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Post by thesmithsUK » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:34 pm

Can anyone help decode my GTE's VIN number?

8K51/18404398

This is me taking delivery last year...

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Recent repaint - assuming not in the original colour.

Many thanks.



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Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:44 pm

8=1978
K=October
51=Greengage Yellow (puke green, so looks original to me :D )
184=RHD auto with PAS
04398=sequential chassis number


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Post by thesmithsUK » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:04 pm

scimjim wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:44 pm
51=Greengage Yellow (puke green, so looks original to me :D )
Oi! That's the best bit. Certainly turns heads, I thought in admiration...!

Thanks for the decoding.



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Post by peter freeman » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:20 pm

Nice looking car to me



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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:27 pm

Jim is GREEN with envy... :D


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Post by AJL Electronics » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:41 pm

Greengage is not so bad. At least not when you compare it with Ford "Babysick" yellow as used on the Anglia.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:07 pm

thesmithsUK wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:04 pm
scimjim wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:44 pm
51=Greengage Yellow (puke green, so looks original to me :D )
Oi! That's the best bit. Certainly turns heads, I thought in admiration...!

Thanks for the decoding.
:D :D Greengage can look brilliant or terrible, there’s no inbetween :D


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