I think it's sometimes interesting to see what the VIN can tell you about a car, particularly cars that are collector's items. We've seen several Roadster VIN's: 1T9RE11A15P829M02 for drivable mule 2 SFZRE11B963E00001 for EP1 SFZRE11B063E00002 for EP2 SFZRE11B663E00005 for EP5 SFZRE11B773V00001 for VP1 SFZRE11B173V00009 for VP9 SFZRE11B873V00010 for VP10 SFZRE11BX73V00011 for VP11 SFZRE11B173V00012 for VP12 SFZRE11B373V00013 for VP13 SFZRE11B283900016 for VP16 SFZRE11B483900017 for VP17 SFZRE11B183F00001 for P1 SFZRE11B081F00003 for P2/VIN F003 SFZRE11B981F00002 for P3?/VIN F002 SFZRE11B681000005 for Signature 100, #5 SFZRE11B?81000009 for Signature 100, #9 5YJRE11B481000012 for Signature 100, #12 5YJRE11B681000013 for Signature 100, #13 5YJRE11B881000014 for Signature 100, #14 5YJRE11B181000016 for Signature 100, #16 5YJRE11B881000028 for Signature 100, #28 5YJRE11B981V00022 for VP22 5YJRE11B281V00024 for VP24 5YJRE11B681V00026 for VP26 5YJRE1A31A1000502 for US 2010MY Sport SFZRE2B13A3000002 for EU 2010MY SFZRE2B3XA3000001 for EU 2010MY Sport SFZRE2B32A3000011 for EU 2010MY Sport SFZRE2B30A3900017 for EU 2010MY Signature 250 Sport SFZRE2B15A3000003 for EU 2010MY car - RWE promotion - has Signature plate SFZRE2B34A3000026 for EU 2010MY Sport - has Signature plate 5YJRE1A38B1001194 for US 2011MY Sport The following is adapted from here: How to Decode a VIN When decoded, the VIN tells the country and year of manufacture; make, model and serial number; assembly plant; and in some cases it even identifies equipment specifications. The vehicle identification number is divided into four parts: * World Manufacturer's Identification (WMI - three characters) * Vehicle Description Section (VDS - five characters) * The VIN Accuracy Check Digit * Vehicle Identification Section (VIS - eight characters) World Manufacturer’s Identification (WMI) The first character in the WMI sequence represents the country where the vehicle was manufactured. The second character refers to the manufacturer. The characters can be either letters or numbers. The third character represents the vehicle type or manufacturing division. I believe the S refers to the UK as in Lotus VIN's. Vehicle Description Section (VDS) and Check Digit The vehicle description section consists of five characters (the 4th to 8th characters) which identify everything from the body style, engine type, and braking system to model, series, restraint system, etc. The 9th character is a VIN accuracy check digit which verifies the previous VIN numbers. It is determined by carrying out a mathematical computation developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Anyone have an interpretation for RE11B? Vehicle Identification Section (VIS) The vehicle identification section includes the last eight characters in the VIN number. The numbers identify the model year (10th character) and the assembly plant for the vehicle (11th character). So VP12 is 2007, P1 is 2008. Lotus uses an H for Hethel. Not sure why Tesla uses a 3 (or why P2 and later have a 1 in this position). The 12th to 17th characters are the actual serial number of the vehicle—these last 6 digits make the vehicle unique (think of DNA). It can also help to identify whether the vehicle was the first, the hundredth, or the last vehicle off the manufacturer’s assembly line. This is valuable information for collectors. We can assume V is for Validation Prototype and F for Founders' Series. I'd guess they're using E for EP. Does anyone have any insight to share?