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OK So maybe I have gone crazy first waiting for my vehicle to be made and delivered then now driving my vehicle but I thought it was worth throwing out there. Forgive me if this is addressed in another thread.

About four weeks after I ordered my vehicle I was given my vehicle's VIN number and never noticed it then but the VIN number contains part of my name in it. It has the first letter of my last name and then the first three letters of my first name all in a row. Do they somehow personalize the VIN numbers to include some link to who the vehicle is being built for? Or is this just totally coincidental? :confused:
 

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I'm almost certain it's a complete coincidence. Generally, VINs have specific meaning. Each letter and number represent something (model year, vehicle type, transmission type, etc) then the last 6 or so digits are the unique serial number.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GM_VIN_codes :

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<th>Position</th>
<th>Sample</th>
<th>Description</th>
</tr><tr>
<td>1</td>
<td>1</td>
<td rowspan="3">[url="#GM_WMIs"]World Manufacturer Identifier[/url]</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>2</td>
<td>G</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>3</td>
<td>6</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>4</td>
<td>D</td>
<td rowspan="2">[url="#Platform_codes"]Platform/Series[/url]</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>5</td>
<td>M</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>6</td>
<td>5</td>
<td>[url="#Body_style_codes"]Body style[/url]</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>7</td>
<td>7</td>
<td>[url="#American_restraint_types"]Restraint type[/url]</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>8</td>
<td>N</td>
<td>[url="#American_engine_codes"]Engine type[/url]</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>9</td>
<td>0</td>
<td>[url="/wiki/VIN#Check_digit_calculation"]Check digit[/url]</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>10</td>
<td>3</td>
<td>[url="/wiki/VIN#Model_year_encoding"]Model year[/url]</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>11</td>
<td>0</td>
<td>[url="#American_GM_factories"]Factory ID[/url]</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>12</td>
<td>1</td>
<td rowspan="6">Sequential number</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>13</td>
<td>2</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>14</td>
<td>3</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>15</td>
<td>7</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>16</td>
<td>6</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>17</td>
<td>2</td></tr></table>
 

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Let me be the first to guess - is your name "Kevin" we can call you "Kevin G" ;D

Welcome to the forum. :cheers:
 

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Let me be the first to guess - is your name "Kevin" we can call you "Kevin G" ;D

Welcome to the forum. :cheers:
Well I guess everyone know what to call me now. I figured it was purely coincidental, but for a moment I felt special!! :D
 
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