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    CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    All the 1989 CSX's had 9 ( shelby ) in the sixth digit of thier VIN ..... as in 1b3bp94A_________.

    But I have a 88 CSX-T ,with 9 ( shelby ) in the sixth digit of its Vin ........as in 1b3bs94E_______.

    This is car number 822.

    I have never seen another CSX-T with 9 in the sixth digit.

    As in all chrysler cars.......the 6th digit represents the trim level of the specific car..... 9 was reserved for some later model shelby's.

    Checked the Chrysler dealer dial system, and vin number showed valid.... being sold to Shelby Auto in 3/88

    I thought all the Thrifty's had 1b3bs44E issued to them ?

    How many Thrifty's came that way,and were some issued 9 for a special reason ?
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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    My 1888 CSX-T has 4 not 9. It is # 614.
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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    You learn something new every day. This should be an interesting thread.

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    Quote Originally Posted by cordes View Post
    You learn something new every day. This should be an interesting thread.
    Yes! This is the first I've heard of the 9 Shelby VIN number. I'm interested to see where this goes.

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    Interesting, I have one of each...


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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    For what it's worth both of my cars have 4 in the 6th position. 88 shadow es turbo and 87 csx

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    Anyone else have a CSX-T with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of the vin number .
    Never have seen a Thrifty with a 9 code.

    Went online to a Free Vin Decoder : https://www.faxvin.com/vin-decoder

    Also says in all 80's Chrysler books......they did change the coding system sometime later on.


    Normal Thrifty 1b3bs44e5jn23149six

    Results....... 1988 Dodge Shadow 2 Door

    My Thrifty 1b3bs94e4jn24974four

    Results.....1988 Dodge Shadow Shelby

    See the difference,anyone else with the rare 9 ( shelby ) code on a Thrifty

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    My csx-t #333 has a 4. My old csx-t #719 has a 9 in the 6th digit.

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    Interesting information and observation.

    Looking at the VIN list, #822 went to Thrifty in Anchorage, AK and #719 went to Thrifty in Gloucester, MA. No notes about 9 vs 4 for that digit

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    Well a month has almost passed,and after receiving many complete vin numbers from other people.
    I have been able to narrow it down to around three hundred cars ( of 1000 produced ) that had the the 9 ( shelby ) vin number.

    Could be that that Thrifty originally ordered 700ish cars , but was running short for some areas ?
    And that would result in more vin numbers being created by chrysler ( under a new format ).
    Not sure if all the later shelby ( 9 ) versions had the wood steering wheels,or if that played into the plan ?

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    I have a wood wheel on mine and VIN #4 #614. I thought I remembered reading later cars received the wood wheel.

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Anderson View Post
    Well a month has almost passed,and after receiving many complete vin numbers from other people.
    I have been able to narrow it down to around three hundred cars ( of 1000 produced ) that had the the 9 ( shelby ) vin number.

    Could be that that Thrifty originally ordered 700ish cars , but was running short for some areas ?
    And that would result in more vin numbers being created by chrysler ( under a new format ).
    Not sure if all the later shelby ( 9 ) versions had the wood steering wheels,or if that played into the plan ?
    Here's what my data shows:

    1B3BS44 - 957
    1B3BS94 - 47

    Keep in mind the data sheets for the 88 CSX-T leave a lot to be desired so I would NOT consider this to be definitive!

    Cheers.

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    957 + 47 = 1004??? So is this including the prototypes?

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    Did the cars roll out of Chrysler in perfect order ( by Vin Number ), since they were special ordered by Thrifty ?

    If they did.....I was thinking that ( at the bare minimum ) all the ones after mine would have the 9, instead of 4 .

    If not....... that could explain the 47 a little bit better .

    Would be mind blowing to think of why they would switch the Vin Format, so many times ?

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    I can imagine it could have been that they had originally planned on X number of cars (those w/the "Shelby 9"), but then they decided the demand was great enough (or any number of corporate reasons), and added to the original order. Those cars getting the standard "corporate" vin.

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    Re: CSX-T's with 9 ( shelby ) in the 6th digit of VIN

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper1 View Post
    957 + 47 = 1004??? So is this including the prototypes?
    Yes it does!

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Anderson View Post
    Did the cars roll out of Chrysler in perfect order ( by Vin Number ), since they were special ordered by Thrifty ?

    If they did.....I was thinking that ( at the bare minimum ) all the ones after mine would have the 9, instead of 4 .

    If not....... that could explain the 47 a little bit better .

    Would be mind blowing to think of why they would switch the Vin Format, so many times ?
    It's really impossible to say. I know that Shelby didn't build them in VIN order.

    Cheers.

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