123 = chassis number
123.130 = specific model of 123
123.130 12 = specific model of 123 with auto tranny and LHD (left hand drive)
Not sure on the next part - it was so much easier with the old style VIN's, but...
101639 the individual vehicle number(??), or range ie: <108309 or
Means there was a part change or modification at individual number 108309.
If the last part is wrong, someone will step in to correct.
EDIT- Just went out and compared the VIN to the data plate, to see if the last 6 of the VIN appear on the data plate, doesn't appear so. That 108309 cut off number, should as Alon states, refer to the last 6 of your VIN, or possibly the last six of the engine number.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.
Last edited by MikeTangas; 12-26-2001 at 01:59 AM.