Series (translated to Generation), Model and Production Date (as Build Date) information should be saved in your Profile, so others can reference it when trying to answer questions you may have about your MINI.
How does your VIN decode?
Who's got the earliest built MINI?
What does the Model field say for a GP model? for a Works model?
I used SnagIt to capture the above information removing the chassis number information.
If you have screen capture software please post an image of the VIN Decoder information for your MINI
The JCW Engine Tuning Kit wasn't a factory option until November 2005. If your MCS was built from that date onward you'd still have to check with a dealer to see whether the kit was factory optioned or dealer fit.
Vehicle code: RC32
Model : Cooper
Body type: coupe
Catalog model: ECE
Production date: 2001 / 07
Was it one of the first Coopers? One of the first with red kaleido interior and red door lining? What I would really like to find out it what number it was off the production line, but I'm not sure if this is possible...?
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