Vin number 4997731 trying to find information .. but I can't look up the vin because they all say I need more numbers

Asked by Sep 07, 2014 at 12:00 PM about the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

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Son just purchased a 63 Bug with vin number 4997731 trying to look up more info on it but  
every place I go says I'm missing some numbers

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112,085

You getting that number off the title or off of the frame of car? If title then double check that it matches the car. Typo on titles sometimes.

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112,085

http://www.oldcarfacts.org/cgi-bin/search.pl -- check this out

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112,085

http://www.lightner.net/ybdb/serno.html -- this will help confirm its age and parts as original

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112,085

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/bugchassisdating.php

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112,085

http://www.type2.com/library/identifi/kuhn8.htm

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112,085

http://www.volksworld.com/tech-guides/technical- information/volkswagen-chassis-numbers/#60

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68,495

You can't carfax a vehicle older than a 1981 model. That was when VINs became standardized with 17 characters. All vehicle history report sites (vinlog, autocheck, etc.) are like that. HTH. -Jim

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