Beetle vin and engine numbers check

Post general ACVW topics here
Forum rules
If its not ACVW related, post it in Off Topic.
Post Reply
Honeywill
Drip
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:52 pm
What model do you have?: Beetle
Location: Cape Town
Flag: South Africa

Beetle vin and engine numbers check

Post by Honeywill » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:22 pm

Good evening. I am looking to buy a beetle again after owning one as a student. I have finally found one in great condition but have some worries.
Is there any place that I can check that the vin number is correct for the year model and that the engine number is matching?



User avatar
fig
Bus Driver
Posts: 12063
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:08 pm
What model do you have?: Type 2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/258896479219/
Location: Where life is cheap and death is free
Has thanked: 229 times
Been thanked: 300 times
Flag: South Africa
Contact:

Re: Beetle vin and engine numbers check

Post by fig » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:35 am

www.thesamba.com/vw has VIN and engine number lists under the Technical menu.

The VIN is definitive when it comes to year model. Ignore what the papers say as they are mostly incorrect. You should also have some idea of the changes made year to year, so you'll know if a car has had a VIN or pan change so the VIN doesn't match the car's features.

VW model years ran from August to July, so a car built in August to December is the next year's model.
fig
Kaapse Kombi Kult

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." -- Henry Ford

User avatar
retrovan
Donor
Donor
Posts: 7689
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:51 pm
What model do you have?: 52T1,68FB,72Bay,75FL
Location: Eich! no, in Jefferys Bay
Has thanked: 178 times
Been thanked: 430 times
Flag: Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Beetle vin and engine numbers check

Post by retrovan » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:14 am

As Fig said, but be aware that some Beetle owners updated their cars with the late's changes to make the car appear to be a newer model.

Please post photo's and start a project thread, as we all love to see progress.

And very welcome to our forum.

Herman
1952 Split Beetle 1835cc (Azure Blue)
1968 Fastback 2Lt.type4( Red)
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4(White)
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
2019 MeFusco Beetle Truck

Honeywill
Drip
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:52 pm
What model do you have?: Beetle
Location: Cape Town
Flag: South Africa

Re: Beetle vin and engine numbers check

Post by Honeywill » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:04 pm

Evening. Thank you for your responses. It all sounds easy enough.... but I am still confused. There seem to be so many variables.
I am looking at a 1971 model.
Can I post the numbers to get some clarity.

Post Reply