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8 hours ago, VwDan said:

I have X907NJO the Topgear one, its siting in the shed for a number of years now.

Can we have some pics. It would be nice to see it.

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Updates.

 

New car found (T62DBW)

Updates on Yellow 1.0e (L4UPO) and Silver gti (L5UPO)

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Another car added. S112JWN. Although very little is known about this car.

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51 minutes ago, dirk1978 said:

My GTI has a red I. Does that mean it was built in Wolfsburg and does that explain why some reg lookups see it as a VW 1600 fastback?

The easy way is to check you chassis number. If it had a w in it then yes it would be wolfsberg. Red I is a indicator to this too. Not sure on the last question

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18 hours ago, lupo1.0se said:

The easy way is to check you chassis number. If it had a w in it then yes it would be wolfsberg. Red I is a indicator to this too. Not sure on the last question

My logbook shows the car as a VW 1600 fastback. But the emissions is correct and the registered date etc. and some systems (e.g. ECP) bring the correct vehicle type up. I just always assumed it was a weirdness of being imported by VW dealers.

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3 hours ago, dirk1978 said:

My logbook shows the car as a VW 1600 fastback. But the emissions is correct and the registered date etc. and some systems (e.g. ECP) bring the correct vehicle type up. I just always assumed it was a weirdness of being imported by VW dealers.

Edit. Ignore my last response as it is a ravern blue gti I noticed.

 

Just checked mine and this is all ok. I would contact the DVLA at that is clearly a mistake. What I have noticed on how many left is something happened on that year on 1600 ta fastback and the registrations spiked by about 200 cars. Maybe this is where your car comes into this.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/volkswagen_1600_ta_fastback#!manufacture

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On 10/21/2017 at 9:20 PM, lupo1.0se said:

The easy way is to check you chassis number. If it had a w in it then yes it would be wolfsberg. Red I is a indicator to this too. Not sure on the last question

Can you clarify where the "w" is supposed to be in the chassis number as they all start with a WVW ? thanks, Frank

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Example

WVW ZZZ 6EZ 2W 123456

WVW - VW Build

ZZZ - Filler in European markets, but emissions info in USA

6EZ - Chassis designation

2W - 2002 chassis year, Wolfsburg Built

123456 - Chassis number sequence

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7 hours ago, lupogtiboy said:

Example

WVW ZZZ 6EZ 2W 123456

WVW - VW Build

ZZZ - Filler in European markets, but emissions info in USA

6EZ - Chassis designation

2W - 2002 chassis year, Wolfsburg Built

123456 - Chassis number sequence

Pretty much what I suspect. Thanks Lupogtiboy

 

5 hours ago, hoddlewaddle said:

Love this thread, huge amount of effort going in!

Thank you. It took a long time. I am looking for the magazines but ebay prices are a bit rich. So no progress at the moment. Would like to do more but cannot really.

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Update on L4upo (T35DWL) (green sport with no open air sun roof)

L5upo (OW51LCZ) yellow sport

L6upo (T66DBW) green 1.4s

The info I have found out is when the plates where transferred from the vehicles. Interesting on the search I found that most of the Vw press cars are registered in Oxford.

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Ok. I have checked on both old style plates and new styles. All Vw press cars are registered in Oxford. So if you have an Oxford registered Vw Lupo. It might be worth checking its history.

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The pictures of L6UPO, must be of my silver GTI, which was previously registered with this plate prior to my ownership. Now on an Oxford OX reg, I bought it from an independent dealer in Surrey in December 2008. Still only 55K on the clock.

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1 hour ago, BLADE said:

The pictures of L6UPO, must be of my silver GTI, which was previously registered with this plate prior to my ownership. Now on an Oxford OX reg, I bought it from an independent dealer in Surrey in December 2008. Still only 55K on the clock.

Nice. Have you got any pics? If you send me the reg i can verify this on the history search i use

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OX04AKJ. I can post some pics next weekend...  It’s MOT week coming up, so it’ll be sparkling,

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27 minutes ago, BLADE said:

OX04AKJ. I can post some pics next weekend...  It’s MOT week coming up, so it’ll be sparkling,

Yep. It is l6upo. It held the plate for 1 year until 2005

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