Can somebody here decode the following VIN:


Year, Color, build date, anytthing else that can be deciphered from this VIN
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I'm at work, so I haven't access to my notes. Chuck Melton's web site has a decoder. I cannot access it from work, my employer's internet filtering blocks access.

heres the URL for Chuck's site:

The VIN has very little information in it. The color is not specified.

This is how I "remember" the VIN info decodes:

TH = where it was built (Modena)
PN = model (Pantera)
N = month built
U = year built
05318 = sequential chassis number (first chassis was 01001)

I can tell you by the chassis number that the car is a 1973 L model, I'm going to guess it was assembled in April 1973.

your friend on the DTBB

Thanks for the tip on the link. When I look at the chassis number on my deauville it looks too be spot on. Mine is FTHDVTR02024. When I break that down I guess the F is for Fosalta? I know that Embo made the bodies. TH is De Tomaso, DV must be Deauville, T is 1978 if the sequence is logical, R is February and the rest is obvisious.
The first registration on my deauville was in June 1978 so it does make sense.
I know my was ordered as a showroom model but was made the demonstrator car for the Dutch importer. I know it wasn't strange for importers to order cars on stock an have them sit in the showroom for two years before they went. This still went on way after Ford pulled out.
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