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Old 14-12-2007, 10:56
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VIN numbering

I wonder how the VIN number is constructed. I believe even the model type is in it somewhere, so could it be possible to have a #007 C8 Spyder AND a #007 C8 Double 12?? or are all Spykers, regardless of model, numbered the same?

Rijk, your "107", are these the last 3 digits in the VIN?
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Old 14-12-2007, 21:55
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I thought every car being produced gets a successive number. For instance Rijk's car is the 107th car Spyker have produced, regardless the model.
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Old 14-12-2007, 21:57
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Hey Mel,

I'm doing a comparison right now, while researching the international VIN standards. It does look like the Spykers are being numbered, regardless the model.

Will post more stuff later
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Old 16-12-2007, 04:17
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I wonder how the VIN number is constructed. I believe even the model type is in it somewhere, so could it be possible to have a #007 C8 Spyder AND a #007 C8 Double 12?? or are all Spykers, regardless of model, numbered the same?

Rijk, your "107", are these the last 3 digits in the VIN?
Yes, the number 107 are the last digits of the VIN Number, and the numbers are consecutive. The last number we saw in the factory is #211, and that is the total number of Spykers ever produced, including the pre-production cars.
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Old 20-12-2007, 05:28
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not all the preceeding numbers are the same though...

For example, my first one ended with 038 but the first digits may have been:
123456789

My second was 088 and they may have been:
987654321
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Old 20-12-2007, 12:41
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Of the seventeen digits, the last 6 are the sequential production numbers. The first eleven are fixed per car.

Vehicle Identification Number - VIN Numbers: Free online search for car or truck VIN numbers. Find information on auto decoders and DMV record links.
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Old 20-12-2007, 14:17
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a complete breakdown on the Spyker VIN...

Thanks Rijk. I had already been using that page, but could not find all explanations there. Here's what I've been working on every quiet moment of the last few days (which weren't many! ). You are both right and wrong. Most of the first 11 digits are set, except 2. The last 6 digits do form the unique vehicle number, but in some cases even less digits are used for numbering every car that rolls of the production line.

Here we go:

A VIN number is a string of 17 digits that contains information about the manufacturer and the particular car. I have grabbed a number of VIN's from my archive and listed them below. You can see that I have divided them all in 'sub groups' and I will explain them all.

XL9 AA11G 6 6Z 363 109 (C8 Spyder - White/Brown - Manhattan Motorcars)

XL9 AA11G 5 6Z 363 151 (C8 Spyder - Titanium/Red - Symbolic Motorcars)

XL9 GB11H 9 6Z 363 086 (C8 Spyder - Black/Black - Manhattan Motorcars)

XL9 GB11H 2 6Z 363 091 (C8 Spyder - Yellow/Black - Exotic Motorcars Florida)

XL9 AA11G 6 6Z 363 112 (c8 Spyder - Gun Metal/Cognac - Newport European Motorcars, California)

XL9 AA11G 4 6Z 363 139 (C8 Spyder - Jet Black/Black - Motorsports of Georgia

XL9 AA1?G 6 6Z 363 112 (C8 Spyder - Gun Metal Gray / 'Tropicana' (brown) - Newport European)


Below is a complete breakdown by sub group and digit. The digit number is as follows, reading top-down:

000 00000 0 11 111 111
123 45678 9 01 234 567


WMI - World Manufacturer Identifier - 3 positions

01 and 02 - XL = Both the 1st and 2nd identifier refer to the Netherlands. All combinations between XL-XR are appointed to the Netherlands).
03 - 9 = Always 9 for manufacturers who build less than 500 vehicles per year.

VDS - Vehicle Descriptor Section - 5 positions

Digits 4 through 8 identify things like body style, engine type, series or model. Each manufacturer can pick their own scheme for these five characters. Seeing that I only have found VINs for Spyder models, it is hard to tell what characteristics are hiding behind the digits. With a VIN of a Laviolette or a Double 12, we could start distinguishing the differences.

04 - A - unknown
05 - A - unknown
06 - 1 - unknown
07 - 1 - unknown
08 - G - unknown


09 - 6 - The 9th character

This is a 'residue 11' check digit that can be used to check that the VIN number hasn't been mis-typed or something. It is based on a calculation where each digit is attributed a value after which things are being multiplied, added, subtracted and divided the complete formula can be found on the link Rijk posted. It's always either a digit ('0' through '9') or an 'X' (which means 'ten' in this context). This number is therefore unique for each VIN number.

VIS - Vehicle Identifier Section - 8 positions

The VIS is again divided into two parts:
10 - 6 - Year of manufacture (letters are used for years upto 2000; ie. 1998=W, 1999=X and 2000=Y; from 2001 and up the last digit is used; 1 for 2001, 6 for 2006).
11 - Z - identifies the assembly plant of the vehicle; 'Z' for Zeewolde!?

the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled of the manufacturers assembly line. (6 positions) In some cases the first 3 digits of these 6 (digits 12, 13 and 14) constitute a second WMI, sometimes they are part of the chassis number sequence. In this case, with Spyker being a small manufacturer (see digit 03; less than 500units per year), only the last 3 digits are used for the actual "chassis number" number. All example VINs listed above carry the '363' and I assume that every single Spyker does so. What it stands for I have no idea. Perhaps this can be chosen at random by supplier.

12 - 3 - Second portion of WMI
13 - 6 - Second portion of WMI
14 - 3 - Second portion of WMI

15 - 1 - Chassis number sequence
16 - 0 - Chassis number sequence
17 - 9 - Chassis number sequence
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Old 20-12-2007, 18:06
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Wow - you've done your research
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I was not sure until just now where the VIN plate was located. I think I found it: in the driver side's door opening, behind the hydraulic strut.

But I am not sure. I don't see this one on all models. Mostly pics of cars on display at some Motor Show, but that still does not make sense. Every car produced should have one. I'm guessing all models registered in the US have a sticker like this and that another VIN plate (actual metal plate, with VIN de-bossed into it).

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You should always find a VIN number under the windshield at the driver side, clearly visible from the outside.

It has to be easy for the Police to give you a parking ticket
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