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Buyers Guide - Chassis Plate

The chassis plate is riveted on the bonnet slam panel. As well as helping to confirm if the car is a genuine RS2000, it can also establish the date of build, body colour and trim type, as illustrated in the example shown below.

 

Example of chassis plate

Type

B - Britain,

A - Escort,

T - 2 Door,

N - Model Year (1973),

NE - 2000cc Engine

Version

L - RS2000

Vehicle No.

B - Britain,

F - AVO,

A - Escort,

T - 2 Door,

PJ - Build Date (May 1974 in this example) - see table below for other build date codes

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

1973

NA

NG

NC

NK

ND

NE

1974

PL

PY

PS

PT

PJ

PU

PM

PP

PB

PR

PA

PG

1975

RC

Individual Vehicle Number (00365 in this example)

Drive

2 - Right Hand Drive

Engine

NE - 2000cc

Trans

5 - Manual

Axle

Z - 3.54:1 (Heavy Duty) Final Drive Ratio

Colour

E - Olympic Blue (see table below for other colour codes)

B

Diamond White

T

Daytona Yellow

M

Modena Green

N

Sebring Red

E

Olympic Blue

3

Stardust Sliver

A

Black

V

Vista Orange

Y

Special Order

Trim

A1 - Black Cloth

 

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