How to confirm production year from engine number or vin code

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How to confirm production year from engine number or vin code

Post by dws1976 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:12 pm

Hi

I'm new to the forum and want to know if item is possible to confirm year of manufacture from a VIN code starting with AAPV?
Engine code starts with ADTR

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Re: How to confirm production year from engine number or vin code

Post by Blitzkrieg » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:19 pm

AAPV numbers are stamped when the vehicle is stolen and recovered or if built up and no VIN number exists etc No way from dating based on that

Maybe post some pictures of the actual vehicle and can identify based on features found on model year
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Re: How to confirm production year from engine number or vin code

Post by dws1976 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:25 pm

Hi Thanks for quick reply. It's an RSK kit car so unfortunately I don't think pictures will help.

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Re: How to confirm production year from engine number or vin code

Post by retrovan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:06 pm

When one registers to build motor vehicles in South Africa, you get issues 2 sets of 3 numbers from the dept. of transport.

The manufacture then registers the in between 6 numbers to make up the 17 number Vin code.

If you have a builders number on your car, which if you go or contact the dept of transport, will tell you who made it when it was made, where in SA it was made, what it was when made and also which number it was on the production line.

When a stolen car was recovered and the numbers filed off, you got Cop numbers to get it back on the road, also if modifications or home built cars also got there numbers.

PS, the cops only use AAP on chassis and not sure which they used on engines numbers, all others are builders.

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