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Car (or chassis) numbers

 

This number, prefixed by the actual car model series designation, is stamped on a plate attached to the bonnet lock platform.



Prefix group 1 - Where applicable

 

Code

  Country

Y

Australia

 

Prefix group 2

 

Code

  Model

A

Austin

G

MG

M

Morris

R

Riley

V

Vanden Plas

W

Wolseley

 

Prefix group 3

 

Code

  Engine type

A

A Series (1098 - 1275cc)

G

G Series (1000 - 1399cc)

H

H Series (1500cc)

 

Prefix group 4

 

Code

  Body type

S

4 door saloon

2S

2 door saloon

2W

2 door dual purpose

4D

Grand Tourer (GT)

 

Prefix group 5

 

Series of model, i.e. 3 = 3rd series

 

Code

  Series (For Australia only)

1

Morris 1100 Deluxe

2

Morris 1100 S (1275cc)

3

Morris 1100 Automatic

4

Morris 1100 Standard

5

Morris 1100 S (1275cc) Automatic

10

Morris 1500

 

Prefix group 6

 

Code

  Used to denote car is different to standard right-hand drive

L

Left hand drive

D

Deluxe

S

Super deluxe

 

Group 7

 

This is the cars serial number.

An example of a completed car number: M-A-S-1-101 (UK).

 

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