In Reply to: who has the earliest made m3 on this site?? posted by troy on October 05, 2000 at 23:56:56:
It appears that BMW may not have been building cars in sequence since it's unlikely a completed car would have sat around for as long as three years anywhere in the supply network. Since these cars were not exactly regular production-line items, and considering the way these things got sold here, I'd go with first-registration dates or bills-of-sale if I were trying to establish the age of a vehicle.
What I'm saying is that VIN sequence may NOT be a reliable indicator of when a car was built.