Decoding VINs

First 3 digits of the actual Koenigsegg® VINs always start with: YT9

The first 3 characters uniquely identify the manufacturer of the vehicle using the world manufacturer identifier or WMI code. A manufacturer who builds fewer than 1,000 vehicles per year uses a 9 as the 3rd digit, and the 12th,13th and 14th position of the VIN for a second part of the identification.

As some of the very first Koenigsegg® VINs are different and don't apply to the standard, it’s difficult to get them aligned, like they show 10th digits - generally the model year - is incorrect. Same with the 11th digits of the early ones... they don't carry the indication of the production plant of Ängelholm. It seems that after the burn of the first factory in Margretetorp in 2003, they also changed the VINs to standard, also to reach out for the international market like the US and Asia.

We tried to set out some VIN-codes, in which we believe are correct - see below !

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here you can select the VIN-digits individualy







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The Basics

vehicle identification number (VIN) (also called a chassis number or frame number) is a unique code, including a serial number, used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles, towed vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization in ISO3779 (content and structure) and ISO4030. There are vehicle history services in several countries that help potential car owners use VINs to find vehicles that are defective or have been written off. History of the bodywork number VINs were first used in 1954 in the United States. From 1954 to 1981, there was no accepted standard for these numbers, so different manufacturers used different formats. In 1981, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States standardized the format. It required all on-road vehicles sold to contain a 17-character VIN, which does not include the letters O (o), I (i), and Q (q) (to avoid confusion with numerals 0, 1, and 9). After the introduction of the ISO norm, the manufacturers which produced vehicles for the American market very quickly adjusted to this standard. The ISO introduced recommendations for applying the VIN standard and its structure, and the bodywork number was also used in Europe. However, the sets of information contained in it were introduced gradually. For example, Volkswagen® started to encode bigger chunks of information during 1995-1997, and the control digit during 2009-2015 for selected models from the group. The VIN control digit is also used, although not in all brand-models. In the European vehicles, it can be found e.g. in Audi A1.

There are at least four competing standards used to calculate the VIN. FMVSS 115, Part565: Used in United States and Canada ISO 3779: Used in Europe and many other parts of the world SAE J853: Very similar to the ISO standard ADR 61/2 used in Australia, referring to ISO 3779 and 3780

Modern VINs are based on tworelated standards, originally issued by the InternationalOrganization for Standardization (ISO) in 1979 and 1980: ISO 3779 andISO 3780, respectively. Compatible but different implementations of these ISOstandards have been adopted by the European Union and the United States.

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