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Re: TQC Stats & trivia


>  Paul,
>  Is  your "C" VIN ur-Q an official USA-spec model?
>  Where in the VIN is the "C"? Does it denote a
>  different location of manufacture?

The C denotes the date.  Mine is a D, or '83 model, though it was
manufactured in Feb 82.

>  Anyone know who has the lone '86 or what its VIN is?
>  Does it have the (ugh) digital dash?
>  I have heard from someone that knows VWs that
>  there are "several" USA-spec '86 and '87 ur-Qs in the
>  states that were "re-VINd" earlier model leftovers.
>  Is there any truth to this assertion?
>  My '85 was manufactured 1/85 and has VIN 635.
>  Anyone know of a later USA-spec VIN ur-Q?
>  Also, my '85 has a pair of rubber straps to secure the
>  jack and toolkit behind the spare tire. It also has a
>  pair of these same straps along the rear-most
>  portion of the trunk (boot) floor, immediately ahead
>  of the trunk latch, about 1 1/2 feet apart. What are
>  these for? A Germany-only-required first aid kit?
>  A snap-in spoiler for the sunroof?   ???

I believe an earlier post stated they were for a reflective triangle.

>  -glen

Richard Funnell, OES
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