Re: Chassis number on Lightweight
This is not what I needed but a good reference. I was able to find the answer after searching through other forums. From what I gather as Land Rover was switching from the chassis numbers to vin numbers there was a small period of time Late 1979 to the end of 1980 where the VIN stamped on the plate and chassis were 14 digits instead of 17. The first three digits of SAL were not displayed on these vehicles. Not sure why but it seems that a few people over the years have been asking this question without a good answer. I just wanted to make sure my new lightweight was not misidentified. Looks like it is a bit easier to narrow down the build timeframe based off the lack of the SAL on the vin. If you add the SAL to the vin and put it into a vin calculator it will come up with my details (reg, build date etc). I will however be getting a heritage cert to go with my new land rover to ensure there is no issues in the future.