Do Canadian cars have 13 numbers for a vin or do all cars have to have 17 numbersc

Asked by Nov 28, 2015 at 05:05 PM about the 1969 Buick Skylark

Question type: General

I know own a 1969 Buick custom Special 350 3 spd on the tree. The car is a
an 1 owner car all matching numbers. how do i trace this car if the vin only has
13 numbers?

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All vehicles that are approved by there dealership and passed all safety inspections are suppose to have a 17 digit vin for it to be on the streets


The 17 character VIN became required beginning with 1981 model vehicles. Before '81 VINs were not standardized. For a '69 model, 13 characters is correct. Anything made before 1981 can't be carfaxed. It's not traceable. HTH. -Jim

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