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Secret VIN #
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Secret VIN # I just became aware that there are secret VIN numbers stamped in hidden places on cars. In some states in the US the VIN that you usually see must match the hidden one, if not the car can be taken by the state and destroyed,

Where is the one for the Datsun 1200?

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Hey Buddie,

i dont know about the USA if thats where u are located but mine is stamped on the fire wall just under the right side bonnet hinge facing the engine bay.

Cheers.

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Exactly right, it's no secret, it's plainly visible after you open the hood/bonnet

Since all USA 1200s were built in Japan, they have the same numbers

Prior to the 1980 VIN ISO Standard, Datsun used a vehicle identification number they called "Car Number"

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i forgatta bout the windshield serial number on USA cars
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Visible through the windshield on the drivers side

and the secret stamp on the body panel
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then there is this tag riveted to the driver's door pillar (open the door to see it)
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Quote:
MANUFACTURED BY
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
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MONTH AND YEAR
OF MANUFACTURE 11/70
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THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL
APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE
SAFETY STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE
DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
________________________________
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NO.
LB110-749351
November 1970 makes this a first-month USA car. In japan the factory started January 1970

And of course the matching-numbers "Car Number Plate"

... which are sometimes corroded after 50 years (being aluminum)
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Here is a non-corroded one from a different car
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