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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:49 am 
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I just looked at a T6 with a couple VIN tags I have never seen before.

One is riveted to the left A pillar and one in front of the gas tank.

They are perfectly stamped and rather professionally installed.

Of course the 7 digit number has no correlation to a regular 356 VIN. This leads me to believe it was an assigned number, but by whom and why?

Incidentally I did find the hidden number under the right hinge cover and it matches the number on the hood and elsewhere. It also matches the year and coach builder (Reutter) that I figured the car is.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:18 am 
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Is there any evidence of the stamped factory one in front of the gas tank>

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:01 am 
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Yes, the original number is stamped there and also under the right hinge cover.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:57 pm 
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It is now titled as the new number? That is very strange, especially with the "made in W germany". That makes it seem like someone did a very legit-looking job of assigning a bogus number to it. I have seen similar things, but never with a country of origin on it.

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