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Hi all, been looking into getting another r53, went to view one last night all seems legit but I couldn't find the vin in the windscreen, going again tomorrow but wondered if anyone had had a new Windscreen put in that doesn't have the little window in for the vin?

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I think, but don't quote me, that the VIN in the windscreen was actually an option when ordering the car new.

And it's very likely that a replacement windscreen wouldn't have this anyway.
 

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I think, but don't quote me, that the VIN in the windscreen was actually an option when ordering the car new.

And it's very likely that a replacement windscreen wouldn't have this anyway.
Thanks, I've checked the options list using the vin, it does say visible vin as an option, I suppose this doesn't rule out the new Windscreen theory.. one more worrying thing I found is it should have a black roof, when it's intact body colour. Something not sitting right about it I might give it a miss.
 

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The windscreen VIN is actually on a little plate, you can pull out. One of mine doesn't have the windscreen VIN visable as it was glued over with the new windscreen.

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Thanks this makes me feel a bit better about it, I'm going for another look anyway tonight. Guys got all the history including advert from when the first owner sold it, If the rest matches up and it's hpi clear I'll be bringing it home.
 

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So I bought it.. everything checks out. Had another look in the windscreen you can see the sealant has covered the little window that you can normally see the vin through. Not sure if anybody would be interested but i hate reading an old thread to find no conclusion at the end. I'll get a project thread started soon. Thanks all for your help!
 
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