[DML] Re: Black Vin plates
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[DML] Re: Black Vin plates



Cars from VIN 1000 or so on, IIRC, have VIN plates the same color as
the dash.

The significance comes on the 15XXX and 16XXX VIN's that have dash VIN
plates with no pop-rivets, they are just glued on. This is because all
the 15XXX and 16XXX VIN's are really 10XXX and 11XXX VIN's (1982
models) that were given new, later 1983 model VIN numbers so they
would not appear to be a year old already by the time that got here to
the states to sell. The 20XXX VIN's were the cars that were partially
completed when the factory closed and Consolidate went in and finished
them. Their VIN plates are pop-riveted on.

James

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jack Stiefel" <jack@...> wrote:
>
> I know this has been covered before but I thought I would just
bother everyone again.
> 
> My 83 has a black vin plate... What was the story about these? 
Anything different or did it represent a KAPAC car? 
> 
> Jack Stiefel - Tampa, Fl 
> DMC Vin 3461 & 16879









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