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How Close Are Our VIN #'s

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    Here's a note for you to put in your records: THESE NUMBERS ARE MEANINGLESS WITHOUT THEIR PREFIXES.

    Everybody, PRETTY PLEASE!, state your PREFIX along with the body serial number.

    Alan, you're absolutely right; my bad.:stupid: I keep forgetting that there

    are other chassis/model designations which are prefixes for the actual VIN

    serial numbers. I'm also guilty of forgetting that Z lovers from other nations

    might be reading the posts, such as yourself.

    Please forgive, as I meant no offense. Correction: no OFFENCE.

    BTW I omitted the HLS30 from the signature below since we are limited to

    a certain number of characters. When I tried to add it in, it was rejected

    by reason of too many characters, so I had to go back to where I was.

    Sorry about that, too; I tried.

    All Z Best,..........................Kathy & Rick

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    Johnny, thank you for giving all of us the "heads-up".

    The last few times I went to the spreadsheet was several months ago.

    Even though I had entered our data, I found on succeeding visits that

    some kind soul had altered our information; and as I scrolled down, I also

    found a great many errors of varying types.

    So I not only didn't visit it any more; I had forgotten that it had existed.

    It looks very neat and orderly now. Someone must have gone to a great

    deal of effort to sort out the turmoil that had evolved; and if that person

    reads this post, I want to compliment him publicly for some nice work.

    All Z Best,.............................Kathy & Rick

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    I think that is Bryan's point. Since there is the online spreadsheet now, there is no need to keep updating this old thread where the numbers are not compiled and, unless you want to look through 18 pages of posts, the info is pretty meaningless.

    -Mike

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    I am new to the forum and would not have known to go to the online spreadsheet if it weren't for this thread. And look, we all keep checking in on it.

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    There is also a thread about the online spreadsheet http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2751 and it is mentioned in several others, so it was just by chance that you saw this old VIN thread instead of one about the spreadsheet, because someone posted to it. I don't think anyone checks on this thread, they just look at it again when someone new finds it and brings it up again. Some people have links to the online spread sheet in their signatures, but there really is no good way to direct people new to the site to it.

    -Mike

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    What sense does it make to have a thread on VIN's, who's going to keep track of all the numbers?

    Well, actually, Bryan, I had been trying to, since back around 1970-71.

    Every time I saw a Z I tried to record the VIN and location, and if possible,

    the build date. I did recognize the futility of it due to geographic consider-

    ations, but it was a fun thing to do: a "sub-hobby" if you will. I did this

    while also trying to determine the various cut-off dates of production for:

    Latest VIN without rear window defroster

    Earliest VIN with vertical rear window defroster

    Latest VIN with vertical rear window defroster

    Earliest VIN with horizontal rear window defroster

    Earliest VIN with automatic transmission

    Latest VIN with flow-thru air outlets on hatch (Series 1)

    Earliest VIN with flow-thru air outlets on "C" pillars (Series 2)

    etc., etc.

    As attrition set in by about 1980, all the Z Clubs I knew of disbanded.

    It became quite a rare event to see an S30 Z Car of any type on the

    roads. At my age, I never had an interest in computers, nor did I see

    any need for one. So when, 1-1/2 years ago we got "rediscovered,"

    I was introduced to the computer so I could see how great was the

    resurgence in interest in Z Cars, at which time we resumed Z Car

    activity. And with that, the "sub-hobby" also resumed, but this time

    with the assistance of the computer!

    All Z Best,..........................Kathy & Rick

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    Zealous: i noticed that our VIN's are quite close, mine is 69729 and yours is 69726. Maybe our Z's have seen each other in the factory line :) I'd like to know where yours is purchased originally?

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    me and "jmark" are 5 cars apart! I have a build date of 2/71 with VIN 22980
    Cool. What's your color combo?

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    The car was originally 904 white with blue interior. It has been repainted 903? blue at some point in its life. I still has the original interior.

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    The car was originally 904 white with blue interior. It has been repainted 903? blue at some point in its life. I still has the original interior.

    Mine is 904 white with blue interior also. Supposed to be a rare combo.

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    1978 280Z Production date 10/77 VIN#HLS30-433237 Paint code 306 Silver metallic with black interior

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    1972 240Z production date 8/72 VIN # HLS3096710
    1978 280Z Production date 10/77 VIN#HLS30-433237 Paint code 306 Silver metallic with black interior

    Enter that in the spreadsheet?

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    At some point there was a much more complete version of this. On this one all 240's manufactured after 10/71 appear to have been deleted.

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