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Here's the information listed for my MINI by the BMW VIN Decoder:
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.

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The earliest built MINI One?
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The decoding for a WC50 VIN is the same as that for a John Cooper Works model, but the Vehicle Code portion of the VIN is different from what's shown below
The decoding for a GP VIN with its unique Assembly Plant code (Y instead of T):
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Put my last seven in and didn't decode it?
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Quote: Originally Posted by milllerr (original)
Put my last seven in and didn't decode it?

Check the compatibility date ...

Not sure whether this means it has data for cars built up to May or through May 2010.
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Hi, I am new to forum. I see the references to series: R50, R53, etc. How do I know which "R" my 2003 mini is? Thanks.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Gia (original)
How do I know which "R" my 2003 mini is?

You can identify the Series (R-designation) by using the BMW VIN Decoder or by reading the FAQ on What are first generation, second generation, r53, r56 etc?.

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hi, all im new to the forum could anyone help me by telling me how i would find out if my mcs r53 came standard with the jcw's kit?

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hi, all im new to the forum could anyone help me by telling me how i would find out if my mcs r53 came standard with the jcw's kit?

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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.
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My MINI VIN gave this:

Vehicle code: RC32
Series: R50
Model : Cooper
Body type: coupe
Catalog model: ECE
Production date: 2001 / 07
Engine: W10
Transmission: Unknown
Steering: Right
Catalyzer: YES

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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Quote: Originally Posted by Kat333 (original)
Was it one of the first Coopers?

RealOEM lists production as far back as September 2000.

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Great - works a treat! Thanks for posting this.
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great help, been wondering for some time which model i have!
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Decoder won't work for me. Can someone pleas check TL23604?
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