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njrallye

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I have a 1992 Galant VR-4 that I purchased new in 1993. I can not find my key fob or dash board plate that tells me my VR4 number (???/1000). Can anyone help me determine my number?
 

prove_it

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You'll need to check with iceman, he's got the list of vin with numbers. He will need your vin.
 

iceman69510

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PM me your VIN and I can check on what I have.
 

idreamidrive

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Quoting njrallye:
I have a 1992 Galant VR-4 that I purchased new in 1993. I can not find my key fob or dash board plate that tells me my VR4 number (???/1000). Can anyone help me determine my number?


Did you lose the fob and dash plate or did it not come with it?
 

raptorWagon

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He said he bought it new, but if this his first time on here or the old yahoo group and subsequently never sent his VIN to Iceman to the registry, then there would be no way to find out which # it is since the xxx/1000 does not correlate to the VIN. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
 

89Mirageman

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You'd think after 20+ years of ownership it would be memorized.
 
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89Mirageman

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Why did you remove the one on the dash if you don't mind me asking?


BTW, awesome to see one of these cars still with the original owner. Can't be too many left like that.
 
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fuel

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Curious to know - wouldn't a 1992 model year be available for sale part way through 1991 - seems odd it was sold new potentially up to two years later? Was it sitting on the lot the whole time?
 

iceman69510

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truth told, these cars were expensive when new. Many of the 92's in particular were on dealer lots for a long time.
 

thomcasey

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^^^ Correct. In 1991/1992 you could but the sportier looking DSM AWD Turbos. Plus, if you wanted a fast sedan, you could get the larger Taurus SHO or Dodge Spirit R/T. The Prelude with 4WS was also available for less than the GVR4. I suppose if the US was into Rally, then they would have sold no problem.
 

njrallye

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List price was 24,687 plus tax, and a standard Galant was selling for about 16K.

A friend of mine had a 91 vr4 that we used for TSD rallies, so when I saw this on the dealers lot, in 93 I picked it up for about 2k under sticker to replace mu Subaru XT rallye car and daily driver.

I used it for TSD and as my daily drive, until 2003 when the timing belt went, and I replaced it with a x-type Jag. After about 3 years in the garage, I had the timing belt fixed, which lasted about 20k miles and 5 year, before it broke again and it sat in the garage for 4 years. In Nov 2015, I got the engine rebuilt and now it back on the road.

The badge was not attached to the dash when I got the car, but was given to me with the key fob when I got the car.

Peter
 

transparentdsm

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i remember seeing this car. i came to your house and talk with you for a while. this was about 3 1/2 years ago, i think right after the belt let go the second time. glad to see you still have it and are getting it back on the road. best of luck with the car. post up some pictures. everyone will appreciate them.


As for the original owner still having the car, i have 1 up here that i know for sure and i think a second one. there is a 91 SW owned by a 50 year old Philippine guy, who has me and my buddy work on his car and i see this 92 KG that has an older woman driving it. im assuming shes the original owner, i haven't gotten to actually meet the 92 KG owner.
 

transparentdsm

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Quoting njrallye:
good news we found my dash badge = 121/1000 still in the orginal dealer packaging.



very nice! i was hoping youd find it.
 

G

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Quoting njrallye:
good news we found my dash badge = 121/1000 still in the orginal dealer packaging.

Pics.
 

FlyingEagle

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Haha, I would have suggested the same thing! ^^^

This is the first story of a "badge in bag", I can ever remember hearing since I joined.
 

iceman69510

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Yeah, I thought they had all been port installed. Maybe that was just 91, and dealers did 92s.
 
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