm

No I couldn't make head or tails of it. Seems the SA plates are totally different.
I did get Confirmation from fig that it's a 78 though.
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Re: Please help to decipher Vin plate

Post by fig » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:31 am

Doekle wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:50 am
The Samba.com ,under technical , will answer all your questions
Apart from year model, no, it won't.

South African buses had many unique features including things like paint codes. Dawie has made some progress in deciphering some of the SA VIN-plate codes, but you won't find any info online.
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