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Old 07-31-2020, 02:45 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by linuxman51 View Post
yeah abs strut housing on the front. there was a donor car involved...

Haven't decoded the vin yet, and I think the sticker is missing on the door.. soooo I dunno? it's got the older style tail lights, but that may not mean anything.

I'd probably look at the data plate on the strut tower or on the body where the passenger door hinges are mounted. The Bosch tails were used through 1983 in the US, with some very early 1984 models getting them as well.

Year codes are:

A = 1980 (VIN will be VC24245A1xxxxxx, instead of YV1AX452xB1xxxxxx)
B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983

Since it has the later dash, it's most likely a 1981 or a 1982. With respect to the headlamp bezels, some early 1982 cars had the GTX-style grilles below the headlamps.

1982 242Ti - black, M46. 1985 245Ti - blue, M46 - soon to be for sale.

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