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 Posted: Mar 13, 2019 07:49PM
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4th week of 1977 ..

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 Posted: Mar 12, 2019 04:50PM
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If you can't read the lightly stamped boot latch code the wiper motor also has the same 4 digit code, the first two digits are the week and the last two are the year of build.
The boot latch says 4-77

 Posted: Mar 12, 2019 08:50AM
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If you can't read the lightly stamped boot latch code the wiper motor also has the same 4 digit code, the first two digits are the week and the last two are the year of build.

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

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make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

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The Chassis Number/VIN listed is valid for Special Deluxe Minis (which is what the N indicates) built in England between 1974 and 1980...other than the cars built for Canada.

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Deb is correct, 78 was the first year to have reverse lights in the rear light cluster. The canadian cars had an extra reverse light fitted below the bumper in the middle.

The N would suggest its a much later car. Pictures of the car would help.

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 Posted: Mar 11, 2019 08:00PM
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Boot lid latch has a date code. The door latches behind the vinyl door cards also have dates. 2 bolt sub frame and bigger brake and clutch pedals.

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 Posted: Mar 11, 2019 07:55PM
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1977 did not have tail lamps with the reverse lights . The reverse light hung in the middle of the rear valance.
If the car has a fog lamp then the reverse lamp is off to the side.
XL2S1N******A built in Longbridge.

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Hi,
I've been to the place on the site that you can decode you vin#.
I'm confused about the N.
Anyone help?
VIN - XL2S1N417812A

What I do know- The car is titled as a 1977. It was imported from the UK to the US by a US Navy person.
I'm curious because I thought '77's were supposed to have reverse lights and it doesn't. 
Thanks!