1st August 1964 to 31st July 1969 Chassis (VIN) Numbers were nine digits built up of three identification digits plus six serial number digits.
Example:- 215 123 456 - See below for format details.
1st August 1969 to 31st July 1979 Chassis (VIN) Numbers were ten digits built up of three identification digits plus seven serial number digits. See below for details of the fourth digit from the left.
Example:- 214 2123 456 - See below for format details.
The make up of the chassis number is as follows, counting from the left...
First digit defines the vehicle type, i.e. 2 Type 2 (Van based products).
Second digit defines the model, i.e. 1 delivery van, 2 Micro Bus, 3 Kombi, 4 Micro Bus Deluxe, 5 Micro Bus Deluxe 7 seater LHD, 8 Pickup, 7 Ambulance, 8 also Micro Bus.
Third digit defines the production year, i.e. 5 (1965) between 1st August 1964 and 31st July 1965.
Fourth digit only for production after 1st August 1969 is 2.
The remaining digits are a sequential production serial number.
The Location of the chassis (VIN) number remains on the identification plate on the right side of the air duct above the cab until the end of July 1967.
From August 1967 to July 1971 the Chassis (VIN) number is situated on the engine cover plate below the air cleaner.
After July 1971 when the engine bay was enlarged to cater for the optional larger engine the Chassis (VIN) number was moved to the rear right side of the engine bay.
Engine number is located on the rear crankcase flange below the generator support for 1.6 litre engines and on top of the engine on the right half of the crank case near the breather tower on 1.7 - 2.0 litre engines.