Yes you can!
I did it 5 years ago on carfax when we bought our 310. I found out that when it was sold in TN from KY, the missed a digit in the VIN number. I was able to get it corrected when I registered the rig. I found info on both of the numbers, but not back to 82. Can not remember, but think it was the early 90's.
Chris & Brenda, Members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association
AIR Member 12654
1982 310 MoHo
Many Years ago, 1972 Argosy 24' trailer
Our Toad, 96 Saturn SW2 (250,000 and still going