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 Posted: Aug 8, 2019 08:46AM
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 Ziggy  Open the bonnett. and look to the left.to inner wing..  it is  on the cars from 85 or 86 to 2001.. and then to the right beside the rad for 1980-85 ish.. was on the front valance from 1970-early 1980  and on the rad shroud from 1959-1969..    this is for cars made in the UK ONLY..  

 Posted: Aug 8, 2019 07:45AM
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thewerewolf, Thanks for the post.

I found the reference I was looking for in the Rover Workshop Manual RCL 0193ENG (5th Edition) Published By Rover Technical Group Limited, page 1 General Information, Vehicle Identification, "The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is attached to the RH inner wing valance. The VIN is also etched into the lower LH corners of the windscreen and rear window."

Where exactly is the "RH inner wing valance"?

Thanks

 Posted: Aug 4, 2019 08:10AM
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ziggy..   classic mini vin numbers were NOT etched on windscreen my the manufacture..  might have been done at the dealership.. but usually it the UK registration numbers NOT the Vin number.. later bc

 Posted: Aug 4, 2019 06:45AM
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I read somewhere (trying to replicate) about the VIN (17 digit) being etched on the windscreen or rear window. I cannot find the source of this but I did find the etched VIN on my Mini. Have you located a source that shows this as a VIN location?

Thanks, Bill

 Posted: Aug 4, 2019 05:12AM
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I read (somewhere) about the VIN on the  Mini from 1996-2000 was etched into the windscreen and the rear window (low in the corner). I did locate the number but cannot find the article or POST that got me there. Has anyone else read this and if so where?

Finally got my Mini!

 Posted: Sep 21, 2018 10:13AM
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charrion..   vin numbers after 1980 for USA market are all 17 digits NOT 19 digits.. bc

 Posted: Sep 21, 2018 07:41AM
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Originally Posted by peterg
OK, so eventually another number has been found on the chassis:

SAXXL2S1S21######

So using the 1985+ guide from https://www.minimania.com/Mini_Chassis_VIN_and_Commission_Numbers__Part_II

I seem to have finally identified my Mini, only one question: the sequential build number is 6-digit here, right?.
Yes. Your Mini if it has the original fenders as pictured would be an 1984 or newer.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:33AM
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Originally Posted by kd
has anyone ever used this site?
https://uk.vin-info.com/report-details
Only seems to work for modern 17 digit VINs, so no help for this query I think.

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 Posted: Sep 20, 2018 06:08PM
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has anyone ever used this site?
https://uk.vin-info.com/report-details

Keith & Deb

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 Posted: Sep 20, 2018 11:13AM
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peterg  where are you on planet earth?? bc

 Posted: Sep 19, 2018 10:31PM
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OK, so eventually another number has been found on the chassis:

SAXXL2S1S21######

So using the 1985+ guide from https://www.minimania.com/Mini_Chassis_VIN_and_Commission_Numbers__Part_II

I seem to have finally identified my Mini, only one question: the sequential build number is 6-digit here, right?.

 Posted: Sep 19, 2018 04:35PM
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peterg..  want to see UGLY vin number on a mini ..in walnut cali..  check out ebay.com # 292732044023 vin on this SPI??   trans gender mini.. with vin # 12A12AGO. 120123   what could this vin number be off .. on planet earth?

 Posted: Sep 19, 2018 09:02AM
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@thewerewolf SPI

there is a number on the scuttle panel gutter, this weekend will try to decode it and let you all know.

thanks for the help.

 Posted: Sep 19, 2018 08:20AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitz
No need for a correction Malsal....... no error made...lol

Perhaps this is a German market car as it's LH steer.(?).  Definately later classic MINI as Minicord points out
The way your original thread referenced Jap spec Mini's by using the word "they" and not "some" indicated to me at least that all Jap spec Mini's were built that way which as i pointed out is not the case.
Just my 02c.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 19, 2018 07:32AM
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OKMini: "but isn't that a chassis number as opposed to a VIN "

Chassis number = VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

 Posted: Sep 19, 2018 06:58AM
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peterg.. is your car SPI/MPI??bc

 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 08:51PM
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No need for a correction Malsal....... no error made...lol

Perhaps this is a German market car as it's LH steer.(?).  Definately later classic MINI as Minicord points out

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 02:36PM
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Thank you all for your answers.

I'll try to find the numbers in the suggested places.

I also found this: https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=isbn:1847979904

Where this query: austin vin "a-as10"
gives the Austin 1100 Mk1 result.

So indeed, the plate seems to have been poached from another car.

I also have the commission number that suggests a Mini City, according to the guide posted here, and it reads B20S 792733A

 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 02:03PM
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Ok.. I have  list of all the classic mini vin number WMI.s   btw  on my 1960 Morris mini.. it starts  MA2S..  and Austin of that year. is AA2S.. in 1967/9  vin number sequence changed..  think it was  XL2S.. for sedan..  I can list all them ..   OK Mini..never seen classic mini number  on windscreen post..  btw. my WMI for new mokes in  4M9 .   just in  case Spank and the miserable mormons stick their ups on this post.. about the new chinese mokes being ILLEGAL again.. later bc

 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 08:27AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by peterg
Hint: it looks like this:

No comment on whether that has been poached from another car, but isn't that a chassis number as opposed to a VIN as you noted in your original post?  I would think the VIN would be a bigger issue.  Is there a VIN plate on the windshield post?

1976 1000 (Current Project)

1975 1000 Donor

1969 Cooper (Future Project)

1971 Opel GT

1972 Corvette Stingray

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