Piet Maurice:92720 wrote:
POMMReg:92699 wrote:Z.28706 = Autumn 1960-Spring 1961 2dr
Have you checked the top n/s/f engine bay bulkhead - the number
on the NMP plate should be repeated here.
See the Sticky set up by Big Al for identity plate locations.
Yes, but that plate isn't there anymore. I think it was removed as part of a former restoration.
The car has a front window in one piece and seat-belts although I don't know if the anchorage points (in the middle under the rear side windows) are original.
I will look for the engine number, but it is a 1098cc (maybe a replaced engine).
HELLO Piet-many thanks for your inquiry,it is good to have such a challenge,especially to us ordinary enthusiasts who hope to help other enthusiasts learn more about their cars. It also helps test the small records system that we (the MMO Forum) is trying to expand on!
As this has not been picked up previously Piet- do you have any additional information please?
I can confirm Z 28706 is coded as a 2 door body same as the Millions and about the same time-ish-but dont get too excited yet.
As for buying a car with so little I.D. I find that a little disturbing but of course lots of external influences drive our choice (s)
We do have extensive records but we need clues to guide us along a path of discovery.
Looking quickly I can tell you that I am again slightly alarmed that the number that has been given by you (as estimated from a rough rusted number ) has been previously seen on a Tourer body.
Lots of things can help your situation but we need you to do some leg (measure) work I mean observation work!
Lets just assume-as a start point that you have a series 3 Saloon, 2 door shell-with no body (Vin Type) stamping on the firewall bulkhead,no engine/gearbox/diff numbers/( which can be changed anyway) but may be useful in a rough year of changing the units?/no original body colour with the factory undercoat clearly seen underneath it/a dash clue as in apertures and glove box changes/Air pipe vent hole reference point/original seat belt fitting/door stay bar changes there are lots of additional factors if no -absolutely no numbers are clearly visible .All is not lost-all we need is your help and details as above.
Please pm me answers (and pictures) as above ( including details of the sale (which of course will be kept confidential) and I shall see if we can be of further help!
Have you asked the MMOC to help re-their records?
They are-after all THE Official record keeper according to DVLA in the UK.