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I am in the process of importing my car and have been looking at insurance etc

Whilst doing this i realised that the car doesnt have the standard 17 character vin so my question is can i make it into a 17 number vin or do i just leave it and only put on the paperwork the 10 digits of the chassis number that i have 

What do you guys have on your log books?

Thanks

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JDM Subaru cars have a 9 digit VIN (3-6) 

eg

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you can't make it something it isn't.

 

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I am not trying to make it something its not i was just trying 5o make sure i put enough information on the forms , i just want to make sure that i am legal and perhaps just as importantly , should i sell it in the future all the correct details are there 

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Sorry if I am being thick but why do you want to add extra digits? 

It seems that you have a valid VIN it is just not the 'normal' type that the UK cars have but is still completely legal.

 

 

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I wasnt planning on just adding any old digits , i was more interested in wether dvla were happy to use the jdm system in its current format or wether they allocated their own system in order to make it into a 17 digit uk standard , eg maybe have the applied model code in front of the number and include hyphens or something similar 

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The car is registered with its original VIN from which the build date can be determined for registration purposes with the correct number plate indices

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You’ll all sort of right and wrong ?

they only use part the model applied code eg GC8- or GDB- then hyphen and then 6 digit chassis number. 

GDB-123456

GC8-987654

 

regards

 

tony

 

 

 

Edited by t5nyw

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Thanks for that guys , its all just so i know what information to put on the forms , i have plenty of time and an mot to get through yet , once it arrives of course 

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1 hour ago, t5nyw said:

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Tony, your saying that the VIN listed above is not the VIN on the plate under the bonnet of the car?? and that DVLA make it up as they go adding two extra characters to make up the eight you suggest??

In the VIN sequences GDB-02972* there are 3 blue STi's and 2 blue RASC models plus 4 other colours.

No Subaru JDM VIN has more than 6 digits following the dash

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didn't realise yours was a 2door saloon either :thumbs: - looks like the DVLA makes mistakes :)

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, t5nyw said:

I’ll senf you my number. Could be 6 numbers

 

yes says two door ?

OK not seen it yet

51 minutes ago, ScoobieFloz said:

It also says ‘light goods’ :ag:

Back in the day it used to be a favourite classification: 2000 P1 ; private/light goods;   2001forester : private/light goods;  2003 forester : petrol car

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Sorry first 3letters off model number. Hyphen and six chassis numbers

mine is GDB-029729

 

regards

tony

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20 minutes ago, t5nyw said:

Sorry first 3letters off model number. Hyphen and six chassis numbers

mine is GDB-029729

regards

tony

Built September 2004

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2009 Impreza Hatch, 1.5L with Sports Shift in Spark Silver (C3S).

Build month 06/2009; Engine EJ154:  Model Code GH2B53S; Front wheel drive?;  Revision "B"

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Nearest equivalent for Europe/UK is LHD only. (no RHD equivalent for FWD and auto)

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