Originally Posted by ft1337
I don't know how trusty we should be of these random VIN numbers. It could be for prototypes and BMW just filled out the VIN descriptions with bogus numbers. Think about it, why would BMW divulge the detailed specs of their future cars in a public database accessible to their competitors?
If the production date has a real date, not 1-1-1, it is virtually guaranteed that the car was really built on that date and is on the road. 1-1-1 means the VIN and the build order have been generated, but the car hasn't rolled out of the plant yet.
I'm actually worried that they'll close this loophole. But I just couldn't keep it to myself.