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Vin no ?

Post by DewaldScholtz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:53 pm

I have the following vin no on a 01 01 1967 registered Beetle - 115299542. What does all the digits mean? The engine which has a broken block is SFCR067654. The "R" I see means rebuilt. Where do I get a good engine? I suppose engine exchange would be the better way to go.


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Re: Vin no ?

Post by Jdt1976 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:07 pm

That Vin shows November 1964. Or I am not looking correct or they only registered it in 1967.

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Re: Vin no ?

Post by Jdt1976 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:16 pm

The 3rd digit is the year so definitely 1965 model. (After August, so the following year model)

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Re: Vin no ?

Post by DewaldScholtz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:41 pm

Thanks. That is strange. It shows first year of reg as 01 01 1967 on the scrapping paper.
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Re: Vin no ?

Post by Jdt1976 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Have a look behind the speedo for a date or post some pics.

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Re: Vin no ?

Post by fig » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09 am

The registration papers are NOT a definitive source of ANY information about the car. They are often riddled with errors, especially year of first registration.

The VIN number is the definitive source.
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Re: Vin no ?

Post by DewaldScholtz » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:23 am

Thanks. Now to find a NICE engine!
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