I'm not sure if a car that is manufactured for the UK should have the exact same VIN specs, but I think they should follow the same format. I can tell you from experience(cause I run alot of VINs in my line of work) that the VIN is probably close to being valid, it may be only 1 or 2 numbres off. Certain digits will make a VIN unreadable if wrong. I can look at it and tell you it's a BMW, but it doesn't show up as a valid VIN. It's probably off a little. The first 13 digits are the ones that count, the last 4 are just a sequence of numbers assigned to that specific package of options for that car for that year.
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