Decoding chassis numbersΒΆ

Here is a short rundown on chassis/engine numbers throughout the life of the Type 4. While the August 1 number represents the first vehicle built that day (beginning of the new model year at Volkswagen) the July and December dates show the last vehicle and engines produced.

Note: The first two digits of the VIN are the model code. 2-door sedans start with 41, 4-door sedans with 42 and wagons with 46. Example: a car with chassis number 462 205 2808 is a wagon built between 12/31/71 and 7/31/72.

Date

Chassis Number

Engine Numbers

Remarks

08/01/68

419 000 001

V 000 001

VW 411 introduced

12/31/68

419 023 236

V 024 834

07/31/69

419 100 000

V 100 000

08/01/69

410 2000 001

W 000 001
Z 000 0001

Wagon introduced; first Facelift

12/31/69

410 2021 829

W 022 968
Z 002 731

07/31/70

410 2100 000

W 057 034
Z 009 406

08/01/70

411 2000 000

W 057 035
Z 009 407

12/31/70

411 2017 752

W 074 386
Z 014 743

07/31/71

411 2100 000

W 129 581
Z 017 418

08/01/71

412 2000 000

W 129 582
Z 017 419
EA 000 001

12/31/71

412 2029 795

W 146 557
Z 018 258
EA 023 198

07/31/72

412 2100 000

W 163 425
Z 020 000
EA 051 162

08/01/72

413 2000 000

W 163 426
Z 020 001
EA 051 163
EB 000 001

VW 412 introduced

12/31/72

413 2035 074

W 194 331
Z 021 151
EA 071 929
EB 004 209

07/31/73

413 2100 000

W 250 000
Z 030 000
EA 098 793
EB 010 020

08/01/73

414 2000 000

EA 098 704
EC 000 001
AN 000 001
AT 000 001

12/31/73

414 2023 434

EA 100 360
EC 013 006
AN 007 444
AT 005 437

07/31/74

414 2100 000

EA 104 000
EC 039 000
AN 010 000
AT 009 000

End Production