Decode Your Chassis Number
Chassis numbers for all 80, 90 and Alpine models had the similar format of:
Where vvv are:
280 for all 80 models.
380 for all 90 MK I models.
300 for all 90 MK II models.
301 for all 90 MK IIa models and Alpine MK I.
350 for all MK III models and Alpine MK III.
The 3 letter suffixes have the following meanings:
When x = H – Home market.
When x = R – Right Hand drive export.
When x = L – Left Hand drive export.
When x = W – Right Hand Drive CKD (Complete Knock Down) crated for assembly overseas.
When x = X – Left Hand Drive CKD crated for assembly overseas.
When y = S – Saloon.
When y = R – Alpine (Roadster).
When y = X – Chassis only.
When z = O – Standard.
When z = M – Ministry of Supply contract.
When z = P – Police specification.
When z = X – Deviations from standard.
In addition O/D was added after these if Overdrive was factory fitted.