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The same vin # twice, well almost!

1154 Views 5 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  Marc NY
A few folks asked me about my #8 vin number. (B100008)
The question was how could I have a number 8, when the first 25 cars made
were the signature series?, and mines not. Well I finally got word from Chevy.
and for what its worth, this is from customer relations dept at Chevrolet.
Seems its the letter B, which, if i recall is the 10th digit or letter
reading left to right in the vin # and which stands for the Plant my car was built.
In this case was Lancing, Mich. it was in fact the 8th SSR made in that factory.
However there could very well be the same number, like the signature
cars that would be 100008 except with a different letter, for a different factory. Seems weird, I thought it went in a row right up to that latest car made,
might be interesting to see if anyone else has mathing numbers. :)
Tony
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The Scoop on #8

Tony said:
A few folks asked me about my #8 vin number. (B100008)
The question was how could I have a number 8, when the first 25 cars made
were the signature series?, and mines not.

... I thought it went in a row right up to that latest car made,
might be interesting to see if anyone else has matching numbers. :) Tony
Hi Tony,
When I saw your question on here I immediately copied them and sent them out this morning to Bob Walczyk, Mgr. of SSR Product/Marketing. He was very quick to respond back to me.

Below is his response to your comments:

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Here's the scoop on VIN # 8.

Signature Series # 8. Its complete VIN is 1GCES64PX3B000008 - North Central Street Art Car.

Two things are different.

First of all, the 6th digit (6) signifies WB9, which is the RPO for the Signature Series. It also indicates it is a Signature Series unit on the vehicle spid label and on the window label and invoice.

Secondly, the 12th digit is a 0. All Signature Series units have a 0 in the 12th digit. Once we began retail production, we reverted back to using a 1 in the 12th digit, which is commonly what is done for Chevrolet. (Other GM divisions have other numbers) This is done for multiple brand plants.


Thanks Bob! :thumbs
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HI 50'snut,

I do know that Bob is paying special attention to our issues and difficulties we are experiencing. As you know we do have to go through all the normal and appropriate channels first.

However, I will definitely mention those items to him again when he is finished with the survey responses. FYI: I too have similar frustrations with similar problems that you and others have on here... and I do expect that they will all be addressed and corrected too.

Any more questions please PM me ok...

Thanks,
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