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Mini unknown reg

Post by Dmini117 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:42 pm

Hi new to the club, I’ve recently picked up a 1983-90 rover mini 1.0 litre automatic with no logbook and no reg plates. Any way of finding out the reg through the chassis number? Attached two pics one with the chassis number shown.


Plan to completely restore it in time but don’t want to start spending money if the logbook will be unobtainable.

Any help much appreciated
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Re: Mini unknown reg

Post by Dricky85 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:16 pm

give the place in shannon where you send your logbook for change of ownership of a vehicle, they will be able to tell you what you need to do

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Post by woody » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:50 pm

I think 10" wheels makes your car pre 1987. Many items on the car will have date stamps like the dizzy or wiper motor . four digits ( 25 85) ,week 25 year '85. You can also put the engine number into Guessworks engine ID page to get more details
http://www.guessworks.co.uk/Tech/engine.htm
With the chassis number, engine number, afordavid from a solicitor and some details and photos of the car you can apply to Shannon for the logbook.
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Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:37 pm

Look like 12" wheels to me Woody.
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Post by ctwomey » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:12 pm

Based on this page and the VIN it is in the 82-88 range

https://5185a40b-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.goo ... edirects=0

Given the actual number probably falls in around ‘84

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Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:18 pm

Last of the 10" wheels was Sept 83.
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Post by ctwomey » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:10 pm

The Marcos Graveyard wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Last of the 10" wheels was Sept 83.
And the colour CMT (Cinnabar) on the plate was only used from '81 to '84 so with your info above it's either late 83 or 84.

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Re: Mini unknown reg

Post by woody » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:29 pm

I spoke with the owner, the wheels are 12" . He is going to check some of the date stamps.
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