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1G Earliest Production Date

Posted by StreetThisDSM, Feb 21, 2014

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  1. StreetThisDSM

    StreetThisDSM Proven Member

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    Anyone know when the first 1G's came off the line? I picked up a 90 TSI AWD and it says October 1989 production date on the sticker inside the door.

    That is the earliest one I've seen in the 10+ 1G's I've owned.

    Is there a way to tell from the VIN what number it was?


    Any thoughts? I'm curious to know.



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  2. 19Eclipse90

    19Eclipse90 DSM Wiseman

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    According to ASA, it would be May of 1988. I have yet to find a VIN that substantiates that as most of the early ones I've checked point to October of 1988.
     
  3. StreetThisDSM

    StreetThisDSM Proven Member

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    Good to know. Thanks
     
  4. AWDPetmitsu

    AWDPetmitsu Proven Member

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    Does anyone remember when the first DSMs started arriving at dealerships for sale? I'm thinking it was the fall of 1988?
     

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  5. RallyEclipse98

    RallyEclipse98 Proven Member

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    The VIN doesn't tell anything about the order of production. The serial number is pretty random from what a Mitsu. tech told me.
     
  6. ist dwa

    ist dwa Proven Member

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    I own a DSM with a sticker of July 89, that is the earliest I have ever seen.
     
  7. White flour1gawd

    White flour1gawd Proven Member

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    My first dsm was 5/89. Sadly the guy that bought it smashed it up a few weeks ago
     

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  8. MindBlowin03

    MindBlowin03 Proven Member

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    I owned a 90 AWD that had a 4/89 build. That's the earliest I've ever seen. Had a few early 90 parts on it too.
     

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