Hi, I’ve purchased a South African GTV6 and I’m wondering if you can deduce the year of manufacture from the vin number?
Date of original registration is 01/01/83.
Vin - ZAR 116C003500236.
im presuming it must be 82?
I am not sure about John´s statement as ZARA is for US cars.
Normally other countries were ZAR116C00*00002125* for instance for LHD cars. Then came 81 RHD cars from *0300101. Then South Africa had their own digit 5. So ZAR 116C003500236 should be ZAR 116C00*03500236. Which means its a RHD South African car number 236. Also the South Africans have forgotten one 0 and that has caused problems with registration elsewhere because of the missing digit according to international standards.