Certificates and Data Sheets
For generations, every member of the family has had a birth certificate. But what about a member of the family that lives in the garage – your Volkswagen? We can tell you exactly when and how it once rolled off the assembly line.
Honestly, do you know the exact production date of your car? Do you know which optional equipment its first owner has ordered? Or which trim cover material you need for the perfect restoration of your classic car? We can answer these questions – in the form of the Volkswagen Certificates and Data Sheets that we issue on behalf of the Volkswagen Group. By the way not only for vintage cars and modern classics, but also for younger models that have been registered at least 15 years ago!
By means of the vehicle identification number (VIN), the original ex-works condition of almost every Volkswagen model can be found out exactly – regardless whether it was built in 1949, 1989 or 2004. For the research we have access to millions of data records from the archives of the Volkswagen Group. Information on nearly all vehicles ever produced by Volkswagen is stored here – on master cards, punched cards, microfilms or in digital form. This documentation is the basis for our detective work: with the aid of old lists, historical brochures, sales programs, pattern cards or fabric samples, we decrypt the codes for engine and gearbox, original paintwork, upholstery or optional equipment. That takes some time of course and requires extensive specialist knowledge. It usually takes no more than 6 weeks between order and delivery of a Volkswagen Certificate or Data Sheet, however. Not too much time for a document especially made for you which contains useful information on the original condition of your car, right?