The North American cars had AE85, AE86, or AE88 in the VIN, but they all have AE86 chassis codes.
That last part gave me chills.
Wish I could adequately convey how happy your post made me. I learned my mechanical skills on a Moto-Ski Zephyr. Bought my first set of metric wrenches for this baby. My old man cringed when he’d come home and find it in pieces, but it always went back together cleaner and ran better.
It was good enough for Jon Voight!