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 VIN experts, need input on a brass VIN tag

 Created by: H82WRK
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Jan 24, 2021 02:15PM 1963SV3 Edited: Jan 24, 2021 02:23PM 
Jan 24, 2021 10:11AM Kermy Edited: Jan 24, 2021 10:12AM 
Jan 24, 2021 04:15AM Dr Mini  
Jan 20, 2021 08:54PM Latka  
Jan 20, 2021 07:25PM H82WRK  
Jan 20, 2021 02:32PM Kermy  
Jan 20, 2021 01:32PM H82WRK Edited: Jan 20, 2021 01:37PM 
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 Posted: Jan 24, 2021 02:15PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mini
The VIN number shown (CW112692) might match his title but that is not a proper number for that car or any other Mini. I don't know why it has that number, but the original VIN for a RHD 66 Morris Traveller would be: M-AW4-#######. Good luck with that one if you buy it!
The CW number is the body number.  It belongs on a small rectangular plate spot welded to the bonnet slam panel to the left of the bonnet catch.   Its recorded on a Heritage Certificate.

(Edit) I wonder if the original Body No plate is under the brass plate ... that's pretty much where it normally lives.

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jan 24, 2021 10:11AM
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Dr. Mini, you need to look at all the auction pictures, there's one of the proper VIN plate with the proper number which apparently matches the title.

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The VIN number shown (CW112692) might match his title but that is not a proper number for that car or any other Mini. I don't know why it has that number, but the original VIN for a RHD 66 Morris Traveller would be: M-AW4-#######. Good luck with that one if you buy it!

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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Nice lookin' Mini!

 Posted: Jan 20, 2021 07:25PM
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Thank you Kermy! That's what I needed, I appreciate the response!

 Posted: Jan 20, 2021 02:32PM
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VIN plate looks fine. If you scroll down below the messages on your thread you will see what it looked like before the black paint was worn away.

 Posted: Jan 20, 2021 01:32PM
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Hi there, I just sold my 65 Bug and am looking to get back into the Mini world. At current prices I am struggling to find a Mark I in my measly budget. I was pretty excited to find this 66 Traveller. I googled the VIN just to see what would come up and found a previous auction for it.

I am a little worried about the appearance of the VIN tags. There is a brass tag that appears further up with a sticker next to it. Then in the additional 31 photos I see that silver VIN plate is there. That VIN plate matches the sellers title. He was kind enough to send me a copy.

However it doesn't look like the VIN plate did in my Mini. Is this a concern?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1966-morris-traveller/

Mini is also listed in the classified on this website.