Originally Posted by Hothonda
When Honda built 50 Zanardi edition NSX's in 1999 they gave individual number plaques so you knew where yours stood.
If your trying to determine the date sequence in which "Edition" cars came off the production line then know that BMW can very easily still do this. For their "Edition" cars, BMW simply needs to produce a list of the vins for each edition car. IF that violates some sort of privacy, then they can produce a list of the 12th through the 17th character in the BMW's VIN. Those numbers are sequential and indicate the sequence of the vehicle for production as it rolled off the manufacturer's assembly line.
Given the collectors interest in this sort of thing, owners of Edition cars might want to lobby for this