Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Chassis numbers. Also, who has the oldest car?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Tohoku, Japan
    Posts
    128

    Chassis numbers. Also, who has the oldest car?

    Was just looking under the bonnets of my Beats the other day, and noticed the chassis numbers. My yellow car is pp1 - 1010029 or something like that. Does that mean it's car number 10029 or number 29?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    136
    according to the parts catalogue beat chassis number designations are 1000001 - 1100000 (that's designated, not number made) so i'd guess yours is 10029

    that said mine is 1012261 so jury is out on whether they all start 101.....

    what year is it?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Tohoku, Japan
    Posts
    128
    pretty sure it's a 91 my green one starts with 102, but i think it's a 92.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Pye Green/72800 France
    Posts
    555
    A list i have shows chassis nos starting 110...then 5 digits which presumably is the build number?
    lowest i can see is 11000808, J2** JCU and there are a few in the 30000's but Reg Nos. all seem to be H, J or K regardless of chassis no.
    Last edited by old'uns; 10-03-2017 at 10:45 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Camberley
    Posts
    67
    I expect that date of construction does not equal date of first registration. I think the Beat had high production in the first year and I think I read somewhere that sales after the first year were a bit slow. This probably means that some of them were sat around a while before they were sold, hence the date of first registration could be a year or two later than construction. BTW my present Beat is in the 6000s, and my first one was in the 3000s.
    ! Stuei

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •