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The VIN number is stamped in the firewall bulkhead and on a plate in the rear right side of the engine bay. It is also printed on the sticker in the service book and entered on the V5 registration document. The full form will be something like: WAUZZZ85ZBA900099 or in the short form: 85-B-900099

There's also a list of VIN breaks listing when each feature was introduced during the ur-quattro's life.

Model Year 1980
Month Chassis Number
01.07.1980 85a 0900 001
31.07.1980 85a 0900 001
Model Year 1981
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1980 85-B-900 001
31.08.1980 85-B-900 093
30.09.1980 85-B-900 102
31.10.1980 85-B-900 166
30.11.1980 85-B-900 277
31.12.1980 85-B-900 413
31.01.1981 85-B-900 533
28.02.1981 85-B-900 745
31.03.1981 85-B-900 964
30.04.1981 85-B-901 197
31.05.1981 85-B-901 371
30.06.1981 85-B-901 527
31.07.1981 85-B-902 000
Model Year 1982
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1981 85-C-900 001
31.08.1981 85-C-900 136
30.09.1981 85-C-900 275
31.10.1981 85-C-900 399
30.11.1981 85-C-900 501
31.12.1981 85-C-900 633
31.01.1982 85-C-900 716
28.02.1982 85-C-900 843
31.03.1982 85-C-900 924
30.04.1982 85-C-901 097
31.05.1982 85-C-901 209
30.06.1982 85-C-901 290
31.07.1982 85-C-902 000
Model Year 1983
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1982 85-D-900 001
31.08.1982 85-D-900 591
30.09.1982 85-D-900 717
31.10.1982 85-D-900 855
30.11.1982 85-D-901 059
31.12.1982 85-D-901 220
31.01.1983 85-D-901 338
28.02.1983 85-D-901 502
31.03.1983 85-D-901 718
30.04.1983 85-D-901 861
31.05.1983 85-D-901 943
30.06.1983 85-D-902 024
31.07.1983 85-D-902 500
Model Year 1984
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1983 85-E-900 001
31.08.1983 85-E-900 070
30.09.1983 85-E-900 087
31.10.1983 85-E-900 254
30.11.1983 85-E-900 413
31.12.1983 85-E-900 549
31.01.1984 85-E-900 676
29.02.1984 85-E-900 799
31.03.1984 85-E-900 940
30.04.1984 85-E-901 072
31.05.1984 85-E-901 188
30.06.1984 85-E-901 195
31.07.1984 85-E-901 500
Model Year 1985
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1984 85-F-900 001
31.08.1984 85-F-900 062
30.09.1984 85-F-900 156
31.10.1984 85-F-900 299
30.11.1984 85-F-900 449
31.12.1984 85-F-900 578
31.01.1985 85-F-900 716
28.02.1985 85-F-900 837
31.03.1985 85-F-900 958
30.04.1985 85-F-901 081
31.05.1985 85-F-901 188
30.06.1985 85-F-901 314
31.07.1985 85-F-901 500
Model Year 1986
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1985 85-G-900 001
31.08.1985 85-G-900 207
30.09.1985 85-G-900 370
31.10.1985 85-G-900 528
30.11.1985 85-G-900 625
31.12.1985 85-G-900 707
31.01.1986 85-G-900 763
28.02.1986 85-G-900 832
31.03.1986 85-G-900 880
30.04.1986 85-G-900 944
31.05.1986 85-G-901 001
30.06.1986 85-G-901 062
31.07.1986 85-G-902 400
Model Year 1987
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1986 85-H-900 001
31.08.1986 85-H-900 173
30.09.1986 85-H-900 263
31.10.1986 85-H-900 364
30.11.1986 85-H-900 399
31.12.1986 85-H-900 437
31.01.1987 85-H-900 476
28.02.1987 85-H-900 551
31.03.1987 85-H-900 607
30.04.1987 85-H-900 663
31.05.1987 85-H-900 689
30.06.1987 85-H-900 717
31.07.1987 85-H-902 400
Model Year 1988
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1987 85-J-900 001
31.08.1987 85-J-900 054
30.09.1987 85-J-900 0541
31.10.1987 85-J-900 088
30.11.1987 85-J-900 162
31.12.1987 85-J-900 189
31.01.1988 85-J-900 230
29.02.1988 85-J-900 323
31.03.1988 85-J-900 432
30.04.1988 85-J-900 529
31.05.1988 85-J-900 622
30.06.1988 85-J-900 705
31.07.1988 85-J-902 400

In previous years, the leading 9 was there to disambiguate the ur-quattro and the Coupe GT, which shared the Type 85 designation. When Type 85 Coupe production ceased, this was no longer necessary. At least one 1988 vehicle - numbered in the "J" range - has already lost its 9.

Model Year 1989
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1988 85-K-000 001
31.08.1988 85-K-000 0011
30.09.1988 85-K-000 0011
31.10.1988 85-K-000 0011
30.11.1988 85-K-000 0011
31.12.1988 85-K-000 069
31.01.1989 85-K-000 0691
28.02.1989 85-K-000 0701
31.03.1989 85-K-000 091
30.04.1989 85-K-000 105
31.05.1989 85-K-000 106
30.06.1989 85-K-000 120
31.07.1989 85-K-020 000
Model Year 1990
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1989 85-L-000 001
31.08.1989 85-L-000 071
30.09.1989 85-L-000 121
31.10.1989 85-L-000 186
30.11.1989 85-L-000 289
31.12.1989 85-L-000 432
31.01.1990 85-L-000 535
28.02.1990 85-L-000 612
31.03.1990 85-L-000 674
30.04.1990 85-L-000 710
31.05.1990 85-L-000 741
30.06.1990 85-L-000 758
31.07.1990 85-L-000 999
Model Year 1991
Month Chassis Number
01.08.1990 85-M-000 001
31.08.1990 85-M-000 0011
30.09.1990 85-M-000 084
31.10.1990 85-M-000 0011
30.11.1990 85-M-000 0011
31.12.1990 85-M-000 125
31.01.1991 85-M-000 1261
28.02.1991 85-M-000 156
31.03.1991 85-M-000 190
30.04.1991 85-M-000 230
31.05.1991 85-M-000 252
30.06.1991 85-M-000 255
31.07.1991 85-M-000 999
 
Chassisnumbering:
1980 - 85 ZAA 900*** og 85 ZBA 900*** - 292
1981 - 85 ZBA 90099*** - 1956
1982 - 85 ZCA 900*** - 1935
1983 - 85 ZDA 900*** - 1455
1984 - 85 ZEA 900*** - 1567
1985 - 85 ZFA 900*** - 1530
1986 - 85 ZGA 900*** - 774
1987 - 85 ZHA 900*** - 435
1988 - 85 ZJA 900*** - 610
1989 - 85 ZKA 900*** - 462
1990 - 85 ZLA 900*** - 413
1991 - 85 ZMA 900*** - 23