- Jun 4, 2005
In the case of DSM cars and even the current Mitsubishi's (Outlander Sport), at the same plant, the VIN is just a number for registration for DOT's. The VIN numbers are not in order on the assembly line. So if anyone has the highest VIN number that doesn't mean that it was built last. As Bastard said scheduled perhaps. Not assembled. I know for sure, even the "last Galant and Eclipse" weren't the last ones built.
The number that is used for identifying the car in the plant is the serial number. That is the number that identifies the specific vehicle and all parts on the track sheets. (the sheet each work station uses to identify the correct parts to be installed. In the assembly shops anyway)
The number of the vehicle that is in order on the assembly line each day is the sequence number.
I don't dispute that. That's why I keep saying VIN-sequential. Without official documentation from the plant, there's no way of knowing so it's pointless to speculate. If CAPS is right, then all the cars were made in a matter of weeks. So, does it really matter whose is last when there are multiple lines cranking them out in parallel at breakneck speed?