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#1 Lynaa

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:46 PM

Have acquired, on eBay, a classic mini.

Problem is the V5 supplied, and VIN plate, and Registration plates, all match for 1968 car.
Problem is body, which has no VIN, is probably 1974

Any suggestions?

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Lyn Arnold

#2 sonscar

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:33 PM

It is possibly misrepresented,it could have been reshelled legally eons ago(or last week not so legally)Try for your money back?report it and possibly face an inspection and some possible grief?Keep quiet?Either the V5 or the car could be someone elses?Only you know the answer.Helpful?probably not but these are some realities,Steve..



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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:41 PM

Hi

 

Do you mean Commission Plate as 1968 Mini would have Commission Plate, these were used up to 1979, thereafter VIN Plate was used, 1980-1984 located on left hand fitch in front of radiator, after 1984 located on right hand fitch near bonnet prop locating bracket. Don't know if this helps.

 

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 06:01 PM

Hi

 

Do you mean Commission Plate as 1968 Mini would have Commission Plate, these were used up to 1979, thereafter VIN Plate was used, 1980-1984 located on left hand fitch in front of radiator, after 1984 located on right hand fitch near bonnet prop locating bracket. Don't know if this helps.

 

Fluf

 

 

VIN/Chassis plates were fitted to ALL Minis alongside Commission plates from 1967-1980.

 

Commission Plate: "This was fitted to cars 1967-1980 in addition to the chassis plate as an extra way of identifying model and detail changes. It is not a vital part of the identity for legal purposes, and no records exist of the numbers with the original manufacturers"

More details here:-

https://www.minimail...sis-vin-plates/


Edited by mab01uk, 22 July 2021 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 22 July 2021 - 06:04 PM

i'd be curious to know what makes you think the shell might be a '74



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Posted 22 July 2021 - 06:07 PM

Have acquired, on eBay, a classic mini.

Problem is the V5 supplied, and VIN plate, and Registration plates, all match for 1968 car.
Problem is body, which has no VIN, is probably 1974

Any suggestions?

Regards

Lyn Arnold

 

A 1974 Mini body will not have a VIN stamped into the shell, it would only have had a riveted on Chassis Plate from the factory. Bodyshells were only stamped with the number in addition to the plate from around 1980 therefore it is difficult to trace the history of early shells and many were swapped over the years, as said above for different reasons both legally many years ago and not so legally more recently. More details/photos of the Mini are needed if the discrepancies you have found bother you and you want further advice.


Edited by mab01uk, 22 July 2021 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 22 July 2021 - 06:47 PM

Throw up some pictures of the car, front crossmember ends, rear bulkhead, roof gutters etc, front floor pan.






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