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Old May 21st, 2008, 11:46 AM
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What number?

I've read several times where somebody will say that their car is number ### built out of so many. How do you go about determining or finding this info out?

For example: My VIN is 344870M168265 I have everything decoded and I know that the 168265 is the Fisher Body sequence number. I also know that there were only 1032 4spd W30 produced. I also believe that the sequence numbers started out at 100001. What I don't know is whether mine was the first, the last or the 867th produced.

I'm guessing that the Fisher number could tell me where my car falls in relation to how many of that body style were produced but that's it.

http://www.mecumauction.com/auctions...D=KC0407-52702

Here is a car for sale that says it is #324 out of 2500 442's built. How was that determined?
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Old May 21st, 2008, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 344870M View Post
http://www.mecumauction.com/auctions...D=KC0407-52702

Here is a car for sale that says it is #324 out of 2500 442's built. How was that determined?
I would guess they used the PIFMA method - Pulled It From My @$$.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by joe_padavano View Post
I would guess they used the PIFMA method - Pulled It From My @$$.
Thanks Joe -

Sooooo you're not putting much stock in this info then?

Seriously though. Are you saying that it cannot be determined where your car fell in production? I know I can tell if my car was built before or after yours but that would be the extent of it correct?
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Old June 5th, 2008, 08:27 AM
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Was just looking over my broadcast card and was wondering if the SEQ number is what these people are looking at. What does the sequence number refer too?
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Old June 5th, 2008, 11:08 AM
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All W's were built in Lansing as was the auction car. He stated a specific number however. x number out of the 2500 (of his model) produced which
Mr. P above stated was arrived at quite creatively.

Nice catch on the 262/264. Possible explanation is (as I learned here) that the cars were "scheduled" to be built on a particular day. That doesn't mean that they necessarily were though.

Any one else have info on the sequence number and it's meaning/purpose?
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