Manufacturing date of my Series 1

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Offline Johan Marais

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Manufacturing date of my Series 1
- Jan 14, 2021 - 14:45

I am Johan Marais from Lydenburg South Africa and are the proud owner of a Series 1 that are in the process of being refurbished.

The previous owner could not give any details when the vehicle was manufactured, and I am very curious to know what the original date is.

My VIN or Chassis  number are 2532919 and license number DHY193MP. The vehicle was rebuild in 2006.

Your assistance or guidance will be greatly appreciated.



Offline parksyafw

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Re: Manufacturing date of my Series 1
Reply #1 - Jan 14, 2021 - 20:02
Your chassis number looks short to me.
'55 86"

Offline TomC

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Re: Manufacturing date of my Series 1
Reply #2 - Jan 14, 2021 - 20:14
For a start it looks like it is an 88" so probably dates from late 1956 to 1958. However it is complicated because it is also probable that it is a CKD assembled in SA and they are notorious for lacking an obvious chassis number. Several South African members have posed questions about their chassis number and where it might be found and as far as I can recall this has never been answered.


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