1971/1972 Super Beetle convertible wrong VIN on car

Asked by Jul 10, 2014 at 08:45 AM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: General

I'm buying a 1971/1972 restored super beetle convertible. When he gave me the title,
the VIN starts 114 - says 1974 , this is wrong - def.a 1971 or 1972 - I looked all over
the car in the usual places, under the back seat, up in front by the spare tire, and no
VIN, The curent VIN plate is where you open the drivers door on the front fender where
the door closes, wrong spot. Looks like someone might have replaced the front with a
later front. Where can I find a VIN number on the chassis or somewhere? Has anyone
had this problem? What do I do to correct this?

3 Answers


if it smells like a bad deal then listen to your inner voice and don't do it- if it has been restored, mangled, butchered (replaced the front) then you sure don't want that car- and they are expensive now, aren't they? take your money and find a better one, they are around- one with no stories except the one you want: original owner, original everything, solid survivor- a car like this is better than the mystery car with good paint, I think-

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Run like hell from this deal.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Ever heard of a chop shop car, this sounds like one, turn around and run.

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