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Can anyone tell me apprx date of manufactuer w/VIN?


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hey that's tight you got that car. it looks really sweet...

glad it went to a good place w/an owner who'll love it...

congrats man!!

dave

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although it does need some attention....first I'd like to make it a little more drivable...

I've got lots to learn..I'm an O2 newbie

dave

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2585137. Since the factory began production of the new model year's cars in Sept of the previous year, I would guess your car was assembled sometime in July or August of 1972. Many European factories shut down for most of August--kinda the universal vacation month in Europe--if Munich does, than I would say July '72. Otherwise, August. Average monthly production of US 2002s in model year 1972 was 600, but US cars were built in batches, so I wouldn't take as gospel that exactly 600 cars were built each month of production.

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Mike

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So, this IS a 1972 model year. I had thought it was a '73 model year built in late '72.

Wonder what differences there are?

hmmm an "Olympic" car

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73's have low, pointed front bumper guards, and the front bumper is mounted on a much sturdier bracket than the 72s. Also, rear bumper is mounted on a pair of oval brackets, covered with a rubber flap, that space the bumpers about 2-3 inches from the body. These are the so-called 2 1/2 mph bumpers that were federally required in 1973 only. The 5 mph rule for 1974 prompted the heavy aluminum bumpers on the US square taillight cars. Other than the VIN, those are the major differences between 72 and 73 cars.

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Mike

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