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MCCAB1
02-06-2010, 05:16 PM
I am trying to locate the 17 character long VIN on my 1982 Avanti II.

rockne10
02-06-2010, 05:39 PM
17 character VIN's were established by industry standards later.
The VIN on my '33 is 24245; on my '51 is 8167351; on my '53 is 8311143.
Just find the Serial Number plate. That's your VIN.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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StudeRich
02-06-2010, 05:44 PM
Whatever number is on the Avanti Motor Corp. door post sticker is it, it may or may not conform to the new 17 digit system used on newer cars, Studebaker & early Avanti Motor Corp. cars used a number like: RQB-1020 Serial Number as a Vin. #, the DMV will just have to LIVE WITH IT, if that is the case! [:0]

Hundreds of Thousands of Classic Cars are registered in all 50 States this way with no problem.

StudeRich

j.byrd
02-06-2010, 06:13 PM
MCCAB1, here in north Alabama, they just fill out the number with zeros till it makes 17 for the computer imput to Montgomery, then put the actual No. on the license receipt that we use instead of titles!(for pre 75 cars). The next year, no questions even if you move to another county. Some of my cars went to other states when we started selling them, and none have had a problem transferring. Most all states recognize the older cars and register them with no problems I bet. Look up someone else in your area with an oldie and see what they did for them if you want to be sure, might ease your worry. Happy registering, John

Gunslinger
02-06-2010, 09:53 PM
The 17-digIt VIN began with the 1981 model year. Avanti Motors may have been granted a delay as they were a low volume producer. Even when Avanti Motors began using the mandated 17-digit system, they still gave the car their normal RQB, or a different RQ number...mostly for internal purposes I guess...not for title or registration. By law, the VIN's would have to have been visible through the windshield...either on the dash on the drivers side or the windshield pillar on that side.




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sweetolbob
02-06-2010, 10:03 PM
MCCAB1

The VIN # on my 83 is in the dash a few inches from the drivers side pillar. It is read by looking through the windshield on the drivers side at the base of the windshield. Same as any newer car. I think that location is required by the feds.

If it's not there, someone must have replaced the pad. I'll bet it's still there.

If you can't find it, email me and I'll post a picture of mine.

Bob

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mbstude
02-06-2010, 10:26 PM
Same as my grandparent's '81.


quote:Originally posted by sweetolbob

MCCAB1

The VIN # on my 83 is in the dash a few inches from the drivers side pillar. It is read by looking through the windshield on the drivers side at the base of the windshield. Same as any newer car. I think that location is required by the feds.

If it's not there, someone must have replaced the pad. I'll bet it's still there.

If you can't find it, email me and I'll post a picture of mine.

Bob