Model differences 6 to 6a

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Post by scimjim » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:58 pm

I'd guess at SE6a from the speedo and year. Do you know the VIN?


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Post by Terry H » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:01 pm

I think the SE6 was made between Sept 75 and Sept 76 Chassis numbers on the 6a start at 1552 so anything after that is a SE6a they go up to 5428 after that would be a SE6b.
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Post by Oldconn » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:16 pm

Looks exactly like my 6A -EXCEPT that it looks as though the rear screen wiper is on the right-hand side, whereas mine is on the left.


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Post by Lee » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:36 pm

I would say that it is a 6a. I have a 1976 early 6a, that has numerous run out elements of the 6 fitted, like the bumper flutes, red reflectors, black mirrors, but does have the Lockheed calipers. This caused me quite a lot of confusion in my early learning days of the GTE. My dashboard is the same as pictured, without the seatbelts warning light (not sure when they were fitted), so if my one is 1976 and this is 1977, I think it fair to say that it is 6a.
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Post by Thomaswo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:48 pm

Thanks a lot for the quick answers. I hoped that it would be a SE6a and it seems that it is one.
On german wiki they say the SE6a started in 1977, that's why I was confused.
Sorry got no VIN (btw: What is it? Chassisnumber?)



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Post by Lee » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Yes it is the chassis number. Should be on a metal plate by the expansion bottle. Might just be edged in and also stamped on the chassis upright by the battery.


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Post by Thomaswo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:01 pm

O.k. if I get more pictures, I'll take care of a VIN higher than 1552 :!:



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Post by scimmy_man » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:15 pm

I would say early 6a


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:05 pm

Give us an underbonnet shot to be more sure :)

(or of course, the chassis number (VIN) would be definitive)


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Post by Thomaswo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:11 pm

Another, maybe stupid question: Where is the rear wiper?



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Post by scimjim » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:24 pm

The arm and blade has been removed.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:25 pm

scimjim wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:24 pm
The arm and blade has been removed.
so has the lucas rear lights.....


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Post by Thomaswo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Hmm, and for europe a second mirror would be nice ...



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Post by Thomaswo » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:51 am

Now I got a photo of the VIN ... Thought this would be easier ... Can't interprete it.
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Post by IanC » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:15 am

According to Don Pither's book, if I read it correctly, the chassis coding is:
7A January 1977
53 quartz green (?)
182 overdrive and PAS
2263 chassis serial number


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