Diesel Dave

grandstyle Registry - we need your help!

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As most of you know, Mike T has been collecting VIN info on the smarts with the help of spotters like myself and posting interesting data on this thread.

http://www.clubsmartcar.ca/forums/viewtopi...vin&start=0

Although Mike now has the data from an amazing number of cars, it is obvious that he can't get them all or even close. I got to thinking however that we do actually have a chance to get him the VIN data from all the grandstyles though. This could provide useful insight into build sequences, daily production totals, quantities sold by province and more.

It should be fairly easy. There are only 200 cars to do. I figure that a good percentage of grandstyle buyers are already on this forum and will report their VINs anyway. The cars are due to arrive at dealers soon and if we all went to our local dealers in the coming weeks, we should get most of them. For those of you not aware, the grandstyle has a little plaque on the tridion cell inside the car just below the windshield. Car 44 would read 44/200 on the plaque. I'm sure Mike would be glad to post the occasional list indicating missing numbers making it easy to search for the final cars. Also, there will be no need to list all the cars options as they are all equipped the same anyway if I'm not mistaken. Just get the last six digits of the VIN and the dash plaque number. Be sure to note if it is a coupe or a cabriolet. You can post your findings here (more fun) or PM Mike T or even myself. I have already VINed and reported car number 1 so there are only 199 left to go.

What do you say guys? Let's see how many we can get before they scatter. I'm glad I don't live in Halifax. I'm not that good at climbing fences.

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Grandstyle VIN:

I M SMRT: GS# 23 VIN # 268262

Molly: GS# 22 VIN# 268744

Interesting how the cars are one off but the VIN is waay apart!

Only 197 left to go!

S

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256415 - grandstyle #001

267180 - grandstyle #081

268262 - grandstyle #023

268642 - grandstyle #035

268744 - grandstlye #022

Edit: thanks, Sean.

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Nope its right... I had the right numbers with the wrong person! I edited my post so its right now....

S

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256415 - grandstyle #001

267180 - grandstyle #081

268262 - grandstyle #023

268642 - grandstyle #035

268744 - grandstlye #022

272778 - grandstyle #004

Do we want names next to the cars? Some people might be bashful about that......

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Do we want names next to the cars? Some people might be bashful about that......

Ah I could care less. Put my name all over it :)

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256415 - grandstyle #001

267180 - grandstyle #081

268262 - grandstyle #023

268642 - grandstyle #035

268744 - grandstlye #022

272778 - grandstyle #004

Do we want names next to the cars? Some people might be bashful about that......

No problem here.

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further update

I have already located and VINed four more grandstyles. They are the last four on this list.

256415 - grandstyle #001 cabriolet

267180 - grandstyle #081

268262 - grandstyle #023

268642 - grandstyle #035

268744 - grandstlye #022

272778 - grandstyle #004

267491 - grandstyle #169 coupe

266293 - grandstyle #108 coupe

266280 - grandstyle #188 coupe

268397 - grandstyle #199 cabriolet

Mike, instead of names, is it possible that you could include coupe or cabriolet onto the listings as I have done?

BTW, I spotted part of the build sheet on car #169 (the car in the photos below), it was built on Feb 24th

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It certainly appears that the grandstyles are built in totally random VIN order. Note that car #004 has a much higher VIN than #188. I guess they didn't expect we would scutinize them so closely. :biglaugh: Here is another photo of smarts that just arrived at the St. Catharines dealer. The first car is #169.

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grandstyle #001: 256415 - cabriolet

grandstyle #004: 272778 - coupe

grandstlye #022: 268744 - coupe

grandstyle #023: 268262 - coupe

grandstyle #035: 268642 - coupe

grandstyle #081: 267180 - coupe

grandstyle #108: 266293 - coupe

grandstyle #169: 267491 - coupe

grandstyle #188: 266280 - coupe

grandstyle #199: 268397 - cabriolet

I've decided to list them numerically by grandstyle number - let's enter them in that fashion too! Yes the serial numbers are deranged compared to the grandstyle numbers. When we get a handle on maybe 100 of these cars (we need help at all dealers in the next few weeks as Dave says), we'll see if most of them came over on the mystery shipment #0002A, which is not listed on the W-W website as a searchable shipment. Luckily I have all the VINs from that shipment anyway..... :lol:

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I posted a request at clubsmart.qc.ca for a hand in the grandstyle registry. I hope some of their members lend a hand.

We need help big time in Toronto and Vancouver with this! Volunteers?

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I have retitled the thread, as an appeal to members all over Canada, to take a visit to their dealers in the next month or so and get as many grandstyle VINs and "car numbers" as possible!

