Ok so I have been meaning to share this for quite a while now...
So if you look at the blue VIN plate on the left hand (facing the car) side of the engine bulkhead, there are two long alphanumeric codes. The one on top is the "chassis number" (which has "BCNR33-0XXXXX" - showing the actual "serial number" (ie its unique ID, numbered according to what series car it is) and the one below that, the "model number" - which is a few digits longer, and starts with a "GG."
So I'm sure many of us have wondered, what kind of data do these codes reveal? Well, flipping through the "I Love R33 GT-R Book" I noticed that they provided a full explanation! Well, at least for the "model number." Ok, but this is in Japanese...
|Note that this is also only for the Kouki (Series 3) model - the others had some slight variations.|
So, I know it's a bit hard to read, but I overlaid an English translation for everyone. (click on the photo below, then click again for the maximum enlargement)
And actually - it's the bottom half of the page which is useful if you are looking at the blue plate in the engine bay... the top code is what is used to register the car with the Japanese authorities, so would be listed in the car's Shaken-sho. What's most interesting are the options (the few) that were available for the car (the small box to the right on the bottom). A KENWOOD Sound Cruising System, anyone?
My 97 S3 vspec has the optional kenwood stereo system. The kenwood speakers have nissan written on them and it also includes a cd changer an amplifier.
Here's a free instant r33 chassis car vin lookup service: http://bit.ly/1NkAGhW
Hello Aki! I have a series 1 R33 GT-R and box 14 to 18 (options) says GJ--- in my Model code. Do you know what this stands for? I guess the list you translated is for series 3 since there is no G or J alternative. Or so perhaps I have misunderstand something.
The online vin-decoders I have tried asks for 17 caracters...
Greetings from Sweden!
/Daniel, another Skyline GT-R hardcore enthusiast.
Daniel, that is correct, I believe I only posted the Series 3 data. For series 1, in box 14 a G means a new type of paint (the Super Fine Hard Coat paint) - do you have a "SFHC" sticker on the rear window? Box 15 J means you have a rear wiper.
I have realized that my vin plate is missing after a service , is it possible to order a new one from japan ?
Nosh South Africa
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