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NSharpley

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VIN Number Question
« on: November 10, 2019, 01:32:51 PM »
Hi All,

Im in the process of getting an unregistered vehicle permit in SA and the VIN number field on the relevant website insists I have a 17 character VIN number.

Well mine is only 14, as is every other Alfetta GT and GTV that Ive had / seen.

Adding to this ... theres a host of international websites where you can perform a VIN lookup on Alfas / Fiats and they also insist on a 17 character VIN.

Are there 3 other numbers / letters that one adds to the VIN?

Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0

Past Alfas:
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT

bonno

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Re: VIN Number Question
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 02:10:39 PM »
The VIN consists of 17 characters and for the Alfetta series "ZAR" constitutes the first 3 characters (country of origin/world manufacturer identifier).  Refer to Wikipedia at the following link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_identification_number
« Last Edit: November 10, 2019, 02:42:12 PM by bonno »
now
83 Alfetta GTV
05 156 JTS manual
past
00 156 selespeed
72 1750 GTV

NSharpley

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Re: VIN Number Question
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 04:06:08 PM »
So mine is AR116110001640 ... 14 characters.

Do I add a Z to the front?   15 characters.

Surely its not ZARAR116110001640.
Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0

Past Alfas:
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT

CitroŽnbender

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Re: VIN Number Question
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 06:46:51 PM »
Try ZAR11600 then the last 9...

bonno

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Re: VIN Number Question
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 08:47:42 PM »
If I am not mistaken the VIN number is ZAR11637 and the last 9 characters,  ie; ZAR11637110001640.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2019, 09:40:24 PM by bonno »
now
83 Alfetta GTV
05 156 JTS manual
past
00 156 selespeed
72 1750 GTV

NSharpley

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Re: VIN Number Question
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 09:51:23 PM »
Using both the 00 and 37 options tells me my 1975 Alfetta GT is actually a 2005 156.

Thats on https://www.vindecoderz.com/

At https://decode.youcanic.com/ both options revealed an Alfetta GT ... but wanted me to pay for the report, nope.

Anyway ... thanks for the input folks.  Its not really a big deal but the cars history would be interesting.
Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0

Past Alfas:
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT

carlo rossi

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Re: VIN Number Question
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 09:58:47 PM »
Check out the register 3 topics down it will give you an idea of whats happening i hope
What model alfetta do you have
current cars
red 83 gtv 2.0


previous cars
Red 76 1.2/1.5 alfasud ti
white 79 alfetta 2000
alfetta 74 1.8
escort Lotus twin cam
bikes
ducati 900 ss 1979
moto morini 3 1/2 sport 1975/6
Moto morini 3 1/2 valentini speciale 77 oh and a deltek rockhopper

aggie57

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Re: VIN Number Question
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 12:21:43 AM »
Ignore VIN decoders on Alfa's of that age.  Yes, the world started to call them a VIN but we all called them Chassis numbers, as did Alfa.
Alister
14 Alfa's since 1977. 
Currently 1973 GTV 2000, a couple of Mercs and a '14 Beetle (yes, seriously......)
Gone......far to many to list