The VIN is easy to see, even from outside the car: it's a black sticker at the driver's side on the inside of the windshield frame - all we need is the last six numbers - in other words, the serial number (e.g. "267180").

For the grandstyle cars, we ALSO need the sequential number that is on a little riveted plaque in the centre of the dash near the windshield (e.g. "108/200").

I don't need to know about options (there are none) or whether the car is a coup? or cabriolet - the latter can be determined once I find the serial number in my master VIN list.

Let's see if we can exceed the 50% figure for all grandstyles! There are only 200 in all of Canada.

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I'll keep my eye out in Edmonton. I don't live anywhere near the dealers, unfortunately, but I'll check when I pick my smart up in a month or two... :P

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grandstyle #001: 256415 - cabriolet

grandstyle #004: 272778 - coupe

grandstlye #022: 268744 - coupe

grandstyle #023: 268262 - coupe

grandstyle #035: 268642 - coupe

grandstyle #071: 268075 - coupe

grandstyle #081: 267180 - coupe

grandstyle #108: 266293 - coupe

grandstyle #169: 267491 - coupe

grandstyle #188: 266280 - coupe

grandstyle #199: 268397 - cabriolet

11 down, 189 to go....

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I just added #024 and #072. we now have a consecutive pair and a triple. Let's keep em coming guys.

grandstyle #001: 256415 - cabriolet

grandstyle #004: 272778 - coupe

grandstlye #022: 268744 - coupe

grandstyle #023: 268262 - coupe

grandstyle #024: 270134 - coupe

grandstyle #035: 268642 - coupe

grandstyle #071: 268075 - coupe

grandstyle #072: 267374 - coupe

grandstyle #081: 267180 - coupe

grandstyle #108: 266293 - coupe

grandstyle #169: 267491 - coupe

grandstyle #188: 266280 - coupe

grandstyle #199: 268397 - cabriolet

13 down, 187 to go....

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A big thanks goes to "macpei" for sending me #009. Nice ride Mike, I'm sure you're enjoying it. I hope you don't get any red PEI dust on those nice bright seats.

grandstyle #001: 256415 - cabriolet

grandstyle #004: 272778 - coupe

grandstyle #009: 268306 - coupe

grandstlye #022: 268744 - coupe

grandstyle #023: 268262 - coupe

grandstyle #024: 270134 - coupe

grandstyle #035: 268642 - coupe

grandstyle #071: 268075 - coupe

grandstyle #072: 267374 - coupe

grandstyle #081: 267180 - coupe

grandstyle #108: 266293 - coupe

grandstyle #169: 267491 - coupe

grandstyle #188: 266280 - coupe

grandstyle #199: 268397 - cabriolet

14 down, 186 to go....

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A big thanks goes to "macpei" for sending me #009. Nice ride Mike, I'm sure you're enjoying it. I hope you don't get any red PEI dust on those nice bright seats.

I'm sure he'll be "drivin' down the highway smilin' ", like Bud the Spud (from the bright red mud) :biglaugh:

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grandstyle #001: 256415 - cabriolet - ON

grandstyle #004: 272778 - coupe - AB

grandstyle #009: 268306 - coupe - PEI

grandstlye #022: 268744 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #023: 268262 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #024: 270134 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #035: 268642 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #061: 258119 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #071: 268075 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #072: 267374 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #081: 267180 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #108: 266293 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #169: 267491 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #188: 266280 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #199: 268397 - cabriolet - ON

185 to go!

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Mike are you listing where the cars were sold from or where they are "living"?

S

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Sold or living, combination.

You want CR listed?

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grandstyle #001: 256415 - cabriolet - ON

grandstyle #004: 272778 - coupe - AB

grandstyle #009: 268306 - coupe - PEI

grandstlye #022: 268744 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #023: 268262 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #024: 270134 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #035: 268642 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #061: 258119 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #071: 268075 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #072: 267374 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #081: 267180 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #108: 266293 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #169: 267491 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #188: 266280 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #199: 268397 - cabriolet - ON

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grandstyle #001: 256415 - cabriolet - ON

grandstyle #004: 272778 - coupe - AB

grandstyle #009: 268306 - coupe - PEI

grandstlye #022: 268744 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #023: 268262 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #024: 270134 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #035: 268642 - coupe - BC

grandstyle #059: 267607 - coupe - QC

grandstyle #061: 258119 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #071: 268075 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #072: 267374 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #081: 267180 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #108: 266293 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #169: 267491 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #188: 266280 - coupe - ON

grandstyle #199: 268397 - cabriolet - ON

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