You will need
  • - access to the Internet.
Make sure that the vehicle passed through the auction. Open the website containing the statistics of the auctions, for example, The more sites you use to search for, the more opportunity to find the auction sheet because their statistics are based on search appearance, search results for VIN usually available. Finding the right position in the list of one of the sites, copy its ID and find out he who values the necessary information for purchase.
Carefully review the identifier of the vehicle, it is assigned to each of them at release since the 80-ies. Usually it contains 17 characters, including numbers and letters of the Latin alphabet. The first three of them contain information of the global index manufacturer. The first character is country of issue, the second manufacturer, the third – type of a vehicle, e.g. truck or car and so on.
Note the symbols from the fourth and eighth, they are one of the key for decrypting the VIN code of the car showing its main technical characteristics, such as, for example, body type, engine, series, model, and so on. The ninth character is a check digit that determines the correctness of the ID. If it is wrong, it most likely suggests that the car was stolen, and some of the digits of the code were broken.
Pay special attention to the tenth character of the VIN ID if you need to know the year of the car. The letter "a" indicates a 1980 production year, "M" is 1991, figure 4 – 2004 (the exception is only Ford cars). The eleventh article of the code contains information about the factory. The characters of twelfth to seventeenth usually contain information about the sequence of passage of the vehicle by the container manufacturer. This is the body number.