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VIN 1000 on the way!

I talked to Mark Starr and my elusive Laser Blue is scheduled to arrive in port on Saturday .

And the VIN number is 1000! The one is not in the place I would have liked, but maybe Lotus fixed a few things between 0001 and 1000.

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m3,
when you say arriving at the port, what you mean are those cars alloted for the east coast right?
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Hey our cars have journeyed over together. Although I was told they were due in port tomorrow, Thursday.
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Wow, that means that in a little over 1 month we have gone from 455 (mine) to 1000. That's simply awesome!
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I have a feeling it is not correct.

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I have a feeling it is not correct.
Yes,I agree with Randy...this would be approaching 6000/yr.

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Mine was #596 with a 9/28 in port date.

Two months later @200 / month.

It could be right.

(by the way, I am new to this site - have learned a lot reading all of these threads the past few days....)
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My ship is due into Port of Long Beach on Sunday. Car is in the very low 700s.
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I don't know how to read VIN numbers but I am assuming that the first bunch of numbers is what you are reffering to. Mine starts out like this...11105then some letters and ends with some more numbers
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VIN Code

The US Elise VIN code seems to be:

SCCPC111x5HL3yyyy where the x is replaced with a check digit and the yyyy is replaced with the serial number.

For example, mine is:

SCC Lotus
P Toyota engine
C Dual air-bag restraint
111 Elise family
X check digit
5 2005 model year
H Assembled in Hethel
L Left hand drive
3 US Elise
0027 serial number 27

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How does the check digit work? I've seen Elises with different numbers in that position. Thanks.
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The check digit is computed so that bogus VINs can be detected. I've never found the formula used for US VINs but typically, you add all the digits together including numbers representing the characters and then either look up the value of the check digit or subtract the total you got from a fixed value and use that as the code for the check digit.

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Mike,
Good to see you here, as you recall we've got sister elises as mine is 28 and yours is 27.
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I've never found the formula used for US VINs but typically, you add all the digits together including numbers representing the characters and then either look up the value of the check digit or subtract the total you got from a fixed value and use that as the code for the check digit.
Very close. Here t'is in hamfisted Perl code if it helps:
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#!/usr/bin/perl
{
    $vin = "SCCPC11105HL30022"; # VIN to test for validity

    print "Trying $vin\n";

    # Each VIN characters has a numeric value:
    %value = (
              '0' => 0, '1' => 1, '2' => 2, '3' => 3, '4' => 4, '5' => 5,      
              '6' => 6, '7' => 7, '8' => 8, '9' => 9,          

              'A' => 1, 'B' => 2, 'C' => 3, 'D' => 4, 'E' => 5, 'F' => 6,      
              'G' => 7, 'H' => 8,      

              'J' => 1, 'K' => 2, 'L' => 3, 'M' => 4, 'N' => 5,        

              'P' => 7,

              'R' => 9, 'S' => 2, 'T' => 3, 'U' => 4, 'V' => 5, 'W' => 6,      
              'X' => 7, 'Y' => 8, 'Z' => 9 );

    # Each VIN digit position has a multiplier
    @weights = (8,7,6,5,4,3,2,10, 0, 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2);

    my $count = 0;
    my $sum = 0;
    my $gotchk = "";

    # add up all the digits * weights
    foreach $digit (unpack ("c*", $vin)) {
        $sum += $value{chr($digit)} * $weights[$count++];
        $gotchk = chr($digit) if ($count == 9);
    }
    
    # Check digit is sum mod 11
    my $check = $sum % 11;
    my $chk = '0' + $check;
    $chk = 'X' if ($check == 10);

    # verify against what we received as ninth digit
    if ($chk == $gotchk) {
        print "$vin OK\n";
    } else {
        print "$vin FAIL $chk $gotchk\n";
    }
}
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VIN's

Yeah, 1000 sounds high. I just got a VIN (691) this AM from SVAG and it's due in port this Sunday.
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jml- congrats! The wondering is over , now the real wait starts.

My car had a Sept bulid date, made it to port around Oct 22, VIN 524. A 1000 VIN does seem a bit high.
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okay, well my last 4 numbers are 0988. Which would means it is #988?
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jml- congrats! The wondering is over , now the real wait starts.

My car had a Sept bulid date, made it to port around Oct 22, VIN 524. A 1000 VIN does seem a bit high.
Thanks, Larry. Congrats to you, as well. It's actually much easier for me to wait knowing that the car is almost here.

LA has better weather, but I miss the Bay Area. Enjoy your car.

CDubYa - Sounds like our cars are on the same boat. Yours probably was on the production line several slots ahead of mine.

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On the high VIN, suppose if they started full production in Oct VS Nov and given the ~3 week lag for west VS east coast cars it might be close.

JML- thats the price we pay for not living in the "desert". It's been raining the last few days.
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My car arrived in port this past Saturday (Nov 6th)!!!!!!

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