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First post on this forum, just started looking into Fiskers. I searched the forum and found this VIN YH4K10BA6CA000097, I notice it for sale again with only an additional 3k miles on it and now located in GA. The car seems to be in good shape, just wandering why the owner may have got rid of it, noticed the only thing not updated is the Battery. One last thing besides having a limited paint job and 0-100 put on the battery cover anything else different about the Collectors?
 

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There are forum members who have access to information about individual cars via their VIN. I'm sure one of them will be along shortly to answer your question more fully. But I'll take a brief stab at it.

The final four numbers of the VIN are an indication of the general order in which the car was built. The lower the number, the earlier the build; the higher the number, the later the build. The car about which you are inquiring was one of the first 100 Fisker Karmas ever built. It is a 'Signature Edition' which, as you noticed, comes which a limited edition paint.

Once those early build cars were released and sold, various parts--some major, some minor--proved to be problematic. Some of these parts had the propensity to fail or underperform. The most expensive/problematic parts to fail were the RDMs, the Traction Motors, and the High Voltage Battery. Many of those problematic parts had to be replaced on early build Karmas whereas the later build Karmas received the newer, better parts at the factory before shipment to the dealer.

My guess is that a car with a VIN of 0097 *might* have some of the older parts in it. It *might* be experiencing problems because of these parts. However, it is worth noting that there are members of this forum with very early build Karmas who have never had any trouble with their cars whereas I have a very late build Karma (one of the last to be produced) which ultimately required a replacement of the High Voltage battery.

If you are interested in this car, the best you can do is have Harleyguy, Lormax, FiskerPhilly check into the VIN to see if they can give you information about this specific car. And if you decide you want the car, ABSOLUTELY hire Harleyguy (who is out of Florida) to come to Georgia to inspect the car. Trust me...the money spent on flying him to Georgia and paying him to inspect the car might save you loads of headaches and money in the future.
 

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Correct. Signature cars 0-100 etched Henrik Fisker signature and # on console glass, silver Mirage paint and unique tritone color chocolate/beige interior. Just note: these were real early VIN cars so take that into consideration. I'll run the VIN for you and see what I find and PM you.
 

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Just realized I spelled Henrik's name wrong, thats a bit of irony. [Moderator's note: I fixed it for you :) ] Anyway, @Louisiana , Fisker notified me last week that their server and systems would be down all weekend for upgrades as they're apparently redoing their in house system (again good news). I will check that VIN when things are up and running.
 

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Thanks everyone for your time. I have been checking Fisker for updates on the new cars just not a lot of information.
 

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My car is Signature #007 , so pretty early ;-). Still no problems with mine, but definitely have one of the experts here check it out.

The interesting thing is that there were VINs in the 500-600 range that were delivered BEFORE I received mine. What that tells me is that the VIN is not a pure indication of exactly when each car was COMPLETED. I was the first non-employee to order a Fisker and put down a deposit. They spent a little more time with mine possibly before it left the factory. I was a tad put-out when certain much-later-ordered owners were receiving their cars before me, but maybe that was a blessing.
 

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My car is Signature #007 , so pretty early ;-). Still no problems with mine, but definitely have one of the experts here check it out.

The interesting thing is that there were VINs in the 500-600 range that were delivered BEFORE I received mine. What that tells me is that the VIN is not a pure indication of exactly when each car was COMPLETED. I was the first non-employee to order a Fisker and put down a deposit. They spent a little more time with mine possibly before it left the factory. I was a tad put-out when certain much-later-ordered owners were receiving their cars before me, but maybe that was a blessing.
Very true Dave. I just serviced VIN 000019 (investor and VP @ GE) car was fine aside from muffler and routine service and software 510.

Many cars sat awaiting finishing parts from what I remember.
 

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Good morning

First post on this forum, just started looking into Fiskers. I searched the forum and found this VIN YH4K10BA6CA000097, I notice it for sale again with only an additional 3k miles on it and now located in GA. The car seems to be in good shape, just wandering why the owner may have got rid of it, noticed the only thing not updated is the Battery. One last thing besides having a limited paint job and 0-100 put on the battery cover anything else different about the Collectors?
PM sent with VIN data
 
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