What does the VIN number on a Vanagon mean?


  • Want to know the birthday of your beloved Volkswagen?
  • Need to know the original factory color?
  • Want to check the original engine serial number?
  • Like to know when your VW was delivered?

Write to the following addresses with those questions:

Pre-1955 VW Brezelfenstervereinigung e.V.
Ernst Peter Hagen
Amselweg 4
D-31618 Liebenau
GERMANY
All other VWs Kundendienst / Customer Assistance
VOLKSWAGEN AG
D-38436 Wolfsburg
GERMANY


VIN Interpretation for model years 1981-1991

      W V 2 Z B 0 25 7 L H 066370
Manufacturing Country
  W - Germany
Manufacturer
  V - Volkswagen
Vehicle Type
  1 - Pickup Truck
  2 - MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle)
Vehicle Series
  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
  A - 4-Cylinder Gasoline (Air-Cooled)
  B - 4-Cylinder Gasoline (Water-Cooled)
  G - 4-Cylinder Diesel (Water-cooled)
Restraint System
  Passive (seat belts)
Model
  24 - Transporter (Pickups)
  25 - Vanagon (vans)
VIN check digit
  (Manufacturer's Internal Code)
Vehicle model year
  B - 1981   E - 1984   H - 1987   L - 1990
  C - 1982   F - 1985   J - 1988   M - 1991
  D - 1983   G - 1986   K - 1989
Assembly plant
  E - Emden
  G - Graz (Austria. normally for Syncro models)
  H - Hannover (most buses assembled here)
Production number
  (sequential)

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