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