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Old 03-05-2021, 06:43 PM
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Default chassis VIN

new to me CRII roadster, only have the Michigan applied VIN in the firewall, is there a place where CR put their identifier as well?
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new to me CRII roadster, only have the Michigan applied VIN in the firewall, is there a place where CR put their identifier as well?
Chassis VIN is irrelevant once a state affixes their own to the chassis.

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I realize that, but would like to know what number this build was.
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CR kits did not come with VINs. Possible exception would be the complete cars. I think Don Scott built a few.
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I have a 1996 kit that came with a decal that I think matches MSO number. There is a previous post here about what MSO number info is. It’s not a VIN number and this is kinda a vague subject I’ve been checking too

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Normally the MSO is just the paperwork required to obtain the VIN. Normally unless it is sold as a "roller" life Superformance and Shelby it won't have a VIN. Each state has their own rules, can be quite complicated. By what it sounds like you are just curious to what is the XX out of xxx number of your car. You won't get that, especially after multiple bankruptcies and changes of ownership, let alone not so complete paperwork, even when they were the original company.
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Page 5, look up “Vin decoder”. It is new info to me I’ve been looking for years
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Is this the one from "Merlin69"?

"Hello
I found a VIN decoder from Classic Roadsters,
maybe someone can have interest :

Digit #1 = 4

Digit #2 = C

Digit #3 = R

Digit #4 = engine types
A = VW
B = Ford 4 cyl
C = Ford 6 Cyl
D = Ford 8 Cyl
E = Chevrolet 4 cyl
F = Chevrolet 6 cyl
G = Chevrolet 8 cyl
H = Others

Digit #5 = transmission types
A = Manual
B = Automatic

Digit #6 Model
A = Duchess
B = Duke I (leaf spring)
C = Duke II (coil spring)
D = Marlene I 500K (leaf spring)
E = Marlene II 500K (coil spring)
F = Marlene I 504K (leaf spring 4 pass.)
G = Marlene II 504K (coil spring 4 pass.)
H = Saxon
L = Sebring
J = MX
K = Cobra

Digit #7 = type
1 = KIT
2 = Custom Glider
3 = Factory complete / Rolling chassis

Digit #8
1 = (factory complete car)
2 = (kit)

Digit #9 = check digit

Digit #10 = year (A=1980...)

Digit #11 = Assembly plant location F=Fargo

Digit #12-17 = sequence number of car"
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Yes. This would be for the first Classic Roadster company. MSO/ decal number is in 17 digit Auto VIN format. It matched your boxes of parts. I picked up phase 1 in Fargo on Feb 3 1993. I have a 93 chassis and 96 body/MSO. Body’s and chassis’s were stacked up at “shipping company” down the road from the factory. You paid $300 extra for boxing and packing and picked up your car and boxes there!!! YOU GOT THE CHASSIS OR BODY ON TOP OF THE STACK. That’s why no number on chassis or body. MSO numbers were assigned to kits as they sold. They started at 000001 for ALL TYPES OF KITS each September. They claimed to make about 80 per month. 4CR prefix before 92 “reorganization “ 4KC after

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