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  1. garsh

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    VIN questions

    I see nothing in the Tesla VIN decoder that distinguishes release candidates from production cars.
    • Are we sure that the RCs even have a VIN?
    • If they do, could production car VINs just start where the RC's left off? That is, maybe Musk's vehicle has a VIN ending in something like 000391.
     
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    Hey, Garsh, not sure why you posted this here? o_O
     
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    Me either. Oops.
    I guess I'll move these to a new thread.

    Edit: done.
     
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      the RC do have VINs - if you go back to some of the earlier photos you can see the vin plates, but there really isn't any pix were you can make out the digits. I was actually wondering if the RCs started at #300 and went up from there. that would make the VIN #000003 and #000007 VIN numbers recently photographed make sense for the first few production cars.
       
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      this is about the clearest one I could find, #374 from a June 10 sighting (and don't tell all the hatch people, but it has the "A" designation instead of the "E" designation)
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        Perhaps that's how they're distinguishing the RCs then?
         
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        Reddit Spotted 313 at the NYC Tesla event 2017-08-07 with E designation.
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