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Build Date Plate

#1 Post by Plodder » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:40 pm

Just wondered if anyone knows if you can work out the build date for a car?
My 400 is coming up for its 30th birthday
It was registered in Dec 91 but just wondering whether there’s any way of determining the date of its build at Longbridge so I can celebrate its creation date properly :thumbup
I think the VIN plate shows the year but not the month.
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Re: Build Date Plate

#2 Post by Montegoman » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:49 pm

Unfortunately there is no build data available for the R8. Your VIN will only give the model year. In 1991 there were very few R8s built for stock, particularly GTi models so it is likely that it was built a matter of weeks before registration.
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Re: Build Date Plate

#3 Post by Plodder » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:46 pm

Thanks for that.
I’ll assume it's the same day as my wifes birthday.
I can think of a lot of joint presents - car mats, car ramps, new headliner 🤣
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#4 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:00 pm

:laughing2

Beware divorce is very much more expensive than a proper gift............ :tumbleweed
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Re: Build Date Plate

#5 Post by RoverRevival » Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:34 pm

But so worth it.
Plenty of parts for sale @ www.roverrevival.co.uk

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#6 Post by Plodder » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:52 pm

My dad brought my mum 5 litres of oil and an oil filter , just after she learnt to drive, for a christmas present(couldn’t find anything else to buy when he went out on Christmas Eve)
A very frosty Christmas lunch was had by all🤣
So I know that perils of an inappropriate present.
But they’re still together after 66 years😃🤞
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#7 Post by Plodder » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:28 am

In removing the side boot liners in search of a water leak I’ve discovered an inspection sticker on the back of one of them dated 26/11/91.
Considering Rover would have been running JIT inventory and this would have an been one of the last parts to have been fitted it would seem highly liked that this car was “born” in the last days of November.
Definitely an end of November celebration to mark 30 years🥳
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