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Old August 30th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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VIN question

After registering my 110 a year ago, my insurance company has decided they want to meddle. I have a massive amount of paperwork documenting everything from service to MOT registrations, to inspection reports, to sales receipts to the original bill of sale. It's quite an impressive (if not obsessive) history.
The truck is a Saudi spec with a VIN plate in the engine bay that clearly states the car was manufactured 1986, and matching VIN # sticker on the driver's door. I've researched VIN decoders online and found one that lists the year of manufacture between '85 and '87,another that said '84-'86 and two sites that say it's a 1981. I'm assuming someone with my insurance company did a half-assed search and found a VIN decoder the site that says it's a 1981 and has decided to give me grief.

For reference, the 10th digit of the VIN referencing the year is 'B'.

Is there a definitive source for decoding VIN numbers?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old August 30th, 2013, 10:22 PM
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get yourself a build certificate from BMHT and be done.

http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co....tificates.html
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Old August 30th, 2013, 10:33 PM
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CalVIN is the good quick and dirty method
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Old August 30th, 2013, 11:22 PM
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What company is it? My insurance company just called this week and said there was an issue with the vin. I've had this truck insured with them for 4 years.
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Hopefully this isn't some offshoot of that stupid "task force" the gov't allocated for Defenders, maybe they think they've found a way for insurance companies to fight the fight for them.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 11:45 PM
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Hopefully this isn't some offshoot of that stupid "task force" the gov't allocated for Defenders, maybe they think they've found a way for insurance companies to fight the fight for them.
Its not over ... not buy a long shot.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 04:52 AM
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Which company or companies are doing this?

It does sound like an offshoot of CBP. My betting is in State Farm.
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Old September 1st, 2013, 08:32 PM
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Bingo, State Farm.
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Bingo, State Farm.
State Farm is very tight with the US govt. they insure so many people that they spot potential safety and recall issues long before others have joined the dots.

Just assume the guy you deal with is directly connected to CBP etc.
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get yourself a build certificate from BMHT and be done.

http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co....tificates.html
Who the fuck would buy a Heritage Certificate for a Freelander?!
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Who the fuck would buy a Heritage Certificate for a Freelander?!
I understood the question to be about his 87 110. Where is feelander coming from
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I understood the question to be about his 87 110. Where is feelander coming from
I was just browsing the Heritage Certificate website.
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