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Help with registration No. DGY 182C

PostPost by: cabc26b » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:23 pm

I seen a decode done on other threads , could some on decode the reg No . DGY 182C ? its on the grill of a S2 élan over in the US -

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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:39 pm

Registered in South East London 1965.
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:19 pm

Thank you Roger . Is there away to get more detail or just inception date ?

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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:05 pm

You probably actually need the VIN number to get more information via the Lotus Archivist.
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PostPost by: woodcock » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:51 pm

Roger, Same inquiry JGF 129D. How do you do this? Ron
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:06 pm

No record of that registration being used currently with either the DVLA or Cazana.

For our era of cars, take the last two letters of the first three digits. They represent the district licensing office where the car was first registered. Full lists are easily found with a quick Google search. That can even give you an idea of which dealer was likely to have sold the car. For example, almost all of Bell & Colvills Elans were first registered in Guildford.

Then take the final digit letter, after the numbers. That gives the year of registration. Again, a quick Google search will reveal which letter indicates which year.

So DGY 182C breaks down as: GY = London South East; C = 1965.

JGF 129D breaks down as: GF = London South West; D = 1966

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