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Re: UrQ Vin Question.
>From what I understand from the guy who special-ordered my '85, he was told
that there were often cars in various states of completion "sitting around",
especially in the early rallying days. Phil might be able to confirm that,
and it would make sense if a particular car was started with one end in mind
(rallying) and then ended up going the road car direction. But those would
probably have had to have been euro (ZZZ) cars, wouldn't they?
>From: Michael Sheridan Williams <email@example.com>
>To: "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz@kla-tencor.com>, "Aaron Pratt"
>Subject: RE: UrQ Vin Question.
>Date: Mon, Nov 1, 1999, 12:48 PM
> Buchholz, Steven decided to speak these words:
>>I beg to differ with Michael here ... the "82" models that were brought in
>>as the original '83s did have the "C" in the VIN. According to the sequence
>>information on the fiche (which I've posted in the past, and has been the
>>source of a lot of discussion :) it was built in the month of August 1982.
>>My car is -85-D---0222, which the fiche would state was also built in
>>August, the sticker on the door frame states that the car was built in 3/82.
>>I certainly don't know where the discrepancy comes from ... perhaps it has
>>something to do which start vs. end of the prduction line ...
> Interesting, the 82s that i have come across (very few of them i admit)
> seemed to all be grey market cars. Maybe that was jsut the couple i have
> come across... I have D--0539 which has a build date on the sticker of
> 7/82 and was i think 6 chassis before they switched the suspension style.
> But i never would have thought that something built so early in 82 (like
> january or feb.) would truly be an 83 car...wierd stuff. but then again,
> nothing about these cars surprises me so much anymore. I guess thats
> another reason i love them so much.
>>Mike is correct about the fact that it should have the rear antiroll bar,
>>and the front A/R bar will be the early style, without the "stabilizer link
> Woohoo!! i was at least right about one thing..hehe
> Michael Sheridan Williams
> San Francisco, CA
> ICQ# 11740998
> 1983 UrQuattro, MC--1.8 BAR, borla, 2B Coilover/Koni Yellows, Delrin
> Bushings f/r, 16x7.5 OZ Mito's w/ Yoko A520's, Cibie H4/H1's, K&N (blah)
> 1985 4000S Quattro, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut brace, Sport 8000
> Tires, K&N