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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-04-2005, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Question VIN Check with Alfa

How does one check with Alfa Storico on VIN details?
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Send an email with the VIN number to [email protected] . BTW, what is the VIN number?

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Along the same lines - I have the opportunity to drive a hundred miles and view a Duetto that looks to me more like a 1300 Junior.

The vendor can't find the VIN - she can only give me the number AR1695216. Don't know what this relates to. Any clues?
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[QUOTE=Gausie]AR1695216. /QUOTE]

That is the the VIN number for older Alfas.
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Older than what?

I was expecting a number that started 105.xx - with the XX denominating the model and spec.

*Confused*
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According to Fusi's book, chassis number AR1695216 belongs to a 105.92 Giulia Spider 1300 Junior G.d. (RHD). Fusi stops listing chassis numbers for this model in 1969 at 1695179. So, this car is either a late '69 or early 1970 car (for which Fusi lists no numbers at all).

The cars of that period had a badge for the model number and the chassis number stamped into the firewall. Often these numbers are combined for reference purposes. In this case, it would be 10592.1695216. However, AR1695216 is indeed the correct chassis number. Typically, there's an asterisk between the AR and the number, so what you're going to see probably looks like AR*1695216.

As for writing Elvira, you should be aware that Italy is on vacation during the month of August and many establishments (including the Alfa museum) are usually closed during this month. So, you may have to be patient before getting a response.

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BTW: Chassis numbers for 105.92 cars start in 1968 at 1695001. This means there were only about 200 cars built and the car in question must be quite rare.

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Remember, DUETTO means nothing officially.

Most westerners will use the term to refer to a 1600 roundtail, though it usually extends to include ANY roundtail (1750 and 1300Jnr alike). Italians use the term to refer to the whole 105/115 range (and maybe even the new FWD Spiders).

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 12:03 PM
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Fusi's book and license plates...

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According to Fusi's book
Where do you find a copy of Fusi's Book? Also, how does one go about researching a license plate number?

TO4696 - '58 Giulietta SV
309118 TO - '60 Giulietta SZ

I have pictures only and no other reference information, other than these are the cars my father drove.
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There are actually two books that list serial number ranges; Fusi and Tabucci. Both are out of print and now difficult to find.

As to the plates, I would search through the motor vehicles department in Turin (TO is Turin)
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Where do you find a copy of Fusi's Book?
You can find it every now and then on eBay and via www.bookfinder.com -- be prepared for cubic dollars.

However, you may not need to spend that kind of money. The Washington, DC, chapter of AROC has made some of Fusi's production information downloadable via this page.

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Sent elvira an email with my vins and got a message back that it is not able to deliver.Am i missing something,is she still there?
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Sent elvira an email with my vins and got a message back that it is not able to deliver.Am i missing something,is she still there?
Another member sent me the message he got. It appears that Elvira's e-mail address still exists, but the server does not allow any transactions (meaning it rejects incoming mails).

This may be an issue relating to an overflowing Inbox (I've seen huge amounts of spam in the last two weeks -- and her e-mail addresses must be very exposed to that since they have been made available on several BBs) or maybe it has something to do with the fact that the archive is undergoing restorations.

Her last e-mail to me from about 6 weeks ago made no mention of retiring, just that she won't be able to look up some information (not related to chassis numbers) until construction was completed.

That being said, eventually she will be retiring and Alfisti should be prepared to make a contibution to a parting gift. I, for one, would love to see a collage of pictures of cars whose chassis numbers she has looked up over the years. That would be pictures of 10-50,000 cars, I guess...

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Maintainer of a private 2600 SZ register (not the one in the Netherlands).[/SIZE]
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Thanks for the info,i will wait and try again later.
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 03:45 PM
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VIN request

Hello,

I just tried and also got a returned email. Guess the server is blocked up due to the vacation.

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