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Mk1 VIN Identification

Evening all,

Wondered if someone could help me decipher my VIN please which has left me a little confused. My VIN is

WVWZZZ17ZEW093

A few pics of my Mk1 which I have owned now for over 25 years. A much loved part of the family.

Thank you,

Titch IMG_20200831_104637_321.jpg IMG_20200606_204124_421.jpg IMG_20200516_230036_076.jpg

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W - Germany
V - Volkswagen
W- Passenger Car

Z- Filler (Space in other words)
Z- Filler
Z- Filler

17 - MK1 Golf

Z - Filler

E - Model Year

W- Wolfsburg Factory

093250 - You cars consecutive production number



 

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Many thanks and appreciated. Seen the breakdown previously but my confusion was around my model year. The E represents the model year as you say so does that mean my Mk1 is a 1984? My understanding was that the last bunch of Mk1s were all Campaigns. I don't think my one is.

Best,

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I would say it's a campaign. I believe all the last ones were.

Some folk say the EW in the VIN denotes campaign.

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The last six numbers denote the serial number, identifying your actual car.

I would advise you edit the post and not show the last three numbers if not all six - there's too many bad people in this world …. VIN and reg number opens up a potential for cloning….

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Thanks Jazzydog, appreciated.

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Without double checking, so subject to confirmation - the VW model year ran from the beginning of September in one year to the end of August of the following year.

Ties in with the then annual factory closure in the summer.

In your case the 'E' is indeed for model year 1984 (which ran from Sept. '83 to Aug '84) though MK1 production as you know ended much sooner than that.

Your car has a Northern Irish (County Armagh) registration, again without checking it must date from around the early 1980's, original to the car?

 

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Hi B&C,

I have an old document which shows the registration was a private registration, bought and transferred here in the UK (Middlesborough). Unfortunately I don't have anything which shows the original plate. Annoying.

I suspect it is one of the last tintops in 83 before the Campaign came in but frustrating to not know for sure.

Best,

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Sorry, I was working it out in my head and might have got it wrong… 'E' could be the 1983 model year (Sept '82 - Aug '83).


Back then GIB supposedly stood for Good In Bed in some circles, they were always easy to sell on!
 

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Never had any complaints myself B&C 🤣

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Mk1 VIN Identification

Do you have any campaign parts on it. From what I could see looked like a campaign fuel cap.

Check the door lock knobs.  They were different on campaigns.
Least her steering wheel and gear knob.
Slide tilt sun roof
Some other bits can all point to a campaign.


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Has it still got the build sticker in the boot or handbook? That will have all the option codes it was fitted with at the factory which should tell you if it was a campaign or not.

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Mk1 VIN Identification

Campaign factory fitted extras:
* Factory sliding sunroof
* Green tinted glass
* Leather bound version of the four button steering wheel
* Twin headlamp grille fitted. Unlike the aftermarket version of this grille, the original supplementary lamps were foglamps not driving lamps. These can be spotted easily enough by the glass design. The foglamps have a vertical serrated pattern, the driving lamps are usually clear. The campaign was the only GTI to be factory fitted with twin headlamp grilles
* Different door lock pins. The older cars had door lock pins that looked like flat mushrooms. The campaign model ones were more slimline and had a dimple in the top
* Fuel cap with a spring loaded cover, and a black bezeled interior trim
* 14" Pirelli alloy wheels
* Built in Wolfsburg Germany

1983 Campaign*
1984 Caravelle C
1989 Golf CL
1990 Sportline*

*Sold
 

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You can send your VIn number to the VW History Museum, for a price, they will research it, and send you back the "birth certificate" usually with the m-codes they have for it on it as well.


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They all start with GOOD Grounds.

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Mk1 VIN Identification

^^ Also, you can send an email with your VIN in the subject line and Volkswagen will tell you the date of manufacture

type.approval@vwg.co.uk

1983 Campaign*
1984 Caravelle C
1989 Golf CL
1990 Sportline*

*Sold
 

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It's model year 1984 and your car was built in October 1983.  I'd say the 2nd or 3rd October 1983 
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