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VIN, Engine No.

VIN Interpretation
From: Joel Walker
Year(s):  1981-1991
Model/Type:  Vanagon


VIN Interpretation: for model years 1981-1991.
(model year 1980 is the same as 1968-1979)

-------------------------------------------------WV2YB0259DH000000
Manufacturing Country ---------------------------x||||| |||| |
W - Germany --------------------------------------||||| |||| |
Manufacturer -------------------------------------x|||| |||| |
V - Volkswagen ------------------------------------|||| |||| |
Vehicle Type --------------------------------------x||| |||| |
1 - Pickup Truck -----------------------------------||| |||| |
2 - MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle)---------------------||| |||| |
Vehicle Series -------------------------------------x|| |||| |
U - 1980-91 Single-Cab Pickup (Pritschewagen) -------|| |||| |
V - 1980-91 Double-Cab Pickup (Dopplekabine)---------|| |||| |
W - 1980-91 Panel Van (no windows in sides)----------|| |||| |
X - 1980-91 Kombi -----------------------------------|| |||| |
Y - 1980-91 Bus (Vanagon) ---------------------------|| |||| |
Z - 1980-91 Camper ----------------------------------|| |||| |
Engine Series ---------------------------------------x| |||| |
A - 4-Cylinder Gasoline (Air-Cooled)------------------| |||| |
B - 4-Cylinder Gasoline (Water-Cooled)----------------| |||| |
G - 4-Cylinder Diesel (Water-cooled)------------------| |||| |
Restraint System -------------------------------------x |||| |
9 - Passive (seat belts) -------------------------------|||| |
Model --------------------------------------------------x||| |
24 - Transporter (Pickups) ------------------------------||| |
25 - Vanagon (vans) -------------------------------------||| |
VIN check digit (Manufacturer's Internal Code) ----------x|| |
Vehicle model year ---------------------------------------x| |
B - 1981 E - 1984 H - 1987 L - 1990 -----------------------| |
C - 1982 F - 1985 J - 1988 M - 1991 -----------------------| |
D - 1983 G - 1986 K - 1989 --------------------------------| |
Assembly plant --------------------------------------------x |
E - Emden ---------------------------------------------------|
G - Graz (Austria. normally for Syncro models) --------------|
H - Hannover (most buses assembled here)---------------------|
Sequential production number -------------------------------xxxxxx









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